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Is There Scope For Equitable Representation Of Women Leaders In UP Elections 2022? / Image Source: Mid Day
Monday, January 24, 2022
Is There Scope For Equitable Representation Of Women Leaders In UP Elections 2022?
Political parties are all set for the upcoming elections in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a very important demographic with 403 assembly seats. It has also become important to see the women representation among the leaders and the voters in the...
Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term . Credits: The Guardian
Friday, January 21, 2022
Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term
Mia Mottley, who shot to international fame during the Cop26 climate talks and oversaw Barbados’s break with the Queen last year, has won a second term as the Caribbean nation’s prime minister. The 56-year-old’s Barbados Labour party (BLP) won all...
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria - Credits: the New telegraph
Friday, January 21, 2022
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for more concerted actions toward better recognition of the contributions that women make in national development.  According to a statement by her spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, Aisha said power-sharing...
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections. - File photo / The Tribune
Thursday, January 20, 2022
In India, Manipur BJP chief Sharda Devi for 33% women quota
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections “There is 33 per cent reservation for women in local bodies and panchayats. A...
Former federal and Nova Scotia NDP leader Alexa McDonough is shown giving a speech in Halifax on Aug. 14, 2009. (Tim Krochak/The Canadian Press) - CBC
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Canadian Alexa McDonough, former NDP leader and trailblazer for women in politics, has died
Alexa McDonough, whose leadership of the Nova Scotia NDP in 1980 made her the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada, has died at the age of 77. McDonough, who also became the leader of the federal New Democratic Party in 1995, died...
2021 Southern Region Workshop on Women’s Political Participation. Credits: Papua New Guinea
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
In Papua New Guinea, women are making the change
In many parts of Papua New Guinea, fear of violence and harassment has caused a set back to the lives and small businesses of many women, but new candidates who now intend to enter politics aim to change this for the better. “People within the...
Women show voter ID cards during Panchayat election, at Bakkas polling centre on April 19, 2021 in Lucknow, India. Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images / Time
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
India’s Congress Party Courts Women in Major State Elections
An actress jailed for protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial citizenship law, the mother of a rape survivor, and a beauty pageant winner. These are the women leading India’s once-dominant Congress party as it seeks to reinvent...
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...
The introduction of gender quotas by voluntary political parties (VPPQ) for the selection of election candidates is a good start to boost women’s participation in national politics. - NSTP file pic / The New Straits Times
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Malaysia, equal gender representation should begin in political parties
By Mohamad Ika Danial Abdullah We have eight years to go before 2030, a year in which we have stood in solidarity with other countries to realise the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One of the SDG agendas is gender equality,...
Candidate officielle à la présidentielle française, Christiane Taubira veut bousculer le paysage à gauche. Crédits: Le Figaro
Monday, January 17, 2022
Former justice minister Christiane Taubira joins France's presidential race
France's former justice minister Christiane Taubira on Saturday launched her bid to unify the floundering French left and challenge President Emmanuel Macron in April presidential elections, but she faces a slew of competing candidates reluctant to...
Cheri Beasley, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks with the owners of Zwelis, a Zimbabwean restaurant, in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021.Getty Images file
Monday, January 17, 2022
Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 US midterm elections
Cheri Beasley is well aware of the challenges facing Black women who run for statewide office. “I know what it's like to hear the doubters and those who are skeptical that people of color can't win, because it's not what we're used to or who we...
Primera ministra de Barbados, Mia Mottley, en la XVI Conferencia Raúl Prebisch en Ginebra, Suiza, 10 de septiembre de 2019. Foto en Flickr de Timothy Sullivan, UNCTAD (CC BY-SA 2.0).
Friday, January 14, 2022
Barbados prime minister calls a snap election, the first poll for the island as a republic
For the first time in the island’s history, women leaders will take Barbados’ two major political parties into the arena as the island prepares for a snap general election. Incumbent prime minister, Mia Mottley, head of the Barbados Labour Party (...
Diversity in the Bundestag - Credits: UK in a Changing Europe
Friday, January 14, 2022
Diversity in the Bundestag
By Sophie Stowers When it comes to diversity in the Bundestag, last year’s federal elections in Germany produced the most diverse parliament in the country’s history. The 2021-2025 Bundestag contains a record number (83) of parliamentarians from...
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics - Caroline Nokes. Credits: The House
Friday, January 14, 2022
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics
By Caroline Nokes A repeated refrain in recent years has been about how we can  encourage more women to get involved in Westminster politics, to get us to a 50:50 Parliament and make sure female voices are heard at the heart of Government. Much of...
In Namibia, mixed feelings on gender parity progress -  credits: The Namibian
Friday, January 14, 2022
In Namibia, mixed feelings on gender parity progress
A CROSS section of female politicians in Namibia have voiced their concern over the slow progress of political parties in implementing 50/50 (zebra style) representation in party structures and parliament. While some believe the country is on the...
Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation. Credit: WFD Foundation
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation
This policy brief shows that while much remains to be explored, there are clear links between anti-corruption and women's political participation that are important to understand for politicians, anti-corruption advocates, and those working on...

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