World News


October 4, 2023
Source: PR Newswire
Healthcare advocate and former assemblymember Mary Hayashi announces the upcoming release of her new book 'Women in Politics'
In Women in Politics, award-winning author and healthcare leader Mary Hayashi offers a riveting exploration of the strides made by women in government. The book features inspiring stories of trailblazing women in leadership, including Karen Bass, Connie Perez-Andreesen, Lauren Book, Laphonza Butler...
September 29, 2023
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, an 'icon for women in politics,' dies at 90, source confirms
Senator Dianne Feinstein has died at 90 years old, sources have confirmed. Her career was one of many firsts. She was the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman mayor of San Francisco, and one of two of the first women elected to the U.S. Senate from...
September 27, 2023
Women group seeks state of emergency on political inclusion in Nigerian politics
The Nigeria League of Women Voters (NILOWV) has called on political parties in the country to declare a state of emergency on political inclusion and space for Nigerian women to ensure that the country is governed with wisdom and decisions for healthy growth. Convener and president of the league,...
September 21, 2023
Source: Antara
Indonesia: election to be milestone for women's representation in parliament
The 2024 election is expected to be an important milestone for increasing women's representation in parliament, according to Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA), Bintang Puspayoga. "We all hope that the 2024 election will be an important milestone in the struggle to achieve...
September 21, 2023
Source: UNESCO
African women parliamentarians learn from UNESCO’s “The Chilling” project to combat online attacks
On 18 September 2023, in Tanzania, around 30 women parliamentarians from Africa convened for a high-level dialogue. The aim was to draw parallels online violence against women journalists and the experiences of women in politics while developing effective responses to this growing issue. The...
September 20, 2023
India’s passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill reflects its commitment to gender equality and women-led development
UN Women hailed India's passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill on September 18 as a landmark moment for gender equality, especially in terms of women’s political leadership. The passage of the bill is testimony to India’s commitment to women-led development, for which it mobilised global support...
September 20, 2023
Egypt hosts dialogue to boost women’s political participation
Egypt is hosting a regional dialogue to boost women's political participation in the Arab world, bringing delegations from 11 Arab countries. The three-day event, which kicked off on Monday in Egypt's capital Cairo, is organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Arab Women...
September 18, 2023
New Zealand may get first female finance minister in 30 years
In practice debates before previous New Zealand elections, Nicola Willis used to play the role of formidable female politicians. She acted the parts of Helen Clark and Jacinda Ardern when preparing the leaders of her National Party for their head-to-head clashes during the 2008 and 2017 campaigns....
September 12, 2023
Source: BBC News
Australia MP says male colleague used to breathe on her neck in parliament
A prominent Australian politician says she has been subjected to ongoing harassment inside the nation's parliament. Former cabinet minister Karen Andrews alleges an unnamed male colleague used to "breathe on" her neck and make crude remarks in the lower house. Australia's parliament has been marred...