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Friday, November 07, 2014
The media aren’t holding female candidates back
Tuesday’s elections brought a number of firsts for women in American politics. Iowans for the first time sent a woman, Joni Ernst, to Congress. Mia Love became the first African American Republican woman to win a congressional seat. And next year,...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Why is Fashion Such an Important Issue for Women in Power?
The recently-opened exhibit at the Design Museum in London titled “Women Fashion Power” says a lot about how society tends to care more about how female politicians dress than it does about males. While sometimes there’s a correlation between a...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Workshop Tasks Media On Support for Women in Politics, Nigeria
Participants at a two-day workshop organised by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, for journalists in Abuja, have been charged to support women in politics and also set the agenda for issue-based campaign for aspirants aspiring for various...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Miss Independent, Scotland
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Miss Independent, Scotland
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Monday, October 27, 2014
On Scrutiny and Representation of Women in Politics
By Ashwath Komath   Being a woman in Politics is a very hard job. There is often this notion that women won't fare well in politics and women have to work despite these notions. So there exists this environment which is constantly seeking to keep...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
On Scrutiny and Representation of Women in Politics
By Ashwath Komath   Being a woman in Politics is a very hard job. There is often this notion that women won't fare well in politics and women have to work despite these notions. So there exists this environment which is constantly seeking to keep...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Enhancing Women’s Political Participation, Ghana
Out of 58 women elected to Parliament, only three of them represented constituencies the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions and said more is required from the media to whip up interest of women, especially in these areas to go into politics...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Politics no stroll in the park for women, Zimbabwe
Female politicians feel that their male counterparts enjoy more space in the media because they have more resources. Women Parliamentarians attending a Gender and Elections workshop in Kadoma last week said politics in Zimbabwe was no stroll in the...
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Feisty, flounce and bossy: the words used to put women down
Photo-Andrew Stocks/The Guardian Do you ever hear men described as ‘hysterical’? Do people say they ‘whine’ or ‘nag’? Thought not. Here are eight sexist words we’d like to never hear from again Feisty “Feisty? My least favourite word. Have you ever...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Summary of e-Discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
Summary of E-discussion on Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women   iKNOW Politicshosted a discussion on the online harassment of women in politics from June 6th to July 11th 2014. The discussion...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Esther McVey: Glamorous female ministers will inspire young girls into politics
Watching glamorous women walk through the doors of No 10 will inspire a whole new generation of young girls to become politicians, Esther McVey has said. The jobs minister said that seeing new female ministers walk "the catwalk" of Downing Street...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Female MPs in the press: slated or ignored
Female politicians are presented more negatively in the press than their male counterparts, and receive less coverage overall, a recent academic study has revealed. The investigation analysed newspaper reports covering female MPs, using samples from...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies
The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies
This Guide is intended to inform electoral management bodies (EMBs) about the ways in which social media can be used to increase the participation of the electorate, boost communication, engage all members of the community, and improve transparency...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments
You cannot wait for the people to come to parliament; you need to go where the people are. Today, the people are on social media. Increasingly, parliaments are there too. Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments draws on the experience of the ‘early...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
The social media experience that comes across as a liberating tool for women is often equated with a safe space where one could confidently voice opinions in the public sphere. However, recently, a series of incidents have sounded a note of caution...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Invitation to a Nordic-Arab PhD course on “Comparative studies of women in public life – theoretical and methodological challenges”
The Nordic-Arab research collaboration project by the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) and the University of Stockholm, financed by the Swedish Research Council, is pleased to invite you to a Nordic-Arab PhD-course, November...

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