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Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Rosy Sofia Akbar makes a point in Parliament. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI - The Fiji Times
Monday, December 13, 2021
Fiji: women are still under-represented in Parliament
Women are still under-represented in Parliament. Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar made the remark in her response to President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere’s Parliament opening address. “I emphasise that we, as a people,...
US Black women leaders are determined to be among the ranks of governors (Picture by Markus Winkler on Unsplash)
Monday, December 13, 2021
US black women leaders are determined to be among the ranks of governors
By Glynda C. Carr In the seven years that Higher Heights and the Center of American Women and Politics have been issuing the Black Women in American Politics status updates, the data has consistently highlighted a challenging reality: Although more...
Rutgers University scholar Mona Lena Krook won the Grawemeyer 2022 World Order award - Picture Courier Journal
Monday, December 13, 2021
Work on violence against women in politics wins Grawemeyer world order award
As women's influence in politics grows, so have the threats and coercion they have faced, according to a Rutgers scholar's grim analysis. For her work exploring the nature of violence against women in politics and suggesting ways to prevent it, ...
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Thursday, December 09, 2021
In India, She is a Changemaker programme launched for women in politics
The National Commission for Women (NCW) launched 'She is a Changemaker' programme for women politicians on December 7, 2021. The pan-India capacity building programme has been launched for women representatives at all levels, from gram panchayats to...
Kwara gov signs law reserving 35% of appointments for women - copyright Punch
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Kwara gov signs law reserving 35% of appointments for women
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has signed into law a bill that makes it mandatory to have at least 35  per cent women appointees in the State Executive Council and other classes of political appointments. The law is cited as Kwara...
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet - Copyright: Women’s Agenda
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet
Germany’s new government will have more women in its cabinet than ever before, with incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz appointing 8 women and 8 men as ministers. With Angela Merkel leaving her role as Chancellor, it is the first time in 16 years...
Hunaida Tumia, one of only two women to run in Libya's first presidential election, checks her phone during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli, Libya, on December 1, 2021.REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Of 98 presidential candidates in Libya, just two are women challenging norms
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - When political activist Laila ben Khalifa announced she was standing in Libya’s presidential race, she said the most common response was sexist jokes and patronising comments. Even when she met one of her male rivals in the Dec....
Men speak far more than women in Walloon Parliament- The Brussels Time
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Men speak far more than women in Walloon Parliament
After a detailed analysis of dialogue from the Walloon Parliament in 2020, it has been found that a staggering 82.4% of speech comes from male speakers, according to a study carried out by dada analyst Robin Devooght of the Roi Baudouin Foundation....
Event 100 years of Canadian House of Commons
Monday, December 06, 2021
100th anniversary of the first woman being elected to the Canadian House of Commons
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the first woman being elected to the House of Commons. Join this event on December 7 to commemorate a century of women breaking parliamentary glass ceilings. Get a chance to hear from groundbreaking women who...
Stella Creasy speaking in parliament in September with her newborn son. Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty Images - The Guardian
Friday, December 03, 2021
Here’s why my baby was banned from parliament and why we must all fight this
By Stella Creasy Any parent of a newborn knows it’s hard to stay awake, let alone focus on anything else. Maternity leave matters – it’s good for our health, our children and our economy. It is a peculiarity of our legislature that as an MP, I don’t...
Former political staffer Brittany Higgins inspired others to come forward with allegations - Getty Images/BBC
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Australian parliament: one in three workers sexually harassed, says report
A third of employees in Australia's federal parliament have been sexually harassed, a landmark report has found. The report was commissioned after a former staffer, Brittany Higgins, said she had been raped by a colleague in a minister's office....
EU leaders pose during a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels, Oct. 21, 2021/Copyright  AP Photo/Olivier Matthys
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Women in power: How many European countries have female leaders?
Magdalena Andersson has become Sweden's first female prime minister. But she is among the minority: there are just five other women leading their countries in the European Union: Finland's Sanna Marin; Estonia's Kaja Kallas; Lithuania's Ingrida...
Mrs. Roselyn Dorsett-Horton (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Gender and family affairs hosts Women United in politics forum
Present and former female Parliamentarians (House of Assembly and the Senate) from across the political spectrum, leaders of female Non-Governmental Organizations and advocacy groups – including representatives from the community of persons with...
Xiomara Castro - Getty Images/BBC
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Xiomara Castro Edges Closer to Honduran Presidency as Opponent Concedes
Fears that another bitterly disputed presidential election might plunge Honduras back into chaos and violence eased on Tuesday night when the governing party conceded defeat to the opposition candidate. With that, it appeared that Honduras may not...
MPs voted again to elect Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson on Monday - Reuters/BBC
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Magdalena Andersson: Sweden's first female PM returns after resignation
Sweden's first female prime minister has been reappointed to the top job after political turmoil forced her to resign within hours of taking the post last week. MPs backed Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson by a narrow margin in a...
The Lower House of the Parliament has only 75 parliamentarians as women and the Upper House has only 25 women parliamentarians/ youthkiawaaz
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
“Man’ocracy, not democracy”: the lack of women’s representation in Indian politics
By Aryan Verma The question of representation has been a crucial issue in today’s era, specifically, the representation of women, LGBTQ+, tribal and minorities are being demanded more not just for visibility but for empowerment and dignity. With an...
Culture Minister Haifa Najjar speaks during the launch of a field study implemented by the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality on Sunday (Petra photo/Jordan Times)
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Jordan has ‘crystal-clear’ decision to support women’s political participation
Jordan has a “crystal-clear” political decision to support women’s participation in political life, notably their representation in Parliament, Culture Minister Haifa Najjar said on Sunday. During the launch of a field study implemented by the Arab...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Pakistan: women in parliament
By Dr Naazir Mahmood It was a good experience to conduct a session with some women parliamentarians in Islamabad in the last week of October. Most of these representatives of the people were first-time parliamentarians, but their immense desire to...

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