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A protest with the slogan ‘Solidarity; For Women, With Women’, was organized by human rights groups and activists in 2021 in Tirana. Photo: BIRN
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Albanian women in politics still suffering violence, study finds
A study conducted by the UNDP and Albanian partners, published on Wednesday, shows that women in Albanian politics still face routine discrimination, abuse and offensive language. The findings of a study on “Violence against women in politics”,...
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Zimbabwe: Women politicians urged to use media effectively during elections
Women politicians were challenged to use media effectively as they pursue political life fighting gender bias and stereotypes ahead of well publicised weekend by elections whose results have now been made public. Gender Media Connect (GMC) an...
Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, hosted an event dedicated to eliminating violence against women in politics on the sidelines of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Calling for an end to violence against women in politics
At a special event hosted by Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, on the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, leaders came together to call for concrete actions and responses to end violence against women in...
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide - NDI
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide
The internet is a tool that can simplify and encourage democratic engagement, but the rise of online disinformation challenges even the world’s most robust democracies. While the most recognizable disinformation campaigns are related to national...
After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race - Financial Times
Thursday, March 10, 2022
After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race
Two women frontrunners seek to unseat Macron as feminist issues move up the agenda. Presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse began a live interview with one of France’s most popular television hosts by going on the offensive, declaring she nearly...
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections - Sage Journals
Monday, February 14, 2022
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections
Although the landscape for female candidates in U.S. politics has improved, research continues to find that many voters possess sexist attitudes. We rely on a standard political communication framework to help reconcile sexism in the electorate with...
Media discrimination and gender differences in political ambition in a laboratory experiment - Sage journals
Friday, February 11, 2022
Media discrimination and gender differences in political ambition in a laboratory experiment
Very little research has considered how media discrimination could impact men and women’s political ambition. Yet, media discrimination could impact both beliefs about gender roles and political competence, and beliefs about voter bias, both of...
Demonstrators march during a Freedom Ride for Voting Rights rally in Washington on June 26, 2021.Stefani Reynolds / Bloomberg via Getty Images file
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
“USA”: 2022 midterm election coverage shouldn't repeat this mistake when it comes to women
By Amanda Brown Lierman By many accounts, the 2022 midterm elections will be the first “referendum” on Democrats after more than a year of fighting to fulfill President Biden’s agenda. Key issues will flip-flop, polling will be variable and turnout...
Podcast: newspaper coverage of women in politics - Credits: Journalism History
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Podcast: newspaper coverage of women in politics
Researcher Tracy Lucht analyzes how five trailblazing women in politics of different races, ethnicities and regions were written about after the 19th Amendment was ratified. Click here to listen the podcast.
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 (...
re we there yet? In Ireland, the Good Information Project focuses on gender equality - Rolling News
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Are we there yet? In Ireland, the Good Information project focuses on gender equality
Just before Christmas, a government report highlighted that over half of the Irish population believes the most important role for a woman is to take care of her home and family. The most important role for a man, according to a significant...
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage - The Voice
Monday, December 27, 2021
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage
Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) in conjunction with Botswana Editors Forum Botswana recently held a two-day workshop to train journalists on how media can play a supportive role in advancing meaningful participation of women in politics. Currently...
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
The chilling effect: hate, misogyny and the digital information disorder
Although the digital space continues to extend the promise of extraordinary opportunities for expanding the voice and agency of women, girls and marginalized groups, it has fallen short of our ideals. It has enabled the transfer to the online space...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Pakistan: women in parliament
By Dr Naazir Mahmood It was a good experience to conduct a session with some women parliamentarians in Islamabad in the last week of October. Most of these representatives of the people were first-time parliamentarians, but their immense desire to...
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Thursday, November 25, 2021
Advocates worry online misogyny will keep women out of office
Advocates are worried that rising online misogyny will leave more women unwilling to run for office, a concern highlighted by a video posted by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Although Gosar’s...
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji (copyright: International IDEA
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji
By Rajan Murty  As a build-up to the Annual National Forum on Women in Politics to be held on 27 October 2021, International IDEA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme organized a webinar entitled “Challenges faced by Women in the Path of...
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Monday, November 08, 2021
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry (Canada) issued the 2021 Report today with a thematic focus on “Violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis,” shedding light on intensifying and widespread offline and online...
 Photograph: Rick T. Wilking/AP
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously
When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women...

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