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Bunmi Dipo-Salami
February 22, 2023
Nigeria Decides: Vote for Candidates that will prioritise women’s development, Baobab advises
The call for an increase in the representation of women in governance and other leadership positions has remained a mirage in Nigeria, with several factors militating against it, especially since the advent of the Fourth Republic. Although a total of 93,469,008 citizens, comprising 49,054,162 males...
Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Social media provides a vehicle for the most awful abuse of women, misogyny, sexism and threats of violence for women who put their heads above the parapet.’ Photograph: Reuters
February 21, 2023
‘It could be your next-door neighbour’: how female MPs cope with misogynistic abuse
As Nicola Sturgeon quits, online vitriol continues to leave female politicians fearing for their safety he brutality of political life had taken its toll on her, said Nicola Sturgeon as she announced her resignation on Wednesday. That same day, a 42-year-old man was jailed for sending her an email...
FemParl MENA
February 20, 2023
Source: Jordan News
Jordan: Bani Mustafa calls for increasing women's participation in decision-making
AMMAN — Minister of Social Development Wafaa Bani Mustafa called for increasing women's participation in political decision-making in Jordan, saying such a change would guarantee sustainable development, democracy, and the achievement of national interests. The minister, speaking at the third...
Noriko Suematsu, mayor of Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, speaks in an interview at Suzuka City Hall in October. | KYODO
February 17, 2023
Source: Japan Times
Survey highlights struggles faced by Japan's female politicians
TSU, MIE PREF. – Female politicians and leaders in Japan are more likely to face gender bias and sexual harassment than their male counterparts, with their competence often questioned regardless of past experience, a recent survey by Kyodo News covering female heads of municipalities found. Among 1...
The Independent
February 16, 2023
Nicola Sturgeon to resign as First Minister, saying ‘the time is now’
Nicola Sturgeon has announced she will stand down after eight years as First Minister, telling a press conference “the time is now”. In a shock announcement on Wednesday, the SNP leader said she was not reacting to “short-term pressures” after a series of political setbacks. The longest-serving –...
The Kathmandu Post
February 6, 2023
Nepal: Landmark bill to boost women candidacy in polls
Election Commission is drafting a bill to increase women’s candidacy in all three tiers of government by a third. At least one third of the elected representatives in the federal parliament must be women, as per the Constitution of Nepal. The constitutional provision has been met so far by...
The Island
February 6, 2023
Source: The Island
Harassment of women in politics on the rise in Sri Lanka
Election monitors and activists express concern that digital harassment of female politicians will increase when the local council elections campaign gets into full swing in the coming weeks. According to the preliminary results of a survey conducted by the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (...
The women leading budget negotiations have been friends for years and share a deep respect for and expertise in the appropriations process.Credit...Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times
February 3, 2023
Meet the women trying to avoid a spending train wreck in Congress
For the first time, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are all women, as is the top White House budget official. Can they avert a fiscal disaster? They’re determined to try. WASHINGTON — Inside a grand committee room in the Capitol on a recent afternoon, Senator Patty...
Guardian - Carmel Sepuloni speaks at her first press conference since being unveiled as New Zealand’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images
January 30, 2023
Who is Carmel Sepuloni? New Zealand’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister
The daughter of an abattoir worker and fruit picker, Sepuloni could have exactly the expertise the PM needs to tackle a brutal cost of living crisis C armel Sepuloni admits her father, who arrived from Samoa in 1964 unable to speak English, had difficulty taking in the news that his daughter was...