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November 26, 2020
Monitoring women's political participation & elections in Africa
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November: Violence against women and girls takes many forms and is widespread throughout the globe. It includes rape, domestic violence, harassment at work, abuse in...
November 26, 2020
How Ukraine’s gender quotas work in practice
A businesswoman from the southern city of Kherson, Eremenko has seen Ukraine’s local political system from the inside. After helping the Ukrainian army when war broke out in the east of the country in 2014, she ran for city council in a national political party - but didn’t get in. Three years...
November 23, 2020
Source: All Africa
Somalia: Groups explore ways to increase women's participation in politics
Civil society and human rights activists, legal experts, politicians and youth representatives met in Mogadishu on Sunday to discuss ways to increase and strengthen women's participation in Somalia's politics. The one-day symposium held in Mogadishu with support from the African Union Mission in...
November 23, 2020
Source: Reuters
'No democracy without women': Priced out of politics in El Salvador
The first time Karla Hernandez ran for office in El Salvador, she kept seeing a male candidate from her party in expensive television adverts, while she scraped by on a shoestring - relying on volunteers to hand out flyers and knock on doors. Hernandez was elected anyway, but her experiences...
November 18, 2020
How the Coronavirus risks exacerbating women’s political exclusion
The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt political processes around the world. Seventy-three elections have been postponed. Many parliaments have suspended or limited their activities, and over a hundred countries have restricted citizens’ freedom of assembly and expression in the name of...
November 17, 2020
Source: ABC News
She Runs program aims to boost the number of women in politics as sexism scandals swirl
In a Perth workshop, 23 women have been learning to run. The women are fellows at a "campaign school" run by the not-for-profit group She Runs, aiming to equip them with all the skills they need to run for and thrive in office. Their graduation from the program has come during a week of political...
November 13, 2020
Source: CNN
Prominent Libyan lawyer Hanan al-Barassi gunned down in Benghazi
Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has condemned the killing of prominent Libyan lawyer and women's rights activist Hanan al-Barassi, who was gunned down by armed men Tuesday in the eastern city of Benghazi. Her killing in Benghazi, which falls under the control of the Libyan National...
November 11, 2020
Source: CBS News
Despite more women leaders, society thinks men are more suitable in leadership roles, study finds
A new study conducted by Women Political Leaders and Kantar, the creators of The Reykjavik Index for Leadership, shows inequality persists in how society views leadership. The study found that despite global movements calling for greater equality, society has not become more progressive over the...
November 9, 2020
Source: CNN
'You can't be what you can't see': Female politicians of color discuss what Harris' win means to them
The ascension of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect is both symbolic and important to many women across the United States, and several female politicians of color expressed on CNN Sunday morning what it meant to them. "It is a privilege in this...