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Friday, November 09, 2018
American women won at the ballot in record numbers. Here’s what’s next
Historic wins for women in the midterm elections drove home the interpretation that 2018 was, indeed, the “Year of the Woman.” But it remains unknown whether women’s political capital will continue to rise. The 101 women and counting who won House...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins, becoming youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress
Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her race for a U.S. House seat in New York’s 14th District on Tuesday, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The 29-year-old political newcomer made headlines nationwide in June when...
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...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
African women’s decade 2010-2020: Women’s participation in decision-making & leadership
Considering that equal access of men and women to power is a necessary precondition for democracies to flourish, the African women’s decade 2010-2020: Women’s participation in decision-making & leadership 2017- 2018 report focuses on women’s...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Analysis of black women’s electoral strength in an era of fractured politics
Fifty years after the election of Shirley Chisholm as the first African American woman to serve in Congress, black women are still making political history across the country. London Breed became the first black female mayor of San Francisco when...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
African feminists emphasize key to global peace
By H. Patricia, On the eve of World War II, the iconic writer Virginia Woolf responded to a male attorney’s question about how to prevent war. The key, she replied, is that women must be educated and able to earn a living. Only then, once they were...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
A Resource for Gender Responsive Budgeting Groups
“Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to bring about change.” This means persuading policy-makers (government, parliament, civil servants) to think about what impact spending and revenue raising decisions will have on gender equality and to adopt...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Africa's young female ministers: Mali follows Botswana, Zimbabwe
Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Monday named Kamissa Camara as his new foreign minister, joining a 33 member cabinet tasked with restoring peace and rebuilding the economy in Keita’s second and final term. 35-year Camara previously...
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...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Agate Report: The political participation of Armenian women with disabilities: barriers and recommendations
The Agate Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities, with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United States Agency for International Development, has published new research on the barriers to and...
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Andrea García
Andrea García is a Senator of the State Tamaulipas, Mexico and President of the Municipal Development Commission. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Monday, August 06, 2018
Abdulla Rifau
Abdulla Rifau is a Member of Parliament for Maafannu South Constituency in Maldives. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
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,...