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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Survey : Women Political Activist’s Participation in Politics in Cambodia
Cambodian women remain to face different forms of discrimination and violence against them in their political participation and interests; it is a serious issue although their political rights and participation are fully guaranteed by the Cambodian...
FILE - A group of women take shelter under a tree a the Bogo IDP camp in Maroua, Cameroon, April 28, 2022.
Monday, January 23, 2023
Cameroon activists push gender parity for Senate elections
MAROUA, CAMEROON — Activists in Cameroon are urging more women candidates to enter races for Senate seats before a January 28 deadline. Only 26 members of Cameroon's 100-member senate are women, a number advocates want to see doubled. But...
Ms. Magazine - Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey greets supporters at a rally in Boston on Nov. 2, 2022. (Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
We need to push harder for women’s representation in leadership
More than 50 percent of the U.S. population is female, so it begs the question: Why are we still so underrepresented in politics? Across the country and in our nation’s capital, our newly elected leaders will soon have taken their oaths of office to...
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 3, 2023, as Murray’s husband, Rob Murray, looks on. She is the first woman to be Senate president pro temp
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
118th Congress has a record number of women
Women make up more than a quarter (28%) of all members of the 118th Congress – the highest percentage in U.S. history and a considerable increase from where things stood even a decade ago. Counting both the House of Representatives and the Senate,...
PBS - Maysoon Khan, Associated Press/Report for America
Wednesday, January 04, 2023
Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York’s 1st woman elected governor
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was sworn in for her first elected term on Sunday, making history as the first woman elected to the position in the state. The Democrat, launching her term as the 57th governor of New York, said her...
Borjana Kristo of the Croatian Demotracit Union and Croat candidate of the Tri-partite Bosnian Presidency attends a pre-election rally in Zepce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Monday, January 02, 2023
Bosnia presidency nominates first female Croat PM-designate
SARAJEVO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Bosnia's three-member presidency on Thursday nominated Croat politician Borjana Kristo as the Balkan country's first female prime minister-designate, following a general election in October. Kristo, 61, is the deputy...
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under Secretary General Rosemary DiCarlo
Friday, December 16, 2022
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo
The United Nations have launched the DPPA Electoral Series, a new initiative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our training course on political approaches to preventing and responding to election-related violence. In the inaugural video, Under-...
Posters in Tunis for candidates running in the Tunisian national election on Saturday 17 December. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images
Friday, December 16, 2022
Tunisia election set to deliver male-dominated parliament and erosion of women’s rights
As the country goes to the polls, reforms introduced by hardline president Kais Saied have led to the exclusion of female candidates. Tunisian will vote on Saturday in an election that will lead to a weakened parliament “almost exclusively dominated...
Six women set to take seats on new LA City Council, most in city's history (Picture City Council of LA)
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Six women set to take seats on new LA City Council, most in city's history
When the new Los Angeles City Council meets Tuesday for its first session, six women will have seats around the horseshoe in the chamber, the most in city history. This year's council elections welcomed in three new women in Katy Young Yaroslavsky,...
Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Fight to get Fijian women in politics
Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics. Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018....
Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Online abuse has a profound impact on the health of democratic societies, threatening progress on diversity and representation in politics. Research has shown that abuse can deter women and individuals from minority groups from pursuing careers in...
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Monday, December 12, 2022
From Christine Lagarde to Giorgia Meloni: The most powerful women in politics in 2022
Nearly a quarter of the leaders on the 2022 Forbes List Of The World’s Most Powerful Women play a major role in politics and policy at a time when rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a looming climate crisis threaten geopolitical...
BJP's Reena Kashyap (Picture The Indian Express)
Friday, December 09, 2022
Himachal Pradesh: Every second voter a female, but only one woman MLA
In the November 12 Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the performance of women candidates was dismal and only one out of 24 in the fray was elected. The new 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will have just one woman MLA — BJP’s Reena Kashyap who...
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA)
Friday, December 09, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
The first Summit for Democracy, held in December 2021, brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set out an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal. Between the first and second Summit, the ‘Year of Action...
Snapshot from the 15 November online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
International IDEA, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort of the Summit for Democracy (S4D), held on 15 November 2022, an online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in...
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections (Picture: New Dawn)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections
The deal to upholding women’s political participation and leadership in the 2023 presidential and General elections remains elusive and daunting, as the Woman Legislative Caucus of Liberia launches a two-day workshop for women aspirants to solicit...
Who is Dina Boluarte, Peru's first female president? (Picture: CNN)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Who is Dina Boluarte, Peru's first female president?
(CNN) — Dina Boluarte took office as the new President of Peru on Wednesday, after Congress ousted former president Pedro Castillo. In this turbulent context, Boluarte, who until a few hours ago was the country's Vice President, took over as...
Dina Boluarte said she would govern until 2026 (Picture: Getty images)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Peru's President Pedro Castillo replaced by Dina Boluarte after impeachment
Peru has a female president for the first time, after ex-president Pedro Castillo was impeached - hours after he tried to dissolve parliament. Dina Boluarte - previously the vice-president - was sworn in after a dramatic day in Lima on Wednesday....

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