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Sahar Al-bazar
Monday, May 09, 2022
Sahar Albazar
Sahar Albazar is a Member of the Egyptian Parliament and the President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click...
Lady Camones Soriano
Monday, May 02, 2022
Lady Camones Soriano
Lady Camones is the First Vice President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles...
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė
Monday, April 25, 2022
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė is the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament (Seimas) of Lithuania. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button...
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament - The Point
Monday, April 25, 2022
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament
A dozen of women groups have expressed their concerns and dissatisfaction over the number of women that were elected on the 9th April elections as members of the country’s National Assembly. These dissatisfactions were expressed in a statement...
Four women were elected during the 2022 general election: Miriam Dalli, Julia Farrugia Portelli, Alison Zerafa Civelli and Graziella Galea - Malta Today
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Malta: Did gender quotas election punish women candidates?
Just four women were elected during the 2022 general election but a deeper analysis also shows that women contesting on the Labour ticket obtained almost 20,000 first-count votes, which compares very well with the 14,000 first preferences obtained...
DW: Women are a minority in Somalia's parliament
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Somalia: Women struggle to make their voices heard in politics
Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers. It's not easy being a female politician in conflict-ridden Somalia. Men have...
BJP-nominee S Phangnon Konyak made history by becoming the first woman from the state to be elected to the Rajya Sabha. - The Federal
Friday, April 08, 2022
Nagaland women shine in all spheres, but find little space in politics
It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, and the state is yet to elect any woman in the 60-member Assembly. It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, a social enigma that manifests the existence...
Cde Zalerah Makari - The Herald
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Zimbabwe: By-elections highlight low representation of women in politics
The March 26 by elections ended on a high note, amid reports that there were no reported cases of violence at all polling stations across Zimbabwe. Celebrations broke out among the winners, while those who lost took time off from both the media and...
Malta: Only 4 women elected, casual election results set to trigger gender mechanism - The Malta Independent
Monday, April 04, 2022
Malta: Only 4 women elected, casual election results set to trigger gender mechanism
Only four women were elected to Parliament in Malta’s general election, down from the eight female MPs elected in 2017. If, once the casual elections are held to replace candidates who were elected on two districts, the number of women does not make...
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
Friday, April 01, 2022
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Global trends indicate the slow-paced progress in closing gender gaps across major dimensions of human development in different countries. Nigeria remains one of the poor performing countries with respect to closing its gender gaps, especially under...
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Jemma Nunu Kumba
Jemma Nunu Kumba is the Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings...
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. While there is still some way to go to achieve equal representation of women in the House of Commons, and in the wider...
Nigerian women and politics of gender inequality
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Nigerian women and politics of gender inequality
‘When some women try to get involved in politics, they are despised and as such they are at the defensive. Even their co-women would despise them and refuse to support and vote for them…First, women are not as financially buoyant as the men....
In the tribal-dominated Sundargarh district, the BJD chose Kunti Pradhan who makes a living out of tailoring as well as training SHG members on making aachar and papad. (HT PHOTO.)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
In a first, women to head 70% of Zilla Parishads in Odisha
With women voters rooting for the candidates across districts, more women nominees were elected in the panchayat polls this year. In Patnaik’s home district of Ganjam, 40 women candidates were elected as members of the Zilla Parishad out of a total...
It's not just societal bias against women that poses a problem to female politicians
Monday, March 21, 2022
Why are there few women in Indian politics?
Despite studies showing widespread public acceptance of female politicians in India, women's political participation in the South Asian country remains low. More than one in every two Indians say that "women and men make equally good political...
Parliament session in Sirte, Libya on 9 March 2021 [MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images]
Friday, March 18, 2022
Why does Libya's incoming government have only two female ministers?
On 1 March, Libya's Tobruk-based Parliament voted in a new cabinet led by former Interior Minister, Fathi Bashaga, and its 29 ministers, six State Ministers and three Deputy Prime Ministers have all taken their constitutional oath. However it is...
La force aux femmes, dit ce slogan porté par les féministes, lors des manifestations populaires de 2019. (OLJ)
Friday, March 18, 2022
Lebanese women in Parliament: So many barriers and very little progress
The general political context in 2022 is definitely different from that of 2018. But will the new Lebanese Parliament consist of more than six women following the May 15 elections? While the deadline for the Lebanese interested in applying for...
A cross section of protesting women at the Lagos house of assembly on March 8, 2022 [File: Ope Adetayo]
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Nigerian parliament rescinds decision on gender equality bills
The lawmakers’ decision on International Women’s Day came hours after simultaneous protests by women in four states. Nigeria’s lower house of parliament has rescinded its decision on three bills that it discarded at a constitutional amendment...

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