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Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy - Eurasia Review
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy
Despite its apparent liberalism, Lebanon scores low in gender equality, especially in politics. According to the Gender Gap index, Lebanon ranks third last in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with only Syria and Yemen, both plagued by...
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank. Copyright: The Bharat Express News
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank
During the campaign for local elections in the West Bank, many female candidates’ faces were replaced by a rose or a silhouette on voter lists and campaign posters. About 65% of eligible voters turned out for the first round of voting on December 11...
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global - Copyright: IPU
Friday, December 17, 2021
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global
Just over ten years ago, IPU Member Parliaments adopted a landmark resolution on youth participation to encourage the rejuvenation of parliaments. Since then, parliaments from around the world have made some limited progress in its implementation....
Xiomara Castro, presidential candidate for the opposition Libre party speaks during a rally in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Photograph: Yoseph Amaya/Reuters - The Guardian
Friday, November 26, 2021
“She’s the only option": Hondurans hope Xiomara Castro can lead the nation in a new direction
A week ahead of what may be Honduras’s most consequential election since the country’s return to democracy in 1982, the leading opposition candidate for president delivered her final address to an audience of fervent supporters. “Today we are united...
Una mujer libia porta una bandera nacional en la capital, Trípoli, el 25 de febrero de 2021. Mahmud Turkia/AFP
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Leila ben Khalifa becomes first woman to run for Libyan presidency
Leila ben Khalifa, an activist who heads the National Movement party, became the first woman to run in the presidential elections in Libya on Monday after she submitted her papers to run in the election, according to Arabic-language media. Over 65...
Hate and Misoginy She Persisted
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Tackling Gender Based Online Violence in the Digital Services Act
‘It is what girls need’: the FGM activist hoping to be the Gambia’s president (copyright: The Guardian)
Thursday, November 11, 2021
‘It is what girls need’: the FGM activist hoping to be the Gambia’s president
Jaha Dukureh was a young mother of three with little campaigning experience when she started a movement in the Gambia to end female genital mutilation, backed by the Guardian. In the seven years that followed she advised Barack Obama in the US,...
Newly Brooklyn Councilmember elect Shahana Hanif spoke at a rally in City Hall Park supporting female candidates, July 13, 2021. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
City Council adds historic number of women to its ranks as republicans gain
New York City’s legislative branch will be packed with newcomers in 2022 and will have its first female majority. Meanwhile, the GOP gained at least one more Council seat. As voters chose moderate Democrat Eric Adams as mayor, the City Council...
Gender Stereotypes, Political Leadership, and Voting Behavior in Tunisia- Photo by Alif Caesar Rizqi Pratama on Unsplash
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Gender Stereotypes, Political Leadership, and Voting Behavior in Tunisia
Abstract Although female political representation in the Arab world has nearly doubled in the last decade, little is known about how voters in the region view female politicians and their political platforms, particularly in a new democracy like...
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Austrian-US actor, filmmaker, politician and activist Arnold Schwarzenegger pose for photographers prior the opening ceremony o
Monday, November 01, 2021
COP26: Why are women still missing at the top climate table
When the global face to climate action is Greta Thunberg, it can appear that women and girls are well represented at the top table. As the U.K. opens the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the lack of women’s senior...
FROM LEFT: Shura Council candidates Fatma Ahmed Al Kuwari, Al Maha Jassim Al Majed, and Fatma Ghanem Muhammad Saad al Kubaisi
Friday, October 01, 2021
Women candidates upbeat of winning seats in Qatar's Shura Council polls
With the election campaign for the Shura Council is nearing its end, the women candidates seem very confident to secure seats as since the beginning of election campaign only two women have withdrawn, compared to the withdrawal of 53 male candidates...
Somali women - UN Multimedia
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Half fees for all Somalia women vying in coming October elections
Somalia is halving the registration fees for women candidates to encourage more participation in the upcoming elections. Last week, the National Consultative Council, an organ created with representation from the Prime Minister and five federal...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
WFD campaign empowers women in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Constitution and legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulate equality between women and men. However, gender inequalities are found across all social domains. Women are still underrepresented in politics, and particularly so in top...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
Women’s political careers: Leadership in practice
Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled. However, the...
Vote Mama CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley.Photo courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Campaign-funded child care helps moms run for office — meet the woman making it happen
When Liuba Grechen Shirley ran for New York’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, the Democratic mom of two had no clue about the barriers she would face on the campaign trail. “There is no playbook for running for office with small children,”...
Representational Image via Unsplash/@graylab
Thursday, June 17, 2021
From fake nudes to rape threats: how gendered disinformation is deployed to push women out of politics
For women political leaders, social media had the potential to be a big gamechanger. Often left invisible in the media and lacking access to large financial resources, this was the space where they could overcome traditional barriers and engage with...
Qatar Foundation
Friday, June 11, 2021
Training workshop to strengthen women’s political participation in Qatar
The 3-day high-level workshop for Qatari women aspiring for/in leadership positions and women candidates expected to run for Shura Council elections will be organized as a partnership between the Delegation of the European Union to the State of...
Aljazeera English
Thursday, June 03, 2021
Peru presidential candidates square off in debate
Candidates in Peru's polarised presidential race have squared off in a televised debate - a week ahead of the runoff vote. Opponents of Pedro Castillo say his socialist policies will hurt the economy. Critics of conservative contender Keiko Fujimori...

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