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Cambodian women in leadership rising (Picture: Khmer Times)
May 25, 2022
Source: Khmer Times
Cambodian women in leadership rising
Cambodia organised the National Forum on ‘Women in Leadership and Governance’ acknowledging increasing number of women in key leadership roles in the country. In her address, National Assembly (NA) Second Vice President and Chairwoman of Women Parliamentarians Caucus Khuon Sudary, who presided over...
(L-R) The member for Reid, Sally Sitou; the member for Barton, Linda Burney; Northern Territory senator Jacinta Price; and the member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour, are among the diverse politicians in Australia’s new parliament. Composite: AAP
May 25, 2022
Source: The Guardian
"Work in progress": Australia’s new parliament the most diverse yet
Diversity advocates welcome new additions but say there is still a long way to go before parliament reflects Australian society Australia federal election 2022 LIVE – latest news, updates and results Election 2022 results: live votes tracker and federal seat counts Get our free news app; get...
Reena Kumari Shah (right) and Kaushalaya Devi (left), the now-elected mayors of Maulapur and Ishnath local level in Rautahat district. Photo: Prabhat Jha/THT
May 24, 2022
Nepal: Women candidates elected as mayor in two Rautahat local levels
The result announcement of elections held on May 13 have revealed two women candidates as the winners of mayoral elections in two local levels of Rautahat district.  Reena Kumari Shah and Kaushalaya Devi will hold office as mayors in Maulapur and Ishnath municiaplities in Rautahat.  Shah,...
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
May 23, 2022
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
PLANS to reform Welsh politics hope to see the Senedd expanded to 96 members, with gender quotas and a shake up of constituencies with each selecting multiple members. First Minister Mark Drakeford and Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said they want Senedd reform to be implemented in time for the next...
Independent Zoe Daniel has ousted Liberal Tim Wilson in the seat of Goldstein.(AAP: Joel Carrett)
May 23, 2022
Source: ABC News
Australia: How many women have been elected? What seats are in doubt? And other quick questions about the election results
Good evening Australia. It's the day after the election and the results are still rolling in from across the country. If you've been off enjoying a Sunday sesh or the sunshine, here are the answers to five quick questions to catch you up. What's the latest result? So far, the ABC has called 72 ...
المصدر: "النهار"
May 19, 2022
Source: The 961
Here is the full list of all women who won in Lebanon’s elections in 2022
The Minister of Interior, Bassam Al-Mawlawi, officially announced the results of the parliamentary elections in which 1,043 candidates competed for seats of power. Women’s participation was remarkable this time, with an initial number of 155, making up nearly 15% of the sum of contestants. However...
Samoa Parliament House | Janette Asche / Flickr
May 18, 2022
Most women ever elected to Samoan Parliament after Supreme Court ruling
This is a “win for all women.” Samoa's Supreme Court has ordered the nation's Parliamentary Speaker to swear an additional three women to Parliament immediately, a move Ali'imalemanu Alofa Tu'ua'u — one of the new members — says is a "win for all women."  The addition of Tu'ua'u, as well as Fa'...
May 17, 2022
Source: Euronews
Elisabeth Borne: Who is France's new prime minister and what's on her to-do list?
Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming the second woman to hold the post in the country. Borne, 61, who was labour minister in the previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, who resigned earlier in the day. "Ecology, health, education, full...
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet - NHK
May 16, 2022
Source: NHK
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet
Japan's Lower House of the Diet plans a questionnaire on women's participation in politics as the country largely lags behind in female representation in national parliaments. In Japan, female lawmakers account for only 9.7 percent of all those elected in last year's Lower House election. A survey...