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Nepal: Women MPs, unite  (Post Illustration)
Friday, September 30, 2022
Nepal: Women MPs, unite
A new women’s parliamentary caucus is needed at a time when they are being brazenly discriminated. If one thing has remained unchanged in the history of Nepal’s democratic polity, it is the male-dominated political parties’ deliberate...
Juliana Mittelbach hopes to be the first Black woman to hold office in Paraná state | Mittelbach campaign committee (Open Democracy)
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
More Black women are running for office in Brazil than ever. Can they win?
Juliana Mittelbach, a 40-year-old hospital nurse from the city of Curitiba, Brazil, had long considered a career in politics until the COVID-19 crisis forced a decision. She had noticed it was “mostly Black people” who died. “They were the ones who...
MotherRED was set up by MP Stella Creasy and is backed by Cherie Blair and Jacqui Smith. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
“The voices you’re not hearing”: The project helping mums to become MPs
MotherRED gives grants and support to 50 women, who commit to family-friendly policies, to stand for public office. When Miatta Fahnbulleh told her children her bid to become the Labour candidate for Camberwell and Peckham might mean she would...
Yemen: Female politicians targeted on social media
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Yemen: Female politicians targeted on social media
With more than two hundred thousand followers on Facebook and about 54 thousand followers on Twitter, I am one of the most prominent Yemeni politicians on the ground and online. Yet not a day passes without me having to fight in the virtual world...
In Peru, technology brings young people into politics (Picture: UNDP)
Monday, September 26, 2022
In Peru, technology brings young people into politics
In Peru, about 68 percent of young people have expressed an interest in politics, and about a third have volunteered, donated and advocated on behalf of initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result young people have mobilized to fight...
Youth4Climate: Powering action flagship global event will convene 150 young leaders to bring forth concrete climate actions - Photo: Youth4climate
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Youth4Climate: Powering action flagship global event will convene 150 young leaders to bring forth concrete climate actions
Committed, inspiring and bold climate leaders from all over the world will meet during the UN High-Level General Assembly week to discuss youth-led engagement and solutions in climate actions. New York - On the margins of the 77th Session of the...
IPINST
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Achieving Sustainable Peace and Security through Gender-Responsive Leadership
On Wednesday, September 21st, IPI together with the Government of Sweden, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, is cohosting the annual Women, Peace, and Leadership Symposium at IPI on “Achieving...
UN Women, Ms. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women
Monday, September 19, 2022
Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly Platform of Women Leaders
The high-level week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly will feature a meeting of the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders. This year’s theme is “Transformative Solutions by Women Leaders to Today’s Interlinked Challenges”. Women...
New Zealand Gov. Gen. Cindy Kiro, left, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are seen in 2021. The country ranks sixth for women’s participation in national parliaments.  NICK PERRY / AP FILE PHOTO
Monday, September 19, 2022
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics. What do Iceland, Mexico and New Zealand have in common? On at least one fundamental measure, they’re more democratic than Canada. That’s because in recent years they’ve...
Stuff / Minister for Women Jan Tinetti views the 1893 Suffrage Petition being turned by Archives NZ conservators on Suffrage Day, September 19.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Take Five: Key questions about women in local politics
It’s been 129 years since women won the right to vote, but as Aotearoa begins voting in this year’s local body elections it’s clear we still have a long way to go. Monday marks Suffrage Day. On September 19, 1893 – thanks to early feminists like...
A special session at the FNC highlighted Emirati women’s parliamentary achievements over the past 50 years.
Friday, September 16, 2022
UAE aims for greater political empowerment of Emirati women
Country on target towards 50% female representation in Federal National Council. Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) has organised a dialogue session to promote political participation among Emirati women....
Malgré leur rôle de premier plan dans l’action militante, les femmes et les filles se heurtent à des obstacles (ONU Droits de l’homme)
Friday, September 09, 2022
Despite being at forefront of activism, women and girls still face barriers
“Authorities should support the voices of young activists more; instead of silencing or minimizing them, they should be used as platforms to empower, generate a change,” said Meskerem Geset Techane, a member of the Working Group on discrimination...
House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani (right) speaks to her mother, PDI-P matriarch Megawati Soekarnoputri, during the party’s national working meeting on June 21, 2022 in Jakarta. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Indonesia: More women in politics, please
For the first time, Indonesia, dubbed the world’s third largest democracy, will hold the general elections — the presidential and legislative elections — and nationwide regional elections in the same year. Taking place in 2024, it will be perhaps...
ES Bijimol (Onmanorama)
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
India: Ex-MLA Bijimol opens up on trauma inflicted by anti-woman colleagues in CPI
ES Bijimol, a three-time MLA of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has said she suffered moral attacks and degradation from her male colleagues for daring to contest in a male bastion. The former legislator from Peermade in Kerala’s Idukki district...
Homa Ahmadi, miembro fundadora de AWPLN, Nazifa Bek, presidenta de AWPLN yy Parwin Hamakr, abogada, fiscal y miembro de AWPLN durante una reunión en la sede de Red Melissa, en Atenas. EFE/Diego Sáez Papachristou
Monday, September 05, 2022
Las afganas exiliadas luchan a través de la Red de Mujeres Parlamentarias y Líderes Afganas
Para las afganas exiliadas, huir de los talibanes no significa capitular, sino resistir, y bajo este pretexto se dedican a ayudar constantemente con la reciente fundación de la Red de Mujeres Parlamentarias y Líderes Afganas (AWPLN por sus siglas en...
Speaking at the UN headquarters in October 2021, from left to right: Asila Wardak, Fawzia Koofi, Anisa Shaheed and Naheed Farid. Photograph: UN Women
Thursday, September 01, 2022
"The Taliban don’t know how to govern": The Afghan women shaping global policy from exile
Despite the upheaval of the Taliban takeover, the ‘group of six’ are finding ways to tackle the political and humanitarian crisis. It has been described as Afghanistan’s brain drain, after the Taliban’s return to power last year precipitated an...
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians (Picture Feminism in India)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians
The bitter truth is that gender injustice in politics is largely overlooked and has been normalised to the point where a woman preparing to start a career in politics should expect misogyny and sexism as by-products. Recently, thirty-six-year-old...
L-R: Governors Elect Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Fatuma Achani (Kwale), Kawera Mwangaza (Meru), Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos), Cecily Mbarire (Embu) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay)/CFM
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Kenya: The new dawn of women in politics
The Kenyan 2022 General Elections represents a great step forward for women’s representation, albeit an incremental one. We have seen that a lot of women, both those who won and those who lost, have come forward to show that despite many decades...

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