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Nepal: Women MPs, unite  (Post Illustration)
Friday, September 30, 2022
Nepal: Women MPs, unite
A new women’s parliamentary caucus is needed at a time when they are being brazenly discriminated. If one thing has remained unchanged in the history of Nepal’s democratic polity, it is the male-dominated political parties’ deliberate...
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...
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at an all-party meeting a day before Assembly session in Lucknow on Sunday. (Express Photo)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
India: In a first, UP Assembly sets aside one day for women MLAs to speak about women issues
Decision taken as part of an initiative launched by the Speaker to interact with MLAs grouped as per their professional degrees, gender and legislative stints. In a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, one day –...
The IPU Forum of Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Indonesia (IPU)
Monday, September 26, 2022
Five ways women parliamentarians can get ahead in politics
As Liz Truss becomes the UK’s next PM, here’s how women parliamentarians can gain ground in politics. Succeeding in politics is tough – succeeding as a woman is even harder. Millions of women around the world face discrimination, sexism and violence...
Takehiko Kambayashi CS Monitor
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
How women are banding together to change Japanese politics
On a sweltering day in July, Yoshii Aya, still reeling from her bitter election defeat a few months prior, arrived in Kyoto with a stack of leftover business cards tailored for that bygone race. During a three-day political training camp for women...
New Zealand Gov. Gen. Cindy Kiro, left, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are seen in 2021. The country ranks sixth for women’s participation in national parliaments.  NICK PERRY / AP FILE PHOTO
Monday, September 19, 2022
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics. What do Iceland, Mexico and New Zealand have in common? On at least one fundamental measure, they’re more democratic than Canada. That’s because in recent years they’ve...
Stuff / Minister for Women Jan Tinetti views the 1893 Suffrage Petition being turned by Archives NZ conservators on Suffrage Day, September 19.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Take Five: Key questions about women in local politics
It’s been 129 years since women won the right to vote, but as Aotearoa begins voting in this year’s local body elections it’s clear we still have a long way to go. Monday marks Suffrage Day. On September 19, 1893 – thanks to early feminists like...
A special session at the FNC highlighted Emirati women’s parliamentary achievements over the past 50 years.
Friday, September 16, 2022
UAE aims for greater political empowerment of Emirati women
Country on target towards 50% female representation in Federal National Council. Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) has organised a dialogue session to promote political participation among Emirati women....
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy (IPU)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy
Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them. Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its...
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, took place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9...
Attorney General Maura Healey made her first campaign appearance for governor with her new running mate, Kim Driscoll, at the Worcester Public Market.LANE TURNER/GLOBE STAFF
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Primary results suggest sea change for women in Massachusetts politics
For the first time, a Massachusetts election was dominated by women candidates, who won primaries in five out of six statewide races on Tuesday — an unprecedented showing in a state that had trailed in women’s political representation. With Maura...
Aminata Touré, ancienne Première ministre du Sénégal et nouvelle députée, dans sa maison de Dakar, le 8 septembre 2022 afp.com - JOHN WESSELS
Monday, September 12, 2022
Senegal leads way on women legislators but challenges ahead
Senegal will break new ground Monday as West Africa's largest-ever proportion of women MPs take their seats in a newly elected legislature, stirring hopes of change in a country where patriarchal laws and attitudes are entrenched. More than 44...
House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani (right) speaks to her mother, PDI-P matriarch Megawati Soekarnoputri, during the party’s national working meeting on June 21, 2022 in Jakarta. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Indonesia: More women in politics, please
For the first time, Indonesia, dubbed the world’s third largest democracy, will hold the general elections — the presidential and legislative elections — and nationwide regional elections in the same year. Taking place in 2024, it will be perhaps...
ES Bijimol (Onmanorama)
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
India: Ex-MLA Bijimol opens up on trauma inflicted by anti-woman colleagues in CPI
ES Bijimol, a three-time MLA of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has said she suffered moral attacks and degradation from her male colleagues for daring to contest in a male bastion. The former legislator from Peermade in Kerala’s Idukki district...
 Liz Truss inherits a deeply divided party lagging behind in the polls. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA
Monday, September 05, 2022
Liz Truss wins Tory leadership race to become Britain’s next PM
Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory over Rishi Sunak in the bitterly fought Conservative leadership contest. The foreign secretary, who won 81,326 votes of Tory members, while the former chancellor...
Tanzila Norbaeva, Host of the IPU's 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (IPU)
Monday, September 05, 2022
Five things to know about Women Speakers of Parliament
It’s no secret that women have had to put up a tenacious fight to be seen and heard in  politics worldwide. As late as 2005, the number of women in parliament speaker posts stood at just over 8 per cent worldwide, reflecting a considerable lack of...
Homa Ahmadi, miembro fundadora de AWPLN, Nazifa Bek, presidenta de AWPLN yy Parwin Hamakr, abogada, fiscal y miembro de AWPLN durante una reunión en la sede de Red Melissa, en Atenas. EFE/Diego Sáez Papachristou
Monday, September 05, 2022
Las afganas exiliadas luchan a través de la Red de Mujeres Parlamentarias y Líderes Afganas
Para las afganas exiliadas, huir de los talibanes no significa capitular, sino resistir, y bajo este pretexto se dedican a ayudar constantemente con la reciente fundación de la Red de Mujeres Parlamentarias y Líderes Afganas (AWPLN por sus siglas en...

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