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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...
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Brazil votes on Sunday. And Brazilian women have a better chance at reshaping its politics than ever before
With just one week to go before Brazil’s Oct. 7 presidential elections, up to 10 percent of the country’s male voters remain undecided — and roughly 19 percent of female voters. Many voters and observers, both inside and outside Brazil, are worried...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
NGO seeks to end violence against women in politics in Nigeria
The Executive Director of Hope for Family Development Initiative(HFDI), Mr Aremu Stephen has called for an end to violence against women in politics. He said this in Osogbo, Osun State capital while addressing a press conference on behalf of the...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Paulette Jordan could become the nation's first native American Governor
As told to Madison Felleras, If Paulette Jordan wins Idaho’s governor race this November, she’ll be the first female governor of the state and the nation’s first Native American governor. It’ll be a tough race—she’s running in a deep red state that...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Four colored girls who have considered politics: Enter the halls of power. America needs us
By Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, political activists and co-authors of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics," coming Oct. 2. As black women, our very existence is political. It’s time for us — whether we’...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Nevada leads the way for women in politics
The Reno Gazette Journal and HuffPost will co-host a bi-partisan panel discussion about women in politics in Nevada at the University of Nevada, Reno. The panel comes at time when Nevada could become the first state with a female majority in its...
Monday, October 01, 2018
It's time to address sexual violence in political institutions in Canada
Young women are entering political institutions at high rates; however, this does not translate into the number of women candidates, elected officials, or in senior leadership within political institutions. More than 80% of young women with a median...
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Guardian view on US politics: No hearing for women
By Brett Kavanaugh, Can you trust women? This is the question at the heart of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court. It was evident long before Thursday’s senate judiciary committee hearings addressing Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation...
Friday, September 28, 2018
If you want more women in politics, don’t look to the GOP
By Jennifer Rubin, The Pew Research Center has some interesting data on voters’ views about the gender gap in politics: Republicans and Democrats have widely different views about where things stand today and what factors are holding women back....
Friday, September 28, 2018
Women politicians in Bolivia face increasing harassment and violence
Bolivia is one of only two democracies in the world – the other is Rwanda – where there are more women in congress than men. But as women gain more political power, they’re also becoming the target of violent attacks from those opposed to change....
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Jacinda Ardern makes history with baby Neve at UN general assembly
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has made history as the first world leader to attend the United Nations general assembly meeting with her baby in tow. Ardern appeared with her three-month-old daughter at the UN on Monday evening, and...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Political parties are a cornerstone of democracy, providing critical pathways for citizens’ political participation and engagement. They mobilise citizens behind ideologies and policies, select candidates for representative posts, lead electoral...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
New Parline: the IPU’s Open Data Platform
IPU launched New Parline, a new version of its online open data platform on national parliaments. The platform is intended for MPs, academics, civil society, the media, and all those interested in parliaments as the core institution of democracy....
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
John McDonnell: I hope Labour's next leader will be female
John McDonnell said he wanted a woman to become the next leader of the Labour party, a day after senior party figures were accused of failing to take allegations of sexual harassment seriously enough. The shadow chancellor defended Labour’s record...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Is the record number of women candidates a 2018 blip — or a lasting trend?
Lauren Underwood, Democratic House candidate in Illinois' 14th district, is part of a record boom of women running for office in 2018 – from Congress to governorships to state legislatures across the country. But she didn't just wake up one day and...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Women and political empowerment in Nigeria
By Davidson Aminu, Women and political empowerment in Nigeria is a topical issue and it has generated mixed reaction from both the educated and the general public. There are those who argue that women should be confined to their traditional role of...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Thandi Modise
Thandi Modise is the Chairperson of the Upper House of the Parliament (National Council of Provinces) of South Africa. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in New York during the CSW.