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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference with members of his new cabinet in Ottawa, Canada, October 26, 2021 (AFP) - Daily Sabah
Monday, November 01, 2021
Trudeau shuffles Canadian cabinet, maintains gender balance
Maintaining that he intends to lead his party into the next election, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday overhauled his gender balanced cabinet, naming women to the foreign affairs and defense posts. Trudeau named Mélanie Joly as foreign...
Photograph: David Mareuil/AP. Japan’s prime minister, Fumio Kishida (front centre), poses with his cabinet in Tokyo. The LDP is fielding just 33 female candidates in elections this month.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
‘It is bullying, pure and simple’: being a woman in Japanese politics
Harassment is common for women who run for office and female MPs comprise just 9.9% of lower house. Mari Yasuda has come to dread checking her social media accounts. While a TV programme has tipped the candidate as “one to watch” in Japan’s general...
PHOTO: EPA-EFE, The Straits Times. People walk past posters of political parties leaders in Tokyo, on Oct 19, 2021. More than 1,000 candidates are running for the election but only 186 are female.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Japan’s election unlikely to bring more representation for women
Less than a fifth of candidates in Japan’s upcoming election are female, unchanged from the last vote four years ago, indicating the percentage of women in one of the world’s most male-dominated parliaments is unlikely to increase. More than 1,000...
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center in the back row, and other lawmakers raise their hands in a customary "banzai," after the dissolution of the lower house was announced at the Diet in Tokyo on Oct. 14, 2021. (Mainichi/Kota Yoshida)
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Despite gender equality law, less than 18% of candidates in Japan election are women
TOKYO – Just 186 of the 1,051 candidates standing in Japan's House of Representatives election this month, or 17.7%, are women -- on par with the low level seen in the previous lower house race in 2017. This is the first election since the enactment...
 International Political Science Review
Monday, October 25, 2021
Can women dynasty politicians disrupt social norms of political leadership? A proposed typology of normative change
Abstract Social norms that legitimise men as political leaders, and undervalue women’s leadership, are a tenacious barrier to women’s representation globally. This article explores the circumstances under which women dynasty politicians, whose...
International IDEA
Monday, October 11, 2021
Gender assessment of political parties' internal regulations in Sudan
Political parties are considered gatekeepers for women’s access to political positions, as they play an important role in institutionalizing women’s inclusion in politics. Ensuring that political parties in Sudan play an active role in the...
REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
Monday, October 11, 2021
Two transgender women win seats in German parliament
BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday's national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which...
The new Bundestag is larger than ever, but the number of female parliamentarians is disappointingly low
Monday, October 11, 2021
The Bundestag could use more women
Just over one-third of the members in Germany's newly elected parliament are women. That's troubling — and not at all representative of our society, DW's Melina Grundmann writes. A chart showing the proportion of women in each party in Germany's new...
 (PRESIDENCIA DEL PERU/AFP)
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Peru president names woman environmentalist as new PM
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo accepted the resignation of his prime minister Wednesday and replaced him with a female environmental activist. Under Peruvian law, the prime minister's resignation automatically triggered that of the entire cabinet...
Iceland's prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, speaks to the media at a polling station in Reykjavik on Saturday. Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Iceland no longer has more female than male MPs after recount
Initial election result gave women 33 seats, but total was later revised down to 30. Iceland briefly celebrated electing a female-majority parliament on Sunday, before a recount produced a result just short of the landmark for gender parity in the...
Qataris vote in the Gulf Arab state's first legislative elections for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council
Monday, October 04, 2021
Qatar: No women elected in nation's first ever legislative polls
Male candidates were elected in all 30 of the seats up for grabs on the Shura Council, despite 26 women running in the polls. None of the 26 women who stood in Qatar's first ever legislative elections have been chosen by voters. Around 63.5% of...
FROM LEFT: Shura Council candidates Fatma Ahmed Al Kuwari, Al Maha Jassim Al Majed, and Fatma Ghanem Muhammad Saad al Kubaisi
Friday, October 01, 2021
Women candidates upbeat of winning seats in Qatar's Shura Council polls
With the election campaign for the Shura Council is nearing its end, the women candidates seem very confident to secure seats as since the beginning of election campaign only two women have withdrawn, compared to the withdrawal of 53 male candidates...
Najla Bouden Ramadhane has been named Tunisia's first female prime minister. President Kais Saied appointed her to lead a transitional government after her predecessor was sacked and parliament suspended. Slim Abid/AP
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Tunisia's new Prime Minister is the first woman to lead a government in the Arab world
Najla Bouden Ramadhane, a university engineer with World Bank experience, has been lifted from political obscurity to become Tunisia's — and the Arab world's — first female prime minister. Ramadhane was named to the post Wednesday after Kais Saied,...
Elected To Lead
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
AP news
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany’s helm...
International IDEA
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Women in Politics: Challenges faced by Women in the Path of Politics
The sixth webinar under the Democratic Development in Melanesia Webinar series 2021 will look into challenges faced by Women in the path of Politics in Fiji. The webinar will examine the challenges faced by women to be nominated as a candidate by...
Sergio Lima / AFP / Getty Images
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Gender quotas fail to boost women in Latin American politics
Latin America’s first gender quota was supposed to increase women’s presence in politics. Thirty years later, that vision has stagnated. Three decades have passed since the first parliamentary gender quota was approved in Latin America, and women in...
A woman looks on as people wave Albanian flags during a Socialist Party election rally in Tirana, Albania April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Florion Goga
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Albania votes in its first female dominated government
PRISTINA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Albania's parliament on Friday voted in the first cabinet to be dominated by women since the multi-party system was introduced 30 years ago. After a parliamentary session which lasted more than 20 hours, Edi Rama was...

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