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USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections (PBS Picture)
Thursday, December 01, 2022
USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections
A record number of Black women ran for office this year for U.S. House, Senate and governor. And while some made history with their wins, Black women are still underrepresented in public office. Nadia Brown, the Director of the Women’s and Gender...
Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development (Picture: This Day)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development
Ugo Aliogo examines the prospects of women in 2023 general election, judging from the low representation of women in the political space and the impact on development Women have remained largely underrepresented in the realms of political power...
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress (Picture: CNN)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress
CNN — A record number of women will be elected to Congress this year, CNN projects – but barely. The 149 women who will serve in the US House and Senate in the 118th Congress will expand the ranks of female representation by just two members above...
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality (Picture: Council of Europe)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held every year on 25 November, the spokesperson for the Council of Europe Congress on Gender Equality, Ms Eirini Dourou (SOC, Greece), made the following statement...
Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash
Friday, November 25, 2022
The blame game: Analyzing gender bias in Danish local elections
Diagnosing women’s under-representation in electoral politics often involves a “blame game,” seeking to identify the primary factor responsible for depressing the share of women among candidates as well as elected officials. The Danish electoral...
Gender inequality in local Irish politics highlighted in new research
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Ireland: Women's voices in the Council's Chamber
UCC research, carried out on behalf of Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, has recommended that gender quota legislation be introduced before the next local government elections to help increase the number of female councillors around the country. ...
The research indicates that women face up to eight times the level of abuse online compared to their male counterparts (Picture RTE)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Ireland: Women running for election more likely to be subjected to abuse - study
Women running for election are more likely to be the victims of personalised, misogynistic abuse - online and at the doorstep - than their male counterparts. That is according to new research published today which also shows that female...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022 (Picture: UN Women)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022
The Gender Equality Index developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in 2013, is recognised in the European Union as an important tool for analysing the state of gender equality in a society as well as comparing current trends...
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh (Picture: Khabarhub)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh
Policy frameworks are set to include women in the political process for empowering women, and enhancing rural development, and national development as a whole. Over the years public policies have been made, and revised to mandatorily include women...
Maura Healey at the Massachusetts Democratic Party convention in Worcester in June.Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe via Getty Images file
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
USA: Lesbians score big political gains in midterm elections "rainbow wave"
The string of wins includes the election of the country’s first lesbian governors in Massachusetts and Oregon. The 2022 midterm elections ignited what LGBTQ advocates called yet another “rainbow wave,” with over 430 lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
Une des femmes en formation à Korhogo (Agence Ivoirienne de Presse)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Côte d'Ivoire-AIP/ Women from political parties trained in Korhogo for their participation in the 2023 local elections
Korhogo, Nov 18, 2022 (AIP)- The Coordination Committee for Women's Participation (2C2PF), began on Friday, November 18, 2022, in Korhogo, the training of 25 women with a view to their participation in the 2023 regional and municipal elections....
US: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts (Picture: AP)
Monday, November 21, 2022
USA: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 12 women will take their seats as their state’s highest-ranking elected officials when the nation’s governors are sworn in this winter. The number tops the high mark set in 2004 of nine, with The Associated Press’...
Karen Bass, 69, has a long track record of organizing across racial lines in south Los Angeles. Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Karen Bass becomes the first female mayor of Los Angeles
The Democrat takes over as the second Black mayor in LA’s history, beating a rival who spent over $80m of his own money on the race The congresswoman Karen Bass was elected mayor of Los Angeles, defeating billionaire real estate developer Rick...
مواطنون بحرينيون أثناء الإدلاء بأصواتهم فى الانتخابات
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Bahrain election sees high turnout of youth and women
The first round of polls held to elect the new Parliament and Municipal Councils on Saturday created many milestones in Bahrain in terms of participation. Among them was the record number of women and youth who queued up to cast their ballots across...
Nepal: Women’s share in House likely to shrink (Picture: The Kathmandu Post)
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Nepal: Women’s share in House likely to shrink
With few women FPTP candidates, more of them may need to be elected to the upper house to meet the requirement. Cross-party women politicians have long been lobbying with their leaders to increase the number of female candidates in the first-past-...
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA) - UNDP
Friday, November 11, 2022
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has developed a 10-Point Action Agenda for Advancing Gender Equality in Crisis Settings (10PAA), a roadmap to guide its development programming towards results that will help transform and advance...
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa (Picture UN Women)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa
In December 2020, Sustineo was engaged UN Women under the Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project to lead the design and implementation of Research on Leadership Pathways of Women in Samoa. The purpose was to better understand the barriers that...

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