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Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric will be sworn in on March 11 and oversee a vote on a new constitution in the South American nation [Esteban Felix/AP Photo]
January 24, 2022
Source: Al Jeezera
Chile president-elect Boric unveils women-majority cabinet
Gabriel Boric, Chile’s left-wing president-elect, has announced his first cabinet, giving a majority of the posts to women and several to former student protest leaders. Fourteen of the 24 new ministers announced on Friday are women, including Defence Minister Maya Fernandez — a granddaughter of...
People continue protests demanding the restoration of civilian rule in Khartoum, Sudan [File: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]
January 24, 2022
Source: Al Jazeera
Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman arrested in raid
Armed men have arrested prominent Sudanese women’s rights campaigner Amira Osman in a night-time raid on her home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, her sister said. Osman’s arrest comes amid, what activists say, a campaign of arrests of civil society and pro-democracy figures since a military takeover...
Is There Scope For Equitable Representation Of Women Leaders In UP Elections 2022? / Image Source: Mid Day
January 24, 2022
Is There Scope For Equitable Representation Of Women Leaders In UP Elections 2022?
Political parties are all set for the upcoming elections in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a very important demographic with 403 assembly seats. It has also become important to see the women representation among the leaders and the voters in the elections in this biggest state of India. Uttar...
Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term . Credits: The Guardian
January 21, 2022
Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term
Mia Mottley, who shot to international fame during the Cop26 climate talks and oversaw Barbados’s break with the Queen last year, has won a second term as the Caribbean nation’s prime minister. The 56-year-old’s Barbados Labour party (BLP) won all 30 seats, up from 29 in 2018, in an election marred...
Only two UK Covid briefings were led by a female MP, report finds. Credits: The Guardian
January 21, 2022
Only two UK Covid briefings were led by a female MP, report finds
Only two of the government briefings held at the height of the coronavirus pandemic were led by a female politician, and in both cases it was the home secretary, Priti Patel, a report into gender representation across the UK’s top jobs has shows. The 2022 Sex and Power Index, compiled by the...
In 2019, indigenous leader Nara Baré embarked on a tour to Europe to denounce violations against indigenous peoples and the environment in Brazil Image: Midia Ninja, CC BY-SA 4.0 / Eco-Business
January 21, 2022
Source: Eco-business
Why women’s leadership is key to climate action
At the COP26 climate summit, the leaders of Estonia, Tanzania and Bangladesh were the first to sign the Glasgow Women’s Leadership statement, calling for countries to support the leadership of women and girls on climate action at all levels of society and politics. Yet these three women comprised ...
Durante el 17 y 18 de enero se presentará la Red de Mujeres Progresistas de América Latina en Bogotá. Foto: Twiitter @GloriaFlorezSI / El Espectador
January 21, 2022
Red de Mujeres Progresistas: la alianza regional por la participación política en Colombia
Este lunes se inició el seminario internacional organizado por los movimientos políticos Polo Democrático, Fuerza Ciudadana y Colombia Humana, en alianza con la Corporación Latinoamericana Sur, donde se presentó la Red de Mujeres Progresistas de América Latina. Este grupo de mujeres tiene como fin...
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria - Credits: the New telegraph
January 21, 2022
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for more concerted actions toward better recognition of the contributions that women make in national development.  According to a statement by her spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, Aisha said power-sharing arrangements must reflect women’s contributions both...
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections. - File photo / The Tribune
January 20, 2022
Source: The Tribune
In India, Manipur BJP chief Sharda Devi for 33% women quota
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections “There is 33 per cent reservation for women in local bodies and panchayats. A similar principle should be followed while allotting...