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Webinar elected to lead
Friday, September 17, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Sweden, practiced for the first time in September 1921. Five women were elected to the Parliament (Riksdag) then, today 46 percent of the members of parliament are women. Women's political...
(AP Photo/Michel Euler/Thibault Camus)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Two women campaign to become France’s 1st female president
PARIS (AP) — Two French politicians kicked off their presidential campaigns Sunday, seeking to become France’s first female leader in next year’s spring election. The far-right National Rally party’s Marine Le Pen and Paris’ Socialist mayor, Anne...
La maire socialiste de Paris, Anne Hidalgo, lors de l'annonce de sa candidature à Rouen, le 12 septembre 2021. © Thomas Samson, AFP
Monday, September 13, 2021
Socialist Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo sets sights on 2022 presidential race
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo threw her hat in the ring for France's 2022 presidential election on Sunday in Rouen. Her announcement brought an end to months of speculation that she would seek the Socialist nomination – and to years of assurances from...
A T-shirt featuring a portrait of Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike displayed at a store on the Ameyoko shopping street in Tokyo on Sept. 5. (Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Enough is enough. It’s time for Japan to have a female leader.
By William Pesek Over the past decade, Japan has tried a variety of strategies to restore its economic relevance. It spent trillions of dollars jolting growth. It devalued the yen. The Bank of Japan seemed to morph itself into a giant hedge fund to...
Claudia Pavlovich celebrates her victory as governor of Sonora, Mexico, in 2015. (Agencia el Universal/AP)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Mexico’s bold break with machismo: Congress is now half female, and gender parity is the law
HERMOSILLO, Mexico — When Claudia Pavlovich ran for governor of Sonora, a vast swath of cowboy country south of Arizona, not a single Mexican state was led by a woman. Fewer than 10 percent of the nation’s mayors were female. And the hot issue of...
Africa News
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Somalia campaigners step up efforts for more women representation in politics
A two-day forum in Somalia that brought together women, the youth, academics, women’s rights activists and political experts concluded deliberations on Wednesday with a call for 30 percent women quota in political representation to be guaranteed....
On China, Covid-19 and being the first woman in the job: Samoa’s first female PM– video
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
‘Women have not been able to hold these positions’: Samoa’s first female PM gets down to the job
After months of political turmoil, following the country’s most contentious election, Fiama Naomi Mata’afa is ready to get to work. The prime minister’s office in Apia, the capital of Samoa, which overlooks the harbour, has just been vacated by the...
 Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security - Georgetown University
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Representation: Lessons from Morocco
In 2011, the Arab Spring precipitated fervent calls for democratic reforms, leading the Moroccan government to enact gender quotas that reserved seats for women in Parliament as well as regional, district, and communal councils. As a result of these...
The swearing in on the 24th (Photo: Anetone Sagaga)
Monday, July 26, 2021
Court declares F.A.S.T. Government; impasse over
The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party is the new Government of Samoa's bringing an end to three months of a national political stalemate. The court, the highest in the country, found that a...
FILE - Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is seen in photo posted March 7, 2020, on her Twitter.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Somalia's only female presidential candidate says time for women to lead
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - Somalia's top leaders, all men, have struggled for years to tame the Horn of Africa nation's insecurity and corruption. Lawmaker Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam says it's time for a woman's touch and on Tuesday announced her candidacy...
Kathryn Garcia finished just one percentage point behind Eric Adams in the Democratic primary for mayor.Credit...Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times
Thursday, July 15, 2021
109 Mayors, all men. When will New York elect a woman?
Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley placed second and third in the Democratic mayoral primary. Many New Yorkers hoped the glass ceiling would finally be broken. It was a constant refrain for the two leading female candidates running for mayor of New York...
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...
Indigenous academic and activist Elisa Loncon was elected as president of the Constituent Convention during the body's first session on July 4 in Santiago [Javier Torres/AFP]
Monday, July 05, 2021
Mapuche woman to lead body drafting Chile’s new constitution
Constitutional assembly picks academic Elisa Loncon to lead body drafting new text to replace Pinochet-era constitution. The architects of Chile’s new constitution have chosen an Indigenous Mapuche woman to lead the process, as the country’s...
DW
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Germany: Annalena Baerbock becomes prime target of sexist hate speech
Threats against politicians have sharply risen ahead of September's general elections. The leading candidate to replace Angela Merkel has rapidly become the prime target for misogyny, vitriol, and fake news. It's been barely three weeks since ...
Harvard Kennedy School
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Women who lose close elections are just as likely to run again as men
Study published in PNAS finds no gender difference in decision to run for office again after losing a close race. Women who lose local or state elections are just as likely to run for office again as men, suggesting the recent surge in women running...
PNAS
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Men and women candidates are similarly persistent after losing elections
Abstract Are women more likely to quit politics after losing their first race than men? Women’s first-time candidacies skyrocketed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Yet we have little sense of the long-term impact of this surge in women...
Acting Mayor Kim Janey, left, takes a selfie with Mikey Miles as she meets people in Boston’s Nubian Square for a Juneteenth 2021 event.(Elise Amendola / Associated Press)
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
This American city has a long history of racism. Now, all top mayoral candidates are women of color
BOSTON — The voters of Boston, a city with a notorious history of racism, face a once-unimaginable political tableau in the mayor’s race this year. For the first time, the four top candidates are all women of color. Boston is an unlikely pioneer in...
Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dình Hue chairing the National Election Council's seventh meetingin Hanoi on Thursday (June 10, 2021). - Vietnam News/ANN
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
499 deputies elected for new tenure of Vietnamese parliament
HANOI, June 11 (Xinhua): A total of 499 out of 866 candidates have been elected to the 15th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country's top legislative body, for the 2021-2026 tenure, the country's National Election Council announced at a press...

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