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Juliana Mittelbach hopes to be the first Black woman to hold office in Paraná state | Mittelbach campaign committee (Open Democracy)
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
More Black women are running for office in Brazil than ever. Can they win?
Juliana Mittelbach, a 40-year-old hospital nurse from the city of Curitiba, Brazil, had long considered a career in politics until the COVID-19 crisis forced a decision. She had noticed it was “mostly Black people” who died. “They were the ones who...
MotherRED was set up by MP Stella Creasy and is backed by Cherie Blair and Jacqui Smith. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
“The voices you’re not hearing”: The project helping mums to become MPs
MotherRED gives grants and support to 50 women, who commit to family-friendly policies, to stand for public office. When Miatta Fahnbulleh told her children her bid to become the Labour candidate for Camberwell and Peckham might mean she would...
Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
After national news coverage of a COVID-19 mask requirement controversy in Dodge City, Kansas in December of 2020, Mayor Joyce Warshaw received numerous threats such as “Burn in hell”; “Get murdered”; and “We’re coming for you.” Fifteen days later,...
Liz Truss speaks during her first weekly prime minister’s questions session at the House of Commons on Thursday © UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Liz Truss praised for diverse cabinet
First black chancellor of the exchequer among prime minister’s appointees. Addressing MPs in the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday, former prime minister Theresa May wryly observed that of the UK’s three elected female prime ministers all have...
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians (Picture Feminism in India)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians
The bitter truth is that gender injustice in politics is largely overlooked and has been normalised to the point where a woman preparing to start a career in politics should expect misogyny and sexism as by-products. Recently, thirty-six-year-old...
Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured here in Toronto in June 2022, had insults hurled at her during an encounter in Grande Prairie, Alta. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Chrystia Freeland latest target of public threats, intimidation against women in Canadian politics
Some journalists have been sharing emails detailing disturbing threats. Public instances of threats and intimidation of women in public life have intensified in recent weeks, with significant examples of abuse targeted toward politicians — most...
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own (East Coast Daily)
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own
KK Shailaja In addition to serving as Kuthuparamba’s MLA, KK Shailaja served as Kerala’s minister of health and social justice. Her leadership during the COVID-19 outbreaks as Health Minister was highly praised. In Kerala, the state where the first...
The International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples highlights 2022 celebrates the role of Indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge. (Picture UNDP)
Monday, August 22, 2022
Five indigenous women leaders you should know about
As custodians of natural resources and archivists of scientific and traditional knowledge, Indigenous women play an essential role in preserving forests and natural ecosystems. Indigenous women are indispensable to achieving climate justice, taking...
President Droupadi Murmu administers the Oath of Office to the Central Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N Patel at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photo: @rashtrapatibhvn / Twitter
Monday, August 22, 2022
Why India took 75 years to get its first tribal woman president
In the larger scheme of things, where global capital and politics come into the picture, tribal women’s voices are missing. Bhim Rao Ambedkar would not have thought while writing the constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled...
A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada (IPU)
Friday, August 12, 2022
A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Iqra Khalid, a parliamentarian from Canada. The...
CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
Friday, August 12, 2022
CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Gender Sensitising Parliamentary Guidelines: A Seven-Step Field Guide (‘Field Guide’) provides a blueprint for Commonwealth parliaments interested in undertaking a Gender Sensitive Parliament (GSP) review...
Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap (Chatham House)
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap
Women urgently need to gain access to high office if the country hopes to survive, say Hilina Berhanu Degefa and Emebet Getachew. At the end of 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government announced the formation of a three-year national dialogue to...
Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa (Picture: International IDEA)
Friday, August 05, 2022
Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa
Africa has made significant progress in enhancing inclusive political participation and representation, mostly for women, youth and people living with disabilities. This report unpacks the trends and challenges of inclusive participation in Africa....
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches (Picture: APP)
Friday, August 05, 2022
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches
Labor Senator for Victoria Jana Stewart made history by becoming the youngest First Nations woman elected to the Parliament, while Marion Scrymgour and Jacinta Price spoke of issues facing Territory communities. Three Aboriginal women made their...
Kenya Election 2022: The struggle of women aspirants in marginalised communities (BBC)
Monday, August 01, 2022
Kenya Election 2022: The struggle of women aspirants in marginalised communities
Three Kenyan women from marginalised communities share their experiences running for political office in the forthcoming general election and describe how they are determined to overcome their challenges. They describe their setbacks as unique...
Indonesia’s first and only female president Megawati Sukarnoputri at a campaign rally in 1999. Jonathan Perugia/AP
Monday, August 01, 2022
Three reasons why women leaders actually matter for women
There are currently just 30 female presidents and prime ministers worldwide. Moldova and Barbados are the only two countries where women occupy both the positions of president and prime minister, while Bangladesh is the only nation where a woman has...
EYE ON AFRICA © FRANCE 24
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Kenya's women in politics still fighting to get their voices heard
As Kenya prepares to vote in a new president next month, we take a closer look at the role of women in the country’s politics. In Uganda, we bring you a report on efforts to respond to a major hunger crisis in the country’s northeast. And the...
US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity (CAWP)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity
The 2022 midterms have led to some new records for women candidates for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and governor in various race and ethnicity groups, according to an analysis of candidate filings from CAWP. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black,...

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