Women's Leadership

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
UN chief calls for realizing aspirations on women empowerment
High-level experts and policymakers have issued a clarion call to African leaders to ensure the needs and perspectives of the continent’s women and girls are fully integrated into efforts to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies. Although in...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Inaguration UNWOMEN exhibition “African Women and Political Leadership”
The exhibit pays tribute to the great courage of women in a particularly difficult and patriarchal continent. They have been at the forefront of ensuring peace and security, however their contribution is not often recognized and their representation...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Competitively elected women as policy makers
While still far from parity, female representation in politics has continuously increased over the last two decades worldwide. In light of this development, we analyze whether higher female representation has substantive effects on policy choices...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
UK names first woman US ambassador
The government has named Dame Karen Pierce as the new ambassador to the US. Dame Karen - who is currently the UK's permanent representative to the United Nations - will become the first woman in the post. She replaces Sir Kim Darroch, who resigned...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Nancy Pelosi: why the house of democratic leader wants more women in Washington
For over a decade, Nancy Pelosi has been highly regarded as a trailblazer and change maker in Washington. As former Speaker of the House of Representatives—the first woman in American history to reach that milestone—and now as the Democratic Leader...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Women predominate among the most disengaged nonvoters
Despite the fact that women are more politically active than men and have comprised a majority of voters in recent elections, a comprehensive new survey finds that women also dominate at the other end of the spectrum: They’re disproportionately...
Monday, February 17, 2020
On Presidents’ Day, let's talk about women
By Michelle Myers, More than two hundred years have passed since George Washington became the first President of the United States of America. Fast forward to this century and Donald Trump is the 45th head of state, with zero female presidents in...
Monday, February 17, 2020
'Be yourself': Ex-British PM Theresa May advises women in politics
Be yourself" is the advice former British prime minister Theresa May gave to the Global Women's Forum in Dubai on Monday (Feb 17), explaining how she had risen to the top job despite refusing to conform to masculine traditions in politics. "I did my...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
HeForShe Action Kit for Parliaments
This Action Kit has been developed to guide the overall implementation of the HeForShe solidarity movement. It provides general information about the campaign, simple-to-follow implementation steps and a list of accessible campaign tools and...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Are women being pushed out of Israeli politics?
By  Naama Lanski, Last Tuesday morning, the wings of history quietly flapped. MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), until recently the deputy foreign minister, was sworn in for the first time as a minister following her appointment to the Diaspora Affairs...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
‘I don’t just want more women to run, I want them to win’
By Susan Inman, Running for office is a journey, and historically it’s a more difficult journey for women. While democracy was born thousands of years ago, in a very real sense, women are still pioneers on this frontier. Women only got the right to...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8 women candidates win Delhi Assembly election, all from AAP
As many as eight women candidates out of 79 have emerged as winners in the Delhi assembly Election 2020. All of them belong to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The results were announced on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had fielded nine women...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Women in politics: overcoming the gender gap
Statistics about the participation of elected women in decision making across Europe are not comforting. In 2019, only 31% of the Parliaments members in the EU countries were women. Moreover, women counted only for 15% of mayors and 29% of local...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality
In skinny jeans and chilly pepper red sneakers matching her lipstick, Kao Chia-yu was greeted like a film celebrity by her constituents. Shouts of "Congratulations!" echoed through the narrow streets, and fans chased her down for selfies and...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Liberia: Activist encourages women to rise for elective posts
For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia B. Harris, is encouraging young women of Liberia to make use of every opportunity available to them to...
Friday, February 07, 2020
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 132 centenarian voters, 110-year-woman oldest electorate
More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated “as a VIP” on the polling day, officials said on Thursday. Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had...
Friday, February 07, 2020
When it comes to women in politics, numbers matter – but policies matter even more
By James Kirkup, Predicting reshuffles is a mug’s game, but few at Westminster will be surprised if next month’s shake-up of ministerial jobs sees several women leave the cabinet. Justly or otherwise – and such things are rarely fair – the current...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Women leaders who were elected to highest office
More than 70 nations worldwide have seen a woman lead their governments in the modern era. Some have been elected, some appointed; some served for relatively brief terms, while others have left an enduring legacy behind them. These seven women are...