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November 15, 2019
9 times a female President took charge of an african country
Africa has been slow to embrace women leaders in politics, but there is an exclusive group of female presidents who have laid the foundations for future female leadership in Africa. These include Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, who served as president for 12 years, and Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde...
November 15, 2019
Source: VOA News
Social media a double-edged sword for female politicians
On Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's Facebook page, you can find videos ranging from an announcement in Des Moines, Iowa, that her campaign has reached $2 million in donations to one with the Massachusetts senator looking into the camera, explaining her plan to help U.S. teachers...
November 15, 2019
Source: Star Tribune
Election reveals shift in suburban leadership
More young women from diverse backgrounds are running — and winning. As Nadia Mohamed doorknocked for her City Council campaign, the 23-year-old often fielded questions from St. Louis Park residents about her age. Just how young are you, they asked her, and what could such a fresh face possibly...
November 15, 2019
Women running for office have to worry about one more thing: Their phones
For groups training the next generation of women in politics, the main message is: Do not post. Anything. It’s not fair. It’s not the same for men. But anything you post will be fair game. The young women in the room knew the story of the California legislator and first-time candidate who did the...
November 14, 2019
Source: The Guardian
Labour MP Gloria De Piero urges women to change parliament
Gloria De Piero, who is stepping down after nine years as a Labour MP, is urging women to “come into parliament and change it,” despite the proliferation of threats and abuse faced by many female MPs. One of 58 MPs who have announced that they will not be standing in the 12 December general...
November 14, 2019
Ireland: Threatening phone calls among issues facing women in politics highlighted by NWCI
A TD says she left her home for a week after getting threatening phone calls in the middle of the night. It is one of a number of instances of abuse against female politicians, including death and rape threats. The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has highlighted the abuse as one of the...
November 8, 2019
Source: New Era
Namibia: ICT assessment for rural women parliamentarians
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) recently conducted an ICT assessment of rural women parliamentarians with male as partners as a means to identify the basic needs of information technologies. The ICT assessment was also intended to interrogate accessibility and usage...
November 8, 2019
Source: Relief Web
From Sudan to the Security Council: Sudanese women lead drive for change
On 8 April 2019, Alaa Salah took to the streets in protest of the declining economic state of her country, just like thousands of other students and young people in Sudan. She had no idea that she would become the face of the Sudanese protest movement. By 11 April, the President of Sudan had been...
November 8, 2019
Source: CNN
There were never more women in UK Parliament. Now there's an exodus
A growing number of female British lawmakers have quit ahead of the UK general election, with some citing vicious abuse and intimidation as reasons for stepping down. In total, six female politicians have resigned since Monday because of the difficulties of being an MP, personal circumstances, or...