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Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests - Women’s Agenda
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests
Young women aren’t feeling any more optimistic about our parliamentary landscape, opportunities to build a career in politics or their safety, new research has found. The report, conducted by Plan International Australia and YouGov, found that 60...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Represent us!
Plan International Australia, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a poll with a representative online sample of 1,034 Australian young women aged between 18 and 24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian...
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University
Friday, May 13, 2022
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics
As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election. Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible...
Lisa Cook, KEN CEDENO (REUTERS)
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Senate confirms Lisa Cook to be the first black woman on Fed board
(CNN)-The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, becoming the first African American woman to be a member of the panel. The final vote was 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. All...
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022 - CAWP
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022
Number and Percentage of Women in State Legislatures, 1980-2022 Current State Legislature 2,300 (1,516D, 764R, 13NP, 5Ind, 2Prg) 31.2% of 7,383 seats Since 1971, the number of women serving in state legislatures has more than quintupled. NP = non-...
Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first black and out LGBTQ person in the role - CNN
Monday, May 09, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first black and out LGBTQ person in the role
(CNN) Karine Jean-Pierre will become the new White House press secretary when Jen Psaki departs her role next week, President Joe Biden announced in a statement Thursday, becoming the first Black and out LGBTQ person to hold the position. Jean-...
Shared hurdles: How political races change when two women compete (2022) - Barbara Lee Foundation
Monday, May 09, 2022
Shared hurdles: How political races change when two women compete (2022)
With more and more women running for office, races between women candidates will become the norm — not a novelty. Shared Hurdles reveals how candidates’ race, political party, and gender interact to influence voter opinion when more than one woman...
Australia: Where are the young women? - Raise Our Voice Australia
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Australia: Where are the young women?
Driven by the shared belief that all young voices should be heard, Raise Our Voice Australia has proudly partnered with The Body Shop Australia to ask young women and gender diverse Australians about their political engagement. With just under 500...
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago - Women’s Agenda
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago
Young women and gender diverse people are less likely to run for office or join a political party today, than they were 12 months ago. That’s the explosive finding of new research from a leading Australian social enterprise, Raise Our Voice...
DW: Women are a minority in Somalia's parliament
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Somalia: Women struggle to make their voices heard in politics
Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers. It's not easy being a female politician in conflict-ridden Somalia. Men have...
Reuters
Friday, April 08, 2022
Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court in a milestone for the United States and a victory for President Joe Biden, who made good on a...
Election workers count ballots during the 2012 Timor-Leste presidential elections at a polling station in the capital Dili, March 17, 2021. Credit: Sandra Magno/UNDP
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Does Timor-Leste’s upcoming election herald a more inclusive and progressive democracy?
Next week’s election will feature more female candidates than ever, but their impact on the country’s patriarchal cultural norms remains to be seen. Next week, Timor-Leste will hold the seventh presidential election that the country has conducted on...
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
As the world commemorates the 2022 International Women's Day, the plummeting of women's representation in elective office in Africa is alarming. According to the first Women's Political Participation (WPP) Africa Barometer 2021, women constitute 24...
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...
Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa - IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #BreakTheBias towards women in political decision...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #Breakthebias towards women in political decision...
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...

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