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Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Hate in plain sight: Abuse targeting women ahead of the 2022 midterm elections on TikTok and Instagram
Online abuse has a profound impact on the health of democratic societies, threatening progress on diversity and representation in politics. Research has shown that abuse can deter women and individuals from minority groups from pursuing careers in...
From outrage to opportunity (report)
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
From outrage to opportunity
How to Include the Missing Perspectives of Women of All Colors in News Leadership and Coverage — a new report from Luba Kassova. From Outrage to Opportunity: How to Include the Missing Perspectives of Women of All Colors in News Leadership and...
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media  - Courtesy of IMDB
Thursday, December 08, 2022
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media
From Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, some things have yet to change. Prejudice is alive and sustained in the media. Today, some journalists fall back on old habits, basing their questions and commentary on old prejudices like sexism,...
"No men left?": Top Gujarat cleric slams muslim women in elections (Picture: NDTV)
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
"No men left?": Top Gujarat cleric slams muslim women in elections
Gujarat Assembly Election: The sexist rant by the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad comes a day before voting in 93 constituencies in Gujarat, the second phase of a closely watched state election. Ahmedabad: Those who select Muslim women to...
Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive (Picture: The Kathmandu Post)
Monday, December 05, 2022
Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive
As proportional representation votes are scattered among parties, women, Dalits, Janajatis will be underrepresented. With most Dalit, Janajati and women candiates across parties failing to win the first-past-the-post (FPTP) elections for the House...
Liberal senator Jane Hume and former party director Brian Loughnane are reviewing May’s election loss.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/LOUISE KENNERLEY
Friday, December 02, 2022
Australia Liberals’ election review to back pipeline, not quotas, to attract women to party
A secret review into the Liberals’ disastrous election loss in May has ruled out formal quotas for the number of women MPs in federal parliament and instead recommends a British-style recruitment drive to improve the party’s gender balance. Former...
USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections (PBS Picture)
Thursday, December 01, 2022
USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections
A record number of Black women ran for office this year for U.S. House, Senate and governor. And while some made history with their wins, Black women are still underrepresented in public office. Nadia Brown, the Director of the Women’s and Gender...
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress (Picture: CNN)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress
CNN — A record number of women will be elected to Congress this year, CNN projects – but barely. The 149 women who will serve in the US House and Senate in the 118th Congress will expand the ranks of female representation by just two members above...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
Monday, November 28, 2022
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising
'Far too little attention has been paid to either the obstacles women face once they achieve positions of political leadership or the reasons why they leave politics.' Chonticha “Lookkate” Jangrew regularly experiences online abuse, intimidation,...
PHOTO BY MARTIN FOSKETT FROM UNSPLASH
Friday, November 25, 2022
Ten women in politics you should probably know about it
Love it or loathe it, politics is a completely unavoidable part of life, especially living here in the UK, where politicians and their various flaws and virtues seem to fuel daily headlines. Even as a politics student, I’ve found the ever-changing...
Rally in Paris, France © SERGE TENANI / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP
Friday, November 25, 2022
Violence against women parliamentarians: Causes, effects, solutions
Women account for just over 26% of parliamentarians worldwide according to the IPU’s latest figures. Despite progress made in recent years, significant obstacles continue to block their path to parity with their male counterparts. One of the biggest...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
Maura Healey at the Massachusetts Democratic Party convention in Worcester in June.Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe via Getty Images file
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
USA: Lesbians score big political gains in midterm elections "rainbow wave"
The string of wins includes the election of the country’s first lesbian governors in Massachusetts and Oregon. The 2022 midterm elections ignited what LGBTQ advocates called yet another “rainbow wave,” with over 430 lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
Equal power: Know your rights online (Glitch)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Equal power: Know your rights online
A free 1.5 hour training on advocating for safer online spaces for women currently in or aspiring to be in politics with BSL interpretation. About this workshop Evidence shows that women are more likely to be harassed online, and this is even worse...
US: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts (Picture: AP)
Monday, November 21, 2022
USA: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 12 women will take their seats as their state’s highest-ranking elected officials when the nation’s governors are sworn in this winter. The number tops the high mark set in 2004 of nine, with The Associated Press’...
Karen Bass, 69, has a long track record of organizing across racial lines in south Los Angeles. Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Karen Bass becomes the first female mayor of Los Angeles
The Democrat takes over as the second Black mayor in LA’s history, beating a rival who spent over $80m of his own money on the race The congresswoman Karen Bass was elected mayor of Los Angeles, defeating billionaire real estate developer Rick...
 Boston Mayor Michelle Wu [+]BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, November 10, 2022
USA: Women in politics have to deal with more harassment and violence. A new database tracks the threats
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has become a target for white supremacists. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington was stalked outside her house by a man with a gun. And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives an “astronomical” number of...
“We thought you were going to be a good girl”: Two foreign policy dynamos confront the male world order (Picture: Politico)
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
“We thought you were going to be a good girl”: Two foreign policy dynamos confront the male world order
Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Gayle Smith on the choices they had to make to succeed, and why — from Iran to Afghanistan to America’s heartland — they think today’s young women will build a better world. Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Gayle Smith both...

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