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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...
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...
Hisila Yami being interviewed by AP about a Maoist garbage removal program in Thamel, Kathmandu, October 8, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Neil Horning
Friday, May 13, 2022
A long way to go for gender equality in Nepali politics
Nepal has progressive laws and quotas for women’s representation in politics, but patriarchy and gender discrimination run deep and influence the decisions of parties. On April 28, misogyny in Nepal’s politics and society was on full display during...
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...
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...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life. More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has...
A cross section of protesting women at the Lagos house of assembly on March 8, 2022 [File: Ope Adetayo]
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Nigerian parliament rescinds decision on gender equality bills
The lawmakers’ decision on International Women’s Day came hours after simultaneous protests by women in four states. Nigeria’s lower house of parliament has rescinded its decision on three bills that it discarded at a constitutional amendment...
CSW66
Monday, February 28, 2022
CSW66 (2022)
The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be...
Aisuluu Mamashova. Central Asia Needs to Promote Women Politicians  Image source: akipress.com / Modern Diplomacy
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Central Asia needs to promote women politicians
By Mirgul Kuhns Hidden from the world’s attention, with its five “stans” and 79 million people, Central Asia has been a region of democratic growth after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The last three decades Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,...
Sex & power 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
UK: Sex & power 2022 Index
Fawcett's Sex and Power 2022 Index is a biennial report which charts the progress towards equal representation for women in top jobs across the UK. Yet again, the report reveals the pace of change is glacial in the majority of sectors and shows that...
Violence Targeting Women in Politics: 10 Countries to Watch in 2022  Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash- GIWPS
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Violence targeting women in politics: 10 countries to watch in 2022
By Roudabeh Kishi Attacks on women in politics are on the rise around the world. New data and research from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) reveal how physical violence targeting women in politics is creating dangerous...
mabel chinomona
Monday, January 31, 2022
Mabel Chinomona
Mabel Chinomona is the President of the Senate of Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in Arabic, French,...
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls - Credits: Kuviraa
Friday, January 28, 2022
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls
Kuviraa, which means courageous women in multiple Indian languages, aims to work with young girls, especially from marginalised and minority communities, between the ages of 12 - 20 to change attitudes towards politics in India through the following...
Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon
By Tapan Kumar Sahu, Kusum Yadav The paper empirically examined the relationship between education level and political participation of women. The indices of political participation include the following: membership of political party, voting in...
Un-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan engage Darfur stakeholders representatives / Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Un-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan engage Darfur stakeholders representatives
UNITAMS made further concrete steps to broaden the scope of consultations process launched earlier this month, with emphasis on engaging groups in all states of Sudan. SRSG Volker Perthes led a full day of consultations sessions, on Monday, with...
People continue protests demanding the restoration of civilian rule in Khartoum, Sudan [File: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]
Monday, January 24, 2022
Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman arrested in raid
Armed men have arrested prominent Sudanese women’s rights campaigner Amira Osman in a night-time raid on her home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, her sister said. Osman’s arrest comes amid, what activists say, a campaign of arrests of civil society and...
The Peace Tower at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES /Toronto Sun
Friday, January 21, 2022
Feminism and gender equality, they seem so simple
By Mark Bonokoski There is no examination to become a feminist, and no course to take to lay claim to the supposed high ground. t’s largely self-identifying. Are you a feminist? Yes I am. (Pause) Thanks. Er, please be seated. Sen. Donna Dasko...

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