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The Guardian - Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media a day after announcing her resignation as prime minister of New Zealand. Photograph: Ben Mckay/EPA
Friday, January 27, 2023
Jacinda Ardern: political figures believe abuse and threats contributed to PM’s resignation
Ardern says she slept soundly ‘for the first time in a long time,’ as colleagues in New Zealand deplore her treatment as PM and race begins to replace her Jacinda Ardern has said she slept soundly after her shock resignation “for the first time in...
Politics and gender
Monday, January 23, 2023
Crisis, gender role congruency, and perceptions of executive leadership
Extract At a time of pandemics, international economic downturns, and increasing environmental threats due to climate change, countries around the world are facing numerous crises. What impact might we expect these crises to have on the already...
iKNOW Politics
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Summary of the e-Discussion on Women in Politics and the Media
This e-Discussion raised awareness and collected experiences and knowledge on gender differences in political media coverage, its impact on women’s political participation and representation, as well as gathered good practices and recommendations on...
From outrage to opportunity (report)
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
From outrage to opportunity
How to Include the Missing Perspectives of Women of All Colors in News Leadership and Coverage — a new report from Luba Kassova. From Outrage to Opportunity: How to Include the Missing Perspectives of Women of All Colors in News Leadership and...
CFJ-UNESCO global study: Online violence against women journalists (cover: ICFJ)
Friday, December 09, 2022
CFJ-UNESCO global study: Online violence against women journalists
With the support of UNESCO, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has published a groundbreaking, book-length global study on online violence against women journalists, documenting alarming trends and offering solutions to this pernicious...
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media  - Courtesy of IMDB
Thursday, December 08, 2022
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media
From Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, some things have yet to change. Prejudice is alive and sustained in the media. Today, some journalists fall back on old habits, basing their questions and commentary on old prejudices like sexism,...
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...
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
Friday, December 02, 2022
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutions The United Nations (UN) has scored Nigeria low in the area of women participation in politics. The UN Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (...
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and,...
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Thursday, December 01, 2022
Between sexual objectification and death threats: Electoral officials all over the world face unprecedented levels of disinformation, aggression and harassment
Recent media reports highlighted the worrying level of online harassment against poll workers around the 2022 United States mid-term elections. Ongoing work by International IDEA confirms that this phenomenon is not limited to the US. Disinformation...
The many times Jacinda Ardern has faced sexist questions from reporters – video (Picture: The Guardian)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss suggestion their age and gender was reason for meeting
Finland’s PM says she met Ardern in New Zealand because they are both ‘prime ministers’ after journalist asks whether it was due to similar age and gender. The prime ministers of Finland and New Zealand have taken a swipe at suggestions their first...
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others (Picture: Blueprint)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others
The CEO Women Radio, a non-governmental organization, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, has lamented that female politicians and leaders are not given the adequate media coverage as their male counterparts. This was part of the submission at a two-day media...
PHOTO BY MARTIN FOSKETT FROM UNSPLASH
Friday, November 25, 2022
Ten women in politics you should probably know about it
Love it or loathe it, politics is a completely unavoidable part of life, especially living here in the UK, where politicians and their various flaws and virtues seem to fuel daily headlines. Even as a politics student, I’ve found the ever-changing...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit (Picture: Plos One logo)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Quantifying gender biases towards politicians on Reddit
increase gender parity in politics, global efforts have struggled to ensure equal female representation. This is likely tied to implicit gender biases against women in authority. In this work, we present a comprehensive study of gender biases that...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with her husband, Paul Pelosi, on Capitol Hill. (ZACH GIBSON/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, November 07, 2022
“Where is Nancy?”: How threats against women in power are tied to threats against democracy
The attack on Paul Pelosi in his home by an assailant who reportedly was looking for the House speaker highlights the danger of the outrage and vitriol that often particularly targets women in positions of power.  The man charged with breaking into...
Danish politicians Pernille Vermund and Pia Olsen Dyhr before a political debate following the election declaration, Copenhagen. Foto: Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix
Friday, November 04, 2022
Female politicians disadvantaged by online prejudices and stereotypes
2022 ELECTIONS  In Reddit comments, female politicians are more likely to be referred to by their first names, and with a less professional focus, than their male counterparts. This a new study from the University of Copenhagen finds. Previous work...
France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias? (50/50 Magazine)
Thursday, October 20, 2022
France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias?
Pourquoi privilégier l’étude des médias quand on travaille sur les questions de genre ? En ce qui me concerne, je poserai la question des femmes politiques à partir de mon terrain d’observation qui est celui des médias, et plus spécifiquement, des...

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