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The Guardian - Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media a day after announcing her resignation as prime minister of New Zealand. Photograph: Ben Mckay/EPA
Friday, January 27, 2023
Jacinda Ardern: political figures believe abuse and threats contributed to PM’s resignation
Ardern says she slept soundly ‘for the first time in a long time,’ as colleagues in New Zealand deplore her treatment as PM and race begins to replace her Jacinda Ardern has said she slept soundly after her shock resignation “for the first time in...
The Guardian - Jacinda Ardern announcing her resignation in Napier, New Zealand yesterday. Photograph: Kerry Marshall/Getty Images
Friday, January 27, 2023
Women suffer guilt, abuse and disapproval. No wonder Jacinda Ardern is knackered
We worry about our families, ourselves, the threats and society’s expectations. When it leads to burnout, can anyone be surprised? Jacinda Ardern has no gas left in the tank to continue as the prime minister of New Zealand. Her resignation speech ...
COMFREL
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Survey : Women Political Activist’s Participation in Politics in Cambodia
Cambodian women remain to face different forms of discrimination and violence against them in their political participation and interests; it is a serious issue although their political rights and participation are fully guaranteed by the Cambodian...
The Saturday Paper
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Julia Banks on how politics fails women
When Liberal MP Julia Banks quit the Morrison government in 2018, her resignation was cited as an example of how hostile the political environment can be towards women. But Banks’ story and her resignation happened to coincide with a landmark report...
Eureka Alert
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Female politicians help to diffuse polarization, hostility and distrust, study shows
Nominating and electing more female politicians can help to diffuse polarisation and reduce levels of hostility and distrust across party lines, a study shows. Political parties that elect a greater number of women representatives are viewed more...
APSR
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Can’t we all just get along? How women MPs can ameliorate affective polarization in Western publics
Abstract Concern over partisan resentment and hostility has increased across Western democracies. Despite growing attention to affective polarization, existing research fails to ask whether who serves in office affects mass-level interparty...
Politics and gender
Monday, January 23, 2023
Crisis, gender role congruency, and perceptions of executive leadership
Extract At a time of pandemics, international economic downturns, and increasing environmental threats due to climate change, countries around the world are facing numerous crises. What impact might we expect these crises to have on the already...
Morocco World News - Algerian woman during a protest in the country's capital Algiers. Credit: Ryad Kramdi/AFP
Monday, January 23, 2023
76% of Algerians believe men are better at political leadership than women
Most Algerians are for separating men and women in the workplace, citing sexual harassment concerns. Rabat - A new report by the Arab Barometer has revealed that an overwhelming 76% majority of Algerians believe that men are better political leaders...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Australia-New Zealand Leaders' Meeting at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, July 8, 2022. Steven SAPHORE/Pool via REUTERS
Thursday, January 19, 2023
A sign of the times, NZ PM Ardern's resignation resonates for women in power
WELLINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Thursday's shock resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who altered the face of global politics when she was elected the world's youngest female head of state, throws a spotlight on the punishing...
Jacinda Ardern announces her resignation, on Jan. 19.Photographer: Kerry Marshall/Getty Images
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM quits citing burnout
Jacinda Ardern is quitting as New Zealand prime minister ahead of this year's election saying she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead. The shock announcement comes as polling indicates her Labour Party party faces a difficult path to re-...
Ms. Magazine - Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey greets supporters at a rally in Boston on Nov. 2, 2022. (Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
We need to push harder for women’s representation in leadership
More than 50 percent of the U.S. population is female, so it begs the question: Why are we still so underrepresented in politics? Across the country and in our nation’s capital, our newly elected leaders will soon have taken their oaths of office to...
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 3, 2023, as Murray’s husband, Rob Murray, looks on. She is the first woman to be Senate president pro temp
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
118th Congress has a record number of women
Women make up more than a quarter (28%) of all members of the 118th Congress – the highest percentage in U.S. history and a considerable increase from where things stood even a decade ago. Counting both the House of Representatives and the Senate,...
Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin has had to defend her diplomacy and her dancing. Kimmo Brandt / EPA-EFE
Monday, January 09, 2023
From Queen Elizabeth to Sanna Marin, young women in politics have always faced prejudice
Two prime ministers meeting to discuss relations between their countries is standard practice in international politics. But New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern and Finland’s Sanna Marin had to defend a recent summit after a reporter asked whether they met...
PBS - Maysoon Khan, Associated Press/Report for America
Wednesday, January 04, 2023
Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York’s 1st woman elected governor
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was sworn in for her first elected term on Sunday, making history as the first woman elected to the position in the state. The Democrat, launching her term as the 57th governor of New York, said her...
Borjana Kristo of the Croatian Demotracit Union and Croat candidate of the Tri-partite Bosnian Presidency attends a pre-election rally in Zepce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Monday, January 02, 2023
Bosnia presidency nominates first female Croat PM-designate
SARAJEVO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Bosnia's three-member presidency on Thursday nominated Croat politician Borjana Kristo as the Balkan country's first female prime minister-designate, following a general election in October. Kristo, 61, is the deputy...
UN Photo/Albert González Farran South African women peacekeepers who served with the UN – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNMAMID) celebrate their national Women’s Day in Kutum, North Darfur.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Gender parity, the only path to gender equality: Guterres
Gender equality remains essentially, a question of power, said the UN chief on Monday, but to change the culture of male-domination and bring balance, we need equality in terms of leadership, decision-making and participation at all levels....
WA Premier Mark McGowan has named Sabine Winton as one of two additions to his cabinet. (Facebook: Sabine Winton )
Friday, December 16, 2022
Australia: Mark McGowan's new cabinet takes shape, with Jackie Jarvis and Sabine Winton joining ranks
First-term MP Jackie Jarvis and Wanneroo MP Sabine Winton have been elevated to Mark McGowan's WA cabinet. They will take the places of retiring party veteran Alannah MacTiernan and outgoing Water Minister Dave Kelly, who announced last week he...
"Women’s rights must never be seen as being in competition with the rights of our men": Olivia Grange. - Kenyon Hemans Photo/The Gleaner
Friday, December 16, 2022
Jamaica: House approves motion for caucus of women parliamentarians
The motion to establish a women's caucus comprising lawmakers from both Houses of Parliament was approved during the sitting of the House of Representatives today.  The core of the motion is to amend the Standing Orders of the House of...

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