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Friday, September 25, 2020
SIGI urges women planning to run for elections to form their own lists
A local organisation on Sunday called on women wishing to run for the upcoming parliamentary elections to form their own lists and not to wait to be included in other candidates' lists. Sisterhood is Global Institute Jordan (SIGI) stated that...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Coalition of political parties women in Liberia says national legislature is not balanced, as they train female candidates for December election
Ahead of the December 8, 2020 Senatorial election, the Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) says the national legislature is not balanced because of the limited female representation in the Liberian Senate. The group, which is a...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Kenya's parliament to challenge dissolution bid over lack of women
Justin Muturi, speaker of the National Assembly and chairman of the Parliamentary Service Commission, said Maraga's advisory was unconstitutional, while organisations that pushed for the petition called it an unprecedented test of Kenyan law. "The...
Friday, September 18, 2020
Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez has said she will not run in the country's election next month, in an attempt to unify votes against the MAS party of former leader Evo Morales. Anez, a former conservative senator, took office in the power...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In Japan’s male-dominated politics, women face obstacles to making history
Lawmakers who were vying to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party including Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who won the overwhelming support of the party’s members, have vowed to continue outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Patriarchy rules politics too, but these women want to change that
Urmila Singh has been helping women in Bihar nurture their political ambitions for over two decades now. She remembers how the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution in 1993 had reserved a third of seats in all local bodies for women, and how...
Monday, September 14, 2020
USU research study: Who is included – and excluded – when making county policies?
A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah. Susan Madsen, founding...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Meet two of the women running for president in male-dominated Ivory Coast
Despite the male-dominated political landscape in Ivory Coast, a handful of women intend to stand for president in the October election. Among them are Marie Carine Bladi and Danièle Boni Claverie, who offer a study in contrasts: one is a relative...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Election 2020: What women want this election in New Zealand
By Michelle Duff, In the 127 years since women have been able to vote, you’d think someone would have asked them what they want. You would think. Being a woman or a gender minority in New Zealand is kind of like being in a really tiring relationship...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Senate elections in Egypt: 91 women compete for individual seats with 20 constituencies
In the fierce competition for individual seats in the Senate elections, women compete for 91 seats in 20 electoral districts nationwide, out of 787 candidatesin Cairo Governorate. Alexandria Governoraterankssecond in terms of the number of female...
Friday, August 21, 2020
How did women fare in the 2020 Vanuatu elections?
Despite strong efforts to promote female leadership and political engagement by advocacy groups, women still face serious roadblocks to political success in Vanuatu, writes Elise Howard. In the Vanuatu national elections held on 19 March 2020,...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Revisiting the Obama effect
On Aug. 11, 2020, democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.  Senator Harris is the first black woman and first Asian American person to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. In a...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The story of Black women in politics: How we got to Kamala Harris' ascent
In the late 1990s, Stacey Abrams faced a decision. Abrams was working on a master’s in public policy at the University of Texas-Austin, gleaning all that she could learn from Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, the first Black woman elected to Congress by...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Kamala Harris seeks to crack glass ceiling in US politics as backlash against Trump galvanizes women
By Maureen Groppe, The force of women in the Democratic Party will be on full display Wednesday when vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivers her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Harris looks to make history as the...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Democratic women leaders call out sexist news coverage of female vice presidential candidates
A group of Democratic women leaders is calling out sexist coverage of female Democratic vice presidential contenders — and they're asking that newsrooms do better.  In an open letter to top newspaper and network executives, the group said newsrooms...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Women rally across Belarus as thousands detained in post-election protests
Hundreds of women rallied across the capital of Belarus on Wednesday to protest a brutal police crackdown that has left hundreds injured and thousands detained while challenging election results extending the 26-year rule of the country's...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Belarus: Authorities threatening women political activists ahead of election
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka seeking re-election next month for sixth consecutive term. Activists threatened that their children will be taken into state custody, and with sexual violence. ‘These deeply disturbing patterns are no doubt fuelled by...
Friday, August 14, 2020
They might not win, but 3 women are 'giving hope' to Belarus with an unlikely presidential bid
Elections in Belarus are usually a boring, predictable affair. Often referred to as "Europe's last dictator," Alexander Lukashenko is normally crowned the victor in an event that has had the same outcome over his 26 years of iron-fisted rule. But...

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