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A researcher from the University of Indonesia's Politics Review Center (Puskapol UI), Beni Telaumbanua, speaks at a webinar entitled 'Ensuring Women's Participation in the General Election',(ANTARA/Putu Indah Savitri/FR)
Monday, January 10, 2022
Domestic burden biggest hurdle to women's political participation in Indonesia
Domestic responsibilities and social constructs are the biggest hurdles to improving women's participation in politics, a researcher at the University of Indonesia's Politics Review Center (Puskapol UI), Beni Telaumbanua, has said. "Women encounter...
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea - copyright: Loop
Monday, January 10, 2022
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of only five countries in the world that have no female members of Parliament (alongside Yemen, Qatar, Micronesia, Vanuatu) and is below the global average of 23% female representation in Parliament. According to the...
Zimbabwe main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance supporters lead by Nelson Chamisa march for electoral reforms to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in the streets of the capital Harare. (Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP
Monday, January 10, 2022
Zimbabwe: Violent politics deters women from standing as candidates in elections
Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold elections in 18 months’ time, but women are reluctant to have their faces appear on ballot papers. Women here know only too well that in politics, sticks and stones literally break bones, and name-calling is part of the...
Jane Apetet and Leah Audan. [Mike Ekutan, Standard]
Friday, December 31, 2021
Kenya: Turkana women defy culture to vie for top positions next year
Women in Turkana County have been locked out of political leadership for many years due to culture. According to the Turkana culture, leadership is for men, and this has disadvantaged many aspiring women leaders, as they are seen as incapable of...
After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022 - Photo: Matej Kastelic (Shutterstock)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022
By Glinda Carr At the start of 2021, our country made a major historic political stride when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Black and Asian woman vice-president. As millions watched on TV and in person, we were reminded of how far we’ve...
Election rally in UP | Representational image (Photo: @samajwadiparty/Twitter) 
Thursday, December 30, 2021
India: five women whose political innings will be tested in next year's polls
The dawn of 2022 in Uttar Pradesh, apart from witnessing a fiercely fought battle in the Assembly elections, will also decide the political fate of five women politicians. These women, directly or indirectly, are playing a key role in the Assembly...
Atlanta, Georgia — My Muslim Voter pins are displayed at the Georgia Muslim Voter Project table outside of the Al-Farooq Masjid in downtown Atlanta, Friday, August 27, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution) - Wisconsin Muslim Journal
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Muslim women becoming politically active, encouraging others in the US
Ruwa Romman is entertaining the idea of running for office. The 28-year-old from Duluth envisions herself running on a platform focused on health care, education, social justice and the economy. She also wants to shatter stereotypes and challenge...
These 5 trailblazing LGBTQ politicians are running to make history in 2022 - Credit: LGBTQ Nation
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
US: These 5 trailblazing LGBTQ politicians are running to make history in 2022
Every year, LGBTQ political candidates smash through rainbow ceilings in the fight to represent their communities. 2022 should be no different, with dozens of LGBTQ people already slated to run for both state and federal offices. But here are five...
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament- Credit: Depositphotos
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament
Earlier this year, following a string of attacks on women in the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, both verbal and physical, a popular female TV host asked rhetorically whether the easiest place in the country to rape a woman is in Parliament...
In the 2017 local government elections the comhairle only returned male councillors - COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR/BBC
Monday, December 27, 2021
In Scotland, all-male council urges women to stand for election
A Scottish council which has no female councillors hopes to encourage more women to stand in next May's local government elections. In the last elections in 2017, for the first time in its history, no women were elected to the Western Isles'...
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage - The Voice
Monday, December 27, 2021
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage
Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) in conjunction with Botswana Editors Forum Botswana recently held a two-day workshop to train journalists on how media can play a supportive role in advancing meaningful participation of women in politics. Currently...
BLAZING A TRAIL: Falguni Nayar (centre) may have done well as an entrepreneur, but empowerment of women remains not just a societal problem but also political. PTI/ The Tribune
Friday, December 24, 2021
India: women deserve bigger say in politics
By Sushma Ramachandran As 2021 draws to an end, some of the most enduring memories of this second pandemic-riven year have been of women in the news. The first and probably the biggest headline-maker is Falguni Nayar, founder of the beauty and...
Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Farsighted leadership of Kings helped Bhutanese women progress
In a society of transition, the role of women is also in transition in Bhutan, but the farsighted leadership of Their Majesties the Kings has helped Bhutanese women progress. This message came out strongly as three Bhutanese women, who worked...
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacting with women in Uttar Pradesh. (FILE PHOTO)
Thursday, December 23, 2021
2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: major political parties vying to win support of women
A game of political one-upmanship is being witnessed among the major political parties ever since Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra promised 40% party tickets to women candidates and made some populist announcements for them ahead of...
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy - Eurasia Review
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy
Despite its apparent liberalism, Lebanon scores low in gender equality, especially in politics. According to the Gender Gap index, Lebanon ranks third last in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with only Syria and Yemen, both plagued by...
Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
In Pakistan, parties asked to award tickets to women in elections
Civil society activists have demanded political parties to award tickets to women aspirants for the local government elections to bring them into the national mainstream. “If women are not given a leadership role, we cannot expect economic change in...
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank. Copyright: The Bharat Express News
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank
During the campaign for local elections in the West Bank, many female candidates’ faces were replaced by a rose or a silhouette on voter lists and campaign posters. About 65% of eligible voters turned out for the first round of voting on December 11...
Ms. Delphine Serumaga - Copyright: The Herald
Monday, December 20, 2021
Zimbabwe: end gender-based violence in politics
The United Nations has rallied the nation to stamp out widespread violence against women in politics (VAWP) across the country’s political divide during election period. Violence against women in politics occurs within the political domain targeting...

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