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Women hold record number of Australian Government board positions - Mirage News
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Women hold record number of Australian Government board positions
The Morrison Government has welcomed the latest Gender Balance on Government Boards figures, which show that for the first time, more than half of Australian Government board positions are held by women. Women now hold a record 50.2 per cent of...
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris—meets with Honduran President Xiomara Castro, thon Jan. 27. (Instagram / Ms Magazine)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Women are more likely to get elected to local bodies than to national parliaments
By Akshi Chawla As women elected officials move from local politics towards the subnational and national levels, they begin to be replaced by more and more men. Women comprise just over one-third (36 percent) of the over 6 million elected members in...
INTER PARES: Gender-sensitive scrutiny guide launch event
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
INTER PARES: Gender-sensitive scrutiny guide launch event
Parliaments are where the diverse needs of citizens are represented, through the people they elect and the decisions they make. The choices made by parliaments in the coming years will determine which direction is taken on the road to global gender...
Scotland launches women’s audit to look at barriers to entering Holyrood - The Guardian
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Scotland launches women’s audit to look at barriers to entering Holyrood
Exclusive: presiding officer Alison Johnstone says it will be disappointing if parliament cannot attract more female politicians. It will be “really disappointing” if the Scottish parliament cannot attract more female politicians within the next...
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Photo/TWITTER/INECNIGERIA - The Guardian
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
In Nigeria, INEC, CSO collaborate to increase women, youths participation in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says it is collaborating with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre(PLAC), a Civil Society Organisation(CSO) towards increasing women and youths participation in politics. Prof. Sam Egwu, the INEC...
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support - Sage Journals
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support
Racial/ethnic minorities and women continue to be underrepresented in public office in the United States. Here, we evaluate the role of general election political party support for women and minorities in structuring these inequalities, as a key...
Women attend a protest as a part of the #MeToo movement on International Women's Day in Seoul, South Korea on March 8, 2018. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
Monday, February 14, 2022
The South Korean election’s gender conflict and the future of women voters
By Darcie Draudt In South Korea, gender equality and the feminism movement have become politicized and polarizing issues, especially among the younger generation, leading up to the March 9 presidential election. In January, South Korean presidential...
Sex & power 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
UK: Sex & power 2022 Index
Fawcett's Sex and Power 2022 Index is a biennial report which charts the progress towards equal representation for women in top jobs across the UK. Yet again, the report reveals the pace of change is glacial in the majority of sectors and shows that...
In Pakistan, gendered politics prevail - Tribune Magazine
Thursday, February 10, 2022
In Pakistan, gendered politics prevail
Pakistan’s constitution makes no distinction between genders but women in parliament know that’s not the reality in politics. Despite impressive records of women in the legislative assembly, female parliamentarians still face barriers to entry that...
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Thursday, February 10, 2022
CSW 66: One decade on: How gender-sensitive are our parliaments now?
To commemorate a decade of Gender-sensitive parliaments and take stock of parliaments’ achievements in transforming their institutions to enable women’s full and effective participation and deliver on gender equality, the Inter-Parliamentary Union...
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity  - © Washington Post/Pool/ The Hill
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity
Joseph Robinette Biden stood before America answering questions for nearly two hours the day before his one-year anniversary of becoming president. The press lobbed question after question on Russia, the pandemic, the economy, voting rights and even...
Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias
Monday, February 07, 2022
Esperança Bias
Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias is the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the...
Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad - Credits: Mumbrella
Monday, February 07, 2022
Australia: Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad
Women for Election has released a campaign ahead of Australia’s election season officially kicking off to encourage more women to enter politics. The campaign was created by BMF and is supported by UN Women Australia. Click here to read the full...
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis - Copyright: UN Women
Friday, February 04, 2022
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis
This working paper presents data and analysis on women’s representation in local government by UN Women as the sole custodian agency for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.5.1b. It provides a comprehensive overview of women’s political...
La vicepresidenta primera del Gobierno y ministra de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital, Nadia Calviño, en un encuentro este jueves. ISABEL INFANTES (EUROPA PRESS)/ El Pais
Friday, February 04, 2022
'Never again': Spain minister stands up for gender equality
Spain’s government minister for economic affairs is making a stand for gender equality, saying she won’t take part in any more events or official group photographs where she is the only woman present. Spain’s government minister for economic affairs...
Renewing U.S. investments in women’s political leadership - Credits: Just Security
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Renewing U.S. investments in women’s political leadership
As part of last December’s Summit for Democracy, the Biden administration launched a wide range of commitments aimed at countering the troubling anti-democratic headwinds around the world. One of these pledges is the “Advancing Women’s & Girls’...
Pragmatic bias impedes women’s access to political leadership Credits: PNAS
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Pragmatic bias impedes women’s access to political leadership
Women remain underrepresented in political leadership in the United States and beyond. While abundant research has studied the possible impact of gender stereotypes on support for women candidates, our research finds that voters also withhold...
Stanford Research (Image credit: Getty Images)
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Groupthink gone wrong: Stanford scholars show how assumptions about electability undermine women political candidates
When voters perceive women political candidates to be less electable than men they are likely to vote for a man instead. But there are ways to overcome these often-exaggerated beliefs, according to new Stanford research. In a primary election, if...

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