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Monday, November 05, 2018
Female politicians from around world mark century of UK women’s suffrage
A young Bosnian MP who denounced her uncle’s war crimes, a member of the Syrian opposition and a Gambian women’s rights campaigner are among the female parliamentarians who will sit in the House of Commons chamber this week. A landmark event on...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Female candidates break barriers, except when it comes to money
Rashida Tlaib, running in a tough six-way Democratic primary for a House seat in Michigan and positioning herself to be the first Muslim woman in Congress, was thrilled when a man who champions Muslim candidates across the country donated just under...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Four colored girls who have considered politics: Enter the halls of power. America needs us
By Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, political activists and co-authors of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics," coming Oct. 2. As black women, our very existence is political. It’s time for us — whether we’...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
For female candidates, harassment and threats come every day
Four days before the 2016 congressional primary in her Northern California district, Erin Schrode woke up to tens of thousands of messages. They were everywhere: in her email, on her cellphone, on her Facebook and her Twitter and her Instagram. “All...
Friday, August 17, 2018
France's gender equality Minister has already cracked down on catcalling and online abuse. She's just getting started
The first time a man stopped Marlène Schiappa and said something obscene, she was 14 years old and walking down a street in Paris’ northern 19th arrondissement. Shocked, she rushed home to her apartment and told her family. They were unsurprised. “...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian Women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts, saying it is high time political leaders got them involved in the country’s politics. Obasanjo said this while speaking at the Women’s...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Forget suits. Show the tattoo. Female candidates are breaking the rules
After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more complex ways. The guys at the union hall have just swapped out the first keg when Abby Finkenauer, Democratic candidate...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Female representation in politics remains “strikingly low” in Myanmar
Female lawmakers, in a country where women make up 52 percent of the population, account for around 10pc of the overall MPs in both the national and regional legislatures. Forty-eight female lawmakers from the Union and regional parliaments gathered...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Five women said to be in running to become Italy's transitional PM
Five women are among the names floated to lead a transitional government in Italy in what some speculate could be President Sergio Mattarella’s attempt to break with tradition while the country’s politics are mired in stalemate. Mattarella is...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Five women lead Iraqi election lists in Kurdistan
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — Women in Kurdistan are heading several parties’ voting lists, and some don’t want Iraq’s 25-percent quota system to be seen as the reason for their candidacies in this year’s elections.  Shiler Abdulmajid, head of the...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Female legislator attacked in brawl over Yerevan sewage water
YEREVAN -- An Armenian opposition municipal legislator was attacked in a brawl that erupted at a city council meeting in the capital, Yerevan, as she attempted to give the mayor a container showing how dirty the water in the capital is. Marina...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
For every woman in political office in the United States, there are three men.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, an unprecedented number of women — primarily Democrats — are running for office in 2018. Final numbers will not be available for some time, but Emily’s List, an organization that works to elect Democratic...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Fresh call for gender equality in local politics in York
Politicians in York have added their voices to calls for better gender representation in local government, after newly-published research about the imbalance. The IPPR North report, published on Monday, highlighted gender imbalance in local...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
From where I stand: “They said that a woman couldn’t run for elections… I proved them wrong”
Coumba Diaw is the only female Mayor in the Louga region of Senegal. She grew up listening to a rhetoric that restricted women from participating in politics and public life. But that didn’t stop her. Today she makes other elected officials aware of...
Friday, March 03, 2017
From where I stand: “I made history by becoming the youngest City Council member”
“My sister, who's a lawyer and a woman rights activist, encouraged me to run for local elections. I hesitated at first; even if women are selected, they are expected to be a mere accessory. But I had worked for many years as a volunteer and social...
Monday, October 10, 2016
Film screening: Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates
We may think we know what it is like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia. Women must all cover up in public. Women cannot drive nor can they travel without the permission of a man. Women are restricted in work, and study, and social activities. But Saudi...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Free eCourse: Gender-sensitive Governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?
This free web-based course provides participants with a general grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on...
Elections in Tunisia 2014 Women
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Few women on Tunisian parliamentary poll lists
Tunisia, despite being the most advanced Arab nation in terms of women's rights, is still fare from adhering fully to the principles enshrined in the January 2014 Constitution and from abiding by the ratification of international treaties in daily...