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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Gender equality at a glance
Women are under-represented on decision-making bodies and in positions of economic power. They continue to earn systematically less than men for the same work. Encouraging women to enter politics is key to changing this. More women in politics, and...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Women facilitators prepare to build female candidates' capacities
In order to strengthen the performance of women candidates who will participate in the General Elections in Bolivia in 2019, women facilitators in different regions had a training on strategic knowledge to replicate this knowledge in as a broad...
Monday, July 22, 2019
Record number of women win seats in Japan election, but female voters wary of government's empowerment pledge
Despite a record number of women winning seats in Sunday’s Upper House election, some female voters have expressed doubts about the government’s commitment to empowering women. In Sunday’s election 28 women won seats, matching the figure seen in the...
Monday, July 22, 2019
Japan election: Surge of women candidates could reshape male-dominated parliament
One of the world's most unequal parliaments could be about to get a lot more female, or ... maybe not. Voting is underway in Japan's general election, where a record number of women are running for office to fill 124 of the 245 seats in the upper...
Friday, July 19, 2019
‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly President
“This is an obvious point to make, but it is, sadly, one that we cannot repeat enough”, she said, opening the day-long discussion at UN Headquarters in New York to identify best practices aimed to knock down barriers hindering women’s full...
Friday, July 19, 2019
Rosianne Cutajar
Rosianne Cutajar is a Member of Parliament of Malta. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
How we can help women in politics overcome the 'cash ceiling'
By Tanya Nayler, Ottawa recently hosted Canada’s first-ever gathering of female first ministers for a candid discussion of the barriers for women entering and succeeding in politics. While Canada has had more than 300 first ministers in its history...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
How 4 congresswomen came to be called “the Squad”
The term is making headlines, but Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib have their own definition. Sometime in the past few months, four members of Congress came to be referred to in mainstream media outlets as “the Squad.” The story of how...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Americans say they would vote for a woman, but …
By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, A record number of women are running for president in 2020, and now two women look like serious contenders for the presidential nomination — Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, both of whom rose in the polls after strong...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Encourage women in politics, says IEBC
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has called for policies that will encourage women to play active roles in mainstream politics. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, in a speech read on his behalf by commissioner Abdi Guliye, said...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Ursula von der Leyen elected first female European commission president
Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the European commission’s first female president and the first German in the job for more than 50 years. In a secret ballot, MEPs voted narrowly to support the German defence minister as a replacement for...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Why sexist coverage of women in politics matters
By Dustin Harp, “The first time I met Elizabeth Warren, she had just come home from a walk with her husband and her dog at Fresh Pond, the reservoir near her house in Cambridge, Mass. It was a sunny day in February, a couple of weeks after Warren ...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Female candidates in Japan Upper House poll at record 28%, but hitting 30% Diet target doubtful
The ratio of female candidates for the upcoming Upper House election hit a record high, but whether the country can achieve its target of raising the percentage of female lawmakers in the Diet to 30 percent remains uncertain. A total of 104 women...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Women's parliament representation at its highest post-reform
The General Elections Commission (KPU) released a report on its official Twitter account about women’s representation at the Indonesian parliament, which the commission deemed the highest in the post-reform (pasca-reformasi) era. The infographic...
Monday, July 15, 2019
A web of abuse: How the far right disproportionately targets female politicians
Abuse of female politicians is rife online - and much of it is being directed by established far-right groups and figures, a Newsnight investigation has found. Female politicians across Europe have been targeted with threatening and misogynist...
Friday, July 12, 2019
New polling shows how much sexism is hurting the Democratic women running for president
Over the last several years, debates between Republicans and Democrats have increasingly involved extremely divergent attitudes toward women. The Republican Party, for instance, often treats discussions of sexual harassment or discrimination as...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Informal plenary meeting on gender equality and women’s leadership for a sustainable world: A panel discussion with the President’s group of Gender Equality Leaders [EN]
As the fourth woman at the helm of the General Assembly in the history of the UN, the President of the 73 rd session of the General Assembly recognizes that women decision makers must lead by example to safeguard the achievements and accelerate...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Why men thought women weren’t made to vote
William T. Sedgwick believed that no good could come of letting women vote. “It would mean a degeneration and a degradation of human fiber which would turn back the hands of time a thousand years,” Sedgwick said in 1914. “Hence it will probably...