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Najla Bouden Ramadhane has been named Tunisia's first female prime minister. President Kais Saied appointed her to lead a transitional government after her predecessor was sacked and parliament suspended. Slim Abid/AP

 

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Najla Bouden Ramadhane has been named Tunisia's first female prime minister. President Kais Saied appointed her to lead a transitional government after her predecessor was sacked and parliament suspended. Slim Abid/AP
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Tunisia's new Prime Minister is the first woman to lead a government in the Arab world
Najla Bouden Ramadhane, a university engineer with World Bank experience, has been lifted from political obscurity to become Tunisia's — and the Arab world's — first female prime minister. Ramadhane was named to the post Wednesday after Kais Saied,...
A woman looks on as people wave Albanian flags during a Socialist Party election rally in Tirana, Albania April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Florion Goga
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Albania votes in its first female dominated government
PRISTINA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Albania's parliament on Friday voted in the first cabinet to be dominated by women since the multi-party system was introduced 30 years ago. After a parliamentary session which lasted more than 20 hours, Edi Rama was...
New members of government are sworn in on Monday at a ceremony attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (3rd l) and King Felipe VI (c).BALLESTEROS / EFE
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
In sweeping reshuffle, Spain’s Pedro Sánchez names younger Cabinet with more women
The Socialist leader hopes the changes will help focus on the economic recovery and smooth thorny issues such as Catalan independence before Spaniards vote in the next election. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has carried out a sweeping Cabinet...
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is one of the highest paid staffers in the Biden administration. (PHOTO BY KEVIN DIETSCH/GETTY IMAGES)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Women in the Biden White House earn 99 cents for every $1 earned by men
The Biden White House has the narrowest wage gap since the country started tracking it in 1995, according to salary data released Thursday. President Joe Biden’s White House has the narrowest gender pay gap of any administration since 1995,...
Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi is one of the few Black women serving on the United States Court of Appeals. (PHOTO BY KEVIN LAMARQUE-POOL/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, July 19, 2021
Biden’s federal judicial picks are 77 percent women so far
The president is on track to shatter previous records as he aims to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. President Joe Biden has nominated or announced his intent to nominate a higher percentage of women to federal judgeships over the first...
France 24
Friday, July 02, 2021
UN Generation Equality Forum on fast-tracking gender parity opens in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron and US Vice President Kamala Harris were among those taking part in the UN Generation Equality Forum on Wednesday in Paris. The Generation Equality Forum, at a summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, aims...
In a historic first, President Biden was flanked by two women — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Harris — as he addressed a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Thursday, April 29, 2021
'Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President': Women make history at Biden's joint address
When a president addresses Congress flanked by the vice president and speaker of the House, it's tradition. But when both of those seats are filled by women, it's history in the making. Such was the case on Wednesday night, when President Biden...
FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
Friday, April 16, 2021
Australia to scrap harassment exemption for judges and politicians
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia will scrap exemptions for judges and politicians from sexual harassment laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as his government struggles to contain a backlash over allegations of mistreatment of female...
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters as he holds his first formal news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Friday, April 16, 2021
Women dominate Biden's first slate of judicial nominees
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden released his first slate of 11 federal judicial nominations on Tuesday, nine of them women of diverse backgrounds including several Black candidates and an Asian American. “This trailblazing slate of...
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez watches President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Building on Feb. 5, 2019. A group of female Democratic lawmakers chose to wear white in a nod to the suffragist movement. ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
It takes more than a diverse cabinet to advance a feminist foreign policy
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars. Liberal world order is back, and ostensibly more inclusive than ever....
Represent Women
Monday, February 01, 2021
What the Biden Cabinet signals about gender parity's importance to democracy
By Cynthia Richie Terrell President Biden's proposed Cabinet would have 24 members. Assuming the newly Democratic Senate confirms all of his nominees, a process that got started last week, it would be the most diverse Cabinet in history and the...
Janet Yellen, then the chair of the Federal Reserve, addressed the Economic Club of Washington in December 2015.Joshua Roberts / Reuters file
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Janet Yellen confirmed as first female treasury secretary in U.S. history
Yellen "has long been an advocate for addressing the income and wealth distribution, and now she will be able to act on it,” said one economist. Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was confirmed as treasury secretary Monday, with the Senate...
Women’s groups welcome move, but say implementing it in time for Feb. 8 vote will be challenging
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women in upcoming poll
GAROWE, Somalia, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly a third of Somalia's parliamentary seats will be reserved for female lawmakers in an election next month, the prime minister said, a measure long demanded by women's rights campaigners in...
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Monday, December 07, 2020
The Girlboss Feminism of Joe Biden’s Cabinet
The boys’ club hasn’t gone anywhere, it’s just accepting a few new members. To date, the Biden-Harris administration has named 17 women to top posts, some of them firsts, many of them contingent on Senate confirmation. Heading in the direction of...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
HeForShe Action Kit for Parliaments
This Action Kit has been developed to guide the overall implementation of the HeForShe solidarity movement. It provides general information about the campaign, simple-to-follow implementation steps and a list of accessible campaign tools and...
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Here are the most gender-balanced cabinets in the world today
There are currently 22 gender-balanced cabinets, of which 14 have at least 50% of women ministers.  Women continue to be under-represented globally in political leadership positions. Data from UN Women and the Inter-parliamentary Union’s 2019 Women...
Monday, August 12, 2019
The Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
Background In most countries, political parties are the primary and most effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected. Political parties’ practices, policies, and values can have a deep impact on women’s...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Gender parity cabinets are on the rise
In October 2018, the highest number of gender parity cabinets was achieved. Six out of the current ten gender-balanced cabinets were formed in 2018.    In January 2014, UN Women and the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) reported only three countries...

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