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A polling station in Kokopo, East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea, during the 2012 national election (Alexander Rheeney/AFP/GettyImages)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Where are the women? The challenge facing the next PNG parliament
A country ranking among the world’s lowest for political participation by women has enormous social bias to overcome. Papua New Guinea is about to issue the writs for its national elections to formally start a campaign that will culminate with two...
Cambodian women in leadership rising (Picture: Khmer Times)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Cambodian women in leadership rising
Cambodia organised the National Forum on ‘Women in Leadership and Governance’ acknowledging increasing number of women in key leadership roles in the country. In her address, National Assembly (NA) Second Vice President and Chairwoman of Women...
More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion (Picture: Toronto Star)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Canada: More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion
"Women hold just 30 per cent of seats in Parliament; only two of 12 premiers are women. It matters because women matter." I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s truck, driving around Saint John when I was 12. I was feeling smug because I...
Image: UNDP/Aisha Jemila Daniels.
Friday, May 20, 2022
#PanWomanity as the new #PanAfricanism: What can data tell us?
The inclusivity of women in politics and decision-making is steadily rising across Africa. This could be the last frontier for sustainable development in Africa. Africa has enormous potential to grow if it can take advantage of the untapped power...
 Politics and peril for Asian women - Bangkok Post
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Politics and peril for Asian women
The political landscape in Asia has been very dynamic lately, but it is a disappointment to me personally that events have not been kind to women. Filipinos on Monday picked Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of the late dictator, as their next president...
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG - Credits: Lowy Institute
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG
In this special Women in Politics series for the Australia-PNG Network, the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea to discuss the deep-seated challenge of women’s political representation in Papua New...
Newly-appointed French PM Elisabeth Borne attends a handover ceremony in Paris, on May 16, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Women in power across Europe
PARIS (AFP) - Elisabeth Borne, a 61-year-old engineer, was named French prime minister on Monday (May 16), becoming only the second woman to hold the position after Edith Cresson, a Socialist, who lasted less than a year in the job in the early...
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Elisabeth Borne: Who is France's new prime minister and what's on her to-do list?
Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming the second woman to hold the post in the country. Borne, 61, who was labour minister in the previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, who resigned...
An election banner for Somali presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Fowzia Yusuf Adam is seen in Mogadishu, Somalia May 12, 2022 [File: Feisal Omar/Reuters]
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Q&A: An ambitious attempt to be Somalia’s first female president
There are a few exceptions but Somali women hardly get into politics or hold top public office in what remains a deeply conservative society. Fowzia Yusuf, one of those, speaks to Al Jazeera on seeking another first. This Sunday, Somalia is expected...
Hungary’s 1st female President Katalin Novak takes office  Source: Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP
Friday, May 13, 2022
Hungary’s first female President Katalin Novak takes office
Katalin Novak, the first female president of Hungary, took office here on Tuesday. Her predecessor, former head of state Janos Ader, greeted the new president at the entrance to the Sandor Palace, the residence of the Hungarian president. Budapest,...
Lisa Cook, KEN CEDENO (REUTERS)
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Senate confirms Lisa Cook to be the first black woman on Fed board
(CNN)-The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, becoming the first African American woman to be a member of the panel. The final vote was 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. All...
Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first black and out LGBTQ person in the role - CNN
Monday, May 09, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first black and out LGBTQ person in the role
(CNN) Karine Jean-Pierre will become the new White House press secretary when Jen Psaki departs her role next week, President Joe Biden announced in a statement Thursday, becoming the first Black and out LGBTQ person to hold the position. Jean-...
Sahar Al-bazar
Monday, May 09, 2022
Sahar Albazar
Sahar Albazar is a Member of the Egyptian Parliament and the President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click...
Rhoda Sikilabu, Premier for Isabel Province and the first female Premier in the Solomon Islands (Melanesian Women Today/Facebook)
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Solomon Islands’ first female premier: lessons learned
In late March 2022, 16 years after she was first elected to the Isabel Provincial Assembly in Solomon Islands, Rhoda Sikilabu became the country’s first female premier. The four-time MPA and former Deputy Premier replaced Leslie Kikolo who resigned...
Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Climate justice requires women’s leadership
Only a third of leadership positions in climate-change negotiations are held by women, even though women are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of global warming. Absent the active participation of women and girls in local, national, and...
Claudia Roth
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th...
الرئيس الغزواني انتقد أداء الحكومة السابقة (الجزيرة)
Friday, April 15, 2022
A new government in Mauritania includes 4 women
The Mauritanian presidency announced the formation of a new government of 25 ministers headed by Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal. According to a presidential decree read out Thursday night by the Secretary-General of the Presidency, Minister Yahya...
DW: Women are a minority in Somalia's parliament
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Somalia: Women struggle to make their voices heard in politics
Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers. It's not easy being a female politician in conflict-ridden Somalia. Men have...

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