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Monday, July 16, 2018
The power-sharing dream: Where women rule in the world
Record numbers of women are standing for election in countries around the world - changing the global face of politics and bringing gender equality in national legislatures a step closer. Mexico has just elected an equal number of men and women MPs...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Women the biggest losers in Zimbabwe election
The resignation of Robert Mugabe in November last year has brought a glimmer of hope for credible elections in Zimbabwe on July 30 after the many miscarriages of justice in the past three elections. But, despite a great deal of advocacy and a much-...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Women's rights in Tunisia: Could first female mayor signal democratic change?
By Wesley Dockery, Last week, the Tunisian capital elected Souad Abderrahim its first female mayor in the first city elections since the Arab Spring. Could her victory signify a new direction for Tunisia's formerly Islamist Ennahda party? Tunisia...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Women won big in Mexico’s elections — taking nearly half the legislature’s seats. Here’s why.
By Magda Hinojosa and Jennifer M. Piscopo, While observers discuss leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s victory in Mexico’s presidential election, complete with majorities in both chambers of congress and control of nearly half the governorships...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ParlAmerica's Training guide: Promoting women's candidacies in the Americas and the Caribbean
In line with its commitment to strengthening democracy and governance in the Americas and the Caribbean, ParlAmericas carries out activities related to electoral processes and women’s political participation. With these objectives in mind,...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Mexican Parliament achieves gender parity
Last Sunday’s elections in Mexico resulted in gender parity in the Parliament: with almost all the results counted, there are 246 women (48.6%) and 254 men (51.2%) in the Chamber of Deputies and 65 women (50.78%) and 63 men (49.22%) in the Senate. A...
Monday, July 09, 2018
Joan Burton
Joan Burton is an Irish Labour Party politician who served as Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party from 2014 to 2016, Minister for Social Protection from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2014, Minister of State at the...
Friday, July 06, 2018
US: Married suburban women could be pivotal in the battle for Congress — but for which side?
At a McAlister's Deli, tucked in one of the miles of strip malls that line Manchester Road among the shoulder-to-shoulder suburbs of west St. Louis County, Helen McCauley and her daughter Sara didn't hesitate when asked recently about the coming...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Trump inspires more women candidates in Hawaii
Statewide, females make up 38 percent of candidates this year, compared to 32 percent in the prior election cycle. More women in Hawaii are running for office in 2018 than in the last election cycle two years ago, following a nationwide trend. In...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Meet the female ministers in Malaysia’s new cabinet
Women’s rights groups in Malaysia have called on Pakatan Harapan to fulfil its promise of minimum 30% representation at the highest policy-making body in Malaysia. PM Tun Mahathir’s cabinet, however, only has nine women: five full ministers (see...
Friday, July 06, 2018
NGOs in Malawi call for attitude change towards female politicians
Youth and Society Organization (YAS) and Pan-African Civic Educators Network (PACENET) have reiterated the need for people in the country to change their perceptions and cultural beliefs that regard female politicians as underachievers. The...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Tunisia's capital elects first female mayor
Souad Abderrahim is from Tunisia's moderate Islamic party, which advocates for separating politics from religion. TUNIS, Tunisia — A woman from Tunisia's moderate Islamic party was elected on Tuesday as mayor of the capital city, Tunis, the first...
Monday, July 02, 2018
In Zimbabwe, the enduring fear of single women
By Panashe Chigumadzi When Zimbabwe holds general elections on July 30, its first after the ouster of Robert Mugabe in November, only four of the 23 presidential candidates will be women. The opposition to President Emmerson Mnangagwa is marred by...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Zimbabwe's female politicians pin hopes on polls
In July’s crucial election – the first since the fall of Mugabe – women hope to deliver a decisive blow against sexism. Women in Zimbabwe are hoping for a political breakthrough in the forthcoming elections, despite a “hostile atmosphere” and “...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
UN seeks to empower female politicians in Malawi
The United Nations (UN) has introduced a Women Empowerment Project (WEP) in Salima to empower female aspirants ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections. The project is also expected to be implemented in five other districts in the country. UN election...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
103 women candidates elected to Turkish Parliament in June 24 poll
Ankara – June 25, 2018. A total of 103 women deputies have been elected to the 600-seat Turkey Parliament in the June 24 poll, according to unofficial data compiled from results provided by the state-run Anadolu Agency. In the June 2015 and November...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Nigeria: Female PDP aspirant makes case for woman president
As the 2019 election is approaching, more women are beginning to express interest in contesting the presidential election on different political platforms. One of such women, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, who recently expressed willingness to...