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Friday, November 30, 2018
Nigerian women in politics call for gender responsive reporting
In the build up to the 2019 general elections, Nigerian women have thought it wise that if nothing is done urgently, the few women that were lucky to secure their party tickets may not get the kind of publicity they deserve to win during the 2019...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Malawi: CCJP calls for support for female candidates in 2019 elections
By Sylvester Kumwenda Lilongwe, November 27. Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe has called upon political parties that have not yet conducted their primary elections to support women aspirants in order to...
Friday, November 30, 2018
More women in diplomatic corps will benefit everyone
The “old boys’ network” is pervasive and insidious – but it is still very real, even if it has diminished in power, thanks to the rise of women in senior positions and the momentum of those championing women in the workplace. At this week’s Diplocon...
Friday, November 30, 2018
USA: A historic number of women were elected in 2018—these four are expected to run for president in 2020
The 2018 midterm election included a wave of victories for female candidates and major upsets across the country. Now, four prominent female Democrats are all but openly running for president. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, considered a top...
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Reykjavik Index for leadership report
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership measures how people feel about women in leadership. It measures the perceived legitimacy of male and female leadership in politics and across twenty professions, as well as a measure of how men and women differ in...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Ending impunity for violence against women in elections in Zimbabwe
By Cait Davin, Earlier this year, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) research in Zimbabwe found that women engaging in elections as candidates, voters and journalists were experiencing devastating sexual extortion, physical...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Indigenous congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland reflects on historic win
Haaland was 1 of 2 Native American women to be elected to the U.S. congress on Tuesday Deb Haaland was one of two Indigenous women to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, and she says she can't be happier with the historic win...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Kenyan MPs block drive for more women in politics
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Low turnout scuppered a vote guaranteeing Kenyan women more seats in parliament on Wednesday, with campaigners saying it was “a dark day” for citizens in the east African nation. The bill would have reserved...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Americans are more comfortable with women as executives than politicians
Americans say they're more comfortable with a woman in a boardroom than in the White House, according to a recent survey by Kantar, a data and consultancy company. The findings were published on Tuesday at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president
Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia's presidential election, becoming the first woman to hold the office. With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%. Ms Zurabishvili was backed by...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
#think10 - A groundbreaking safety planning tool designed to safeguard women in politics
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has launched #think10, an innovative safety planning tool for politically-active women. #think10 was developed by the Institute’s Gender, Women and Democracy team, which initiated the #NotTheCost campaign in...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Parliaments are failing women MPs
By Gabriela Cuevas, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we call on...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Former New Zealand PM says more women leaders needed to solve world’s problems
If more women were in positions of leadership, the world would be a more peaceful place, according to former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark. In a sit-down interview with CTV National News Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, Clark...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Across Latin America, women fight back against violence in politics
Currently, Latin America is leading globally in local and parliamentary positions held by women. But the journey to political participation is fraught with rising violence and intimidation against women in politics. In the age of #MeToo, we bring...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Women in politics roundtable
A record number of women ran for US office in 2018. What implications does this trend have for future female participation in politics, both here in the United States and around the globe? Join Women in International Security and the Embassy of...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Women representation in parliaments in Asia
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Philippines and Nepal has the highest percentage of parliamentary seats held by women. Womens’ representation in the political structure has always been a waxing issue for the Asian countries. The World Bank data shows...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Syrian women seek role in drafting constitution
As the United Nations is working with local and international stakeholders to draft a new Syrian constitution, Syrian women demand a seat at the table to ensure their concerns and insights are considered in a future Syrian state. The demand for...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Malaysia: Not mandatory to have 30 per cent women representation in politics, says Hannah Yeoh
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no intention to make it mandatory for there to be 30 per cent female involvement in government and politics, said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. Its deputy minister Hannah Yeoh said that the...