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Friday, June 22, 2018
Violence against women in politics case study: United Kingdom
Violence against women (VAW) is a scourge on any society. This paper considers the myriad ways in which this behaviour affects the participation and experiences of women in political life in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief overview of VAW in...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Malaysia's new deputy PM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail aims to be a role model for women
Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's childhood ambition was to become a doctor and cure disease. Now that she is Malaysia's most powerful female politician, she says her mission is to improve women's rights. The 65-year-old made history this month when she...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Female representation in politics remains “strikingly low” in Myanmar
Female lawmakers, in a country where women make up 52 percent of the population, account for around 10pc of the overall MPs in both the national and regional legislatures. Forty-eight female lawmakers from the Union and regional parliaments gathered...
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...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Joyce Banda
Forbes Women Africa met up with former Malawian President Joyce Banda in Johannesburg just before her return to Malawi after four years away. One of four female presidents Africa has ever had, she spoke about her plans but is guarded about her...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Zimbabwe: Commission slams attacks on women politicians
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) yesterday expressed concern over attacks on female politicians in the country, which has manifested in many forms, including psychological violence. A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
INEC in Abuja decries low participation of women in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has decried low participation of women in political processes. The Commission said despite the fact that women constitute 48 percent of the population, only 5.8 percent  of them hold political...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Somaliland: First steps taken to increase women’s participation in politics
In recent months, the developing nation of Somaliland has made a number of steps towards encouraging the active participation of women throughout its institutions. As the writer of the article below notes, newly-elected President Hon. Musa Bihi...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Zimbabwe: Women bear brunt of violence in politics
Former MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe in February spent most of Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral holed up in a hut, fearing for her life, as party youths threatened her with violence. That same month, Zanu PF’s Zalerah Makari, the Epworth...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Solomon Islands: Practice parliament for women to level the playing field for women’s political participation
As a response to gender norms that continue to work against women’s entry into politics, 50 women across the eight provinces of the Solomon Islands are currently gathered in Honiara for the Second Practice Parliament for Women. According to the...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Anti-harassment panel will look for ways to promote more women in politics, Mendoza says
Democratic state Comptroller Susana Mendoza says the party’s panel on sexual harassment issues will go beyond that subject to look at ways to recruit more women to run for public office. Mendoza serves on the panel dealing with “anti-harassment and...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
UK: Mass march marks 100 years of women's vote
Women across the UK have marched together to create a living artwork, to mark 100 years since the first British women won the vote. Women in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London donned the colours of the suffragette movement - green, white and...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
'Women in Politics Night' in the Newburyport Public Library
The Greater Newburyport Women In Action Huddle has scheduled “Women in Politics Night” for June 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Newburyport Public Library program room. Candidates Jennifer Rocco-Runnion, Diana DiZoglio and Christina Eckert will...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
US: Record numbers of women are running, but how many can win?
With primary season underway and a record number of women on ballots nationwide, the question now is how many will make it to office after elections in November. The reality is that many of the women running face long odds. Of the 40 women who have...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Salote Radrodro
Salote Vuibureta Radrodro is a member of the Parliament of Fiji. She was elected for the first time in the Fijian general election, 2014, for the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA). Before entering parliament, Radrodro had worked for 36 years...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Paper on women legislators and economic performance
The ” Women legislators and economic performance” working paper by researchers at the universities of Essex, Michigan, Siegen, and Youngstown has found that Indian constituencies that elected women recorded “significantly higher growth” in economic...
Friday, June 08, 2018
Fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly dedicates her election to women in politics
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is the fourth woman in the UN's history to be elected President of the General Assembly.