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Friday, July 20, 2018
Zimbabwe: Parties undermining women's quota system
There is a real risk by political parties to undermine the spirit behind the women's quota system which is provided for in the Constitution aimed at empowering women by reserving 60 National Assembly seats for them. Mr Speaker Sir, an observation on...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigerian Women are more reliable in politics than their men counterparts, saying it is high time political leaders got them involved in the country’s politics. Obasanjo said this while speaking at the Women’s...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Nigeria: Profiling 2019 female aspirants - why political space dwindles for Nigerian women
During the precolonial era, women, traditionally, were allowed to participate in government and hold major roles in markets in parts of South-eastern Nigeria dominated by Igbos. Indirect rule system was rife there. Women also had the privilege of...
Friday, July 20, 2018
India: Please support passage of bill on women's reservation in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging his support for the passage of the bill on women's reservation in Parliament, in the upcoming Monsoon Session, reported news agency ANI on Monday. Only 11.8% of members...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Pakistan: 3.8m more women added to electoral rolls due to registration drive, says ECP representative
An election commission representative has informed that the ECP’s aggressive registration drive in collaboration with Nadra and civil society had registered as many as 3.8 million women voters in recent months, compared to the initially identified...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Why the Croatian president’s appearance at the World Cup mattered so much
Croatia’s second-place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup brought global attention to the Balkan nation and its president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The world’s media (Quartz included) was taken with the image of a leader cheering her team’s...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Armenian women helped oust an autocrat. But they’re still being left out of politics
This past spring, as Armenia erupted in protests that would eventually oust the country’s longtime leader, women took to the streets in droves. Within days, their ranks swelled to numbers unheard of in the small, and still largely patriarchal,...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Obama says ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately,’ urges women to enter political fray
Men in positions of power are dropping the ball, according to former president Barack Obama, who thinks perhaps a way to fix that is to get more women at the table. Democrats, in particular, have high hopes for the impact women could make in the...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Forget suits. Show the tattoo. Female candidates are breaking the rules
After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more complex ways. The guys at the union hall have just swapped out the first keg when Abby Finkenauer, Democratic candidate...
Monday, July 16, 2018
The power-sharing dream: Where women rule in the world
Record numbers of women are standing for election in countries around the world - changing the global face of politics and bringing gender equality in national legislatures a step closer. Mexico has just elected an equal number of men and women MPs...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Women the biggest losers in Zimbabwe election
The resignation of Robert Mugabe in November last year has brought a glimmer of hope for credible elections in Zimbabwe on July 30 after the many miscarriages of justice in the past three elections. But, despite a great deal of advocacy and a much-...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Parliamentarians Act: Step it up for gender equality, deliver on 2030 Agenda
‘Step it up for gender equality’ was one among the many commitments renewed at the third South Asian Speakers Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation, convened by the International Parliamentary Union and Sri Lanka’s Parliament...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Women's rights in Tunisia: Could first female mayor signal democratic change?
By Wesley Dockery, Last week, the Tunisian capital elected Souad Abderrahim its first female mayor in the first city elections since the Arab Spring. Could her victory signify a new direction for Tunisia's formerly Islamist Ennahda party? Tunisia...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Community Radios engaged to amplify voices of female aspirants in Malawi
UN Women Malawi has engaged community radios in the country in a campaign to promote female aspirants through radio messages and radio talk shows. Speaking in an interview, Communications Officer for UN Women Malawi Faith Mvula said Journalists from...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UK: Parliament harassment plans fall short of staff hopes
Is the Westminster harassment and bullying scandal nearing its endpoint? Is there a plan out there that will bring Parliament out of the stone age as a workplace? A working group is about to report on the proposed new scheme that will govern what...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Women won big in Mexico’s elections — taking nearly half the legislature’s seats. Here’s why.
By Magda Hinojosa and Jennifer M. Piscopo, While observers discuss leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s victory in Mexico’s presidential election, complete with majorities in both chambers of congress and control of nearly half the governorships...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ParlAmerica's Training guide: Promoting women's candidacies in the Americas and the Caribbean
In line with its commitment to strengthening democracy and governance in the Americas and the Caribbean, ParlAmericas carries out activities related to electoral processes and women’s political participation. With these objectives in mind,...
Monday, July 09, 2018
Joan Burton
Joan Burton is an Irish Labour Party politician who served as Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party from 2014 to 2016, Minister for Social Protection from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2014, Minister of State at the...

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