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The Guardian - Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media a day after announcing her resignation as prime minister of New Zealand. Photograph: Ben Mckay/EPA
Friday, January 27, 2023
Jacinda Ardern: political figures believe abuse and threats contributed to PM’s resignation
Ardern says she slept soundly ‘for the first time in a long time,’ as colleagues in New Zealand deplore her treatment as PM and race begins to replace her Jacinda Ardern has said she slept soundly after her shock resignation “for the first time in...
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
President Bio signs landmark gender equality law – opening doors for more women in parliament
Last Thursday, President Julius Maada Bio signed a new Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Bill 2022, known also as the GEWE Act 2022, that is seeking to open up the country’s political space and establish a level playing field for women in...
Her - Holly Cairns
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
"It interferes with your job": Holly Cairns on the abuse of women in politics
The Cork TD shared how she was left "absolutely terrified" after a stalker showed up at her home. Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns has spoken about her experience with a stalker, and the level of abuse women in politics receive. Speaking on Virgin...
The Saturday Paper
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Julia Banks on how politics fails women
When Liberal MP Julia Banks quit the Morrison government in 2018, her resignation was cited as an example of how hostile the political environment can be towards women. But Banks’ story and her resignation happened to coincide with a landmark report...
Eureka Alert
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Female politicians help to diffuse polarization, hostility and distrust, study shows
Nominating and electing more female politicians can help to diffuse polarisation and reduce levels of hostility and distrust across party lines, a study shows. Political parties that elect a greater number of women representatives are viewed more...
IPU and UN Women
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
The role of parliaments in advancing gender equality through technology
The joint IPU – UN Women Parliamentary Meeting “The role of parliaments in advancing gender equality through technology” will aim to showcase and further strengthen parliamentary engagement in harnessing technology to advance gender equality both in...
APSR
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Can’t we all just get along? How women MPs can ameliorate affective polarization in Western publics
Abstract Concern over partisan resentment and hostility has increased across Western democracies. Despite growing attention to affective polarization, existing research fails to ask whether who serves in office affects mass-level interparty...
Image: Irish Times Studio
Monday, January 23, 2023
‘Any woman in her right mind would not go into politics. You are completely dehumanised
Five public representatives describe a world of threats, insults and fear, driving one to conclude: ‘I’ve gone past the stage of recommending politics to people’ A bullet shell left at the back door. A long lens over the garden wall. A letter that...
A woman looks at a picture of former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada on her mobile phone, who was shot dead by gunmen at her house in Kabul on January 15, 2023.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada shot dead at her home in Kabul
(CNN) — Former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada and her security guard were shot dead her home in Kabul early Sunday morning, according to Kabul police. Nabizada represented Kabul in Afghanistan’s parliament from 2019 until the government was deposed...
ODIHR
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Institutionalizing Gender Mainstreaming in Parliament: Participatory Gender Audits and Gender Action Plans
In 2021, ODIHR published “Realizing Gender Equality in Parliament: A Guide for Parliaments in the OSCE Region”, a practical guide, intended to support the full range of parliamentary actors — from parliamentary leadership teams, members of...
Ms. Magazine - Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey greets supporters at a rally in Boston on Nov. 2, 2022. (Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
We need to push harder for women’s representation in leadership
More than 50 percent of the U.S. population is female, so it begs the question: Why are we still so underrepresented in politics? Across the country and in our nation’s capital, our newly elected leaders will soon have taken their oaths of office to...
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 3, 2023, as Murray’s husband, Rob Murray, looks on. She is the first woman to be Senate president pro temp
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
118th Congress has a record number of women
Women make up more than a quarter (28%) of all members of the 118th Congress – the highest percentage in U.S. history and a considerable increase from where things stood even a decade ago. Counting both the House of Representatives and the Senate,...
Borjana Kristo of the Croatian Demotracit Union and Croat candidate of the Tri-partite Bosnian Presidency attends a pre-election rally in Zepce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Monday, January 02, 2023
Bosnia presidency nominates first female Croat PM-designate
SARAJEVO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Bosnia's three-member presidency on Thursday nominated Croat politician Borjana Kristo as the Balkan country's first female prime minister-designate, following a general election in October. Kristo, 61, is the deputy...
Posters in Tunis for candidates running in the Tunisian national election on Saturday 17 December. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images
Friday, December 16, 2022
Tunisia election set to deliver male-dominated parliament and erosion of women’s rights
As the country goes to the polls, reforms introduced by hardline president Kais Saied have led to the exclusion of female candidates. Tunisian will vote on Saturday in an election that will lead to a weakened parliament “almost exclusively dominated...
WA Premier Mark McGowan has named Sabine Winton as one of two additions to his cabinet. (Facebook: Sabine Winton )
Friday, December 16, 2022
Australia: Mark McGowan's new cabinet takes shape, with Jackie Jarvis and Sabine Winton joining ranks
First-term MP Jackie Jarvis and Wanneroo MP Sabine Winton have been elevated to Mark McGowan's WA cabinet. They will take the places of retiring party veteran Alannah MacTiernan and outgoing Water Minister Dave Kelly, who announced last week he...
"Women’s rights must never be seen as being in competition with the rights of our men": Olivia Grange. - Kenyon Hemans Photo/The Gleaner
Friday, December 16, 2022
Jamaica: House approves motion for caucus of women parliamentarians
The motion to establish a women's caucus comprising lawmakers from both Houses of Parliament was approved during the sitting of the House of Representatives today.  The core of the motion is to amend the Standing Orders of the House of...
Report: WOMEN AT THE TABLE: INSIGHTS FROM LEBANESE WOMEN IN POLITICS (UN Women)
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Women at the table: Insights from Lebanese women in politics
UN Women and ESCWA conducted in-depth interviews with seven Lebanese women in politics who were all ‘first’s’ in different ways. They include the first female Minister of Interior in Lebanon and the Arab world, the first female Minister to have a...
Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’ - Photo: UN Women Lebanon / UN ESCWA
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’
Beirut, 12 December 2022 – Today, UN Women and ESCWA jointly launched a report on women’s political participation entitled “Women at the Table: Insights from Lebanese Women in Politics”. The report analyses a set of seven in-depth interviews with...

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