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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...
Feminists march in Lima in 2016 against Keiko Fujimori, one of two candidates vying for the presidency in run-off elections this June | Carlos Garcia Granthon/Pacific Press/Alamy Live News. All rights reserved
Thursday, June 03, 2021
There’s no way to vote for women’s rights in Peru’s presidential elections
The country infamous for forced sterilisations will face the choice of two ‘anti-gender’ candidates in run-off elections in June. Anti-women rhetoric has entered national electoral politics in Peru – the country that is infamous for its policy of...
Women take part in a performance of Las Tesis feminist collective while lawmakers debate and vote on an impeachment motion against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, in Valparaiso, Chile December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Chile's women shine in constitution vote as more men need leg-up to stay even
Chilean women made such a strong showing in elections to pick candidates to draft the country's new constitution that adjustments to ensure the body was equally split between genders had to be made in favor of more men, elections body Servel said on...
 A woman holds a Chilean flag in Valparaiso last year. In a referendum in October, Chileans voted by a 79% landslide majority in favor of a popularly elected citizen assembly with gender parity. Photograph: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters
Friday, May 14, 2021
‘A game-changing moment’: Chile constitution could set new gender equality standard
Chileans to elect 155-strong assembly made up of equivalent men and women to set out new framework and enshrine equal rights Women’s rights activists in Chile say that the country’s new constitution will catalyze progress for women in the country –...
Banner English
Monday, May 10, 2021
Closing the Gender Gap in Politics
Background More than 40 years after the entry into force of CEDAW and 26 years after the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, progress around women’s full and equal political participation has stalled and gender balance...
 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the Nigerian Senate in 2015. There are very few women representatives. Sunday Aghaeze/AFP via Getty Images
Monday, May 10, 2021
Nigeria has few women in politics: here’s why, and what to do about it
There are few women in political and leadership spaces in Nigeria. Currently only seven out of 109 senators and 22 of the 360 House of Representatives members are women. Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, from The Conversation Africa, asked Damilola Agbalojobi,...
DMK women's wing secretary Kanimozhi during an election campaign rally in support of party candidate ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tenkasi district on April 2. (File photo)
Friday, May 07, 2021
Decoding women’s representation in the 2021 state elections
Reports, anecdotal accounts, and now the results suggest that women played a crucial role in shaping the electoral outcomes in the four states and one Union Territory that went to the polls this year. In West Bengal, they may have cemented the All...
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: “I felt hurt and left alone: as a woman and as a European.” Photograph: Olivier Hoslet
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
‘It happened because I am a woman’: von der Leyen speaks of Turkey snub
European Commission president blames sexism for second-rank treatment in Ankara The first female president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has blamed sexism for an incident in which she was left without a chair on a diplomatic...
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen gives a statement outside the Prime Minister Residence in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, on Nov. 2020. (LISELOTTE SABROE/RITZAU SCANPIX/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, April 19, 2021
Around the world, the greatest gender disparities are in politics
Some countries are better at promoting women’s representation in politics, suggesting social norms may create barriers. Even though the world was far from reaching gender parity before the coronavirus pandemic struck, the impact of COVID-19 on...
Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace and Security
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Advancing Women’s Leadership in Politics and Peacebuilding
Women play major roles as decision-makers and leaders advancing peace and prosperity around the world. Yet progress on women’s political representation has been slow and uneven. Only 22 countries have women in the highest position of political power...
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council president Charles Michel, centre, and Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara © via REUTERS
Monday, April 12, 2021
EU-Turkey in blame game over ‘sofagate’ after Ursula von der Leyen left standing
Dispute over protocol prompts charges of sexism at meeting in Ankara Turkey and Europe are trading blame over who left the European Commission chief on her feet, in a spat over protocol that has prompted charges of sexism and overshadowed a critical...
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the closing of the 65th session of CSW. Photo: UN Web TV (screengrab)
Monday, March 29, 2021
UN’s largest gathering on women’s rights delivers robust blueprint on strengthening women’s leadership and participation in public life
New York, 26 March – Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, world leaders issued today a strong pledge for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the elimination of violence at the closing of the 65th ...
UN Women
Friday, March 26, 2021
Generation Equality Forum
The Generation Equality Forum will kick off in Mexico City 29-31 March 2021, hosted by the Government of Mexico. With civil society at its core, the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico will reinforce the power and voice of feminist movements and...

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