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Rhoda Sikilabu, Premier for Isabel Province and the first female Premier in the Solomon Islands (Melanesian Women Today/Facebook)
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Solomon Islands’ first female premier: lessons learned
In late March 2022, 16 years after she was first elected to the Isabel Provincial Assembly in Solomon Islands, Rhoda Sikilabu became the country’s first female premier. The four-time MPA and former Deputy Premier replaced Leslie Kikolo who resigned...
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Photographer: Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Women fed up with flagrant sexism could swing Australia’s election
Decline in support for government is being driven by women Nation's gender inequality has worsened for more than a decade Women in Australia have endured more than a year of shocking allegations of misconduct from inside their nation’s parliament...
Minnesota State Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor, April 23, 2022, in Rosemount, Minn. Good Morning America
Monday, May 02, 2022
US: State politician gives speech while in active labor, withdraws to give birth
A state politician is bringing attention to the difficulties facing expectant mothers as she went into labor during an impassioned speech to delegates at a local party convention. Minnesota state Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade was in active labor...
A view of Parliament - Slovenia Total News
Monday, May 02, 2022
40% of newly elected MPs women, record for Slovenia
STA, 25 April 2022 - As many as 36 women have been elected to the 90-seat National Assembly, which translates in 40% of all MPs, a record figure ever since Slovenia gained independence. The Freedom Movement, the election winner, leads the way - it...
Lady Camones Soriano
Monday, May 02, 2022
Lady Camones Soriano
Lady Camones is the First Vice President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles...
Susanne Hennig-Wellsow is stepping down after leading the Left party for a little over a year - DW
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Germany: Left party leader Hennig-Wellsow steps down
A little over a year after taking over the leadership of the Left party, Susanne Hennig-Wellsow is stepping down, citing private reasons and a need for party renewal. She also criticized the party's handling of sexism. The co-leader of Germany's...
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament - The Point
Monday, April 25, 2022
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament
A dozen of women groups have expressed their concerns and dissatisfaction over the number of women that were elected on the 9th April elections as members of the country’s National Assembly. These dissatisfactions were expressed in a statement...
Gambia: “Female participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections will be generally low,” election observation body says  - Fatu Network
Friday, April 22, 2022
Gambia: “Female participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections will be generally low,” election observation body says 
“Political parties have not done much sponsoring female candidates,” a recent report from Gambia Participates a civil society organisation that religiously observes elections in the Gambia has said. According to the pre-election observation report 1...
A woman walks past graffiti on a fence that reads, 'Vote', in Paris, France.Photographer: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Record women candidates haven’t made French vote gender friendly
By Alice Kantor Few feminist policies have been campaign talking points during the election. On Sunday, the French head to the polls to elect their next president. After the first round two weeks ago, there are two candidates on the ballot: centrist...
Four women were elected during the 2022 general election: Miriam Dalli, Julia Farrugia Portelli, Alison Zerafa Civelli and Graziella Galea - Malta Today
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Malta: Did gender quotas election punish women candidates?
Just four women were elected during the 2022 general election but a deeper analysis also shows that women contesting on the Labour ticket obtained almost 20,000 first-count votes, which compares very well with the 14,000 first preferences obtained...
Claudia Roth
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th...
Nepal: Election Commission revokes provision to compulsorily field woman candidate - Nepal Live Today
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Nepal: Election Commission revokes provision to compulsorily field woman candidate
The commission rescinded the decision after the political parties protested against the provision stating that it is against existing laws. The Election Commission has revoked a provision that mentioned that a political party contesting for only the...
Francia Marquez (Image: Twitter)
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Racism and misogyny mar Colombia’s election race
Election observers warn that rampant hate speech could result in violence. Colombia’s election observers warned that hate speech targeting the running mate of presidential candidate Gustavo Petro could result in violence. Vice-presidential candidate...
Albania: Violence against women in politics - UNDP
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Albania: Violence against women in politics
The Study "Violence Against Women in Politics"in commissioned by the UNDP Albania, in partnership with the People's Advocate and the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and it is conducted in the context of the UN Joint Programme "Ending...
The Western Isles council building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
Monday, April 11, 2022
Only eight women stand in all-male Western Isles council elections
Officials and activists had urged more women to stand after none of the female candidates were elected in 2017. Equalities campaigners are dismayed that only eight women are standing for election to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles council...
Women In Politics Study - Abacus/ Equal Voice
Monday, April 11, 2022
Canada: Women in politics study
This document presents the result of a series of surveys conducted by Abacus Data in January 2022, about women in politics and the future of women in politics. Click here to access the report.
BJP-nominee S Phangnon Konyak made history by becoming the first woman from the state to be elected to the Rajya Sabha. - The Federal
Friday, April 08, 2022
Nagaland women shine in all spheres, but find little space in politics
It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, and the state is yet to elect any woman in the 60-member Assembly. It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, a social enigma that manifests the existence...
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Zimbabwe: Women politicians urged to use media effectively during elections
Women politicians were challenged to use media effectively as they pursue political life fighting gender bias and stereotypes ahead of well publicised weekend by elections whose results have now been made public. Gender Media Connect (GMC) an...

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