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Hisila Yami being interviewed by AP about a Maoist garbage removal program in Thamel, Kathmandu, October 8, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Neil Horning
Friday, May 13, 2022
A long way to go for gender equality in Nepali politics
Nepal has progressive laws and quotas for women’s representation in politics, but patriarchy and gender discrimination run deep and influence the decisions of parties. On April 28, misogyny in Nepal’s politics and society was on full display during...
Understanding young people’s political participation - The Body Shop
Friday, May 13, 2022
Understanding young people’s political participation
Young people care – about our planet, our future and our political systems. In the last decade, young people have initiated social movements, tackling issues that impact their own lives and those of communities around the globe. They have done so...
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University
Friday, May 13, 2022
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics
As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election. Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible...
Democratic nominee for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley SAM GREENE/THE ENQUIRER
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Democrat Nan Whaley makes Ohio history as first woman nominated to run for governor
Democrat Nan Whaley broke a political glass ceiling Tuesday when she became the first woman in Ohio history to win a major party nomination to run for governor. "This is a historic moment for the Democratic Party and for all of Ohio," said Whaley. "...
Catherine Dorion celebrates her win in the Taschereau riding in Quebec City in 2018. (Alice Chiche/Radio-Canada)
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
One in four women in Quebec's National Assembly aren't seeking re-election. What happened?
For women leaving Quebec politics, is quitting an act of self-preservation? The night she was elected in October 2018, Catherine Dorion ran up onto the stage in Quebec City and briefly stared at the crowd, shaking her fists in the air and laughing...
Nepal: Women leaders from across the political spectrum say they feel constrained - The Kathmandu Post
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Nepal: Women leaders from across the political spectrum say they feel constrained
Their representation in local elections has been trimmed but they cannot speak up. Female politicians say the fight will continue though. Out of 46,693 nominations for executive positions at the local level —mayor, deputy mayor, chairpersons and...
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (left) and vice president Michelle O'Neill. The party has 12 women among their 27 MLAs. Photo: Liam McBurney
Monday, May 09, 2022
Record number of women MLA’s elected to Stormont
Voters in Northern Ireland have returned a record number of women to the Assembly. Of the 90 MLAs elected to Stormont, 32 are women – an increase from 33pc in 2020 to just over 36pc. The first Assembly formed after the Good Friday Agreement in 1998...
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...
The Western Isles council building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
Monday, April 11, 2022
Only eight women stand in all-male Western Isles council elections
Officials and activists had urged more women to stand after none of the female candidates were elected in 2017. Equalities campaigners are dismayed that only eight women are standing for election to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles council...
Women In Politics Study - Abacus/ Equal Voice
Monday, April 11, 2022
Canada: Women in politics study
This document presents the result of a series of surveys conducted by Abacus Data in January 2022, about women in politics and the future of women in politics. Click here to access the report.
2022 Women in US Municipal Office
Monday, April 11, 2022
2022 Women in US municipal office
Data provided by the Center for American Women and Politics and KnowWho Data Services. Numbers include members and officers of the municipal legislative branch of incorporated cities and towns with populations over 10,000 as per the U.S. Census....
Sindh Assembly MPA Heer Soho . PHOTO: EXPRESS
Monday, March 28, 2022
Pakistan: In a first, Sindh to have a woman tribal sardar
MPA Heer Soho says community chose her as leader after her father. For the first time in Sindh’s history, a woman is set to become a Sardar of her tribe. The decision has been taken with consensus by the Soho community of Sindh. After the demise of...
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
Monday, March 28, 2022
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
This article analyses how women governors, mayors, and local elected officials promoted public health and social protection in countries where men chief executives failed to take steps to contain the virus. We focus on adverse circumstances in six...
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...
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
This project brief presents a short description of the Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Leadership in Political and Business Life Project implemented by UN Women Turkey with the financial support of Sweden through the Swedish International...
In the tribal-dominated Sundargarh district, the BJD chose Kunti Pradhan who makes a living out of tailoring as well as training SHG members on making aachar and papad. (HT PHOTO.)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
In a first, women to head 70% of Zilla Parishads in Odisha
With women voters rooting for the candidates across districts, more women nominees were elected in the panchayat polls this year. In Patnaik’s home district of Ganjam, 40 women candidates were elected as members of the Zilla Parishad out of a total...
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...
Women need to see themselves in politics. It’s the only way change will come to Zimbabwe
Friday, March 18, 2022
Women need to see themselves in politics. It’s the only way change will come to Zimbabwe
As a young woman in politics I’ve experienced prejudice – audiences ask about my marital status instead of my policies. But we must continue to step up for the next generation. It is fair to say there has been reasonable progress for women in...

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