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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...
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...
Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections - Concord Times
Monday, April 04, 2022
Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections
Women across Sierra Leone have through a communique submitted to the Speaker of Parliament called for the creation of a Women's Fund to enhance effective political participation and to also advance the interests and concerns of women for the...
Paula Yacoubian is running for office in 2022. Hussein Malla / AP Photo
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Meet the women fighting to change the face of Lebanese politics
Female politicians still face numerous obstacles despite momentum for change. On a sunny afternoon near a busy motorway in Beirut, former Lebanese MP Paula Yacoubian sits in the headquarters of her charitable organisation. Launched nearly a decade...
La force aux femmes, dit ce slogan porté par les féministes, lors des manifestations populaires de 2019. (OLJ)
Friday, March 18, 2022
Lebanese women in Parliament: So many barriers and very little progress
The general political context in 2022 is definitely different from that of 2018. But will the new Lebanese Parliament consist of more than six women following the May 15 elections? While the deadline for the Lebanese interested in applying for...
Kenya: How female political aspirants are wooing voters - Credits: Nation
Monday, February 21, 2022
Kenya: How female political aspirants are wooing voters
Female aspirants seeking elective seats in the 2022 General Election have adopted varying strategies to woo voters. Esnahs Nyaramba, an aspirant for Kisii Woman County Representative has found mobilising youth to register for national identity cards...
Representative budgeting: women mayors and the composition of spending in local governments - Picture: Sage Journals
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Representative budgeting: women mayors and the composition of spending in local governments
One potential consequence of increasing women’s numeric representation is that women elected officials will behave differently than their men counterparts and improve women’s substantive representation. This study examines whether electing women to...
Seke-Chikomba proportional representation MP Tatenda Mavetera - News Day
Monday, February 07, 2022
Interview: Zec should ensure political parties are gender sensitive
The country is preparing to hold by-elections on March 26, and the list of candidates shows that there are fewer female candidates than males. Women are said to face several hurdles such as lack of finances to support their electoral campaigns and...
 Rep. Val Demings, pictured, and Cheri Beasley have both drawn notice for managing to clear their Senate primary fields of heavyweight competition. | Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
How two black women conquered US Senate primary politics
In an act of political muscle-flexing, Val Demings and Cheri Beasley managed to clear the Democratic field in two of the nation’s most prominent Senate races. As Black women running in two of the nation’s most closely watched Senate races,...
Femmes dans un laboratoire de recherche au Maroc / Crédits: Maroc-Diplomatique
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
A big step forward for women's leadership in Morocco
On July 31, 2021, the Moroccan Parliament adopted a reform that did not receive much attention but did represent a big step forward in helping close the country's gender gap. It involved a new amended law on public limited companies to promote...
In 2019, indigenous leader Nara Baré embarked on a tour to Europe to denounce violations against indigenous peoples and the environment in Brazil Image: Midia Ninja, CC BY-SA 4.0 / Eco-Business
Friday, January 21, 2022
Why women’s leadership is key to climate action
At the COP26 climate summit, the leaders of Estonia, Tanzania and Bangladesh were the first to sign the Glasgow Women’s Leadership statement, calling for countries to support the leadership of women and girls on climate action at all levels of...
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...
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed  Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed
South Asia Partnership (SAP) Pakistan and Aurat Foundation held a convention on women’s political participation in Pakistan on Saturday. The focus was on women in local government. Dorab Patel Auditorium at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP...
Cheri Beasley, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks with the owners of Zwelis, a Zimbabwean restaurant, in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021.Getty Images file
Monday, January 17, 2022
Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 US midterm elections
Cheri Beasley is well aware of the challenges facing Black women who run for statewide office. “I know what it's like to hear the doubters and those who are skeptical that people of color can't win, because it's not what we're used to or who we...
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...
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake national vice-chairperson Anne Kibet congratulates Pheobe Asiyo after gifting her with a head ornament during Asiyo's 90th birthday celebrations in Homa Bay town. [James Omoro, Standard]
Thursday, December 30, 2021
In Kenya, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake wants more women in parliament
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation now wants the government and political parties to recognise its members by ensuring that more women acquire elective positions ahead of the next General election. The women’s organisation currently has more than...
Somali women - UN Multimedia
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Half fees for all Somalia women vying in coming October elections
Somalia is halving the registration fees for women candidates to encourage more participation in the upcoming elections. Last week, the National Consultative Council, an organ created with representation from the Prime Minister and five federal...
Representational image | Villagers wait in queues to cast their votes for the Meghalaya assembly election | PTI
Monday, June 07, 2021
Control over family wealth among Meghalaya women increases political activity, study finds
By Rachel Brule and Nikhar Gaikwad In most societies around the world, women participate in politics at lower rates than men. Research shows that women also have a distinct set of economic policy preferences, prioritising government-led taxation and...

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