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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris—meets with Honduran President Xiomara Castro, thon Jan. 27. (Instagram / Ms Magazine)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Women are more likely to get elected to local bodies than to national parliaments
By Akshi Chawla As women elected officials move from local politics towards the subnational and national levels, they begin to be replaced by more and more men. Women comprise just over one-third (36 percent) of the over 6 million elected members in...
Representative budgeting: women mayors and the composition of spending in local governments - Picture: Sage Journals
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Representative budgeting: women mayors and the composition of spending in local governments
One potential consequence of increasing women’s numeric representation is that women elected officials will behave differently than their men counterparts and improve women’s substantive representation. This study examines whether electing women to...
In Pakistan, gendered politics prevail - Tribune Magazine
Thursday, February 10, 2022
In Pakistan, gendered politics prevail
Pakistan’s constitution makes no distinction between genders but women in parliament know that’s not the reality in politics. Despite impressive records of women in the legislative assembly, female parliamentarians still face barriers to entry that...
Women’s representation and implications for fairness, trust, and performance in local government: a survey experiment in Sri Lanka - Sage Journal
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Women’s representation and implications for fairness, trust, and performance in local government: a survey experiment in Sri Lanka
How do quotas for women in Sri Lanka’s local government institutions affect key governance indicators such as perceived fairness, institutional trust, and perceived performance? These dimensions of governance are underexplored in the context of...
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis - Copyright: UN Women
Friday, February 04, 2022
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis
This working paper presents data and analysis on women’s representation in local government by UN Women as the sole custodian agency for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.5.1b. It provides a comprehensive overview of women’s political...
mabel chinomona
Monday, January 31, 2022
Mabel Chinomona
Mabel Chinomona is the President of the Senate of Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in Arabic, French,...
Rupinder Kaur Ruby (Cong) and Dr Baljit Kaur (AAP) from Malout/ Punjab assembly elections 2022: In 4 seats, it’s women vs women - Credits: The Times of India
Monday, January 31, 2022
Punjab assembly elections 2022: In 4 seats, it’s women vs women
The assembly segments of Malout, Malerkotla, Moga and Muktsa will witness election contests between women when Punjab goes to poll on February 20, even though male candidates too are in the fray in these constituencies. The Congress has fielded...
Socialist Anne Hidalgo (left), Republican Valerie Pécresse (center) and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are all in the running - Credits: DW
Monday, January 31, 2022
France: women candidates for presidency highlight politics' sexism problem
France has never had a woman as president. With a number of female candidates in the election race this time, could that finally change? Challenges range from a #MeToo campaign to an "invisible" barrier to the top job. Last week, Valerie Pecresse,...
Abiodun Essiet - Credits: Daily Trust
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Nigeria: appointive positons serve as entry point for women in politics – Abiodun Essiet
By Rosemary Bassey Abiodun Essiet is the Special Adviser to the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. She is a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and a public health...
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Factsheet on Palestinian local elections – phase I 'women in election campaigns'
According to Palestinian Central Elections Commission data, the first phase of the 2021 local council elections showed the extent of women candidates in competing lists. Results indicated that the percentage of women who won through voting in lists...
Newly elected county councillor Anita Westerholm believes voters now pay more attention to gender diversity in decision-making. Image: Christoffer Westerlund / Yle
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Women majority happened because Finnish elections started from a clean slate, says researcher
Finland's county council elections were the first regional or municipality elections in the history of the country in which women won the majority of seats. In total, female candidates snapped up 53 percent of county councillor spots in the...
Indian Election body notifies wards to be reserved for women - Credits: Times of India
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Indian Election body notifies wards to be reserved for women
Sounding bugle for the upcoming municipal polls in Delhi, the state election commission on Tuesday notified the wards that would be reserved for Scheduled Caste and women candidates in north, south and east municipal corporations. According to the...
Is There Scope For Equitable Representation Of Women Leaders In UP Elections 2022? / Image Source: Mid Day
Monday, January 24, 2022
Is there scope for equitable representation of women leaders in UP elections 2022?
Political parties are all set for the upcoming elections in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a very important demographic with 403 assembly seats. It has also become important to see the women representation among the leaders and the voters in the...
Pampanga women in politics  - Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Friday, January 21, 2022
Pampanga women in politics
WOMEN empowerment. Very obvious now in any given society. Anywhere in the world, sans for few countries like Russia and North Korea. We should applaud the women involvement. She is no longer the weaker sex. They can be on top of any situations. The...
Women in politics: local and European trends - Credits: CEMR
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Women in politics: local and European trends
The primary objective of this 2019 CEMR study on women in politics is to evaluate the progression of women’s representation in decision-making over a ten-year period and to present an overview of the current situation. The study aims to mobilise...
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections. - File photo / The Tribune
Thursday, January 20, 2022
In India, Manipur BJP chief Sharda Devi for 33% women quota
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections “There is 33 per cent reservation for women in local bodies and panchayats. A...
Abuja City gate - credits: Blueprint
Thursday, January 20, 2022
CSOs seek women participation in Abuja area councils’ election
Women groups and Gender Focused Civil society organisation has called for more women participation in the forthcoming FCT area council election. According to the CSOs, women constitute half of the population in the country and form massive support...
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed  Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed
South Asia Partnership (SAP) Pakistan and Aurat Foundation held a convention on women’s political participation in Pakistan on Saturday. The focus was on women in local government. Dorab Patel Auditorium at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP...

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