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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacting with women in Uttar Pradesh. (FILE PHOTO)
Thursday, December 23, 2021
2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: major political parties vying to win support of women
A game of political one-upmanship is being witnessed among the major political parties ever since Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra promised 40% party tickets to women candidates and made some populist announcements for them ahead of...
Benin opposition leader Reckya Madougou sentenced to 20 years in prison. Photo: Yanick Folly, AFP
Thursday, December 23, 2021
It’s time for Africa to stop the culture of brutalizing women in politics with unfair and long jail terms
African politics has done well when it comes to mainstreaming women into the social process of political socialization. It is so encouraging that the world can now see women in top positions of politics around Africa; Dr. Samia Suluhu, the current...
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report - IPU
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP) was held on 6 September 2021 in Vienna (Austria) on the theme Women at the centre: From confronting the pandemic to preserving achievements in gender-responsive recovery. Over 26 of the world’...
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy - Eurasia Review
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy
Despite its apparent liberalism, Lebanon scores low in gender equality, especially in politics. According to the Gender Gap index, Lebanon ranks third last in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with only Syria and Yemen, both plagued by...
Adams names all-women slate of deputy mayors - copyright: Spectrum News NY1
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
In New York City, Adams names all-women slate of deputy mayors
Lorraine Grillo was named as first deputy mayor; Anne Williams-Isom as deputy mayor for health and human services; Meera Joshi as deputy mayor for operations; Maria Torres-Springer as deputy mayor for economic and workforce development; and Sheena...
Samoa, Estonia, Tunisia and Sweden all elected their first female prime ministers in 2021 (Reuters/AFP: Fa'atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Politics isn't super-appealing to women in Australia right now. Is it different elsewhere?
Forty. That's the number of countries around the world that have chosen a woman to lead since Julia Gillard was ousted on June 27, 2013. In the past year alone, Sweden, Tunisia, Samoa and Estonia all elected their first female prime ministers while...
Ms. Delphine Serumaga - Copyright: The Herald
Monday, December 20, 2021
Zimbabwe: end gender-based violence in politics
The United Nations has rallied the nation to stamp out widespread violence against women in politics (VAWP) across the country’s political divide during election period. Violence against women in politics occurs within the political domain targeting...
ealizing gender equality in parliament: a guide for parliaments in the OSCE region - copyright: OSCE
Monday, December 20, 2021
Realizing gender equality in parliament: a guide for parliaments in the OSCE region
This practical guide is intended to support the full range of parliamentary actors — from parliamentary leadership teams, members of parliament, and political and parliamentary staff, to parliamentary practitioners and civil society organizations...
UK High Commissioner to Uganda, Kate Airey launched the 2nd cohort of a leadership and mentor programme. - The Independent
Friday, December 17, 2021
Mentorship and leadership programme for women parliamentarians launched in Uganda
The British High Commission, in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), UN Women and the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) on December 07 launched the second cohort of...
Women politicians are under siege  -  4.Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Kevin Dietsch, Stefani Reynolds, and Alex Wong/Getty Images
Friday, December 17, 2021
Women politicians are under siege
Women in Congress feel besieged and singled-out amid surging threats against lawmakers at all levels, with some frustrated more hasn't been done to halt the trend. Why it matters: As record numbers of American women are being elected to public...
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global - Copyright: IPU
Friday, December 17, 2021
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global
Just over ten years ago, IPU Member Parliaments adopted a landmark resolution on youth participation to encourage the rejuvenation of parliaments. Since then, parliaments from around the world have made some limited progress in its implementation....
Reach higher: black women in American politics 2021 - cover higher heights leadership fund
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Reach higher: black women in American politics 2021
Black women are a powerful force in the American political system, and their political power continues to grow and garner recognition for the force it is. As we look ahead to the midterm elections, which offer greater opportunities for Black women’s...
Rep.-elect Angie Craig, left, joined other women in the freshman class of Congress for a group photo on Capitol Hill on Nov. 14, 2018 - Star Tribune
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Women in Minnesota politics face growing threats and intimidation
The threats arrive by mail, email, voicemail and social media. Hateful comments are shouted out of a car window or in line at the grocery store. More than ever before, the threats come home, in the form of protests or strangers circling the block....
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence  (ACLED)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence
The addition of identity types to ACLED data on political violence targeting women sheds new light on the threats to women’s participation in political processes, such as running for or holding office, supporting or voting for political candidates,...
Despite representing more than half the population, women are under-represented in government - Picture: The Camberra Times
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Australians want more women in politics
Australians want to see more women in politics, new research has found. The research - conducted by Women for Election, an organisation which provides support and training to women wanting to enter politics - found 69 per cent of people surveyed...
Unprecedented in Parliament's history: Women lawmakers present 133bills in 4-year - Associated Press of Pakistan
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Unprecedented in the Pakistani Parliament’s history: women lawmakers present 133 bills in 4 years
Contrary to popular belief, the performance of Women legislators in both Houses remained remarkable and in Parliament’s history they presented a significant number of 133 bills for legislative business in just four years (2018 to 2021). Having...
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa - Picture by BBC
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The gals behind Samoa’s first woman PM
There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world, according to UN Women. But this year Samoa elected a woman as its head of government - only the second Pacific Island nation to do so - thanks in part to a...
The majority of marginal seat candidates for the next parliament are female, while safe seat candidates are still mainly male. Photograph: timstarkey/Getty Images - The Guardian
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Women overrepresented in marginal contests, while more men preselected in safe seats for federal election
Female candidates are overrepresented for marginal seats at the next federal election, while safe seats for both major parties remain dominated by males, an analysis by Guardian Australia shows. While the major parties are yet to finalise all...

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