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Senegalese deputies take part in a parliamentary session in Dakar in September 2022 [File: Carmen Abd Ali/AFP]
December 5, 2022
Source: Aljazeera
Politician slaps a woman MP in Senegal parliament, sparking brawlà l’Assemblée
Tensions have grown between ruling and opposition politicians since legislative elections in July when leading coalition lost its comfortable majority. A violent brawl broke out in Senegal’s parliament after a male opposition legislator slapped a female colleague in the face, television footage...
Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive (Picture: The Kathmandu Post)
December 5, 2022
Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive
As proportional representation votes are scattered among parties, women, Dalits, Janajatis will be underrepresented. With most Dalit, Janajati and women candiates across parties failing to win the first-past-the-post (FPTP) elections for the House of Representatives, the upcoming parliament is set...
Speaking at the event in Cork City Hall, Lord Mayor of Cork Deirdre Forde said 'under-representation of women at all levels of governance and decision-making weakens our democracy'. Picture: Jim Coughlan
December 5, 2022
Ireland: Cork caucus hears calls for gender quotas to be extended to local government elections
Gender quotas should be extended from national elections to the 2024 local government elections to ensure Ireland is in line with other European countries, new research has recommended. It also found that some female elected members believe local government to be “a boys’ club”, while others spoke...
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
December 2, 2022
Source: This Day
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutions The United Nations (UN) has scored Nigeria low in the area of women participation in politics. The UN Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ms. Beatrice Eyong, who spoke yesterday in...
Liberal senator Jane Hume and former party director Brian Loughnane are reviewing May’s election loss.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/LOUISE KENNERLEY
December 2, 2022
Australia Liberals’ election review to back pipeline, not quotas, to attract women to party
A secret review into the Liberals’ disastrous election loss in May has ruled out formal quotas for the number of women MPs in federal parliament and instead recommends a British-style recruitment drive to improve the party’s gender balance. Former party director Brian Loughnane and Liberal Party...
The many times Jacinda Ardern has faced sexist questions from reporters – video (Picture: The Guardian)
November 30, 2022
Source: The Guardian
Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss suggestion their age and gender was reason for meeting
Finland’s PM says she met Ardern in New Zealand because they are both ‘prime ministers’ after journalist asks whether it was due to similar age and gender. The prime ministers of Finland and New Zealand have taken a swipe at suggestions their first face-to-face meeting in New Zealand happened...
Nepal: Women candidates in HoR and PA elections of 2079 BS (Picture: My Republica)
November 30, 2022
Source: My Republica
Nepal: Women candidates in HoR and PA elections of 2079 BS
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Five women candidates have been elected to the House of Representatives (HoR) in the elections held on November 20. According to the data of the Election Commission (EC), women candidates were elected from five constituencies across the country till Thursday evening. According to...
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress (Picture: CNN)
November 29, 2022
Source: CNN
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress
CNN — A record number of women will be elected to Congress this year, CNN projects – but barely. The 149 women who will serve in the US House and Senate in the 118th Congress will expand the ranks of female representation by just two members above the record set by this Congress. Alaska carried...
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality (Picture: Council of Europe)
November 29, 2022
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held every year on 25 November, the spokesperson for the Council of Europe Congress on Gender Equality, Ms Eirini Dourou (SOC, Greece), made the following statement: “Inclusive societies start with inclusivity at...