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Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash - We need girls in school to become women in politics
Friday, January 14, 2022
We need girls in school to become women in politics
Very little of the security and stability we strive for can be achieved without women’s equal and unapologetic participation. That’s why we need to help make sure girls in school can become women in politics. It’s 2022 – time to start making it...
Australian local Government NSW welcomes soaring number of women elected to councils - Manning River Times
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Australian local government NSW welcomes soaring number of women elected to councils
Communities across NSW can look forward to better, more representative local government following a dramatic rise in the number of women elected to councils, the sector's peak body said. MidCoast Council has four female councillors including one new...
A researcher from the University of Indonesia's Politics Review Center (Puskapol UI), Beni Telaumbanua, speaks at a webinar entitled 'Ensuring Women's Participation in the General Election',(ANTARA/Putu Indah Savitri/FR)
Monday, January 10, 2022
Domestic burden biggest hurdle to women's political participation in Indonesia
Domestic responsibilities and social constructs are the biggest hurdles to improving women's participation in politics, a researcher at the University of Indonesia's Politics Review Center (Puskapol UI), Beni Telaumbanua, has said. "Women encounter...
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake national vice-chairperson Anne Kibet congratulates Pheobe Asiyo after gifting her with a head ornament during Asiyo's 90th birthday celebrations in Homa Bay town. [James Omoro, Standard]
Thursday, December 30, 2021
In Kenya, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake wants more women in parliament
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation now wants the government and political parties to recognise its members by ensuring that more women acquire elective positions ahead of the next General election. The women’s organisation currently has more than...
 In Nigeria, media sexism bane of women participation in politics - Vanguard
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
In Nigeria, media sexism bane of women participation in politics
A gender-based group, Njikoka Women Association, NWA, in Ezimo, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday, identified media sexism as bane of women participation in politics. The Association which bemoaned the derogatory stereotyping of...
Run GenZ members, from left to right, Ebo Entsuah, Roxy Ndebumadu, Caleb Hanna and Braxton Mitchell - CNN
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Gen Z and millennial conservatives seek to recruit and mentor young, diverse candidates
When Roxy Ndebumadu, a Black conservative woman, ran for city council in Bowie, Maryland, at age 26, it was hard to find mentorship from elected officials of similar backgrounds. "My, I guess you would say, makeup is very unique," Ndebumadu told CNN...
ealizing gender equality in parliament: a guide for parliaments in the OSCE region - copyright: OSCE
Monday, December 20, 2021
Realizing gender equality in parliament: a guide for parliaments in the OSCE region
This practical guide is intended to support the full range of parliamentary actors — from parliamentary leadership teams, members of parliament, and political and parliamentary staff, to parliamentary practitioners and civil society organizations...
UK High Commissioner to Uganda, Kate Airey launched the 2nd cohort of a leadership and mentor programme. - The Independent
Friday, December 17, 2021
Mentorship and leadership programme for women parliamentarians launched in Uganda
The British High Commission, in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), UN Women and the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) on December 07 launched the second cohort of...
Unprecedented in Parliament's history: Women lawmakers present 133bills in 4-year - Associated Press of Pakistan
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Unprecedented in the Pakistani Parliament’s history: women lawmakers present 133 bills in 4 years
Contrary to popular belief, the performance of Women legislators in both Houses remained remarkable and in Parliament’s history they presented a significant number of 133 bills for legislative business in just four years (2018 to 2021). Having...
she_is. Josh
Thursday, December 09, 2021
In India, She is a Changemaker programme launched for women in politics
The National Commission for Women (NCW) launched 'She is a Changemaker' programme for women politicians on December 7, 2021. The pan-India capacity building programme has been launched for women representatives at all levels, from gram panchayats to...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Pakistan: women in parliament
By Dr Naazir Mahmood It was a good experience to conduct a session with some women parliamentarians in Islamabad in the last week of October. Most of these representatives of the people were first-time parliamentarians, but their immense desire to...
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution (copyright: Gender Links)
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution
Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and...
UN Women
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Strengthening women’s participation in peace processes: What roles and responsibilities for states?
This report reflects the main arguments presented during the high-level seminar, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on “Strengthening women’s participation in peace...
International IDEA
Monday, October 11, 2021
Gender assessment of political parties' internal regulations in Sudan
Political parties are considered gatekeepers for women’s access to political positions, as they play an important role in institutionalizing women’s inclusion in politics. Ensuring that political parties in Sudan play an active role in the...
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...
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...
AGORA
Friday, April 09, 2021
AGORA: Portal for Parliamentary Development
From its launch in 2010, the AGORA Portal for Parliamentary Development has played a leading role in the parliamentary development community as a knowledge and learning hub for parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, development partners and academia...
International IDEA
Monday, March 22, 2021
Africa: Women in Political Participation
Women in Political Participation- is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, its aim is to contribute to advancing the goal of gender equality in...

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