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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine
Daw Saw Yee and Daw Ohn Shwe have many things in common, but until recently their paths had not crossed. Both in their 50s, their communities elected the two women as village tract administrators in January 2018 during the third local elections to...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
13 Questions about women and the midterms
By Susan Chira Conventional wisdom on women and politics goes like this: Women must pile up credentials because voters see men as more qualified.  Women are trusted on issues like education, health care and children; men on national security, crime...
Monday, November 05, 2018
Female politicians from around world mark century of UK women’s suffrage
A young Bosnian MP who denounced her uncle’s war crimes, a member of the Syrian opposition and a Gambian women’s rights campaigner are among the female parliamentarians who will sit in the House of Commons chamber this week. A landmark event on...
Friday, November 02, 2018
Take notes from women in politics
By Payton Saso, In today's society, college women tend to look to female celebrities and social media influencers for inspiration on how to be successful in life. While many of these women have incredible accomplishments and have surpassed great...
Friday, November 02, 2018
11 states have no women in congress. These candidates are trying to change that
By Carter Sherman, Kathleen Williams had a ritual for getting through a tough day back when she staffed the Montana Legislature: She’d go visit Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Well, not really. Since...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Elene Khoshtaria
Elene Khoshtaria is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2017 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Female candidates break barriers, except when it comes to money
Rashida Tlaib, running in a tough six-way Democratic primary for a House seat in Michigan and positioning herself to be the first Muslim woman in Congress, was thrilled when a man who champions Muslim candidates across the country donated just under...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Transformational leadership for gender equality in the Caribbean: regional strategies and partnerships
Following recent elections in the Caribbean region, women’s representation in political office has increased, approaching or surpassing parity in some legislative chambers. This progress has drawn attention to women’s contributions to political...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Women in Palestine face violence and political exclusion, campaigner tells UN
Women are being shut out of Palestinian politics and excluded from peace talks, according to Randa Siniora, the first female Palestinian campaigner to address the UN security council. Speaking at the UN on Thursday, she said that while women in the...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Ethiopia’s new 50% women cabinet isn’t just bold—it’s smart
Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed is rewarding women’s contributions to the nation’s progress. In a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday (Oct. 16), Abiy cut the number of ministries from 28 to 20 and named 10 women among the new appointees. Women will...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Women candidates rewrite the political playbook
The impact of record numbers of women candidates has already been felt this election cycle. The #MeToo movement and anger about the outcome of the 2016 presidential contest has driven women to break free from some of the conventions that have...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Women candidates poised to make history in 2018 midterm elections
The 1992 election is often referred to as "The Year of the Woman," as more women were elected to Congress than any year before. This year is set to be another record-breaking year by the same measure, and several women are poised to make history due...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
5 women in politics on the importance of female leadership in the U.S Government
In 1991, Anita Hill testified about her allegations of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. As she stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hill was attacked, vilified, and dismissed by a group of 14 senators—all...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Violence against women in politics
By Adriana Jacob, Six months after the murder of Councilwoman Marielle Franco, the causes behind the act and those responsible for the crime remain unknown. A young black woman born on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, she was gaining prominence in...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The 77 percent: Women in politics
Are women less corrupt than men? The Ethiopian Parliament last Tuesday approved the appointment of 20 ministers, with women also making up half of the cabinet. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went on to say that women are considered to be less...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
In Cambodia’s single-party politics, women are barely seen
KAMPOT, Cambodia — Chan Kanha is the deputy mayor for the Cambodian People’s Party in this small port town, which sits along Cambodia’s southern coast and still retains much of its French colonial architecture. The Cambodian People’s Party, or CCP,...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In the words of Tanya Gilly Khailany: “When it comes to women’s rights, there’s no room for diplomacy”
Tanya Gilly Khailany, from Iraqi-Kurdistan, is a former member of the Iraqi Parliament (2006 – 2010) and a co-founder of the SEED Foundation, an organization that works with survivors of violence and trafficking in Iraq. An outspoken women’s rights...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Nigeria must protect and promote women’s participation in politics, say UN experts
GENEVA (22 October 2018) – UN human rights experts* are urging Nigeria to take immediate steps to remedy deliberate attempts to exclude women candidates from recent party primary elections for seats in state and national legislatures. Reports of...