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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Can’t we all just get along? How women MPs can ameliorate affective polarization in Western publics
Abstract Concern over partisan resentment and hostility has increased across Western democracies. Despite growing attention to affective polarization, existing research fails to ask whether who serves in office affects mass-level interparty...
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under Secretary General Rosemary DiCarlo
Friday, December 16, 2022
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo
The United Nations have launched the DPPA Electoral Series, a new initiative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our training course on political approaches to preventing and responding to election-related violence. In the inaugural video, Under-...
Posters in Tunis for candidates running in the Tunisian national election on Saturday 17 December. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images
Friday, December 16, 2022
Tunisia election set to deliver male-dominated parliament and erosion of women’s rights
As the country goes to the polls, reforms introduced by hardline president Kais Saied have led to the exclusion of female candidates. Tunisian will vote on Saturday in an election that will lead to a weakened parliament “almost exclusively dominated...
WA Premier Mark McGowan has named Sabine Winton as one of two additions to his cabinet. (Facebook: Sabine Winton )
Friday, December 16, 2022
Australia: Mark McGowan's new cabinet takes shape, with Jackie Jarvis and Sabine Winton joining ranks
First-term MP Jackie Jarvis and Wanneroo MP Sabine Winton have been elevated to Mark McGowan's WA cabinet. They will take the places of retiring party veteran Alannah MacTiernan and outgoing Water Minister Dave Kelly, who announced last week he...
Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’ - Photo: UN Women Lebanon / UN ESCWA
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’
Beirut, 12 December 2022 – Today, UN Women and ESCWA jointly launched a report on women’s political participation entitled “Women at the Table: Insights from Lebanese Women in Politics”. The report analyses a set of seven in-depth interviews with...
Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Fight to get Fijian women in politics
Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics. Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018....
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Monday, December 12, 2022
From Christine Lagarde to Giorgia Meloni: The most powerful women in politics in 2022
Nearly a quarter of the leaders on the 2022 Forbes List Of The World’s Most Powerful Women play a major role in politics and policy at a time when rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a looming climate crisis threaten geopolitical...
BJP's Reena Kashyap (Picture The Indian Express)
Friday, December 09, 2022
Himachal Pradesh: Every second voter a female, but only one woman MLA
In the November 12 Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the performance of women candidates was dismal and only one out of 24 in the fray was elected. The new 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will have just one woman MLA — BJP’s Reena Kashyap who...
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA)
Friday, December 09, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
The first Summit for Democracy, held in December 2021, brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set out an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal. Between the first and second Summit, the ‘Year of Action...
Snapshot from the 15 November online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
International IDEA, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort of the Summit for Democracy (S4D), held on 15 November 2022, an online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in...
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections (Picture: New Dawn)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections
The deal to upholding women’s political participation and leadership in the 2023 presidential and General elections remains elusive and daunting, as the Woman Legislative Caucus of Liberia launches a two-day workshop for women aspirants to solicit...
Who is Dina Boluarte, Peru's first female president? (Picture: CNN)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Who is Dina Boluarte, Peru's first female president?
(CNN) — Dina Boluarte took office as the new President of Peru on Wednesday, after Congress ousted former president Pedro Castillo. In this turbulent context, Boluarte, who until a few hours ago was the country's Vice President, took over as...
"No men left?": Top Gujarat cleric slams muslim women in elections (Picture: NDTV)
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
"No men left?": Top Gujarat cleric slams muslim women in elections
Gujarat Assembly Election: The sexist rant by the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad comes a day before voting in 93 constituencies in Gujarat, the second phase of a closely watched state election. Ahmedabad: Those who select Muslim women to...
LOS ANGELES, CA-JANUARY 18, 2019: Supporters cheer during the 4th annual Women’s March Los Angeles kickoff at Pershing Square in dowtown Los Angeles. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones/Los Angeles Times)
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
California Politics: Huge gains for women in the Legislature
SACRAMENTO —  The California Legislature that will be sworn in Monday will include more women than ever before, accounting for about 42% of state lawmakers. That might not sound like much for a progressive state like California — home to a roster of...
Ten signers of the declaration representing the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, the House of Regional Representatives, and eight party fractions of Indonesian parliament committed to ending violence against women in politics in the country (UN Women)
Tuesday, December 06, 2022
Indonesian parliament calls for urgent action to end violence against women in politics
Jakarta, Indonesia – The Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of the Republic of Indonesia signed a declaration today to “condemn any form of gender-based violence that hinders women from fulfilling their equal rights” and to urge all groups to allow women...
Senegalese deputies take part in a parliamentary session in Dakar in September 2022 [File: Carmen Abd Ali/AFP]
Monday, December 05, 2022
Politician slaps a woman MP in Senegal parliament, sparking brawlà l’Assemblée
Tensions have grown between ruling and opposition politicians since legislative elections in July when leading coalition lost its comfortable majority. A violent brawl broke out in Senegal’s parliament after a male opposition legislator slapped a...
Preventing violence against women in politics – Benchmarks for political parties (Report cover)
Monday, December 05, 2022
Preventing violence against women in politics – Benchmarks for political parties
Preventing Violence Against Women in Politics – Benchmarks for Political Parties (2022) is a joint paper by democracy organisations working with political parties, which presents interventions for political parties on how to prevent and address any...
Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive (Picture: The Kathmandu Post)
Monday, December 05, 2022
Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive
As proportional representation votes are scattered among parties, women, Dalits, Janajatis will be underrepresented. With most Dalit, Janajati and women candiates across parties failing to win the first-past-the-post (FPTP) elections for the House...

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