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Friday, September 06, 2019
Scottish women invited to take the step into politics
Hundreds of women aspiring for a career in politics will be gathering for a dynamic day at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Saturday 7 September). The event has been put together by Scotland's Women Stand, a movement to support and empower women of...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Women in politics: adornments and witches
By Jan Lundius, Some world leaders try to prove their alpha male status by presenting attractive and submissive wives as tokens won in virile scrambles with other potent stags. A recent example of such puerile machismo was exposed in a twitter...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Women and politics
For the first time in 20 years a woman candidate has been named to contest at the upcoming Presidential Election. Environmentalist Dr. Ajantha Perera being nominated is largely seen as a positive sign for increased women representation in Sri Lankan...
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Women’s political participation and development
On July 29th, 2019, Brookings India hosted Sonia Bhalotra for a Development Seminar on Women’s Political Participation and Development. She presented two co-authored papers, “Women Legislators and Economic Performance” (2018)[1] and “Maternal...
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Gender equality leaders call for parity to achieve SDGs
The Group of Gender Equality Leaders established by UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces issued a set of recommendations on gender parity in education and access to health services, as well as promoting women’s “full...
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
How women always mattered in politics – but not everyone noticed
Join the Global Institute for Women's Leadership on Thursday 3 October for an event on the pivotal role women have played throughout the history of British politics. Director Professor Rosie Campbell, will be joined by Cathy Newman, journalist at...
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Heena Gavit
Heena Gavit a is a Member of Parliament from India. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Increasing female leaders in Myanmar
Across the world, people are making efforts to increase the number of women in government in order to reduce gender disparities and help ensure that the voices and concerns of women are heard. UNDP has been working in Myanmar since 2016 after a 2015...
Friday, August 30, 2019
G7 leaders told to scrap discriminatory gender laws from statute books
The G7 leaders have been told to get rid of discriminatory gender laws that still exist on their statute books and begin enshrining equal rights in the legal system. All G7 countries, including the UK, still have discriminatory laws on their statute...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Sudan: While peace deal is signed, feminists fight for representation
In Sudan, women are well-represented in the workforce. They are not lacking in any public spaces. And over the past few months, they have made up half, if not more, of the protest crowds making demands of their new transitional government. Women...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Women ran. Women won. Women changed the rules of American politics
By Kathleen Townsend, “See Jane Win” is a bracing antidote to that dreadful November election night in 2016 when women of the world watched as their champion, so close to shattering the highest glass ceiling, lost to a self-avowed assaulter. As the...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
What “Votes for Women” Means in 2020
By Erin Vilardi, As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day today—and openly recognize it’s flawed history in the full enfranchisement of all women—we continue the fight for equality and self-determination in our democracy. Next year, when we mark the...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
More than 180 women set to contest Federal National Council elections
Close to 200 women are set to contest this year's Federal National Council elections — more than double the number who took part when the country last went to the polls. A total of 182 female candidates have been included on a 499-strong preliminary...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The women’s revolution in politics
By Caitlin Moscatello, When waves of pink-hatted women engulfed the streets the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated — having beaten the first woman to be nominated by a major party despite his viral boasts of grabbing women by their genitals —...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UN envoy in Iraq calls for inclusion of women in politics, decision-making process
Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Iraq, Alice Walpole, on Sunday called for an increase of women’s role in politics and include them in the decision-making process in Iraq and elsewhere. Her comments were delivered during...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Women's Equality Day is a timely reminder of the impact women voters have on elections
In 1973, Congress declared August 26th "Women's Equality Day." The date, according to the National Women's History Alliance, celebrates the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and brings awareness to the continued...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
When you’re not the ‘pick of the establishment’
By Caitlin Moscatello, The past few years have been groundbreaking for women in politics: In 2018, more women campaigned for elected office than at any time in U.S. history, and there are now more women in Congress and state legislatures than ever...
Monday, August 26, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities
The e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities was launched on 14 June 2019 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 8 July 2019. Civil society advocates including representatives of organizations of persons with...