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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Why it would take one million women to reach gender parity in american politics
More women were elected to Congress in 2018 than ever before, but for Congress to reach gender parity, a million women would need to run for office according to research from She Should Run. Erin Loos Cutraro, CEO of She Should Run, joins Cheddar to...
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Tackling violence against women in politics in Lebanon
Violence against women in politics is a serious violation of human rights and an obstacle to gender equality. Watch this video by UN Women Lebanon. Supported by the Government of Japan.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Helen Clark, radio interview
New Zealand's first elected female Prime Minister, Helen Clark became active in politics while studying at the University of Auckland. In this radio interview from election night in 1981, you can hear the newly-elected MP for Mt Albert talking about...
Friday, April 05, 2019
What nobody tells you about being a woman in politics
From unwanted advice about having kids to unrealistic expectations for fundraising, Reps. Terri Sewell and Veronica Escobar talk about the obstacles faced by women who run for office. Click here to to hear the full conversation.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Spotlight- discussion with Martin Chungong
Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir discusses with Martin Chungong Managing Director of the International Parliamentary Union on gender-based violence and harassment for women in European Parliaments. Click here to watch the video.
Friday, March 08, 2019
What if women ruled the world?
Only 6.3% of all international leaders are women. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president and Africa's first elected female head of state, suggests ways to redress the balance.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Quotas and affirmative action in politics is ‘not good for women’: Bishop
Former speaker and Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop says quotas and affirmative action in politics is ‘not good for women’ because they ‘become a permanent second-class citizen. ‘I would never ever want that said about me, and I would never ever want that...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
How growing number of women in politics is shaping perceptions of power, strength
There are more women than ever serving in Congress right now. And there are more women running for president in 2020 than ever before. This seems to represent a fundamental shift in American politics, rather than merely “the year of the woman” — a...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Women in politics in India: Breaking barriers
As early as 1966, India elected a female prime minister, becoming only the second country in the world to do so. More than fifty years later, more women are joining politics but their number still remains low. Female leaders regularly battle gender...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
These women are challenging Hungary’s ‘men in suits’ politics
Anna Donáth spent her first night in police custody in December. Her phone and bag were missing, and she worried no one knew where she was. Donáth was arrested as she lead protestors through the streets of Budapest, who had gathered in opposition to...
Monday, February 04, 2019
Violence Against Women in Politics
Many women face exclusion, discrimination, harassment and acts of psychological and physical violence when they join politics. A 2016 study by the Inter-parliamentary Union shows that 82% of women MPs surveyed experienced acts of psychological...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Nigerian women struggle to get into politics
When Nigerians go to the polls Feb. 16 for general elections, few will be expecting large numbers of female candidates to win. The share of women in Nigeria's government in the past three years has fallen to 6 percent and the top female presidential...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Women's experiences during the 2018 general elections in Zimbabwe
Documentary with testimonies of women candidates, citizens, and other actors about their experiences in the 2018 election in Zimbabwe produced by The Zimbabwe Gender Commission . The Zimbabwe Gender Commission aims to promote and protect gender...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Redefining representation: The women of the 116th Congress
Just over a century ago, Jeannette Rankin of Montana won a seat in the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman ever elected to federal office. In 1917, 128 years after the first United States Congress convened, she was sworn into its 65th...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
#NotInMyParliament: Council of Europe
This is a video by the Council of Europe. A recent study by IPU and the Parliamentary Association of the Council showed that acts of sexism, abuse and violence against women are widespread in parliaments across Europe. The findings reveal that 85...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
#MeToo at 139th IPU Assembly
The IPU and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) organized a panel on Where do parliaments stand in the fight against sexism and harassment? at the 139th Assembly, where the new report on Sexism, harassment and violence against...
Friday, November 23, 2018
Clear perceptual barriers’ that prevent women from entering politics: study
David Coletto of Abacus Data revealed key findings of the latest research study that surveyed women’s participation in politics, finding alarming but “not surprising” results on the gender disparity of engagement and political participation between...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Can quotas solve gender inequality in government?
The November 2018 election in the US will go down for a number of firsts. The first Somali American Muslim woman to be elected to office. The first Native American woman sent to Congress. And a record number of women elected to the House of...