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UN Women
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Strengthening women’s participation in peace processes: What roles and responsibilities for states?
This report reflects the main arguments presented during the high-level seminar, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on “Strengthening women’s participation in peace...
 (PRESIDENCIA DEL PERU/AFP)
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Peru president names woman environmentalist as new PM
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo accepted the resignation of his prime minister Wednesday and replaced him with a female environmental activist. Under Peruvian law, the prime minister's resignation automatically triggered that of the entire cabinet...
FROM LEFT: Shura Council candidates Fatma Ahmed Al Kuwari, Al Maha Jassim Al Majed, and Fatma Ghanem Muhammad Saad al Kubaisi
Friday, October 01, 2021
Women candidates upbeat of winning seats in Qatar's Shura Council polls
With the election campaign for the Shura Council is nearing its end, the women candidates seem very confident to secure seats as since the beginning of election campaign only two women have withdrawn, compared to the withdrawal of 53 male candidates...
Najla Bouden Ramadhane has been named Tunisia's first female prime minister. President Kais Saied appointed her to lead a transitional government after her predecessor was sacked and parliament suspended. Slim Abid/AP
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Tunisia's new Prime Minister is the first woman to lead a government in the Arab world
Najla Bouden Ramadhane, a university engineer with World Bank experience, has been lifted from political obscurity to become Tunisia's — and the Arab world's — first female prime minister. Ramadhane was named to the post Wednesday after Kais Saied,...
Elected To Lead
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
AP news
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany’s helm...
International IDEA
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Women in Politics: Challenges faced by Women in the Path of Politics
The sixth webinar under the Democratic Development in Melanesia Webinar series 2021 will look into challenges faced by Women in the path of Politics in Fiji. The webinar will examine the challenges faced by women to be nominated as a candidate by...
A woman looks on as people wave Albanian flags during a Socialist Party election rally in Tirana, Albania April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Florion Goga
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Albania votes in its first female dominated government
PRISTINA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Albania's parliament on Friday voted in the first cabinet to be dominated by women since the multi-party system was introduced 30 years ago. After a parliamentary session which lasted more than 20 hours, Edi Rama was...
La Prensa Latina
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Female politicians call for women’s rights in 1st conference under Taliban
Kabul, Sep 19 (EFE).- Female politicians in Afghanistan on Sunday held their first press conference under the new Taliban regime, where they called for the restoration of women’s rights to education and work. The conference, attended by 150 women,...
Webinar elected to lead
Friday, September 17, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Sweden, practiced for the first time in September 1921. Five women were elected to the Parliament (Riksdag) then, today 46 percent of the members of parliament are women. Women's political...
(AP Photo/Michel Euler/Thibault Camus)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Two women campaign to become France’s 1st female president
PARIS (AP) — Two French politicians kicked off their presidential campaigns Sunday, seeking to become France’s first female leader in next year’s spring election. The far-right National Rally party’s Marine Le Pen and Paris’ Socialist mayor, Anne...
La maire socialiste de Paris, Anne Hidalgo, lors de l'annonce de sa candidature à Rouen, le 12 septembre 2021. © Thomas Samson, AFP
Monday, September 13, 2021
Socialist Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo sets sights on 2022 presidential race
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo threw her hat in the ring for France's 2022 presidential election on Sunday in Rouen. Her announcement brought an end to months of speculation that she would seek the Socialist nomination – and to years of assurances from...
A T-shirt featuring a portrait of Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike displayed at a store on the Ameyoko shopping street in Tokyo on Sept. 5. (Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Enough is enough. It’s time for Japan to have a female leader.
By William Pesek Over the past decade, Japan has tried a variety of strategies to restore its economic relevance. It spent trillions of dollars jolting growth. It devalued the yen. The Bank of Japan seemed to morph itself into a giant hedge fund to...
Claudia Pavlovich celebrates her victory as governor of Sonora, Mexico, in 2015. (Agencia el Universal/AP)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Mexico’s bold break with machismo: Congress is now half female, and gender parity is the law
HERMOSILLO, Mexico — When Claudia Pavlovich ran for governor of Sonora, a vast swath of cowboy country south of Arizona, not a single Mexican state was led by a woman. Fewer than 10 percent of the nation’s mayors were female. And the hot issue of...
UNDP
Friday, September 10, 2021
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
The global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) report provides an overview of key trends and analysis on women’s participation and leadership in public administration, based on evidence from UNDP and the University of...
IPU
Friday, September 03, 2021
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament 2021
The in-person segment of the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the United Nations and the Austrian Parliament, will take place in Vienna (Austria) on 6...
UN Women Statement
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Pramila Patten, Executive Director a.i of UN Women, calls on the Taliban leadership to include women in the upcoming governance entity
"I take note of the public commitments made by the Taliban’s spokesperson to uphold women’s rights “within the framework of Islam”, including women’s right to work, to pursue higher education and to have an active role in society, as well as the...
Scott Peterson/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images, Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 02, 2021
These female Afghan politicians are risking everything for their homeland
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, but there are still forces of opposition attempting to maintain human rights in the country. Many Afghan political leaders, including former president Ashraf Ghani, fled the country, but several female...

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