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In Peru, technology brings young people into politics (Picture: UNDP)
Monday, September 26, 2022
In Peru, technology brings young people into politics
In Peru, about 68 percent of young people have expressed an interest in politics, and about a third have volunteered, donated and advocated on behalf of initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result young people have mobilized to fight...
Giorgia Meloni at a Brothers of Italy rally in Milan. Sunday, 11 September 2022.   -   Copyright  Brothers of Italy
Monday, September 26, 2022
Giorgia Meloni: The far-right party leader set to be Italy's first female prime minister
Italy's far-right leader Giorgia Meloni says she would be "honoured to break a taboo" and become the country's first female prime minister. Exit polls suggest her Brothers of Italy party won Italy's snap general election on Sunday. The party leads a...
New Zealand Gov. Gen. Cindy Kiro, left, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are seen in 2021. The country ranks sixth for women’s participation in national parliaments.  NICK PERRY / AP FILE PHOTO
Monday, September 19, 2022
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics. What do Iceland, Mexico and New Zealand have in common? On at least one fundamental measure, they’re more democratic than Canada. That’s because in recent years they’ve...
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics (Picture by Mkhululi Ncube Chronicle)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) is capacitating women across the country to contest in the forthcoming general elections under the programme Women Rise in Politics, with support from United Nations Women.  Under the programme, the commission is...
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy (IPU)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy
Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them. Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its...
Attorney General Maura Healey made her first campaign appearance for governor with her new running mate, Kim Driscoll, at the Worcester Public Market.LANE TURNER/GLOBE STAFF
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Primary results suggest sea change for women in Massachusetts politics
For the first time, a Massachusetts election was dominated by women candidates, who won primaries in five out of six statewide races on Tuesday — an unprecedented showing in a state that had trailed in women’s political representation. With Maura...
Telling women to "lean in" won’t get more of them in politics — the parties have left women behind (Toronto Star)
Monday, September 12, 2022
Telling women to "lean in" won’t get more of them in politics — the parties have left women behind
Women lack confidence, doubt their qualifications and wait to be asked, say pundits. The narrative directs attention away from the real culprits. Men dominate Canadian politics. In the 2021 federal election, men represented 57 per cent of candidates...
Liz Truss speaks during her first weekly prime minister’s questions session at the House of Commons on Thursday © UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Liz Truss praised for diverse cabinet
First black chancellor of the exchequer among prime minister’s appointees. Addressing MPs in the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday, former prime minister Theresa May wryly observed that of the UK’s three elected female prime ministers all have...
House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani (right) speaks to her mother, PDI-P matriarch Megawati Soekarnoputri, during the party’s national working meeting on June 21, 2022 in Jakarta. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Indonesia: More women in politics, please
For the first time, Indonesia, dubbed the world’s third largest democracy, will hold the general elections — the presidential and legislative elections — and nationwide regional elections in the same year. Taking place in 2024, it will be perhaps...
ES Bijimol (Onmanorama)
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
India: Ex-MLA Bijimol opens up on trauma inflicted by anti-woman colleagues in CPI
ES Bijimol, a three-time MLA of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has said she suffered moral attacks and degradation from her male colleagues for daring to contest in a male bastion. The former legislator from Peermade in Kerala’s Idukki district...
 Liz Truss inherits a deeply divided party lagging behind in the polls. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA
Monday, September 05, 2022
Liz Truss wins Tory leadership race to become Britain’s next PM
Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory over Rishi Sunak in the bitterly fought Conservative leadership contest. The foreign secretary, who won 81,326 votes of Tory members, while the former chancellor...
The report found MPs and managers were the worst offenders. (ABC News: Peter Curtis)
Friday, September 02, 2022
Tasmanian parliamentary staff exposed to sexual harassment, abuse and degrading behaviour, review finds
Tasmanian ministerial and parliamentary staff are being subjected to degrading, belittling and abusive behaviour, including exposure of body parts and indecent phone calls, with MPs and managers the worst offenders, a review has found. Anti-...
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians (Picture Feminism in India)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians
The bitter truth is that gender injustice in politics is largely overlooked and has been normalised to the point where a woman preparing to start a career in politics should expect misogyny and sexism as by-products. Recently, thirty-six-year-old...
L-R: Governors Elect Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Fatuma Achani (Kwale), Kawera Mwangaza (Meru), Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos), Cecily Mbarire (Embu) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay)/CFM
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Kenya: The new dawn of women in politics
The Kenyan 2022 General Elections represents a great step forward for women’s representation, albeit an incremental one. We have seen that a lot of women, both those who won and those who lost, have come forward to show that despite many decades...
Two new women MPs have been elected in Papua New Guinea, and 10 others were in the top five in the seats they contested. Image: Lesley Clark/DevPolicy
Friday, August 26, 2022
Women – just two – back in PNG’s Parliament but more needs doing
The results of the 2022 Papua New Guinea elections confirm that women will once again sit in PNG’s Parliament — after a hiatus of five years. The 2022 elections were therefore not exactly a repeat of the 2017 elections for women candidates, but much...
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté, a member of Senegal’s National Assembly. The country is the lone bright star in West Africa for nearly achieving gender parity representation, 43 percent, in its parliament, lifting the otherwise sagging rate overall for the r
Thursday, August 25, 2022
In West Africa, a staggering low number of women in politics is brightened by one exception
LAGOS — A mere 17 women were appointed or elected to parliaments, ministerial or electoral offices in the West Africa/Sahel region out of 134 available positions from December 2021 to June 2022. While the paltry figures have long raised concerns...
Towards a more “equally equal” Liberia: The case for a mandatory gender quota (Picture Front Page Africa)
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Towards a more “equally equal” Liberia: The case for a mandatory gender quota
Monrovia — The 54th Session of the National Legislature has an enormous opportunity to represent the interests of Liberian women and advance Liberia’s record of women’s leadership in Africa and globally through the passage of a mandatory gender...
Giorgia Meloni is the great favorite to win the legislative in Italy (Picture Paudal)
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Giorgia Meloni is the great favorite to win the legislative in Italy
The leader of the Italian extreme right, Giorgia Meloni, is the great favorite to win the legislative elections in September, according to the latest polls. If the trend continues, Meloni could become the first woman in charge of the head of...

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