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In 2019, indigenous leader Nara Baré embarked on a tour to Europe to denounce violations against indigenous peoples and the environment in Brazil Image: Midia Ninja, CC BY-SA 4.0 / Eco-Business
Friday, January 21, 2022
Why women’s leadership is key to climate action
At the COP26 climate summit, the leaders of Estonia, Tanzania and Bangladesh were the first to sign the Glasgow Women’s Leadership statement, calling for countries to support the leadership of women and girls on climate action at all levels of...
The introduction of gender quotas by voluntary political parties (VPPQ) for the selection of election candidates is a good start to boost women’s participation in national politics. - NSTP file pic / The New Straits Times
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Malaysia, equal gender representation should begin in political parties
By Mohamad Ika Danial Abdullah We have eight years to go before 2030, a year in which we have stood in solidarity with other countries to realise the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One of the SDG agendas is gender equality,...
Male aspirants feel disheartened as government reserves Berhampur Municipal Corporation mayor post for women. Credits: The Time of India
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Male aspirants feel disheartened as government reserves Berhampur Municipal Corporation mayor post for women
Several male aspirants of different political parties, who aimed to contest for the mayor’s post of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) in the upcoming election of the civic body, were disappointed as the state government on Wednesday proposed to...
Annita Demetriou_Interview
Monday, January 17, 2022
Annita Demetriou
Annita Demetriou is President of the House of the Representatives of Cyprus. She is the first woman and youngest person to hold the post. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash - We need girls in school to become women in politics
Friday, January 14, 2022
We need girls in school to become women in politics
Very little of the security and stability we strive for can be achieved without women’s equal and unapologetic participation. That’s why we need to help make sure girls in school can become women in politics. It’s 2022 – time to start making it...
Diversity in the Bundestag - Credits: UK in a Changing Europe
Friday, January 14, 2022
Diversity in the Bundestag
By Sophie Stowers When it comes to diversity in the Bundestag, last year’s federal elections in Germany produced the most diverse parliament in the country’s history. The 2021-2025 Bundestag contains a record number (83) of parliamentarians from...
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics - Caroline Nokes. Credits: The House
Friday, January 14, 2022
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics
By Caroline Nokes A repeated refrain in recent years has been about how we can  encourage more women to get involved in Westminster politics, to get us to a 50:50 Parliament and make sure female voices are heard at the heart of Government. Much of...
In Namibia, mixed feelings on gender parity progress -  credits: The Namibian
Friday, January 14, 2022
In Namibia, mixed feelings on gender parity progress
A CROSS section of female politicians in Namibia have voiced their concern over the slow progress of political parties in implementing 50/50 (zebra style) representation in party structures and parliament. While some believe the country is on the...
Independent candidate Arnold Cassola tried to challenge the gender corrective mechanism for elections approved by parliament last year - Credit: Malta Today
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Maltese Court shoots down Cassola legal challenge to election gender quota mechanism
The court has turned down a constitutional case filed by independent candidate Arnold Cassola against government over the gender corrective mechanism approved by parliament last April. Cassola had argued constitutional amendments approved in...
re we there yet? In Ireland, the Good Information Project focuses on gender equality - Rolling News
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Are we there yet? In Ireland, the Good Information project focuses on gender equality
Just before Christmas, a government report highlighted that over half of the Irish population believes the most important role for a woman is to take care of her home and family. The most important role for a man, according to a significant...
Dutch King Willem-Alexander (C) and Prime Minister Mark Rutte pose for a photo with other ministers of the new the government AP Photo/Peter Dejong
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Women get parity as Dutch government sworn in after record delay
The new government has been sworn into office in the Netherlands, a record 299 days after the country's last election.Mark Rutte is now set to become the Netherlands’ longest-serving prime minister as he leads a fourth separate executive. Rutte has...
Zimbabwe main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance supporters lead by Nelson Chamisa march for electoral reforms to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in the streets of the capital Harare. (Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP
Monday, January 10, 2022
Zimbabwe: Violent politics deters women from standing as candidates in elections
Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold elections in 18 months’ time, but women are reluctant to have their faces appear on ballot papers. Women here know only too well that in politics, sticks and stones literally break bones, and name-calling is part of the...
Screenshot of Chairwoman of the Indonesian Women's Congress (Kowani) Giwo Rubianto presenting her opening remarks during a webinar hosted by Kowani and viewed from Jakarta on Wednesday (Nov 17, 2021). ANTARA/Tri Meilani Ameliya.
Friday, January 07, 2022
Indonesia: Encourage women's participation in national legislature
Indonesian Women's Congress (Kowani) Chairwoman Giwo Rubianto called to address the issue of low women's participation in national politics, especially the national legislature, by promoting participation and boosting political education among women...
Kenya: women are majority voters- why don't they vote for other women? - The Nairobian
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Kenya: women are majority voters- why don't they vote for other women?
By Priscilla Nyokabi Kenya is yet to earn the dividend of women in leadership, which is a crying shame because as President Obama memorably explained, the full team must play for a Country to achieve its development goals. A society cannot prosper...
Clockwise from top left: Marilyn Strickland; Deb Haaland; Kamala Harris; Michelle Wu; and Kathy Hochul (Ms Magazine)
Monday, December 27, 2021
Ten steps closer to parity: wins for women in 2021
In just two years, the pandemic has threatened decades worth of progress towards gender equality. As of December 2020, women suffered a net loss of over 5 million jobs due to COVID-19; in 2021, one in three women reported that they may end up...
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief - cover
Friday, December 24, 2021
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief reviews the extent to which women are represented in Arab countries, the history of Arab independence and revolutions - and their impact on women's rights and representation; and country-specific information that...
Nigerian women and politics: beyond reverse discrimination - Premium Times
Friday, December 24, 2021
Nigerian women and politics: beyond reverse discrimination
By Bolutife Oluwadele Ordinarily, if one were to go by the maxim that we are all political animals, then the issue of women in politics would require no discussion. More so, since women are also inherently political. However, political participation...
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy - Eurasia Review
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy
Despite its apparent liberalism, Lebanon scores low in gender equality, especially in politics. According to the Gender Gap index, Lebanon ranks third last in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with only Syria and Yemen, both plagued by...

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