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Thursday, May 17, 2018
MP who called Jacinda Ardern a ‘stupid little girl’ refuses to own up
Member of New Zealand’s opposition made comment about prime minister in parliament A male MP from New Zealand’s opposition party who called the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, a “stupid little girl” remains unidentified more than a week after making...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Japan passes law to get more women into politics
Japan's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to encourage female candidates to stand for elections in a country where women are vastly underrepresented in politics. Under the new law, political parties are urged to make the number of male and female...
Monday, May 14, 2018
In Zimbabwe women still stay away from politics due to negative media reports
Media’s negative projection of women politicians is discouraging others from joining the male dominated field, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission has observed. In her opening remarks to a media sensitization workshop Zimbabwe Gender Commission...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Empty women seats in parliament
By Shehnila Zardari Women may account for half of the world’s population but their representation in parliament was recorded in 2015 at only 22.1%. Two decades earlier, the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women had unanimously signed the...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Lebanon elects six women to Parliament
Lebanon’s new Parliament will include six female lawmakers across the country, up from just four in the 2009-era Parliament, with several fresh faces. The landmark May 6 elections saw a record 86 women stand for Parliament, with every conventional...
Monday, May 14, 2018
The First International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses
The Irish Women's Parliamentary Caucus will host the first International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses. The conference will bring together female parliamentarians from across the globe to discuss issues facing women and how...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Rwanda: Call for Renewed Political Will to Bridge Gender Gaps in All Sectors
As African countries push for respect and promotion of gender equality, political will is key to accelerate attainment of gender equality on the continent. The remarks were made Thursday by Donatille Mukabalisa, the Speaker of Parliament, while...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Iraq Elections: What role will gender quotas play?
Whatever the outcome of Iraq's May 12 parliamentary elections, female candidates are guaranteed at least 25% of the seats, as per the country's constitution. This year, nearly 2,600 female candidates are competing for a minimum of 83 seats reserved...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Five women said to be in running to become Italy's transitional PM
Five women are among the names floated to lead a transitional government in Italy in what some speculate could be President Sergio Mattarella’s attempt to break with tradition while the country’s politics are mired in stalemate. Mattarella is...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
UNDP and IPU: Global Parliamentary Report 2017
The second Global Parliamentary Report is jointly produced by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). It focuses on parliament’s role in oversight of government, and parliament’s power to hold government...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
International IDEA Report: The Global State of Democracy 2017
Today’s political landscape poses complex global challenges to democracies. The landscape is shaped by globalization, geopolitical power shifts, changing roles and structures of (supra)national organizations and institutions, and the rise in modern...
Friday, May 04, 2018
After a century of women’s votes what about political seats?
This year marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave the vote to all British and Irish men over 21 and women over 30 who met minimum property or education qualifications. Gender was no longer an absolute barrier to...
Friday, May 04, 2018
Female lawmaker laments non-participation of Northern women in politics
Hajia Maryam Bagel, a member representing Dass constituency, Bauchi state Assembly has lament the non-participation of Northern women in active politics. She made the observation while briefing newsmen Friday in Bauchi, saying it’s time women take...
Friday, May 04, 2018
Women Speakers of Parliament declare zero tolerance towards sexism, racism, and violence in parliament
Female parliamentarians worldwide called for immediate reforms to stop sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments. This includes urging all parliaments to set concrete targets and deadlines to achieve equal representation of women...
Thursday, May 03, 2018
EU worries over apathy among women in politics in Nigeria
The European Union (EU) is worried that since its huge investment in Nigerian politics, there had been no improvement in women participation. The EU expressed worries over the low level of Nigerian women participation in politics in spite of several...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Karnataka polls: Low proportion of women candidates across political divide shows they still face disadvantages aplenty
Congress member Motamma is a veteran in Karnataka politics. A former leader of Opposition in Karnataka Legislative Council from 2010 to 2012, she is the first woman to be appointed to that position. Representing Mudigere first in 1978, Motamma is a...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Poor representation of women in politics
The 13% rise in the number of women voters compared to the 2013 Assembly elections is no doubt a good sign in a democratic set up. But, relatively, the number of women candidates fielded by all main political parties is abysmally low, although the...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Fawcett Society Report: The Sex and Power Series
The Sex and Power series was first published by the Equal Opportunities Commission fifteen years ago, then taken over by the Equality and Human Rights Commission for several years, and then for 5 years up to 2015 the ‘Counting Women in Coalition’...

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