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A female candidate, left, appeals for support to voters in this partially modified image taken in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, on June 22, 2022. (Mainichi/Koji Hyodo)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
33% of candidates in Japan's upper house election are women, highest ever
TOKYO -- A record 181 of the 545 people standing in Japan's July 10 House of Councillors election are women, comprising 33.2% of all candidates, also a high. The total of 181 female candidates announced on June 22 was up 77 from the previous upper...
If elected to power, Murmu will be the first tribal President of India (© The Indian Express)
Monday, June 27, 2022
Droupadi Murmu: 10 things to know about NDA’s presidential nominee
Droupadi Murmu: Here is everything you need to know about BJP's candidate for Presidency. Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader from Odisha, was  on Tuesday named the ruling NDA’s candidate for the forthcoming Presidential election. The decision was taken...
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights (© The Daily Guardian)
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights
WARNING: PROFANE LANGUAGE The fabricated sex videos posted online purportedly of Aika Robredo and Tricia Robredo, daughters of Vice President Leni Robredo, are among the recent cases of disinformation circulating in cyberspace that are framed in the...
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership (©KBC)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership
Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for any county or country. However, according to statistics, women are under-represented at all levels of decision-...
Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start? (Picture: Investment Magazine)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start?
In Australia, we have just elected an historic gender and ethnically diverse Federal parliament with women’s representation in the lower house at 38% and over 50% in the Senate. Meanwhile, Sam Mostyn, of Chief Executive Women (CEW), laments “...
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, right, talks with members of the Electoral College after the Arizona election was certified on December 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP/ROSS D. FRANKLIN)
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
US: Women secretaries of state face threats and harassment for battling election lies
As discussion of falsehoods about the 2020 election and their deadly consequences are televised from Capitol Hill, states’ top election officials are grappling with inaccurate information — which can make them targets. In the spring of 2021, Arizona...
RepresentWomen Solutions Summit: Take action resource guide
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
RepresentWomen Solutions Summit: Take action resource guide
For its inaugural Solutions Summit, RepresentWomen gathered experts in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform to discuss the viable, scalable, and transformative initiatives that will strengthen our democracy. Over the course...
A woman takes a photograph of another standing in front of a wall of cement blocks, set up by Lebanese security forces to bar a street leading to the parliament building, Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 24, 2020. - Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Lebanon elects record number of women to parliament
Lebanon has one of the highest overall gender gaps in the world, ranking 145 out of 153 countries. The Beirut port explosion made Najat Saliba go into politics as a “counterreaction.” I felt like I had to step out of my ivory tower in academia and...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Summary of the e-Discussion on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness and collected experiences, knowledge, and good practices on women’s political participation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as explored how to best mitigate the crisis’ effects on women voters,...
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election (Picture: The Guardian)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election
Rachel Keke, who coordinated successful strike for better pay and conditions, takes on Macron’s former sports minister. A hotel housekeeper who led a strike for better pay and conditions at one of the biggest hotels in Paris could become the first...
Maryland Democrats have a large and talented field chasing the top political job in 2022, jockeying to win the governor's mansion back from Republicans. (Erin Cox/TWP)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Maryland has a glass ceiling. Democrats won’t break it this year.
No women are at the top of the ticket in the crowded Democratic primary race for governor, but seven have been picked as running mates. In a deeply blue state where leaders pride themselves on promoting diversity, the Democratic ballot for governor...
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Monday, June 20, 2022
Post-poll, France's new parliament sees slight drop in women MPs
France has lagged in gender parity in politics, coming 33rd out of 185 spots on the Inter-Parliamentary Union's monthly ranking of women in national parliaments France's new parliament will see a slight decrease in women MPs after the weekend's poll...
Provincial Logistics Assistants attending a pre-election workshop in Port Moresby Photo: Supplied (RNZ)
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
PNG elections: Female candidates "young and determined"
Election campaigning is underway in Papua New Guinea with strong participation from women who are "young and determined". Although there are 86 women candidates standing in this year's elections compared with 167 in 2017, campaigners are pushing for...
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
The message seems quite clear that politics in Nigeria is a game for rich, old men, to the detriment of the real change-making demographics - women and youths. Politics has almost become an exclusive club of male actors, who prevent the...
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the oath taking ceremony of new cabinet ministers, at Lok Seva Bhawan, in Bhubnaeswar, June 5, 2022. Photo: PTI
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
"Women power, clean image": Naveen Patnaik revamps cabinet with eye on 2024 polls
By accommodating more women and dropping some controversial leaders from the cabinet, the Biju Janata Dal chief is gearing up for assembly and general elections. Bhubaneswar: Barely a week after completing three years in his fifth term as the chief...
 Voters queuing at a polling centre in Melbourne in May 2022. William WEST / AFP
Friday, June 10, 2022
More women and more diversity in new Australian parliament
All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 Senate seats were up for reelection in the recent Australian parliament elections. The Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, beat the incumbent Liberal/National coalition government....
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté is member of the National Assembly of Senegal and Vice-President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Executive Committee. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women...
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections - The News International (logo)
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections
Islamabad: Women have been considered as a passive vote bank and political parties tend to use them mostly for representative functions at public gathering, meetings and campaigns. This was stated by Chairperson National Commission on the Status of...

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