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Tuesday, July 11, 2023
RipplesMetrics: The numbers show Nigerian women performed poorly in 2023 general elections
Female participation in the politics and governance of Nigeria has been way down below average since the country’s transition to representative democracy in 1999. Nigerian women seem comfortable in the back seat judging by their poor outings every...
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Analysis: Why there aren’t more women in the 2024 Republican presidential field
As Republicans keep jumping into the 2024 race for president, one demographic group seems notably lacking: women. More than a dozen candidates are seeking the nomination, including several long shots who announced their bids in recent weeks, in what...
Wednesday, July 05, 2023
The gender factor in elections
As the country prepares for the upcoming elections, and political parties gear into electioneering mode, what remains missing from the mainstream discourse is fair representation of women, and their meaningful participation in the electoral process...
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Zimbabwe: number of female politicians set to drop
The number of female candidates for the August 23 harmonised elections is set to drop significantly this year due to several challenges including the exorbitant nomination fees set by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, the NewsDay has heard. Click...
Source: ABC News Australia
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Carol Martin, first Aboriginal woman elected to any Australian parliament, given Order of Australia Medal
A life dedicated to service and paving the way for Aboriginal leaders comes full circle today as Carol Martin receives the Order of Australia Medal. "It was a bit unbelievable," Ms Martin said. The political figure began her career more than two...
Source: Zimbabwe Independent
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Zimbabwe: vote buying, an obstacle to women’s political participation
The Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe) with support from the European Union delegation to Zimbabwe and in partnership with the Zimbabwe Election Support Network hosted an online television discussion on Bustop TV’s...
Source: The Irish Examiner
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Political parties 'must run more female candidates in a meaningful way'
Political parties must run more female candidates in a “meaningful and serious way” while not all women are “political animals”, the Oireachtas committee on children, equality, disability, integration and youth has heard. At its meeting on Tuesday...
Source: Politico
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
USA: when it comes to guns, Republican women don’t always agree with Republican men
For years it has seemed as if the political stalemate over guns in America was unbreakable. Despite mass shooting after mass shooting, most efforts to regulate gun ownership, even in ways that have a majority of support from voters, have run...
Source: The Washington Post
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Berlusconi’s testosterone politics have been overtaken by women in Italy
The death of Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire playboy who for decades dominated the boys’ club of Italian politics, comes at a moment that would have been difficult to envision during his testosterone-charged era: Italian women have inherited the...
Source: DW News
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Pakistan: how Khan crackdown imperils women in politics
As Pakistan's government continues to crack down on supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, female supporters say the government is using the unrest to create a hostile environment for women in...
Source: Ms Magazine
Friday, June 09, 2023
Amplifying women’s congressional power
Having women represented in legislative bodies makes for better governing. Intentional efforts can amplify women’s power—and staying power—in the halls of Congress. Dr. Maya Kornberg has spent a lot of time thinking about congressional committees...
Source: Legit
Thursday, June 08, 2023
Women in power: full list of female deputy governors in Nigeria and their states
As the big brother of Africa, Nigeria is known for its rich cultural diversity and vibrant democracy. This trait has seen a steady rise in the participation of women in various leadership positions. Over the years, Nigerian women have shattered...
Source: Civil Beat
Thursday, June 08, 2023
Beth Fukumoto: some ideas for finally achieving political parity for women
It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in elected offices across the world. Today, women occupy 33% of the 8,230 state and federal elected positions — a record high. Despite ongoing progress, the gender gap persists. The unequal...
Source: Kuwait Times
Wednesday, June 07, 2023
Inequality a major reason for women’s weak political representation - Activists
Women in Kuwait were granted their political rights in 2005, but since then they have been struggling politically, due to several reasons. In recent years, women’s representation in the National Assembly has become much weaker than before. Head of...
Source: Naija Times
Wednesday, June 07, 2023
Women in Nigerian politics: Where lies 35 percent affirmative action?
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had in his manifesto during the campaigns for the election that brought him into office, promised to work with the National Assembly (10th Assembly) to pass a law to increase women’s participation in government to at...
Source: 263chat
Friday, June 02, 2023
Women in politics face misogyny and violence in Zimbabwe
As Zimbabwe prepares for the 2023 general elections, women who aspire to participate in politics face numerous challenges, including stereotypes, violence, and patriarchal dominance. Within the landscape of Zimbabwe politics, women’s representation...
Source: Chronicle
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Zimbabwe: women politicians on the spotlight
Women’s political participation and the need to take up leadership roles in communities has lately been a strong talking point in Zimbabwe and across the globe. While some women such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former British Prime Minister...
Source: Quoi Media
Friday, May 26, 2023
Canada: Time to speed up the glacial pace of gender parity in federal politics
The Alberta election has come and gone. Two powerful women engaged in a closely fought battle, guaranteeing a woman premier no matter which party triumphed. Still, all-women contests in provincial elections are the exception, not the norm. Canada...

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