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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Singapore: Younger and more diverse Parliament faces age-old challenge of tackling job issues amid COVID-19
A younger and more gender-diverse Parliament, which opens on Monday (Aug 24), will have its hands full with one important job in the near future: creating and matching employment opportunities for Singaporeans. The 14th Parliament will convene in...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Senate elections in Egypt: 91 women compete for individual seats with 20 constituencies
In the fierce competition for individual seats in the Senate elections, women compete for 91 seats in 20 electoral districts nationwide, out of 787 candidatesin Cairo Governorate. Alexandria Governoraterankssecond in terms of the number of female...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Pregnant MPs warn they are being shut out of inflexible Parliament
Pregnant federal MPs have warned they risk being shut out of parliamentary discussions because of the failure to agree on virtual participation with video-conferencing technology when Parliament returns later this month. The MPs warn the lack of...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho hits home for many other women in politics and business
On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took to the House floor to deliver a powerful response to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla) after he aggressively confronted her outside the Capitol, then delivered a non-apology defending his own behavior....
Friday, July 24, 2020
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat is the Chairperson of the National Women Council in Uganda. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Friday, July 24, 2020
‘I Am Someone’s Daughter, Too’: Ocasio-Cortez, House Democrats Call Out ‘Culture’ Of Sexism In Congress
Over a dozen House Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), took to the House floor on Thursday to call out a “culture” of sexism in Congress following an incident in which Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) was overheard calling Ocasio-Cortez...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament will precede the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) and is being organized in close cooperation with the Parliament of Austria and the United Nations. The Summit provides women in...
Friday, July 10, 2020
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda
Veronica Tsitsi Muzenda is a Member of Parliament from Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
A Primer for Parliamentary Action: Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
This Primer highlights practical ways Members of Parliament (MPs) and parliamentary staff can take action to ensure COVID-19 response and recovery decision-making address women’s needs. It is informed by the differential impacts of the disease on...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Women, disabled and older MPs face ‘discrimination’ when Commons returns
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. MPs “disenfranchised” by the government’s order to return to parliament would be able to sue on grounds of sex, age and...
Monday, June 08, 2020
Imprisoned parliamentarians worldwide at risk from coronavirus
The Inter-Parliamentary Union condemns the imprisonment of 43 Members of Parliament around the world, saying they lack legal recourse to attain justice. The IPU is focusing especially on MPs detained in overcrowded, cramped cells in Venezuela, Ivory...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way
One of Africa’s youngest cabinet members to date is experiencing a baptism of fire. Emma Theofelus, 23, was appointed Namibia’s information, communication and technology deputy minister a week after coronavirus hit Namibian shores. “I have literally...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended
Why do we still rarely see mothers, especially those with young children, represented in parliament? The rarity of scenes like the one above of women successfully balancing motherhood with a career in politics underscores an observable fact that...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Women are on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic. Social Democrats call for EU action to support them!
The coronavirus pandemic deepens existing inequalities in our societies. It exposes an increasing number of women to gender-based violence. It is putting an additional burden on women who are disproportionally represented in professions where the...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
A gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can improve the lives of all women
Recent gains by women in the Ethiopian political landscape offer a chance to improve gender equality around the country and put an end to long-standing societal iniquities. Since coming to power in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reorganised the...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Survey finds that gender gaps in political interest reduce after women’s representation doubles in Uruguay
The below findings and graph are from the book Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens, authored by Magda Hinojosa and Miki Caul Kittilson and released in 2020. Surveys of Uruguayan men and women—both...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Women in parliament: 1995–2020 - 25 years in review
This year’s report looks back at 25 years of women in parliament on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing conference and its groundbreaking action plan for gender equality. IPU analysis shows that gender parity is possible. The overall...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
In 2020, world “cannot afford” so few women in power
Press Release Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, USA – 10 March 15:00 CET/10:00 ET Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a sluggish pace according to new data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU‑UN...

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