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Soledad Nunez, Paraguay's opposition vice presidential candidate and running mate of the presidential candidate Efrain Alegre, talks to Reuters ahead of the national elections, in Asuncion, Paraguay April 18, 2023. REUTERS/Cesar Olmedo
April 27, 2023
Source: Reuters
Paraguay's women battle to break political glass ceiling
ASUNCION (Reuters) - In Paraguay's election on Sunday, Soledad Nunez, a 40-year-old engineer and former minister, is looking to break into the South American country's male-dominated political arena as its first elected female vice president. Paraguay - which has a reputation for misogynist '...
Nigerian women voting during election
April 26, 2023
Source: Independent
Nigerian women least represented in governance – National Bureau of Statistics
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says women have continued to record low representation in all tiers and levels of governance. This is contained in the NBS Statistical Report on Women and Men in Nigeria 2021 released in Abuja on Tuesday. The report added that inspite of all efforts to...
Hurriyet Daily News
April 20, 2023
Türkiye: Low number of female MP candidates stirs reaction
Nongovernmental organizations and activists struggling for equal representation of women in politics and social life have criticized the low number of women on political parties’ parliamentary candidate lists, describing it as “dishonorable.” The lists of parliamentary candidates were a big...
At a regional level, no UK council has gender parity, Fawcett Society and Democracy Club research shows. Photograph: Stockcam/Getty
April 20, 2023
Source: The Guardian
Men dominate 95% of local authorities in Britain, data shows
Only 18 of 382 councils have minimum gender representation parity, say equality charities The vast majority (95%) of local authorities across the UK are dominated by men, while only just over a third of local councillors are women, according to figures that highlight the gender disparities of local...
Purra obtained 42,589 votes by herself and became the most popular female candidate in the country in 75 years. [EPA-EFE/KIMMO BRANDT]
April 7, 2023
Source: Euractiv
Finnish elections dominated by women
Even though the Finnish elections were won by a male, women dominated Finland’s general election that took place on Sunday, with the most successful candidates being female. The winner of the election is Peterri Orpo from the National Coalition Party with 20.8% of the vote, followed by Finns Party...
Women’s Agenda
April 4, 2023
The world’s top three happiest countries are led by women
The top three countries with the happiest populations were led by women, the latest World Happiness Report has revealed. Finland, led by Prime Mininster Sanna Marin, was crowned as the happiest population in the world. The Scandinavian country of 5.5 million has topped the world for six years,...
The election candidates promotional posters on the side of the road in Kirkkojärvi, Espoo on the 20th of March 2023. LEHTIKUVA
April 1, 2023
Women account for 42.9% of candidates in 2023 Finnish Parliamentary Elections
The proportion of women among the candidates for the 2023 Finnish parliamentary elections is higher than ever before, according to a press release from the Finnish Statistics Centre. Women now account for 42.9% of candidates, which is 0.9 percentage points higher than the previous election in 2019...
Bunmi Dipo-Salami
February 22, 2023
Nigeria Decides: Vote for Candidates that will prioritise women’s development, Baobab advises
The call for an increase in the representation of women in governance and other leadership positions has remained a mirage in Nigeria, with several factors militating against it, especially since the advent of the Fourth Republic. Although a total of 93,469,008 citizens, comprising 49,054,162 males...
Women party members and officials take the stage to speak at a rally of the ruling All Progressives Congress for incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria on Feb. 13, 2019. [Ben Curtis/AP Photo]
February 22, 2023
Source: Al Jazeera
Nigeria election: Women denounce poor political representation
Half of Nigeria’s population are women, but only 4 percent were elected in the 2019 election. Will the 2023 election be any different? Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria – On June 8, 2022, millions of Nigerians were glued to their phones, televisions, and other devices, watching the presidential primaries of the...