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Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term . Credits: The Guardian
Friday, January 21, 2022
Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term
Mia Mottley, who shot to international fame during the Cop26 climate talks and oversaw Barbados’s break with the Queen last year, has won a second term as the Caribbean nation’s prime minister. The 56-year-old’s Barbados Labour party (BLP) won all...
Pampanga women in politics  - Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Friday, January 21, 2022
Pampanga women in politics
WOMEN empowerment. Very obvious now in any given society. Anywhere in the world, sans for few countries like Russia and North Korea. We should applaud the women involvement. She is no longer the weaker sex. They can be on top of any situations. The...
Guide: prevention of political violence against women in Brazil - Credits: UNDP
Friday, January 21, 2022
Guide: prevention of political violence against women in Brazil
This Guide provides a comprehensive review of knowledge about violence against women in Brazilian elections and proposes a definition for this type of violence to harmonize and focus future mitigation and prevention actions. It also presents an...
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria - Credits: the New telegraph
Friday, January 21, 2022
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for more concerted actions toward better recognition of the contributions that women make in national development.  According to a statement by her spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, Aisha said power-sharing...
Women in Leadership Training Manual. Credits: KAS
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Women in leadership training manual (Kenya)
KAS consolidated a training manual that would be used to conduct a long-term tailored engagement on selected aspiring women politicians on effective campaign strategies leading up to elections. The training manual thus seeks to strengthen the...
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections. - File photo / The Tribune
Thursday, January 20, 2022
In India, Manipur BJP chief Sharda Devi for 33% women quota
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections “There is 33 per cent reservation for women in local bodies and panchayats. A...
Abuja City gate - credits: Blueprint
Thursday, January 20, 2022
CSOs seek women participation in Abuja area councils’ election
Women groups and Gender Focused Civil society organisation has called for more women participation in the forthcoming FCT area council election. According to the CSOs, women constitute half of the population in the country and form massive support...
Nigeria 2023: Women politicians unveil online resource portal / Picture: Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Nigeria 2023: Women politicians unveil online resource portal
Women politicians in the country, on Monday in Abuja, unveiled an online resource portal for women seeking elective positions in the 2023 general elections. During the unveiling of the project tagged: ‘Nigerian Women Aspirants Website’, financed by...
Women’s political participation and representation - Training Manual - registry of political parties
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Women’s political participation and representation - Training Manual
This Handbook has been developed as publication by register of Political Parties with support from the Papua New Guinea Election Commission and the United Nations Development Programme in Papua New Guinea. This is part of UN Women Make the Change...
2021 Southern Region Workshop on Women’s Political Participation. Credits: Papua New Guinea
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
In Papua New Guinea, women are making the change
In many parts of Papua New Guinea, fear of violence and harassment has caused a set back to the lives and small businesses of many women, but new candidates who now intend to enter politics aim to change this for the better. “People within the...
Kenya: Report reveals how sexual and gender-based violence mars elections  Credits: FIDH
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Kenya: Report reveals how sexual and gender-based violence mars elections
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation in Kenya, the Kenya Human Rights Commission, are publishing a report today, examining patterns of sexual and gender-based violence against women during election seasons...
Women show voter ID cards during Panchayat election, at Bakkas polling centre on April 19, 2021 in Lucknow, India. Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images / Time
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
India’s Congress Party Courts Women in Major State Elections
An actress jailed for protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial citizenship law, the mother of a rape survivor, and a beauty pageant winner. These are the women leading India’s once-dominant Congress party as it seeks to reinvent...
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed  Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed
South Asia Partnership (SAP) Pakistan and Aurat Foundation held a convention on women’s political participation in Pakistan on Saturday. The focus was on women in local government. Dorab Patel Auditorium at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP...
La candidata del PPE, Roberta Metsola, será elegida este martes presidenta de la Eurocámara. Créditos: Europa Press
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Malta’s Roberta Metsola elected EU Parliament's third woman president
Centre-right Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola, chosen Tuesday as only the third woman to head the European Parliament, is viewed as a political moderate despite controversy over her anti-abortion stance. Elected on the day she turns 43, the...
The introduction of gender quotas by voluntary political parties (VPPQ) for the selection of election candidates is a good start to boost women’s participation in national politics. - NSTP file pic / The New Straits Times
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Malaysia, equal gender representation should begin in political parties
By Mohamad Ika Danial Abdullah We have eight years to go before 2030, a year in which we have stood in solidarity with other countries to realise the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One of the SDG agendas is gender equality,...
Male aspirants feel disheartened as government reserves Berhampur Municipal Corporation mayor post for women. Credits: The Time of India
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Male aspirants feel disheartened as government reserves Berhampur Municipal Corporation mayor post for women
Several male aspirants of different political parties, who aimed to contest for the mayor’s post of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) in the upcoming election of the civic body, were disappointed as the state government on Wednesday proposed to...
A Non Una Di Meno (Not One Woman Less) march in Rome, Italy, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 24, 2018. (Camelia Boban / Wikimedia Commons)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World
Amid a well-documented deluge of online abuse, new data and research from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) show that physical violence targeting women in politics is also increasing in most regions of the world, creating...
Get equipped with the skills to run for office - Credits: Women for Election
Monday, January 17, 2022
Get equipped with the skills to run for office
The Women for Election EQUIP program is Australia’s first non-partisan, online political campaign workshop. It is designed to provide in-depth, practical training for female candidates and female campaign managers in advance of Local, State and/or...

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