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The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, foreground right, meets women leaders in Mogadishu (file photo/allAfrica)
November 30, 2021
Source: AllAfrica
Somalia: electoral agency pushes for more women in parliament
Somalia's federal electoral agency is urging all regional polls supervisors to ensure that at least 30 percent of seats in the Lower House go to women. In a letter to state electoral teams, the federal agency also published a table showing the number of legislators each state will vote for, out of...
Women MP’s of Sri Lanka parliament call for action to prevent verbal harassment from male colleagues  (Photo by Joakim Honkasalo on Unsplash)
November 29, 2021
Women MP’s of Sri Lanka parliament call for action to prevent verbal harassment from male colleagues
Chairperson of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus (WPC) in Sri Lanka parliament, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control has written to the Speaker of Parliament to take steps to prevent verbal harassment of female members by their...
One of UWC's panels on the topic of "Women in the security sector and peace-building.” (Copyright: NDI)
November 29, 2021
Source: NDI
The value of women’s leadership: NDI supports the 5th Annual Ukranian Women’s Congress
Despite the fact that 61 percent of Ukrainians believe men and women should be equally involved in political life, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in Ukrainian politics. In this context, organizations and events that bring together women from across Ukraine to share knowledge...
It is bullying, pure and simple’: being a woman in Japanese politics (copyright: The Guardian)
November 26, 2021
Source: The Guardian
’It is bullying, pure and simple’: being a woman in Japanese politics
Mari Yasuda has come to dread checking her social media accounts. While a TV programme has tipped the candidate as “one to watch” in Japan’s general election this month, her anonymous correspondents make no secret of their belief that, as a woman, she should not be standing for parliament at all. “...
Una mujer libia porta una bandera nacional en la capital, Trípoli, el 25 de febrero de 2021. Mahmud Turkia/AFP
November 25, 2021
Leila ben Khalifa becomes first woman to run for Libyan presidency
Leila ben Khalifa, an activist who heads the National Movement party, became the first woman to run in the presidential elections in Libya on Monday after she submitted her papers to run in the election, according to Arabic-language media. Over 65 candidates have applied to run in the elections....
(Copyright: Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)
November 25, 2021
Source: The Hill
Advocates worry online misogyny will keep women out of office
Advocates are worried that rising online misogyny will leave more women unwilling to run for office, a concern highlighted by a video posted by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Although Gosar’s video, which used an edited clip from the anime show...
November 24, 2021
Source: BBC News
Sweden's first female PM resigns hours after appointment
Sweden's first ever female prime minister has resigned just hours after she was appointed. Magdalena Andersson, was announced as leader on Wednesday but resigned after her coalition partner quit the government and her budget failed to pass. Instead, parliament voted for a budget drawn-up by the...
Participants in New Bern's 2017 Women's March hold up signs in support of women's equality.  TODD WETHERINGTON / SUN JOURNAL STAFF
November 24, 2021
Source: The Sun
Craven County women have ground to make up in elected positions. Men still dominate boards
On Thursday night, the Craven County GOP elected Sarah Benischek as the party's new chairman. The announcement marked a victory for women in local politics after a recent report found women are not represented equally to their male counterparts.  Women currently make up 51% of the population in...
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution (copyright: Gender Links)
November 18, 2021
Source: Gender Links
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution
Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and delivers gender equality. The President announced...