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Four women were elected during the 2022 general election: Miriam Dalli, Julia Farrugia Portelli, Alison Zerafa Civelli and Graziella Galea - Malta Today
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Malta: Did gender quotas election punish women candidates?
Just four women were elected during the 2022 general election but a deeper analysis also shows that women contesting on the Labour ticket obtained almost 20,000 first-count votes, which compares very well with the 14,000 first preferences obtained...
Claudia Roth
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th...
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu stands with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.Photographer: Allison Dinner/Bloomberg
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
US: The proportion of elected city offices held by women rose by just 3% in 2022
Female mayors account for a little more than a quarter of the 100 largest U.S. cities. The proportion of elected offices in U.S. cities held by women increased by 3% in 2022. Still, women make up less than a third of mayors, city council members and...
BJP-nominee S Phangnon Konyak made history by becoming the first woman from the state to be elected to the Rajya Sabha. - The Federal
Friday, April 08, 2022
Nagaland women shine in all spheres, but find little space in politics
It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, and the state is yet to elect any woman in the 60-member Assembly. It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, a social enigma that manifests the existence...
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions - UNDP
Monday, April 04, 2022
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions
Advancing Gender Equality in National Climate Plans: Progress and Higher Ambitions highlights the latest data on country progress in integrating gender considerations into their national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),...
Aussie federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats - News.com.au
Friday, April 01, 2022
Australian federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats
Despite repeated warnings, Australia’s two major political parties continue to make one big mistake – and one MP has issued a scathing rebuke. The women chosen by Australia’s two major political parties to run in the upcoming federal election are...
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
Friday, April 01, 2022
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Global trends indicate the slow-paced progress in closing gender gaps across major dimensions of human development in different countries. Nigeria remains one of the poor performing countries with respect to closing its gender gaps, especially under...
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...
Infographic: Mexican women in politics - The Wilson Center
Friday, March 25, 2022
Infographic: Mexican women in politics
In celebration of International Women's Day, we review the history of women in politics in Mexico. Gender parity electoral laws, leaders who value women's inclusion, and fierce women who have propelled Mexico's gender equality movement forward have...
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Jemma Nunu Kumba is the Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings...
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. While there is still some way to go to achieve equal representation of women in the House of Commons, and in the wider...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Palestinian female candidates struggle to change political, social attitudes
Despite efforts to encourage women to both vote and run in local elections in the West Bank, candidates say much work remains to be done. Rajaa Hamayel submitted her candidacy to the “Al-Bireh Brings Us Together” list running in the second phase of...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life. More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
Key findings on Indian attitudes toward gender roles
Indian adults nearly universally say it is important for women to have the same rights as men, including eight-in-ten who say this is very important. At the same time, however, there are circumstances when Indians feel men should receive...
It's not just societal bias against women that poses a problem to female politicians
Monday, March 21, 2022
Why are there few women in Indian politics?
Despite studies showing widespread public acceptance of female politicians in India, women's political participation in the South Asian country remains low. More than one in every two Indians say that "women and men make equally good political...
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape? Source: PTI
Friday, March 18, 2022
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape?
Despite India having had multiple female heads of state, and a progressive and highly diverse political past and present, the inclusion of women in Indian politics continues to be doubted by many countries across the world. Compared to other...
CSW66: Gendered dimensions of corruption & the impact on gender equality 
Thursday, March 17, 2022
CSW 66: Gendered dimensions of corruption & the impact on gender equality 
Graduate Women International and co-sponsor Women’s UN Report Network expert panelists will address the gendered dimensions of corruption and the unique ways women experience corruption. Panelists will examine corruption’s impact on education and...
UN News/Paulina Kubiak Greer General Assembly President, Abdulla Shahid, addresses the Special Event on Women in the UN’s Trusteeship Council.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Violence against women in politics marks ‘moral and ethical failure’ - General Assembly President
Top UN officials on Tuesday gathered with government and civil society representatives to draw attention to the scourge of violence against women worldwide who are involved in politics, which is increasingly seeing women parliamentarians, human...

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