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The Senedd in Cardiff - Picture: Tivy-Side Advertiser
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Welsh Government to press ahead with plans to increase Senedd members
The Welsh Government is to press ahead with plans to increase the number of Senedd members despite opposition from senior Conservatives. The reforms, proposed by Labour and Plaid Cymru as part of a co-operation agreement, would see the number of...
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté is member of the National Assembly of Senegal and Vice-President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Executive Committee. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women...
Tunis market, April 2022. Keystone / Mohamed Messara
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
How local female politicians are keeping Tunisian democracy alive
President Kaïs Saïed is in the process of wiping out hard-won democratic rights in Tunisia. Little evidence survives of Switzerland’s efforts to support the country on its path to democracy – apart, perhaps, from the courage of women politicians who...
Women gather in front of City Hall to celebrate the first-ever female majority on New York City Council the 2021 primaries. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Friday, June 03, 2022
Are large donor networks still needed to win in a fairer election system?
Chan is a research associate at RepresentWomen with a focus on ranked-choice voting. Last fall, New York elected a majority-women city council for the first time ever. This also happened to be the first time the city used ranked-choice voting and...
(Left to right) Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen, Finland PM Sanna Marin, France President Élisabeth Borne and Hungary President Katalin Novak | Commons
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
How women have come to hold the top post in 13 out of 45 countries in Europe
European countries began electing women in top posts from the late 1970s, though the first woman to head a government in the world was Sri Lanka's PM Sirimavo Bandaranaike. As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its fourth month, and Europe faces its ‘...
Karnataka: 33% quota for women in outsourced government jobs (Picture: The Economic Times)
Monday, May 30, 2022
Karnataka: 33% quota for women in outsourced government jobs
Synopsis In a significant move, the Karnataka government has reserved 33 per cent for outsourced women employees in all the departments. As per the circular, the state government recruits data entry operators, housekeeping staff and other group D...
Supriya Sule husband posted the exchange on Twitter, calling out the BJP as a "misogynistic" party. | Picture: NDTV
Monday, May 30, 2022
"Go home and cook": Maharashtra BJP leader's sexist jab at MP Supriya Sule
The sexist comment was made as the two parties sparred over reservations for OBC (Other Backward Class) in Maharashtra. New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, targeting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule on Wednesday,...
File photo of Mohinder K Midha | Twitter/@SantoshDass1048 | The Print
Monday, May 30, 2022
"A proud moment for us," says Dalit body after Midha’s election; she represents the Labour Party
'A proud moment for us,' says Dalit body after Midha's election; she represents the Labour Party. New Delhi: Indian-origin politician Mohinder K Midha from UK’s Opposition Labour Party has become the first woman mayor of a local London council from...
Reena Kumari Shah (right) and Kaushalaya Devi (left), the now-elected mayors of Maulapur and Ishnath local level in Rautahat district. Photo: Prabhat Jha/THT
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Nepal: Women candidates elected as mayor in two Rautahat local levels
The result announcement of elections held on May 13 have revealed two women candidates as the winners of mayoral elections in two local levels of Rautahat district.  Reena Kumari Shah and Kaushalaya Devi will hold office as mayors in Maulapur and...
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
Monday, May 23, 2022
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
PLANS to reform Welsh politics hope to see the Senedd expanded to 96 members, with gender quotas and a shake up of constituencies with each selecting multiple members. First Minister Mark Drakeford and Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said they want...
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...

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