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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously
When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women...
LSE
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Why history matters for gender balance in political representation
Why does the gender balance among politicians vary so substantially across different locations? Drawing on a new study, Moa Frödin Gruneau illustrates that the historical persistence of traditional family structures has a clear relationship with the...
Politics & Gender
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
The persistence of social norms, family formation, and gender balance in politics
Abstract Throughout history, most positions of political power have been held by men, and despite numerous laws and regulations aimed at increasing gender equality in society and politics, the majority of democratic assemblies remain predominantly...
iknow politics
Monday, July 26, 2021
Summary of the e-Discussion on Closing the Gender Gap in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness about the slow progress towards achieving full and equal participation of women in politics and gathered experiences and recommendations on how to best accelerate progress and close the gender gap in politics....
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is one of the highest paid staffers in the Biden administration. (PHOTO BY KEVIN DIETSCH/GETTY IMAGES)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Women in the Biden White House earn 99 cents for every $1 earned by men
The Biden White House has the narrowest wage gap since the country started tracking it in 1995, according to salary data released Thursday. President Joe Biden’s White House has the narrowest gender pay gap of any administration since 1995,...
UN Women
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Global leaders discuss ambitious and urgent actions to accelerate progress on women’s leadership
At a high-level event on the second day of the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women, in partnership with the Council of Women World Leaders, convened world leaders to discuss ambitious and urgent actions to ensure that women and...
France 24
Friday, July 02, 2021
UN Generation Equality Forum on fast-tracking gender parity opens in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron and US Vice President Kamala Harris were among those taking part in the UN Generation Equality Forum on Wednesday in Paris. The Generation Equality Forum, at a summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, aims...
UN Women
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Generation Equality Forum: Paris
The Generation Equality Forum in Paris, a milestone global event to advance action and investment for gender equality, will be held from 30 June to 2 July 2021. Heads of State and Government, international organizations, civil society, private...
UN Habitat
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Transformative women’s leadership: enhancing women’s participation & decision-making in public life
The event, which took place on 23rd March during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), focused on women in leadership, women’s public participation, and inclusive governance structures that support women's full and...
Vote Mama CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley.Photo courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Campaign-funded child care helps moms run for office — meet the woman making it happen
When Liuba Grechen Shirley ran for New York’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, the Democratic mom of two had no clue about the barriers she would face on the campaign trail. “There is no playbook for running for office with small children,”...
Women supporters of Iran's presidential election favourite, ultraconservative judicary chief Ebrahim Raisi, attend a campaign rally in the city of Eslamshahr, just south of Tehran - AFP/File
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
'Long and difficult' path to political equality for Iran women
Iranian women's poor political representation could be set to worsen under an ultraconservative poised to win next week's presidential election. Ebrahim Raisi, who heads Iran's judiciary, is the clear favourite from an all-male field of seven...
International IDEA
Monday, June 14, 2021
Celebrating the different forms of women's political participation in Sudan
Women’s Political Empowerment is an integral component of International IDEA's Sudan Program. The program seeks to support initiatives aimed at enhancing women's political participation and promote the broad participation of women in every aspect of...
By Nacera Ouabou, Natalia Roman
Friday, June 11, 2021
Women, young candidates to reverse Algeria’s low voter turnout
Young men and women candidates running for Algeria’s upcoming legislative elections are considered an asset amid a predicted record low turnout. Analysts fear people might abstain from voting and repeat what happened in 2019, when voter turnout for...
The Alaska and national flags fly at half-mast on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in front of the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. (James Brooks / ADN)
Friday, June 11, 2021
Dreaming of an Alaska where women lead our politics
I am an unabashed child of the 1960s. I marched. I chanted. I tried to levitate the Pentagon and shake all the bad out of it while on a particularly fun acid excursion. Women had dreams for their future that had nothing to do with the way things...
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...
Monday, June 07, 2021
Culture, Capital, and the Political Economy Gender Gap: Evidence from Meghalaya’s Matrilineal Tribes
Abstract What explains the gender gap in political engagement and economic policy preferences? Many scholars point to material resources, while others credit cultural determinants. We identify and test an important link between these factors:...
AP
Monday, June 07, 2021
Samoa's crisis seen harming gender equality in Pacific island politics
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An impasse between Samoa’s incumbent prime minister and female opposition leader could see a backlash against gender quota rules in the small Pacific island nation and stop other women from entering politics across the...
Aljazeera English
Thursday, June 03, 2021
Peru presidential candidates square off in debate
Candidates in Peru's polarised presidential race have squared off in a televised debate - a week ahead of the runoff vote. Opponents of Pedro Castillo say his socialist policies will hurt the economy. Critics of conservative contender Keiko Fujimori...

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