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A female candidate, left, appeals for support to voters in this partially modified image taken in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, on June 22, 2022. (Mainichi/Koji Hyodo)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
33% of candidates in Japan's upper house election are women, highest ever
TOKYO -- A record 181 of the 545 people standing in Japan's July 10 House of Councillors election are women, comprising 33.2% of all candidates, also a high. The total of 181 female candidates announced on June 22 was up 77 from the previous upper...
If elected to power, Murmu will be the first tribal President of India (© The Indian Express)
Monday, June 27, 2022
Droupadi Murmu: 10 things to know about NDA’s presidential nominee
Droupadi Murmu: Here is everything you need to know about BJP's candidate for Presidency. Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader from Odisha, was  on Tuesday named the ruling NDA’s candidate for the forthcoming Presidential election. The decision was taken...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Summary of the e-Discussion on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness and collected experiences, knowledge, and good practices on women’s political participation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as explored how to best mitigate the crisis’ effects on women voters,...
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election (Picture: The Guardian)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election
Rachel Keke, who coordinated successful strike for better pay and conditions, takes on Macron’s former sports minister. A hotel housekeeper who led a strike for better pay and conditions at one of the biggest hotels in Paris could become the first...
Maryland Democrats have a large and talented field chasing the top political job in 2022, jockeying to win the governor's mansion back from Republicans. (Erin Cox/TWP)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Maryland has a glass ceiling. Democrats won’t break it this year.
No women are at the top of the ticket in the crowded Democratic primary race for governor, but seven have been picked as running mates. In a deeply blue state where leaders pride themselves on promoting diversity, the Democratic ballot for governor...
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Monday, June 20, 2022
Post-poll, France's new parliament sees slight drop in women MPs
France has lagged in gender parity in politics, coming 33rd out of 185 spots on the Inter-Parliamentary Union's monthly ranking of women in national parliaments France's new parliament will see a slight decrease in women MPs after the weekend's poll...
Human rights activist Francia Marquez, a vice-presidential candidate in Colombia, is pictured on March 25, 2022. © Juan Barreto, AFP
Monday, June 20, 2022
Francia Marquez: From maid to Colombia’s first Black vice-president
When Colombians on Sunday elected their first leftist president ever, they also voted for their country’s first Black vice-president. Francia Marquez, a Black single mother who worked as a maid before challenging international mining interests as a...
Joining the race to replace UCP leader Jason Kenney are, from left: Leela Aheer, Rebecca Schulz, Rajan Sawhney and Danielle Smith.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Canada: Four women join race for UCP leadership
Alberta politics becoming more open to diverse candidates, says UCalgary political science professor Susan Franceschet.  Despite the long race ahead, a United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership ballot boasting a record number of women is already a...
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
The message seems quite clear that politics in Nigeria is a game for rich, old men, to the detriment of the real change-making demographics - women and youths. Politics has almost become an exclusive club of male actors, who prevent the...
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the oath taking ceremony of new cabinet ministers, at Lok Seva Bhawan, in Bhubnaeswar, June 5, 2022. Photo: PTI
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
"Women power, clean image": Naveen Patnaik revamps cabinet with eye on 2024 polls
By accommodating more women and dropping some controversial leaders from the cabinet, the Biju Janata Dal chief is gearing up for assembly and general elections. Bhubaneswar: Barely a week after completing three years in his fifth term as the chief...
New study finds disparity between men and women in politics in India is immense - Picture: She The People
Monday, June 13, 2022
New study finds disparity between men and women in politics in India is immense
A new study about women in politics by Professor Parimal Maya Sudhakar, Head of the School, MIT School of Government, MIT World Peace University reported the disparity between the number of male and female politicians in India. The study revealed...
Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?  ILLUSTRATION BY PAIGE STAMPATOR
Monday, June 13, 2022
Canada: Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?
Women are more likely to hold interim leadership roles in federal politics, but clinching the top role remains elusive. INTERIM LEADERS HOLD a strange position in party politics. They’ve advanced to one of the highest offices in the country, but at...
 Voters queuing at a polling centre in Melbourne in May 2022. William WEST / AFP
Friday, June 10, 2022
More women and more diversity in new Australian parliament
All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 Senate seats were up for reelection in the recent Australian parliament elections. The Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, beat the incumbent Liberal/National coalition government....
International IDEA's Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior Advisor for Democracy and Inclusion, presents information on gender equality approaches during the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me” held on 27 May 2023.
Friday, June 10, 2022
Albania addresses gender equality in decision-making beyond gender quotas
International IDEA presented its latest data on gender quotas at the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me”, which focused on developing a stronger commitment for gender equality. The Forum held on 27 May provided a...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon being interviewed at Hay Festival (Picture: The Press and Journal)
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon says social media abuse putting women off political career
Nicola Sturgeon has opened up about the challenges of being a woman in politics and warned social media abuse is starting to put women off. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales, on Friday, the first minister shared some of the double...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame poses for a photograph with members of the Rwandan Parliament. PHOTO: PAUL KAGAME’S FLICKR ACCOUNT
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
How autocrats use women’s rights to boost themselves
Automatically bundling equality and democracy has led to the rise of “genderwashing”. "Being a champion of gender is the same as being the champion for justice and human rights," proclaimed the winner of the 2016 Gender Champion Award recipient...
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections - The News International (logo)
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections
Islamabad: Women have been considered as a passive vote bank and political parties tend to use them mostly for representative functions at public gathering, meetings and campaigns. This was stated by Chairperson National Commission on the Status of...
CDC Chairman Mulbah K. Morlu: “This policy-decision henceforth, [will be] considered in the party’s internal and external democratic processes." (Picture: Liberian Daily Observer)
Friday, June 03, 2022
Liberia: Weah’s CDC adopts 40% women quota
The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Weah has adopted a resolution that would force the party to have more women in leadership positions. The party, which is celebrating its 17th anniversary, reached a general consensus on...

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