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Finland's prime minister, Sanna Marin. Footage of her partying is ‘visible proof of the political strength of western liberalism’. Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Finland’s PM is a young woman in power. Her partying is the total opposite of disgrace
Sanna Marin is a symbol of feminist achievement that closet cultural-Putinists are fighting to contain Northern European politics rarely rates a mention in Australian media, but the young prime minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, has been making...
iKNOW Politics
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Women in Politics and the Media
Background “The press was as kind as it knew how to be. It meant well and did all for us it knew how to do. We couldn't ask it to do more than it knew how.” [Laughter] — Susan B. Anthony, 1893 Susan B. Anthony was familiar with the press’ ways....
UN seeks equitable media access for female politicians (Punch)
Monday, September 05, 2022
Nigeria: UN seeks equitable media access for female politicians
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the United Nations has called on the media to ensure that female politicians are granted the same access as their male counterparts. This was made known by the representative of the United Nations Women, Ms...
Journalist Ali Vitali is the author of "Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House ... Yet" (Molly Roecker)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Why don’t we see women as “electable”?
Journalist Ali Vitali covered female presidential candidates in 2020. Now she reflects on what got in their way. As coverage of the 2022 midterms continues, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali is ready to see more women running for office...
Why are the personal lives of women in politics subject to such intense scrutiny? (Picture: Elle India)
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Why are the personal lives of women in politics subject to such intense scrutiny?
Fun or Power, why do we have to choose? If you’re a man in politics, you can get away with watching porn in parliament. You can be caught on camera being absurd or stupid, but you will get away with a rap on the knuckles, if that even. Recently,...
Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured here in Toronto in June 2022, had insults hurled at her during an encounter in Grande Prairie, Alta. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Chrystia Freeland latest target of public threats, intimidation against women in Canadian politics
Some journalists have been sharing emails detailing disturbing threats. Public instances of threats and intimidation of women in public life have intensified in recent weeks, with significant examples of abuse targeted toward politicians — most...
Nigeria: Political parties unfair without female running mates – Stakeholders (Punch)
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Nigeria: Political parties unfair without female running mates – Stakeholders
Stakeholders in the electoral process in Nigeria, including the United States-based National Democratic Institute have expressed concern over the exclusion of women as running mates in the presidential primaries for the 2023 elections. They,...
Officials and participants from UN Women, CPA UK, UWOPA and Parliament of Uganda attended the training. Photo: UN Women/Edmond Mwebembezi
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Ugandan women legislators trained in effective communication and parliamentary oversight
Honorable Rose Obigah is a politician from Uganda and a newcomer to the legislature. During the just completed 2021 Uganda general elections, she was chosen to serve as a woman member representing Terego district. Rose had worked as a social worker...
Freshman members of the 116th Congress pose for a group photo on Capitol Hill November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images)
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
I’m not sexist, other voters are
During the 2020 caucus cycle, I heard it a lot, the refrain of the cautious Democratic voter. I want to vote for her, but I don’t think she can win. It wasn’t, people reasoned, because they were sexist, but they worried that America was. The...
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights (© The Daily Guardian)
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights
WARNING: PROFANE LANGUAGE The fabricated sex videos posted online purportedly of Aika Robredo and Tricia Robredo, daughters of Vice President Leni Robredo, are among the recent cases of disinformation circulating in cyberspace that are framed in the...
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, right, talks with members of the Electoral College after the Arizona election was certified on December 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP/ROSS D. FRANKLIN)
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
US: Women secretaries of state face threats and harassment for battling election lies
As discussion of falsehoods about the 2020 election and their deadly consequences are televised from Capitol Hill, states’ top election officials are grappling with inaccurate information — which can make them targets. In the spring of 2021, Arizona...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon being interviewed at Hay Festival (Picture: The Press and Journal)
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon says social media abuse putting women off political career
Nicola Sturgeon has opened up about the challenges of being a woman in politics and warned social media abuse is starting to put women off. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales, on Friday, the first minister shared some of the double...
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...

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