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September 25, 2020
Source: Jordan Times
SIGI urges women planning to run for elections to form their own lists
A local organisation on Sunday called on women wishing to run for the upcoming parliamentary elections to form their own lists and not to wait to be included in other candidates' lists. Sisterhood is Global Institute Jordan (SIGI) stated that Article 9 in the 2016 Elections Law stipulated that...
September 25, 2020
Source: Taiwan News
Taiwan president listed among TIME's 100 most influential people of 2020
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been selected for TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2020, primarily because of her administration’s effective measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan. Tsai is among the 54 women listed by the magazine as having considerable...
September 24, 2020
Source: The Guardian
Female voices 'drowned out' in reporting on Covid-19, report finds
Women’s voices have been “worryingly marginalised” in reporting of the coronavirus, partly due to the war-like framing of the pandemic, according to a report analysing stories across six countries. Each woman’s voice in news coverage of the crisis is “drowned out” by at least three men, it said....
September 24, 2020
Source: The Guardian
Japan is a 'democracy without women', says ruling party MP
A prominent member of Japan’s ruling party has described the country’s politics as “democracy without women”, days after the new prime minister appointed just two female MPs to his cabinet. Tomomi Inada, a former defence minister from the governing Liberal Democratic party (LDP), added her voice to...
September 23, 2020
Source: ABC News
Australia: Record numbers of women are having babies in the Federal Parliament and now coronavirus might help them
There's an unusual sense of calm inside Lisa Chesters' office. A green square inside her clock is flashing as bells ring throughout the building. But she's in no rush to leave. Gone is a Pavlovian response to bells, where everything is dropped to rush to the green-clad House of Representatives to...
September 23, 2020
Coalition of political parties women in Liberia says national legislature is not balanced, as they train female candidates for December election
Ahead of the December 8, 2020 Senatorial election, the Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) says the national legislature is not balanced because of the limited female representation in the Liberian Senate. The group, which is a conglomeration of women from all political...
September 22, 2020
Source: NBC News
How Belarusian women became a strong presence in anti-Lukashenko protests
Staring down a masked man with a rifle, standing alongside dozens of other women all linking arms in solidarity, Anastasiya Antoniuk was prepared to be taken to jail. The 26-year-old copywriter was taking part in a protest against the detention of an opposition leader, one of many demonstrations...
September 22, 2020
Kosovo’s female leaders: Alleviating gender-based poverty
On February 2020, Kosovo elected several women to political office, and women now hold prominent positions in government, ranging from economic development to education. With more women in leadership positions, policies focused on improving gender-based poverty are now taking greater importance....
September 22, 2020
Kenya's parliament to challenge dissolution bid over lack of women
Justin Muturi, speaker of the National Assembly and chairman of the Parliamentary Service Commission, said Maraga's advisory was unconstitutional, while organisations that pushed for the petition called it an unprecedented test of Kenyan law. "The Commission regrets that the chief justice appears...