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Rally in Paris, France © SERGE TENANI / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP
Friday, November 25, 2022
Violence against women parliamentarians: Causes, effects, solutions
Women account for just over 26% of parliamentarians worldwide according to the IPU’s latest figures. Despite progress made in recent years, significant obstacles continue to block their path to parity with their male counterparts. One of the biggest...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash
Friday, November 25, 2022
The blame game: Analyzing gender bias in Danish local elections
Diagnosing women’s under-representation in electoral politics often involves a “blame game,” seeking to identify the primary factor responsible for depressing the share of women among candidates as well as elected officials. The Danish electoral...
Gender inequality in local Irish politics highlighted in new research
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Ireland: Women's voices in the Council's Chamber
UCC research, carried out on behalf of Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, has recommended that gender quota legislation be introduced before the next local government elections to help increase the number of female councillors around the country. ...
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries? (UNDP)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries?
Building on the data in the global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA), this policy brief looks at women's participation in and leadership of environmental protection ministries as well as all ministries tasked officially with...
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit (Picture: Plos One logo)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit
increase gender parity in politics, global efforts have struggled to ensure equal female representation. This is likely tied to implicit gender biases against women in authority. In this work, we present a comprehensive study of gender biases that...
Gender Equality: The EU is breaking the glass ceiling thanks to new gender balance targets on company boards (European Commission Logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Gender equality: The EU is breaking the glass ceiling thanks to new gender balance targets on company boards
Today, the European Parliament has formally adopted the new EU law on gender balance on corporate boards. By 2026, companies will need to have 40% of the underrepresented sex among non-executive directors or 33% among all directors. On this occasion...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota (Picture: Logo The Star)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota
PETALING JAYA: Although women outnumber men in the electoral roll, they only make up 13.5% of candidates in the 15th General Election (GE15). According to the Election Commission (EC), there are 21,173,638 registered voters for the GE15, with 50.3%...
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022 (Picture: UN Women)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022
The Gender Equality Index developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in 2013, is recognised in the European Union as an important tool for analysing the state of gender equality in a society as well as comparing current trends...
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh (Picture: Khabarhub)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh
Policy frameworks are set to include women in the political process for empowering women, and enhancing rural development, and national development as a whole. Over the years public policies have been made, and revised to mandatorily include women...
US: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts (Picture: AP)
Monday, November 21, 2022
USA: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 12 women will take their seats as their state’s highest-ranking elected officials when the nation’s governors are sworn in this winter. The number tops the high mark set in 2004 of nine, with The Associated Press’...
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir at the Reykjavik Global Forum (STEPHANIE FILLION/ FORBES)
Monday, November 21, 2022
The world’s first elected female president reflects on breaking barriers, women’s rights
Even at 92, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who became the first elected female president of a country in 1980, is still a consummate politician and continues to speak out for women’s rights. Finnbogadottir made a recent appearance at the Reykjavik Global...
All three women prime ministers celebrate Parliament's equality milestone. L-R: Helen Clark on video link, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dame Jenny Shipley (Robert Kitchin/Stuff)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Female political figures celebrate Parliament's equality milestone
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand has an “even stronger” footing to speak on gender equality as lawmakers past and present celebrated Parliament becoming one of few in the world to be the majority women. Dame Jenny Shipley, the first...
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA) - UNDP
Friday, November 11, 2022
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has developed a 10-Point Action Agenda for Advancing Gender Equality in Crisis Settings (10PAA), a roadmap to guide its development programming towards results that will help transform and advance...
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa (Picture UN Women)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa
In December 2020, Sustineo was engaged UN Women under the Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project to lead the design and implementation of Research on Leadership Pathways of Women in Samoa. The purpose was to better understand the barriers that...
Gender and politics in Portugal (Picture: Oxford Academic logo)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Gender and politics in Portugal
This chapter surveys the literature on gender and politics in Portugal, focusing on explanations for gender differences in political participation and representation. We map trends in women’s inclusion in key areas of political life: from...
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu met women mukhtars on October 26 in Edirne, northwestern Türkiye. (Photo: AA)
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Only 2 percent of Türkiye's neighborhood and village heads are women
There are over 50,000 mukhtars in the country. Despite a slight increase in the share of women mukhtars over the past few years, women’s groups call for more representation at the local level. Women make up only about 2.2 percent of the mukhtars, or...

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