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Friday, January 04, 2019
It’s official: Nancy Pelosi is elected speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi is officially House speaker. And in being sworn in, she’s making history for the second time. Pelosi became the first female speaker in 2007 and served until 2011. Succeeded by two Republican men, she remains the only female speaker....
Thursday, January 03, 2019
No other Congress has ever looked like this
The 116th class of Congress broke barriers before its members even set foot in Washington. One example: Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who will be the first Somali-American member of Congress, noted the history of her election on...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here's why it matters
By Malliga Och, Idaho State University and Shauna Shames, Rutgers University The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in U.S. history: 126 women will take office, including 43 women of color. Yet, as many have noted, this new diversity is...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Women who rule the world: The 22 most powerful female political and policy leaders 2018
By Nicolette Jones, The number of women in politics and policy has always been relatively small, but even so their power now feels more tenuous than ever. As political leaders around the globe face an ever more precarious geopolitical climate,...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
How women are changing the face of Congress
History will be made in America on 3 January when a record number of women are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress. It will be the culmination of two years of resistance to President Donald Trump - primarily led by women - following his...
Friday, December 28, 2018
How significant are women in Nigerian politics?
In recent years all over the world, a new dimension of women in politics emerged . More and more women have now been entering into politics. Conventional politics reflected male concerns and hence women were notably absent in politics.Welfare...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Nigeria: The role of broadcast media in mobilizing women for political participation
The low rate of female participation in politics compared to that of their male counter- parts in Nigeria creates a need to examine the situation in this study, “The role of broadcast media in mobilizing women for political participation in Nigeria...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Amnesty International: Toxic twitter - a toxic place for women
As the world becomes increasingly connected online, our reliance on social media platforms such as Twitter has also become increasingly important. But the online world, and social media platforms like Twitter are not immune to many of the human...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Global Gender Gap Report 2018
Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Nigeria: Women urged to play role in politics, governance
As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), has issued a wakeup call to women all over Nigeria to begin to play an active role in politics and governance. The non-profit organization has,...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Women still kept out of Indian legislatures
Protagonists of women rights argue that women’s participation in politics is a reinforcing factor in ushering in a level playing field for them. Now, how inclusive is India’s political domain? Sadly, India stands at the lower rung of the Inter-...
Friday, December 28, 2018
How female candidates and leaders are flipping the script on gender
By Eva Barboni, For years, women candidates have been advised to downplay their gender, to dress in a gender-neutral way, and to avoid talking too much about “women’s issues.” In many cases, this was the right strategy. With public opinion still...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Zimbabwe’s first school of politics opened
ZIMBABWE’S first ever women’s political leadership school was on Friday launched in Masvingo under the name, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe). Walpe, according to its director Sitabile Dewa, is “a women’s political...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Georgia: First female president does not signify gender equality
Salome Zurabishvili was sworn-in as the new President of Georgia on 16 December at an inauguration ceremony in Telavi. Many foreign media outlets focused on the fact she is Georgia’s first female president. However, despite her significant victory,...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
India: Women voters will significantly impact the outcome of elections
“The gradual emergence of women as an electoral power is an encouraging development for Indian democracy,” say Kanta Singh and Vrinda Handa. The recently concluded elections for State Assemblies present similar trends witnessed earlier in terms of...
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Dimitri Tskitishvilia
Dimitri Tskitishvilia is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
UK Parliament makes ‘steady progress’ on gender equality
The UK Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit, published today, finds that steady progress has been made in increasing the representation of women in both Houses of Parliament, but there are still too many barriers to women standing as MPs or putting...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
IPU president praises role of Qatari women in society
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Gabriela Cuevas Barron praised Qatari legislation that ensures the rights of Qatari women and enables them to reach leading posts in all fields. This came during a meeting hosted by Qatar Chamber, in...