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UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutionsThe 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...
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Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and, you know, got a lot of common stuff?”...
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal (Picture: UN Women)
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal
This paper proposes replacing the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Gender Inequality Index with two new gender indexes: the Global Gender Parity Index (GGPI) and the Women’s Empowerment Index (WEI).The proposal builds on a review of concepts of gender equality in the capability...
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others (Picture: Blueprint)
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others
The CEO Women Radio, a non-governmental organization, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, has lamented that female politicians and leaders are not given the adequate media coverage as their male counterparts.This was part of the submission at a two-day media training for political reporters organized by the...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising
'Far too little attention has been paid to either the obstacles women face once they achieve positions of political leadership or the reasons why they leave politics.'Chonticha “Lookkate” Jangrew regularly experiences online abuse, intimidation, harassment, and name-calling. As a young political...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development...
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Violence against women in all its forms is perceived by the OSCE as one of the most pervasive impediments to women’s full, equal and effective participation in political and public life and as a threat to human security. Yet, it is prevalent across the OSCE region, and it is especially, but not...
Gender inequality in local Irish politics highlighted in new research
Ireland: Women's voices in the Council's Chamber
UCC research, carried out on behalf of Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, has recommended that gender quota legislation be introduced before the next local government elections to help increase the number of female councillors around the country. Gender quotas are in place for national...
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit (Picture: Plos One logo)
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit
increase gender parity in politics, global efforts have struggled to ensure equal female representation. This is likely tied to implicit gender biases against women in authority. In this work, we present a comprehensive study of gender biases that appear in online political discussion. To this end...
Gender and politics in Portugal (Picture: Oxford Academic logo)
Gender and politics in Portugal
This chapter surveys the literature on gender and politics in Portugal, focusing on explanations for gender differences in political participation and representation. We map trends in women’s inclusion in key areas of political life: from conventional to unconventional political participation, to...
Latinas in U.S. politics 2022 (Latinas Represent)
Latinas in U.S. politics 2022
Latinas are serving in record numbers across levels of elective office, but we are still vastly underrepresented when compared to our numbers in the population.Data from the 2020 U.S. Census shows that those identifying as Hispanic or Latino accounted for more than half of the country’s...
Why women earn high marks: Examining the role of partisanship and gender in political evaluations (Cambridge Core)
Why women earn high marks: Examining the role of partisanship and gender in political evaluations
This article presents the results of a randomized survey experiment demonstrating that the public evaluates women politicians more highly than men across multiple characteristic assessments. This finding is consistent with a recent wave of research indicating greater preference for women...

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UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
UN Women
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
UNDP, Inter-Parliamentary Union, UN Women
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal (Picture: UN Women)
UNDP, Inter-Parliamentary Union, UN Women
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal (Picture: UN Women)

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