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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...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The 77 percent: Women in politics
Are women less corrupt than men? The Ethiopian Parliament last Tuesday approved the appointment of 20 ministers, with women also making up half of the cabinet. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went on to say that women are considered to be less...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
SIMA RAMA's Impact Talk on women's leadership during 2012 Marikana massacre in South Africa
In a deeply personal journey, Strike a rock follows Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana, two grandmothers and best-friends living in Nkaneng, Marikana, an informal-settlement in rural South-Africa that sprung up around a mine operated by Lonmin...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Video: The year of the woman in politics
A record-breaking number of women are running for office in 2018. CNN's Brooke Baldwin hits the trail with some of the women looking to make history, gaining unprecedented access and behind-the-scenes coverage of a historical election cycle. Click...
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Youth in Politics
It’s officially Youth in Politics month! Young people are often excluded or overlooked as political candidates. Politics is typically regarded as a space for politically experienced men, and while women are often disadvantaged in accumulating...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Video project: “Mapping Gender-Based Political Harassment: Parliamentarians speak out.”
Gender based political violence and harassment is a prevalent challenge expressed by women parliamentarians across the hemisphere. To illustrate the magnitude of the problem and the shared objective of political actors in fighting for its...
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.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Video on women candidates and campaign finance
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
SIMA RAMA's Impact Talk on Institutionalized Violence & Women in Politics
Watch SIMA RAMA’s Impact Talk with Joey Boink, the Director of Burden of Peace - Carga de Paz and Sandra Pepera, Director of National Democratic Institute - NDI Women and moderated by Jennifer Geist, Global Education Consultant Zeitgeist Creations,...
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Helen Clark Documentary
“The film conveys how tough it is to break the remaining glass ceilings. May it motivate future generations of women to keep at it!” — Helen Clark, 2017 By any measure, Helen Clark is an exceptional woman. Her journey from one of four children on a...