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Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon
By Tapan Kumar Sahu, Kusum Yadav The paper empirically examined the relationship between education level and political participation of women. The indices of political participation include the following: membership of political party, voting in...
Abiodun Essiet - Credits: Daily Trust
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Nigeria: appointive positons serve as entry point for women in politics – Abiodun Essiet
By Rosemary Bassey Abiodun Essiet is the Special Adviser to the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. She is a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and a public health...
Political hopeful applauds Barbados for progress with women in politics, urges same for Antigua and Barbuda
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Political hopeful applauds Barbados for progress with women in politics, urges same for Antigua and Barbuda
One political hopeful in Antigua and Barbuda is commending the recently-elected Barbados government for its progress with the inclusion of women in politics, while urging the same for the twin island nation. Following the Mia Mottley-led Barbados...
Rachel Shebesh, Nadia Ahmed, Betty Adera, Mary Mudachi and Emcee Vivian Taa during the launch of Ms President season 2 TV Reality show. [Elvis Ogina , Standard]
Thursday, January 27, 2022
In Kenya, Ms President Season 2 kicks off amid calls for more women representation in politics
The second season of the reality TV show, Ms President, was launched yesterday. The show seeks to portray to a national audience the capacity and ability of women to lead effectively. The series showcases intelligent and articulate women who are “...
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Factsheet on Palestinian local elections – phase I 'women in election campaigns'
According to Palestinian Central Elections Commission data, the first phase of the 2021 local council elections showed the extent of women candidates in competing lists. Results indicated that the percentage of women who won through voting in lists...
Political leadership in PNG: women parliamentarians in the 2017 election. Credits: (The Commonwealth/Flickr/Devpolicy)
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Political leadership in PNG: women parliamentarians in the elections
The three women parliamentarians who were elected in the 2012 Papua New Guinea (PNG) election failed to win re-election in the 2017 general election. Their electoral defeats only deepen the concern for gender representation in parliament. However,...
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during an election campaign | Photo: ANI/The Print
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Priyanka Vadra’s women-centric campaign long shot in UP. BJP must look at its male hierarchy
By D.K. Singh BJP has a gender disadvantage: no woman president or Chief Minister, and only one woman among 36 chiefs of states and union territories. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must have brought many smiles in the opposition...
Newly elected county councillor Anita Westerholm believes voters now pay more attention to gender diversity in decision-making. Image: Christoffer Westerlund / Yle
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Women majority happened because Finnish elections started from a clean slate, says researcher
Finland's county council elections were the first regional or municipality elections in the history of the country in which women won the majority of seats. In total, female candidates snapped up 53 percent of county councillor spots in the...
Indian Election body notifies wards to be reserved for women - Credits: Times of India
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Indian Election body notifies wards to be reserved for women
Sounding bugle for the upcoming municipal polls in Delhi, the state election commission on Tuesday notified the wards that would be reserved for Scheduled Caste and women candidates in north, south and east municipal corporations. According to the...
Is There Scope For Equitable Representation Of Women Leaders In UP Elections 2022? / Image Source: Mid Day
Monday, January 24, 2022
Is there scope for equitable representation of women leaders in UP elections 2022?
Political parties are all set for the upcoming elections in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a very important demographic with 403 assembly seats. It has also become important to see the women representation among the leaders and the voters in the...
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...
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...

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