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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Women are stepping up in politics
By Buffalo News Editorial Board American politics is changing, and not always in wholesome ways. But this one, if it can be sustained, augurs well for the country: In numbers never seen before, women are suiting up to campaign for public office. It’...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Women standing for Lebanon: The female parliamentary candidates pushing for change
Lawyers, journalists, engineers, architects, NGO workers: the profile of the female candidates for the Lebanese parliamentary elections is as diversified as society itself. For the first time, there are 111 women on 976 registered candidates,...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
WPL Summit 2018
It’s about time! 100 reasons to act! The WPL Summit, co-hosted by Seimas, the Parliament of Lithuania, will bring together female Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Parliamentarians and Mayors from all over the world. The WPL Summit 2018 is...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
An Introduction to Gender Budgeting
The event will serve as introduction to gender responsive budgeting (GRB) by analysing key concepts and tools. It will analyse GRB as a strategic tool to boost gender equality mainstreaming in economic planning and financial management at the...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Closing the gender gap in politics
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, calls on Commonwealth countries to make democracy more democratic by ensuring that women can participate freely, fairly and safely in elections and politics....
Monday, April 16, 2018
Reflect us: we can only succeed if we work together
ReflectUS is a nonpartisan coalition of eight leading women’s political organizations working together to increase the number of women in office and achieve equal representation across the ideological, racial, ethnic and geographic spectrum. Joining...
Monday, April 16, 2018
To achieve gender equality in politics, men must do more
By Caroline Hubbard and Tim Shand The emergence of the #MeToo movement has led to an increase in the global dialogue on the problem of sexual violence and harassment, but there are still sectors where the conversation lags behind. Violence impacts...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Moving beyond now in women’s political representation in Papua New Guinea
By Michelle Nayahamui Rooney On 6 March 2018, PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill reportedly announced a shift from limited preferential voting (LPV) back to the first past the post voting (FPTP) system in PNG’s national elections. This announcement...
Monday, April 16, 2018
11 states have no women representing them in Congress
Progress is not inevitable. And it is rarely -- if ever -- complete. For women in American politics, each point of progress serves as a reminder of the progress we have yet to make toward equitable power and presence in government. Monday's swearing...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Tammy Duckworth gives birth, first US senator to do so while in office
Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a baby girl Monday, her office announced, the first US senator to do so while in office. "Bryan, Abigail and I couldn't be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Citizen engagement in Morocco: breaking down barriers to political inclusion
By Brechtje Kemp Morocco’s constitutional reform in 2011 forms the basis of new laws and practices which increased civil participation in the decision-making process, but more remains to be done. How to strengthen the role of civil society...
Friday, April 13, 2018
IPU gathers parliaments to discuss empowering rural women and girls at the Commission on the Status of Women
  Although rural girls and women made up 40 per cent of all the women in the world in 2015, according to the United Nations, they lack a voice in decision-making. In many countries, they are either not taken into account in national laws and...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Women’s Organizations Feed the Constitutional Reform Process in Haiti
By Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue As part of its support for the democratic consolidation process in Haiti and the promotion of women's rights, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) supported a...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Nigerian Senate President wants more women in governance in 2019
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has pledged to work with relevant political stakeholders to ensure that a greater number of women are given the opportunity to vie and occupy elective offices during the 2019 general elections. Saraki gave the...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Gambia: Beakanyang trains on women's political participation
Rights advocacy organisation Beakanyang Kafo has trained and sensitised over one hundred women in the Upper and Central River Regions on the importance of political participation. The activities were held in the two regions’ administrative capitals...
Friday, April 13, 2018
USA: Female candidates take on taboos in new campaign ads
 Women are increasingly spotlighting gender as they run in record-breaking numbers in 2018. From breastfeeding on camera to sharing intimate stories of sexual abuse, women running for office are turning campaign norms — and long-held gender...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Japan: Diet to fix low rate of women in national and local politics
The Lower House moved to address the low representation of women in politics with a bill April 12 urging political parties to field male and female candidates in national and local assembly elections in equal numbers. The proposed legislation could...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
There is an 'avalanche' of women running for office in the United States
(CNN) The 2018 midterm elections are already historic when it comes to the number of women candidates running. A record 309 women have filed to run for seats in the US House, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers...