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Friday, October 18, 2019
¿La mujer, un animal político?
Después de una larga lucha por el derecho a participar en la vida política, la mujer logró su cometido, ya existe una ley nacional e internacional que garantiza la equidad de género en los espacios políticos aunque hoy por hoy la participación de...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Women candidates win over voters in local elections in New Zealand
Local Government New Zealand today confirmed what many local election commentators have observed; that more of the voting public cast their ballots in favour of women candidates than ever before. Women now make up over 42% of all local government...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections
Pereira, Colombia - Luz Polo was at a campaign event when she said a man sent by criminal groups broke down the doors of her home in the small western Colombian city of Pereira. After receiving death threats two weeks prior for campaigning on a...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Maharashtra polls: No of women candidates decline
Several women leaders in Maharashtra are contesting the Vidhan Sabha polls but in terms of numbers the representation has reduced. This time 235 women are contesting of which only 39 are from the four mainstream political parties - the BJP,  Shiv...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Panel discussion challenges underrepresentation of women in politics
On October 11, the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions and UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) hosted a panel discussion on women’s representation in Canada. The event included two panels, one with academics and...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world
At the 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, IPU Member Parliaments condemned human rights violations against a record number of new cases of abused MPs. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, the only international body with...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Engaging women in sustaining peace: A guide to best practices
Since its establishment in 2000, the The Community of Democracies (CoD) has affirmed and maintained a commitment to engaging women in all aspects of democratic gover - nance and development, including women’s political participation and inclusion in...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
IGNITE empowers women in politics on and off campus
Two years ago, the UW created its own chapter of IGNITE, a non-partisan organization dedicated to supporting women in politics. Last year, the chapter officially became an RSO. IGNITE is the largest non-partisan organization that supports women and...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The role of political parties in promoting women in politics - UPLA
The Women's Network of the Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA) is a political platform that seeks to promote and strengthen the participation and positioning of women in public decision-making roles in Latin America and the Caribbean. UPLA...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Record number of new mayors and young members revealed
Voters in the 2019 local elections have elected the largest number of new mayors in 30 years, with 26 candidates set to don mayoral chains for the first time later this month. This injection of new blood into the sector has been mirrored in other...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Rwanda sets new world record on female representation in parliament
Rwanda has broken its current world record of 64 per cent female representation in Parliament, setting a new one of 67.5 per cent. Out of 80 seats, women now occupy 54 seats, a new world record for female representation in Parliament globally. The...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Future Policy Award 2019 crowns eight best policies empowering youth
Policies from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland, Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles and Senegal are this year’s winners of the ‘Oscar for best policies’ Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies aimed at empowering young people to build a fair...
Friday, October 11, 2019
#Girl2Leader campaign to inspire girls into politics
To mark the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child today, 11 October, the #Girl2Leader programme is connecting girls with female mentors in politics. Women Political Leaders (WPL), a global network of women politicians, launched the #...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Unfinished business: Women running in 2018 and beyond
Women ran for and were elected to office in record numbers in the 2018 election. They made historic gains across levels of office and reached new milestones for women’s political representation. But not all women achieved record levels of success in...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Why American politics needs gender quota
By Adriana Piatti-Crocker, After the 2018 elections, many Americans celebrated the unprecedented number of women gaining seats to Congress. There was reason to celebrate: both the House and Senate included more women than ever before, with...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Professor of Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics talks struggles women face in seeking office
The issues women face when seeking elected office were discussed in a lecture Thursday at Iowa State. Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor of journalism and coordinator of research and outreach for the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics...
Friday, October 11, 2019
For women in politics, personal style is a game of chess with the patriarchy
Since the 19th century, when suffragists were forced to ditch their pantaloons and strictures in the U.S. Senate forbade women’s pants, women in politics have been obstructed in their pursuit of self-expression. It isn’t unusual for dress codes to...
Friday, October 11, 2019
The unfinished business of achieving gender parity in U.S. politics
There is no doubt that women made history in the 2018 election, running for and winning elected office in record numbers. Non-incumbent women won at higher rates than men across most levels of office and were responsible for the majority of...