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Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Fight to get Fijian women in politics
Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics. Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018....
Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Online abuse has a profound impact on the health of democratic societies, threatening progress on diversity and representation in politics. Research has shown that abuse can deter women and individuals from minority groups from pursuing careers in...
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections (Picture: New Dawn)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections
The deal to upholding women’s political participation and leadership in the 2023 presidential and General elections remains elusive and daunting, as the Woman Legislative Caucus of Liberia launches a two-day workshop for women aspirants to solicit...
Senegalese deputies take part in a parliamentary session in Dakar in September 2022 [File: Carmen Abd Ali/AFP]
Monday, December 05, 2022
Politician slaps a woman MP in Senegal parliament, sparking brawlà l’Assemblée
Tensions have grown between ruling and opposition politicians since legislative elections in July when leading coalition lost its comfortable majority. A violent brawl broke out in Senegal’s parliament after a male opposition legislator slapped a...
USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections (PBS Picture)
Thursday, December 01, 2022
USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections
A record number of Black women ran for office this year for U.S. House, Senate and governor. And while some made history with their wins, Black women are still underrepresented in public office. Nadia Brown, the Director of the Women’s and Gender...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
Monday, November 28, 2022
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,...
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region – The launch of new ODIHR toolkit (OSCE Logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region – The launch of new ODIHR toolkit
ODIHR organizes this online event as part of the global 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-based Violence. Members of parliaments and leading experts will discuss current challenges and opportunities in preventing violence against women in...
Une des femmes en formation à Korhogo (Agence Ivoirienne de Presse)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Côte d'Ivoire-AIP/ Women from political parties trained in Korhogo for their participation in the 2023 local elections
Korhogo, Nov 18, 2022 (AIP)- The Coordination Committee for Women's Participation (2C2PF), began on Friday, November 18, 2022, in Korhogo, the training of 25 women with a view to their participation in the 2023 regional and municipal elections....
 Boston Mayor Michelle Wu [+]BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, November 10, 2022
USA: Women in politics have to deal with more harassment and violence. A new database tracks the threats
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has become a target for white supremacists. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington was stalked outside her house by a man with a gun. And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives an “astronomical” number of...
Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
USA: These 2022 candidates made history with their election wins
As the results from the midterm elections started pouring in Tuesday night, a number of candidates made history. So far, there have been barriers broken by women including women of color, young people, and members of the LGBTQ community. Here’s a...
Miri Regev, 2019. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Thursday, November 03, 2022
Eight out of 65 seats: Who are the women of Israel's newly elected government?
Overnight, Israel saw the number of women in the government shrink from 24 seats to just eight. Who are the women of Israel's new government? Despite making up just over 50% of Israeli society today, women will not find themselves equally...
Pelosi has repeatedly condemned heated and violent Republican rhetoric in recent years. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Monday, October 31, 2022
Attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband follows years of GOP demonizing her
A man with right-wing views who broke into the House speaker’s home yelled “Where is Nancy?” before assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer, police say. In 2010, Republicans launched a “Fire Pelosi” project — complete with a bus tour, a #FIREPELOSI...
Podcast: Rosie Campbell on how women shape elections (Acast)
Friday, October 28, 2022
Podcast: Rosie Campbell on how women shape elections
Rosie Campbell is professor of politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, where she works with Julia. Rosie has authored research on voting behaviour, public opinion and the politics of diversity...
India: Women in government fellowship (Femme First Foundation)
Monday, October 24, 2022
India: Women in government fellowship
The Women in Government Fellowship is a six-month program that is focused on capacity-building, training, and mentorship of women in politics. It seeks to enhance and improve the quality of political participation of women. The fellows will undergo...
Solidarity among Women in Politics in Sri Lanka: Potentials and Challenges- Nadine Vanniasinkam and Viyanga Gunasekera (SSA Lanka)
Monday, October 24, 2022
Solidarity among women in politics in Sri Lanka: Potentials and challenges - Nadine Vanniasinkam and Viyanga Gunasekera
Introduction Women politicians and political aspirants in Sri Lanka share certain patterns of marginalisation within patriarchal party and political structures which prevent them from entering and engaging in agentive politics. Women encounter...
Julia King will be the sixth woman to hold a seat in Vanuatu’s parliament since it gained independence from Britain and France 42 years ago. Photograph: Ginny Stein
Monday, October 24, 2022
Vanuatu to welcome first female MP since 2008 after snap election
Vanuatu Election Commission yet to declare official results but Julia King likely to be lone female voice in 52-member parliament. Votes are still being counted in Vanuatu’s snap election, but with the preliminary votes tallied, one change seems...
France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias? (50/50 Magazine)
Thursday, October 20, 2022
France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias?
Pourquoi privilégier l’étude des médias quand on travaille sur les questions de genre ? En ce qui me concerne, je poserai la question des femmes politiques à partir de mon terrain d’observation qui est celui des médias, et plus spécifiquement, des...
Australia’s air force has helped transport ballot papers for Vanuatu’s election. Photograph: Ginny Stein/The Guardian
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Vanuatu goes to polls by air, sea and road in snap election after lightning campaign
First-time candidates vie with incumbents for 52 seats after government dissolved ‘Red Roof’ parliament to ward off no-confidence vote. After a short and sharp 10-day campaign, voters in Vanuatu will on Thursday cast their ballots in a snap election...

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