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A polling station in Kokopo, East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea, during the 2012 national election (Alexander Rheeney/AFP/GettyImages)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Where are the women? The challenge facing the next PNG parliament
A country ranking among the world’s lowest for political participation by women has enormous social bias to overcome. Papua New Guinea is about to issue the writs for its national elections to formally start a campaign that will culminate with two...
Cambodian women in leadership rising (Picture: Khmer Times)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Cambodian women in leadership rising
Cambodia organised the National Forum on ‘Women in Leadership and Governance’ acknowledging increasing number of women in key leadership roles in the country. In her address, National Assembly (NA) Second Vice President and Chairwoman of Women...
(L-R) The member for Reid, Sally Sitou; the member for Barton, Linda Burney; Northern Territory senator Jacinta Price; and the member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour, are among the diverse politicians in Australia’s new parliament. Composite: AAP
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
"Work in progress": Australia’s new parliament the most diverse yet
Diversity advocates welcome new additions but say there is still a long way to go before parliament reflects Australian society Australia federal election 2022 LIVE – latest news, updates and results Election 2022 results: live votes tracker and...
More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion (Picture: Toronto Star)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Canada: More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion
"Women hold just 30 per cent of seats in Parliament; only two of 12 premiers are women. It matters because women matter." I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s truck, driving around Saint John when I was 12. I was feeling smug because I...
Reena Kumari Shah (right) and Kaushalaya Devi (left), the now-elected mayors of Maulapur and Ishnath local level in Rautahat district. Photo: Prabhat Jha/THT
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Nepal: Women candidates elected as mayor in two Rautahat local levels
The result announcement of elections held on May 13 have revealed two women candidates as the winners of mayoral elections in two local levels of Rautahat district.  Reena Kumari Shah and Kaushalaya Devi will hold office as mayors in Maulapur and...
Grace Boroto
Monday, May 23, 2022
Grace Boroto
Grace Boroto is a Member of the Parliament of South Africa. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in English, French...
 Inter-Parliamentary Union logo / Logo de l’Union interparlementaire
Monday, May 23, 2022
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on health and nutrition
Despite laudable gains made since 2000, with a 29 per cent reduction in maternal mortality and a 43 per cent reduction in child mortality, 295,000 women and 5.9 million children under the age of 5 continue to die annually from largely preventable...
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
Monday, May 23, 2022
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
PLANS to reform Welsh politics hope to see the Senedd expanded to 96 members, with gender quotas and a shake up of constituencies with each selecting multiple members. First Minister Mark Drakeford and Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said they want...
Independent Zoe Daniel has ousted Liberal Tim Wilson in the seat of Goldstein.(AAP: Joel Carrett)
Monday, May 23, 2022
Australia: How many women have been elected? What seats are in doubt? And other quick questions about the election results
Good evening Australia. It's the day after the election and the results are still rolling in from across the country. If you've been off enjoying a Sunday sesh or the sunshine, here are the answers to five quick questions to catch you up. What's the...
Image: UNDP/Aisha Jemila Daniels.
Friday, May 20, 2022
#PanWomanity as the new #PanAfricanism: What can data tell us?
The inclusivity of women in politics and decision-making is steadily rising across Africa. This could be the last frontier for sustainable development in Africa. Africa has enormous potential to grow if it can take advantage of the untapped power...
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Thursday, May 19, 2022
Here is the full list of all women who won in Lebanon’s elections in 2022
The Minister of Interior, Bassam Al-Mawlawi, officially announced the results of the parliamentary elections in which 1,043 candidates competed for seats of power. Women’s participation was remarkable this time, with an initial number of 155, making...
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election - The Conversation
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Because “women’s issues” have been in the headlines over the last year, it may seem strange they have not been more prominent in the election campaign. Yet it is clear gender has played a crucial role in defining the choice voters will make in the...
 Politics and peril for Asian women - Bangkok Post
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Politics and peril for Asian women
The political landscape in Asia has been very dynamic lately, but it is a disappointment to me personally that events have not been kind to women. Filipinos on Monday picked Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of the late dictator, as their next president...
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG - Credits: Lowy Institute
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG
In this special Women in Politics series for the Australia-PNG Network, the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea to discuss the deep-seated challenge of women’s political representation in Papua New...
Newly-appointed French PM Elisabeth Borne attends a handover ceremony in Paris, on May 16, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Women in power across Europe
PARIS (AFP) - Elisabeth Borne, a 61-year-old engineer, was named French prime minister on Monday (May 16), becoming only the second woman to hold the position after Edith Cresson, a Socialist, who lasted less than a year in the job in the early...
Samoa Parliament House | Janette Asche / Flickr
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Most women ever elected to Samoan Parliament after Supreme Court ruling
This is a “win for all women.” Samoa's Supreme Court has ordered the nation's Parliamentary Speaker to swear an additional three women to Parliament immediately, a move Ali'imalemanu Alofa Tu'ua'u — one of the new members — says is a "win for all...
Quebec Solidaire MNA Ruba Ghazal said the National Assembly still has room to improve on work-life balance. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
How women have helped change the culture of politics in Quebec
As a high number of women leave the National Assembly, things are slow to change — but getting better. It's been 61 years since Claire Kirkland-Casgrain became the first woman elected to Quebec's National Assembly, and though women politicians say...
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Elisabeth Borne: Who is France's new prime minister and what's on her to-do list?
Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming the second woman to hold the post in the country. Borne, 61, who was labour minister in the previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, who resigned...

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