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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...
Karen Adam is the SNP MSP for Banff and Buchan Coast
Friday, March 11, 2022
Karen Adam MSP: 'Difficult to convince women to stand in council elections'
Convincing women to run in the upcoming local elections has been “really difficult”, SNP MSP Karen Adam has said, as she urged women and minorities to take up more leadership roles. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the Sunday National...
Statue of Nupi Lan in Imphal, Manipur - Outlook Magazine
Thursday, March 03, 2022
The curious case of women in Manipur politics 
At the fore on social and economic fronts, women are in the backseat when it comes to political representation. Grace Jajo’s voice first choked and then she broke into tears, a microphone in her hand, addressing a gathering at Manipur Press Club in...
Image: PTI/ Representative
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Uttarakhand election sees women outnumbering men in vote percentage
In the recently concluded single-phase Uttarakhand election women voters outnumbered men by more than 4 per cent. Goa had the highest voters overall. In the recently concluded, Uttarakhand election on Monday, February 14, data about voters was made...
USA: New LGBTQ Gallup data reveals enormous gaps in political representation - Victory Institute
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
USA: New LGBTQ Gallup data reveals enormous gaps in political representation
New Gallup polling data shows 7.1 percent of the U.S. population identifies as LGBTQ – up from 5.6 percent in 2020. The new data, released yesterday, further reveals the enormous gap in LGBTQ elected representation in the U.S., where just 0.2...
Monday, February 28, 2022
‘The bench is loaded’: A record number of Latinas are running for US governor
At least a thousand men have been governor of a U.S. state; just 45 women have, and only two of them Latinas. This year, their presence on primary ballots is making a difference. When Annette Taddeo ran for an open Florida Senate seat in 2017, the...
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level - OECD
Friday, February 25, 2022
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level
This report assesses women’s access to justice and women’s political participation in parliament, local councils and civil society organisations in Colombia. It examines existing legal, political and institutional frameworks in order to better...
UN Women
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Women in local government
The Women in Local Government website is the outcome of a multi-year project undertaken by UN Women to generate knowledge on women’s representation in local government and improve its measurement and monitoring.  The initiative closes a major data...
A few remarkable wins for Pacific women in local politics / Getty Images
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
A few remarkable wins for Pacific women in local politics
But what is far too often the exception should become the norm. “A country without a woman MP is not a democratic country”, declared Dame Carol Kidu, Papua New Guinea’s former – and only female – opposition leader, this month. Dame Carol’s comment...

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