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More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion (Picture: Toronto Star)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Canada: More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion
"Women hold just 30 per cent of seats in Parliament; only two of 12 premiers are women. It matters because women matter." I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s truck, driving around Saint John when I was 12. I was feeling smug because I...
Image: UNDP/Aisha Jemila Daniels.
Friday, May 20, 2022
#PanWomanity as the new #PanAfricanism: What can data tell us?
The inclusivity of women in politics and decision-making is steadily rising across Africa. This could be the last frontier for sustainable development in Africa. Africa has enormous potential to grow if it can take advantage of the untapped power...
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change - International IDEA
Friday, May 20, 2022
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change
As the Chair of the Council of Member States of International IDEA, Canada, in collaboration with International IDEA, will host an in-person panel discussion on “Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on...
 Politics and peril for Asian women - Bangkok Post
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Politics and peril for Asian women
The political landscape in Asia has been very dynamic lately, but it is a disappointment to me personally that events have not been kind to women. Filipinos on Monday picked Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of the late dictator, as their next president...
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG - Credits: Lowy Institute
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG
In this special Women in Politics series for the Australia-PNG Network, the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea to discuss the deep-seated challenge of women’s political representation in Papua New...
Quebec Solidaire MNA Ruba Ghazal said the National Assembly still has room to improve on work-life balance. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
How women have helped change the culture of politics in Quebec
As a high number of women leave the National Assembly, things are slow to change — but getting better. It's been 61 years since Claire Kirkland-Casgrain became the first woman elected to Quebec's National Assembly, and though women politicians say...
Garbage, blasted glass, and the women cleaning up political filth in Lebanon - CNN
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Garbage, blasted glass, and the women cleaning up political filth in Lebanon
(CNN) In 2015, I spent the summer protesting and getting tear-gassed. I wasn't protesting for anything grand. I was one of hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets to demand an end to the garbage crisis. We are obsessed with cleaning...
Understanding young people’s political participation - The Body Shop
Friday, May 13, 2022
Understanding young people’s political participation
Young people care – about our planet, our future and our political systems. In the last decade, young people have initiated social movements, tackling issues that impact their own lives and those of communities around the globe. They have done so...
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University
Friday, May 13, 2022
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics
As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election. Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible...
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament - The Point
Monday, April 25, 2022
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament
A dozen of women groups have expressed their concerns and dissatisfaction over the number of women that were elected on the 9th April elections as members of the country’s National Assembly. These dissatisfactions were expressed in a statement...
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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Climate justice requires women’s leadership
Only a third of leadership positions in climate-change negotiations are held by women, even though women are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of global warming. Absent the active participation of women and girls in local, national, and...
Guyana Parliament reaches out to youth - IPU
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Guyana Parliament reaches out to youth
In a good example of parliamentary outreach to young people, the second edition of the Guyana National Youth Debating Competition takes place on Friday, 8 April. Some 16 youth groups will participate in the event with the objective of connecting...
The Western Isles council building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
Monday, April 11, 2022
Only eight women stand in all-male Western Isles council elections
Officials and activists had urged more women to stand after none of the female candidates were elected in 2017. Equalities campaigners are dismayed that only eight women are standing for election to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles council...
Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections - Concord Times
Monday, April 04, 2022
Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections
Women across Sierra Leone have through a communique submitted to the Speaker of Parliament called for the creation of a Women's Fund to enhance effective political participation and to also advance the interests and concerns of women for the...
The faces of the Nicaraguan political prisoners were present at a demonstration held on March 8, International Women’s Day, in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo: Katherine Estrada
Friday, April 01, 2022
Feminist outcry for Nicaragua’s female political prisoners
Relatives of opposition members imprisoned by the regime addressed the panel, decrying the poor treatment and different types of torture the female prisoners suffer. Feminists from different countries “shouted out” on March 10th for the 14 women...
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
Friday, April 01, 2022
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Global trends indicate the slow-paced progress in closing gender gaps across major dimensions of human development in different countries. Nigeria remains one of the poor performing countries with respect to closing its gender gaps, especially under...
Nigerian women and politics of gender inequality
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Nigerian women and politics of gender inequality
‘When some women try to get involved in politics, they are despised and as such they are at the defensive. Even their co-women would despise them and refuse to support and vote for them…First, women are not as financially buoyant as the men....
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
In a world increasingly defined by crises, we need women’s leadership like never before
We need more women in top leadership roles. We also need male leaders embracing the qualities women leaders exemplified throughout the pandemic. Nothing less than our future depends on it. Women are often unfairly criticized for being “too emotional...

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