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A women casts her ballot in  the 2018 general elections in Freetown. ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP
Monday, January 30, 2023
Sierra Leone opens door for more women in parliament
A new law in Sierra Leone will ensure that at least 30% of parliamentarians are women and impose similar quotas in other institutions, including government, local councils, the diplomatic corps and the civil service. The Gender Equality and Women's...
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
President Bio signs landmark gender equality law – opening doors for more women in parliament
Last Thursday, President Julius Maada Bio signed a new Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Bill 2022, known also as the GEWE Act 2022, that is seeking to open up the country’s political space and establish a level playing field for women in...
Report: WOMEN AT THE TABLE: INSIGHTS FROM LEBANESE WOMEN IN POLITICS (UN Women)
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Women at the table: Insights from Lebanese women in politics
UN Women and ESCWA conducted in-depth interviews with seven Lebanese women in politics who were all ‘first’s’ in different ways. They include the first female Minister of Interior in Lebanon and the Arab world, the first female Minister to have a...
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...
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...
india demographic potential augusto claros in conversation with mk anand at times now summit 2022 © Provided by Times Now
Monday, December 05, 2022
India: Why women quota in Parliament would ensure greater participation in workforce? Economist Augusto Lopez-Claros discusses its importance with MK Anand at Times Now Summit 2022
A stronger representation of women in India’s power structure will greatly boost India’s economic growth, opined Augusto Lopez-Claros, chair of the Global Governance Forum. In a conversation with Times Network CEO and MD MK Anand at the Times Now...
Speaking at the event in Cork City Hall, Lord Mayor of Cork Deirdre Forde said 'under-representation of women at all levels of governance and decision-making weakens our democracy'. Picture: Jim Coughlan
Monday, December 05, 2022
Ireland: Cork caucus hears calls for gender quotas to be extended to local government elections
Gender quotas should be extended from national elections to the 2024 local government elections to ensure Ireland is in line with other European countries, new research has recommended. It also found that some female elected members believe local...
Liberal senator Jane Hume and former party director Brian Loughnane are reviewing May’s election loss.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/LOUISE KENNERLEY
Friday, December 02, 2022
Australia Liberals’ election review to back pipeline, not quotas, to attract women to party
A secret review into the Liberals’ disastrous election loss in May has ruled out formal quotas for the number of women MPs in federal parliament and instead recommends a British-style recruitment drive to improve the party’s gender balance. Former...
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality (Picture: Council of Europe)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held every year on 25 November, the spokesperson for the Council of Europe Congress on Gender Equality, Ms Eirini Dourou (SOC, Greece), made the following statement...
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
Monday, November 28, 2022
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising
'Far too little attention has been paid to either the obstacles women face once they achieve positions of political leadership or the reasons why they leave politics.' Chonticha “Lookkate” Jangrew regularly experiences online abuse, intimidation,...
Gender inequality in local Irish politics highlighted in new research
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Ireland: Women's voices in the Council's Chamber
UCC research, carried out on behalf of Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, has recommended that gender quota legislation be introduced before the next local government elections to help increase the number of female councillors around the country. ...
Gender Equality: The EU is breaking the glass ceiling thanks to new gender balance targets on company boards (European Commission Logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Gender equality: The EU is breaking the glass ceiling thanks to new gender balance targets on company boards
Today, the European Parliament has formally adopted the new EU law on gender balance on corporate boards. By 2026, companies will need to have 40% of the underrepresented sex among non-executive directors or 33% among all directors. On this occasion...
The research indicates that women face up to eight times the level of abuse online compared to their male counterparts (Picture RTE)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Ireland: Women running for election more likely to be subjected to abuse - study
Women running for election are more likely to be the victims of personalised, misogynistic abuse - online and at the doorstep - than their male counterparts. That is according to new research published today which also shows that female...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota (Picture: Logo The Star)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota
PETALING JAYA: Although women outnumber men in the electoral roll, they only make up 13.5% of candidates in the 15th General Election (GE15). According to the Election Commission (EC), there are 21,173,638 registered voters for the GE15, with 50.3%...
Sierra Leone's President, Julius Madaa Bio.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Sierra Leone passes bill To give women 30% representation in parliament
Sierra Leonean lawmakers on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass the Gender Empowerment Act, ensuring that one in three members of parliament, as well as local councillors, is a woman. Currently only 19 of Sierra Leone’s 146 members of parliament are...
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa (Picture UN Women)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa
In December 2020, Sustineo was engaged UN Women under the Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project to lead the design and implementation of Research on Leadership Pathways of Women in Samoa. The purpose was to better understand the barriers that...

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