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A female candidate, left, appeals for support to voters in this partially modified image taken in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, on June 22, 2022. (Mainichi/Koji Hyodo)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
33% of candidates in Japan's upper house election are women, highest ever
TOKYO -- A record 181 of the 545 people standing in Japan's July 10 House of Councillors election are women, comprising 33.2% of all candidates, also a high. The total of 181 female candidates announced on June 22 was up 77 from the previous upper...
Government responses to COVID-19: Lessons on gender equality for a world in turmoil (Picture: Cover of the report)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Emergency preparedness requires gender-aware responses to reduce burdens of care, violence and economic insecurity on women: UN Women and UNDP Tracker Report
New York, 23 June 2022 – Countries with greater women’s leadership, universal social protection and care systems, and space for feminist organizations to participate in democratic decision-making are more effective at responding to crises such as...
Government responses to COVID-19: Lessons on gender equality for a world in turmoil (Picture: Cover of the report)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Government responses to COVID-19: Lessons on gender equality for a world in turmoil
The overlapping impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating climate disasters, and geopolitical conflict are a threat to gender equality and women’s rights across the globe. This report from UN Women and UNDP shows what governments can do now to...
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership (©KBC)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership
Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for any county or country. However, according to statistics, women are under-represented at all levels of decision-...
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda - UNW
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda
Uganda adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was one of the first countries to integrate them into its National Development Plan. Under Goal 5, countries commit to promoting and guaranteeing women’s full and effective participation...
A woman takes a photograph of another standing in front of a wall of cement blocks, set up by Lebanese security forces to bar a street leading to the parliament building, Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 24, 2020. - Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Lebanon elects record number of women to parliament
Lebanon has one of the highest overall gender gaps in the world, ranking 145 out of 153 countries. The Beirut port explosion made Najat Saliba go into politics as a “counterreaction.” I felt like I had to step out of my ivory tower in academia and...
e-Discussion summary cover
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Summary of the e-Discussion on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness and collected experiences, knowledge, and good practices on women’s political participation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as explored how to best mitigate the crisis’ effects on women voters,...
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Monday, June 20, 2022
Post-poll, France's new parliament sees slight drop in women MPs
France has lagged in gender parity in politics, coming 33rd out of 185 spots on the Inter-Parliamentary Union's monthly ranking of women in national parliaments France's new parliament will see a slight decrease in women MPs after the weekend's poll...
Labour MP Stella Creasy is behind the MotheRED project to encourage more mothers to stand for parliament. Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Guardian
Monday, June 20, 2022
How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics. Sally Ashby’s earliest idea of what it means to be a politician involves feeling...
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
The message seems quite clear that politics in Nigeria is a game for rich, old men, to the detriment of the real change-making demographics - women and youths. Politics has almost become an exclusive club of male actors, who prevent the...
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the oath taking ceremony of new cabinet ministers, at Lok Seva Bhawan, in Bhubnaeswar, June 5, 2022. Photo: PTI
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
"Women power, clean image": Naveen Patnaik revamps cabinet with eye on 2024 polls
By accommodating more women and dropping some controversial leaders from the cabinet, the Biju Janata Dal chief is gearing up for assembly and general elections. Bhubaneswar: Barely a week after completing three years in his fifth term as the chief...
New study finds disparity between men and women in politics in India is immense - Picture: She The People
Monday, June 13, 2022
New study finds disparity between men and women in politics in India is immense
A new study about women in politics by Professor Parimal Maya Sudhakar, Head of the School, MIT School of Government, MIT World Peace University reported the disparity between the number of male and female politicians in India. The study revealed...
Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?  ILLUSTRATION BY PAIGE STAMPATOR
Monday, June 13, 2022
Canada: Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?
Women are more likely to hold interim leadership roles in federal politics, but clinching the top role remains elusive. INTERIM LEADERS HOLD a strange position in party politics. They’ve advanced to one of the highest offices in the country, but at...
Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Friday, June 10, 2022
A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard: Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Julia is joined by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Gloria has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement and has been questioning the status quo and pushing against the patriarchy for almost 60 years. They discuss Gloria’s career as a...
Theresa May & Julia Gillard
Friday, June 10, 2022
Theresa May & Julia Gillard: In Conversation for International Women's Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL), Julia Gillard was joined by former Prime Minister of the UK, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP for an In Conversation...
International IDEA's Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior Advisor for Democracy and Inclusion, presents information on gender equality approaches during the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me” held on 27 May 2023.
Friday, June 10, 2022
Albania addresses gender equality in decision-making beyond gender quotas
International IDEA presented its latest data on gender quotas at the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me”, which focused on developing a stronger commitment for gender equality. The Forum held on 27 May provided a...
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Thursday, June 09, 2022
Workplace gender equality: How do we create change that actually works?
In this video recorded at the Australian National University on the 1st of June, 2022 leading Australian thought leaders discuss how can we create change that actually works for women to attain workplace gender equality? That is the question this...
Women on Board - European Parliament
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Women on boards: deal to boost gender balance in companies
40% of non-executive director posts should go to the under-represented sex  Dissuasive penalties for non-compliance  Small and medium-sized enterprises with up to 249 employees will be excluded  After being blocked in the Council for a decade,...

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