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Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?. Credits: the Journal
Friday, January 28, 2022
Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?
Parties will have ensure 40% of their candidates in the next general election are women if they want to avoid a funding cut. If the current government survives past the end of the year, political parties will be expected to ensure at least 40% of...
Abiodun Essiet - Credits: Daily Trust
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Nigeria: appointive positons serve as entry point for women in politics – Abiodun Essiet
By Rosemary Bassey Abiodun Essiet is the Special Adviser to the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. She is a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and a public health...
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest  /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
Thursday, January 27, 2022
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest
By Angela L. Bos, Jill S. Greenlee, Mirya R. Holman, Zoe M. Oxley and J. Celeste Lay This article develops and tests a new theoretical framework, gendered political socialization, which offers important insights into how children perceive gender in...
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Factsheet on Palestinian local elections – phase I 'women in election campaigns'
According to Palestinian Central Elections Commission data, the first phase of the 2021 local council elections showed the extent of women candidates in competing lists. Results indicated that the percentage of women who won through voting in lists...
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin poses during an interview with Reuters at her official residence, Kesaranta, in Helsinki, Finland January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Essi Lehto
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Finland's PM says young female government has been target of hate speech
Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland says she and her fellow young female ministers have been targeted with extensive hate speech for their gender and appearance while in office. "We can see that when you are young and female the hate speech that...
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Monday, January 24, 2022
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen is a former Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting). This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
In 2019, indigenous leader Nara Baré embarked on a tour to Europe to denounce violations against indigenous peoples and the environment in Brazil Image: Midia Ninja, CC BY-SA 4.0 / Eco-Business
Friday, January 21, 2022
Why women’s leadership is key to climate action
At the COP26 climate summit, the leaders of Estonia, Tanzania and Bangladesh were the first to sign the Glasgow Women’s Leadership statement, calling for countries to support the leadership of women and girls on climate action at all levels of...
While the inclusive principles were applied in selection of lower-levels leaders, top leadership continued to be in the hands of the traditional elite groups. Credits: the Annapurna Express
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Nepali political parties far from inclusive
In line with the inclusive principles enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal 2015, the three major political parties—in their recently held general conventions—included cluster-wise inclusion in their central committees (CCs). Yet while the...
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed  Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Pakistan, women’s maximum participation in local government polls stressed
South Asia Partnership (SAP) Pakistan and Aurat Foundation held a convention on women’s political participation in Pakistan on Saturday. The focus was on women in local government. Dorab Patel Auditorium at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP...
La candidata del PPE, Roberta Metsola, será elegida este martes presidenta de la Eurocámara. Créditos: Europa Press
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Malta’s Roberta Metsola elected EU Parliament's third woman president
Centre-right Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola, chosen Tuesday as only the third woman to head the European Parliament, is viewed as a political moderate despite controversy over her anti-abortion stance. Elected on the day she turns 43, the...
Annita Demetriou_Interview
Monday, January 17, 2022
Annita Demetriou
Annita Demetriou is President of the House of the Representatives of Cyprus. She is the first woman and youngest person to hold the post. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash - We need girls in school to become women in politics
Friday, January 14, 2022
We need girls in school to become women in politics
Very little of the security and stability we strive for can be achieved without women’s equal and unapologetic participation. That’s why we need to help make sure girls in school can become women in politics. It’s 2022 – time to start making it...
Voters queue outside a polling station in the Somaliland 2021 elections. Credit: Somaliland International Election Observation Mission 2021
Thursday, January 13, 2022
How did Somaliland end up with zero female MPs?
Over 30 years since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991, the Republic of Somaliland has established itself as a paragon of stability in a tough neighbourhood. Although it remains internationally unrecognised, it is inevitably compared...
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the first list of candidates for UP polls on Thursday - Hindustan Times
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Indian UP assembly election 2022: Congress releases first list of 125 candidates, 50 of them women
Congress' Uttar Pradesh in-charge and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been leading the charge in the state. She has made several populist announcements and started direct interactions with women after not left with any strong base in the...
Kahina Bouhassane, Green Party Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate - More Radio
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Brighton & Hove: politician criticises trolls abusing women in politics
A politician has called for an end to the insults that women receive on social media when they enter the political spotlight. Kahina Bouhassane received a deluge of abuse on social media when she stood as the Green Party’s candidate for Sussex...
Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Thursday, December 30, 2021
In Jamaica, G2K wants more youth, women in cabinet and parliament
Following Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ announcement last Thursday of an impending Cabinet shuffle early in the new year, members of Generation 2000 (G2K) – the Jamaica Labour Party’s young professional affiliates’ group – have backed calls for...
Run GenZ members, from left to right, Ebo Entsuah, Roxy Ndebumadu, Caleb Hanna and Braxton Mitchell - CNN
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Gen Z and millennial conservatives seek to recruit and mentor young, diverse candidates
When Roxy Ndebumadu, a Black conservative woman, ran for city council in Bowie, Maryland, at age 26, it was hard to find mentorship from elected officials of similar backgrounds. "My, I guess you would say, makeup is very unique," Ndebumadu told CNN...
Labor councillor for Kiama, Imogen Draisma, 22, wants the council to better reflect the community it represents.(ABC Illawarra: Ainslie Drewitt-Smith)
Monday, December 27, 2021
In Australia, one of NSW's youngest female politicians calls for diversity as she enters local government
A sea of change is washing across New South Wales local government as more women and young people take up seats as councillors. Until recently, 22-year-old Imogen Draisma could not see herself reflected in the local council running her home city of...

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