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Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation (copyright: Allison Joyce/Getty Images via AFP - IPU)
Monday, November 22, 2021
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
Lawmakers around the world have a new resource to help them address gender inequality with the publication of the new IPU and UN Women Handbook on gender-responsive law making. The handbook is timely as countries put in place COVID-19 recovery plans...
IPU
Monday, November 22, 2021
New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
This Handbook aims to serve as a resource for lawmakers from around the world for designing gender-responsive laws. Such law-making should address the strategic needs of women and girls and must encompass the enactment of new laws, amending or...
Young women are still being deterred from political careers. It’s time for change (copyright: women’s agenda)
Friday, November 19, 2021
In Australia, young women are still being deterred from political careers: it’s time for change
By Ashleigh Streeter-Jones “Picture this: a young girl in a study of society class being told that as of 2015, female representation in parliament was a mere 30 per cent and that all the media could care about was the way each of those women looked...
Les menaces et insultes que la députée de Fredericton Jenica Atwin a reçues dans les médias sociaux sont parfois très violentes. PHOTO : RADIO-CANADA
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Insults and intimidation: the price of female politics
“If you are a woman, you are not listened to. It’s almost like you don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re a woman, but that’s not what it says. In public, there is not a man who will say that, but the atmosphere is there”, says the former...
Overrepresentation of Men in UN Climate Process Persists (copyright: UN Climate Change)
Monday, November 15, 2021
Overrepresentation of men in UN climate process persists
New reports published ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November show  that decision-making and technical panels under UN Climate Change (known as “constituted bodies”) are increasingly integrating a gender perspective...
Lebanon report Un Women
Monday, November 15, 2021
Effective, decisive, and inclusive: Women’s leadership in COVID-19 response and recovery
This working paper is part of UN Women’s research efforts to highlight the importance of women’s leadership and participation in decision-making during the pandemic and beyond. The working paper tackles the question of how women leaders at the...
© Sputnik . Ilya Pitalev
Monday, November 15, 2021
Transgender woman becomes head of Russian political party branch
A Russian woman, inspired by the successes of transgender politicians around the world, has been chosen to head a regional branch of the party Civic Initiative, almost a decade after beginning her career as a man. Yulia Aleshina will now lead the...
The Bundestag on October, 25, 2021. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP - Inter-Parliamentary Union)
Friday, November 12, 2021
New German Parliament is younger and more female
As the new German Bundestag sits for the first time on 26 October, IPU data shows that it has more women MPs and that the number of young MPs has significantly increased compared with the previous legislature elected in 2017. IPU Parline data shows...
The League of California Cities Women’s Caucus copyright
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
The League of California Cities Women’s Caucus
The League of California Cities Women’s Caucus is a nonpartisan and multicultural organization of local public officials who are dedicated to advancing and empowering women as leaders and advocating for issues that improve the well-being of women...
dialogue_osce.
Monday, November 08, 2021
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry (Canada) issued the 2021 Report today with a thematic focus on “Violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis,” shedding light on intensifying and widespread offline and online...
Women in municipal government - copyright
Monday, November 08, 2021
Women in Municipal Government
One of NLC’s five constituency groups, WIMG brings together female municipal leaders to network and share best practices. Women in Municipal Government (WIMG)  is a caucus within NLC that serves as forum for communication and networking among women...
lebanon UNDP
Monday, November 08, 2021
The life of women and men in Lebanon: a statistical portrait
The compilation, analysis and dissemination of gender statistics are critical to capture the specific realities in the life of women and men. They are powerful tool to highlight aspects of gender inequality, and to provide an evidence base for...
Pope Francis spreads incense during a mass in which he ordained new bishops.      Copyright  AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino - Euronews
Monday, November 08, 2021
Raffaella Petrini: Italian nun first woman appointed by Pope to lead Vatican governorate
Pope Francis has appointed the first-ever woman to head the governorate of the Vatican City. Sister Raffaella Petrini will serve as secretary-general of the Governorate and become the highest-ranking woman in the world's smallest state. The 52-year-...
UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank launch two reports with a focus on economic and political opportunities for all women in Lebanon. Copyright UN Women
Monday, November 08, 2021
UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank launch two reports with a focus on economic and political opportunities for all women in Lebanon
Beirut, (UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank) - Lebanon is facing a convergence of political, economic and social crises, all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises are causing extraordinary human suffering across Lebanon and...
SHEcurity Index. Photo by M. B. M. on Unsplash
Friday, November 05, 2021
The #SHEcurity Index - Edition 2021
Political decisions get better the more diverse the people are who make them. That is especially true in deeply divided societies, in countries that want to move from war to peace. Yet, women and marginalised groups are often absent from tables...
Point break: using machine learning to uncover a critical mass in women's representation - Cambridge University Press
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Point break: using machine learning to uncover a critical mass in women's representation
Decades of research has debated whether women first need to reach a “critical mass” in the legislature before they can effectively influence legislative outcomes. This study contributes to the debate using supervised tree-based machine learning to...
Will quota seats in Iraqi politics advance women's rights? - The new Arab
Monday, November 01, 2021
Will quota seats in Iraqi politics advance women's rights?
In-depth: More than 95 female candidates were elected in Iraq's election according to preliminary results, exceeding the 83-seat quota. But some say political parties are manipulating the system for electoral gain, rather than to empower women. “...
arumi Yoshida from opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan celebrates her victory over a Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight Nobuteru Ishihara after the Lower House election on Sunday night in Tokyo. | KYODO - Japan Times
Monday, November 01, 2021
Japan: "Fewer women elected in Lower House poll despite empowerment law"
In Sunday's general election, 45 women were elected to the 465-seat House of Representatives, down two from the previous contest in 2017, despite a law promoting female participation in the political field, data showed Monday. While the election was...

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