World News


April 18, 2019
Source: APP
Argentina: ”Las mujeres que sufrimos violencia política no nos callamos más”
La Senadora Nacional Magdalena Odarda (partido RIO) celebró que el Senado de la Nación haya sancionado por unanimidad, en la noche del pasado martes, las leyes que incorporan el acoso callejero y la violencia política como modalidades de violencia de género en nuestro país. El proyecto de ley de...
April 18, 2019
Source: WGBH
WGBH News investigates gender diversity in local politics with ambitious digital project
More than 500. That’s how many phone calls and emails Laura Colarusso, WGBH News digital managing editor, and Emily Judem, digital producer, made to Massachusetts city and town governments to gather information about women in local politics for their recent feature, The Original Old Boys’ Club....
April 18, 2019
Source: CBS News
Some Americans still doubt women's emotional suitability for politics, according to study
The jam-packed 2020 Democratic presidential field includes six women, the largest-ever number of women to run for a party's presidential nomination. But a new study finds that some Americans still question whether women have the emotional fitness necessary to hold office. A Georgetown University...
April 18, 2019
Source: SBS News
Indonesia's had gender quotas in parliament for years - why aren't they working?
From her home in Jakarta, Permaswari Wardani proudly holds up an intricate hand-drawn comic. It’s her humorous take on what she sees as the wrongs in Indonesian politics today. The 38-year-old architect hopes the run of 5,000 copies – leading to donations – will help propel her to an upper house...
April 16, 2019
Twitter bot tracks abusive tweets against female politicians
Artificial intelligence is tracking the vile comments hurled at female Alberta politicians during the election campaign. “One of the major barriers that women face when they're thinking of running for office, especially lately, is the abuse they receive online,” explained ParityYEG co-founder Lana...
April 16, 2019
Source: Buffalo News
Study: Women presidential candidates endure tougher coverage
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand has drawn some harsh media coverage since launching her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in January – but in that, it seems she's part of a sisterhood. Women candidates for the Democratic nomination are consistently receiving tougher coverage than their male...
April 16, 2019
Source: Roll Call
Trickle-down equality: More women in Congress means less sexism for staffers
Women in Congress have been getting attention recently for calling out casual sexism on the Hill — and female staffers say it’s making their jobs easier. California Rep. Katie Hill told a male colleague she didn’t appreciate his sexual innuendo on the House floor. Pennsylvania Rep. Susan Wild ...
April 12, 2019
Women must be at ‘centre of peacekeeping decision-making’, UN chief tells Security Council
Through its landmark resolution 1325 on women and peace and security, the Council reaffirmed the participation and involvement of women, which the UN chief hailed as “a key element in the maintenance of international peace and security”. He also noted the UN’s “essential system-wide effort” to...
April 12, 2019
Source: WUNRN
Colombia : In spite of the conflict & continued violence, disappearances, femicide, women weave the social fabric of communities for leadership, resilience, peace
In Colombia’s southern province of Putumayo, a group of women is stitching together social fabric despite an alarming number of ongoing threats and acts of violence against them. Fifteen days before her wedding in 1990, Sandra* was kidnapped and raped at gunpoint by armed men. She survived the...