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September 22, 2020
Kosovo’s female leaders: Alleviating gender-based poverty
On February 2020, Kosovo elected several women to political office, and women now hold prominent positions in government, ranging from economic development to education. With more women in leadership positions, policies focused on improving gender-based poverty are now taking greater importance....
September 22, 2020
Kenya's parliament to challenge dissolution bid over lack of women
Justin Muturi, speaker of the National Assembly and chairman of the Parliamentary Service Commission, said Maraga's advisory was unconstitutional, while organisations that pushed for the petition called it an unprecedented test of Kenyan law. "The Commission regrets that the chief justice appears...
September 21, 2020
Source: Gulf News
Mudhawi’s List: Kuwait creates platform to support women in politics
Kuwait City: As the 2020 Kuwait National Assembly elections are approaching, candidates are beginning to campaign for a seat in parliament. In an effort to support women running for office, Mudhawi’s list, an online platform, just launched in time to highlight women running in the 2020 National...
September 18, 2020
Source: NPR
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality, dies at 87
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in...
September 18, 2020
Source: Aljazeera
Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez has said she will not run in the country's election next month, in an attempt to unify votes against the MAS party of former leader Evo Morales. Anez, a former conservative senator, took office in the power vacuum that followed Morales's departure last year...
September 17, 2020
Source: Ghana Web
Election 2020 in Ghana: Dawn of new era for women in politics
The Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), the Domestic Violence Coalition (DV Coalition) and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) have congratulated Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and Brigitte Dzogbenuku following their selection as presidential candidates of the National Democratic Party...
September 17, 2020
Source: Vanguard
Why women are insignificantly represented in Nigeria’s political structures —Tallen
Nigerian women have therefore over the years become targets of violence of diverse forms based on their positions in promoting transformative politics. The minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen said a sexist and patronage-based political culture, combined with...
September 15, 2020
Source: Japan Times
In Japan’s male-dominated politics, women face obstacles to making history
Lawmakers who were vying to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party including Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who won the overwhelming support of the party’s members, have vowed to continue outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to empower women and raise their share of leadership roles...
September 14, 2020
Source: 19th News
Lawmaker who brought her newborn to the California statehouse joins other elected women challenging outdated notions around parenthood
Buffy Wicks held her newborn as she stood to speak on the floor of the California State Assembly. “Please, please, please pass this bill,” said the masked lawmaker during a short speech on housing legislation, her 1-month-old growing increasingly fussy. “And I’m gonna go finish feeding my daughter...