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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
A list of firsts for women in this year's midterm elections
With women making up only 20 percent of Congress, there are many types of women — especially women of color — who have never been represented on Capitol Hill. The record-breaking wave of female candidates in 2018 comes with a list of firsts among...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Ali Guyo
Ali Guyo is a Member of the National Assembly in Kenya. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Arizona will send a woman to the senate for the first time ever
Arizona’s Senate race turned into an all-women contest Tuesday night after voters tapped Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally to represent their respective parties in November’s general election. Both women are vying for the seat...
Monday, August 27, 2018
As women's roles expand in Bolivian politics, so do attacks
By Paola Flores, Associated Press Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too. But...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Academic rues marginalized position of women in political sphere
Mysuru: Pointing out that representation of women in India was worse than that of Pakistana and Nepal, retired professor of political science at the University of Mysore (UoM) Prof. M Umapathi on Sunday said that only 9% of the elected legislators...
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Alyona Shkrum
Alyona Shkrum is the elected People's Deputy of Ukraine. Before being elected People's Deputy, Shkrum worked as a lawyer of (fellow) politician Iryna Herashchenko and as advocacy expert of UNHCR implementing partner NGO. This interview was conducted...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Armenia needs more women in politics, but what will it take?
“A woman’s place is in the revolution” read signs carried by countless young protesters who helped oust Armenia’s autocratic President Serge Sarkisian. (For many of Armenia’s female political activists, the ruling Republican regime embodied the ...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Armenian women helped oust an autocrat. But they’re still being left out of politics
This past spring, as Armenia erupted in protests that would eventually oust the country’s longtime leader, women took to the streets in droves. Within days, their ranks swelled to numbers unheard of in the small, and still largely patriarchal,...
Friday, July 06, 2018
African women more active in politics in some countries than others
By Erin Accampo Hern  Women are less likely than men to participate in politics in Africa. This gender gap affects everything from attending community meetings to contacting elected officials, joining others to raise public issues, expressing a...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Africa's first female president meets Namibian female parliamentarians
Liberia and Africa's first ever female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has jetted in the country to engage the parliamentary women caucus and committee on gender equality, social development and family affairs on gender related issues.  Sirleaf,...
Friday, May 25, 2018
A woman takes on Ireland’s old boy’s club
By Shawn McCreesh, On a misty Monday morning in the city’s north end, I am sipping coffee — not the Irish kind — with Mary Lou McDonald, the new president of Sinn Fein and the most exciting person in politics here today. At 5 foot 4, this fast-...
Monday, February 26, 2018
As midterms near, more women plunging into campaigns across the United States
Nearly a year after her hopes for the first female president were dashed, Beth Vercolio-Osmund contemplated her own political debut. Last fall, increasingly frustrated with lawmakers and the direction of politics in Washington, the 49-year-old...
Monday, June 12, 2017
Armenian women take the political stage
By Karen Cirillo and Jodi Hilton In the small village of Getik, Arpine Gyulumyan runs a bed and breakfast with her family. But she is also an engineer, a social worker, and a community council member. While few residents venture far from their...
Thursday, December 08, 2016
A framework for developing internal gender policies for electoral management bodies
International IDEA has conceptualized this Framework in order to provide an example of the main elements of an internal gender policy for an electoral management body (EMB). Its purpose is to support EMBs in their aspirations and efforts to create...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Afghanistan's National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325
In July 2015, the government of Afghanistan launched the Afghan National Action Plan for implementing the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)...
Annastacia Palaszczuk-Photo /Official Website
Saturday, February 14, 2015
A day of firsts for women in politics, and one in particular
It’s a historic day for politics and women in Australia – and even more remarkable for one woman minister, who is also Queensland’s first ever Indigenous woman MP. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s cabinet marks an Australian first, with a majority of...
Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, Board Member, Province of Cotabato
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A few good women in Philippine Politics
When one turns on the television, reads the newspaper or listens to the news on radio, one cannot help but notice that much of the news is focused on the negative events that are happening to our country. Thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if many...
Zapotec Woman
Sunday, August 17, 2014
As Men Emigrate, Indigenous Women Gain Political Opportunities and Obligations in Mexico
Photo-Santiago Navarro F. The emigration of men to the United States threatens indigenous systems of governance in Mexico. When men leave, the weight of activities in small towns falls on women, but despite this women are still fighting for space in...