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FILE - Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is seen in photo posted March 7, 2020, on her Twitter.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Somalia's only female presidential candidate says time for women to lead
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - Somalia's top leaders, all men, have struggled for years to tame the Horn of Africa nation's insecurity and corruption. Lawmaker Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam says it's time for a woman's touch and on Tuesday announced her candidacy...
New members of government are sworn in on Monday at a ceremony attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (3rd l) and King Felipe VI (c).BALLESTEROS / EFE
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
In sweeping reshuffle, Spain’s Pedro Sánchez names younger Cabinet with more women
The Socialist leader hopes the changes will help focus on the economic recovery and smooth thorny issues such as Catalan independence before Spaniards vote in the next election. Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has carried out a sweeping Cabinet...
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is one of the highest paid staffers in the Biden administration. (PHOTO BY KEVIN DIETSCH/GETTY IMAGES)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Women in the Biden White House earn 99 cents for every $1 earned by men
The Biden White House has the narrowest wage gap since the country started tracking it in 1995, according to salary data released Thursday. President Joe Biden’s White House has the narrowest gender pay gap of any administration since 1995,...
Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi is one of the few Black women serving on the United States Court of Appeals. (PHOTO BY KEVIN LAMARQUE-POOL/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, July 19, 2021
Biden’s federal judicial picks are 77 percent women so far
The president is on track to shatter previous records as he aims to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. President Joe Biden has nominated or announced his intent to nominate a higher percentage of women to federal judgeships over the first...
Kathryn Garcia finished just one percentage point behind Eric Adams in the Democratic primary for mayor.Credit...Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times
Thursday, July 15, 2021
109 Mayors, all men. When will New York elect a woman?
Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley placed second and third in the Democratic mayoral primary. Many New Yorkers hoped the glass ceiling would finally be broken. It was a constant refrain for the two leading female candidates running for mayor of New York...
UN Women
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Global leaders discuss ambitious and urgent actions to accelerate progress on women’s leadership
At a high-level event on the second day of the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women, in partnership with the Council of Women World Leaders, convened world leaders to discuss ambitious and urgent actions to ensure that women and...
Indigenous academic and activist Elisa Loncon was elected as president of the Constituent Convention during the body's first session on July 4 in Santiago [Javier Torres/AFP]
Monday, July 05, 2021
Mapuche woman to lead body drafting Chile’s new constitution
Constitutional assembly picks academic Elisa Loncon to lead body drafting new text to replace Pinochet-era constitution. The architects of Chile’s new constitution have chosen an Indigenous Mapuche woman to lead the process, as the country’s...
France 24
Friday, July 02, 2021
UN Generation Equality Forum on fast-tracking gender parity opens in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron and US Vice President Kamala Harris were among those taking part in the UN Generation Equality Forum on Wednesday in Paris. The Generation Equality Forum, at a summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, aims...
Harvard Kennedy School
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Women who lose close elections are just as likely to run again as men
Study published in PNAS finds no gender difference in decision to run for office again after losing a close race. Women who lose local or state elections are just as likely to run for office again as men, suggesting the recent surge in women running...
PNAS
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Men and women candidates are similarly persistent after losing elections
Abstract Are women more likely to quit politics after losing their first race than men? Women’s first-time candidacies skyrocketed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Yet we have little sense of the long-term impact of this surge in women...
Photos taken remotely through a projector by Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
More Black women are being elected to office. Few feel safe once they get there
Every day for more than four years, Kiah Morris lived in fear. She developed a safety routine for her family with the help of an international security expert, installed security cameras outside their home and received firearms training. When Morris...
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Monday, June 28, 2021
Seminar on Violence against Women in Politics
In this seminar, Mona Lena Krook, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University, shared insights from her book Violence against Women in Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020). Drawing from...
PACE video
Monday, June 28, 2021
Enhancing participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision-making
PACE called on member States to promote the participation of women from under-represented groups in political decision-making by acting at several levels, with particular emphasis on combating gender-based stereotypes and sexism, access to public...
UN Habitat
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Transformative women’s leadership: enhancing women’s participation & decision-making in public life
The event, which took place on 23rd March during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), focused on women in leadership, women’s public participation, and inclusive governance structures that support women's full and...
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
The WPL Summit 2021 on June 21st brought to the table the crucial role of women leaders in the recovery of the pandemic, including the opportunity to share with leaders the aims of the Reykjavík Manual, through policy initiatives, personal...
KRISTINA WILFORE AND LUCINA DI MECO
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Social media, politics, and gendered disinformation
Kristina Wilfore and Lucina Di Meco are global experts and passionate advocates for women’s digital rights. With more than 800 million people using the internet as a primary source of information, these ladies are critically concerned about the...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
WFD campaign empowers women in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Constitution and legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulate equality between women and men. However, gender inequalities are found across all social domains. Women are still underrepresented in politics, and particularly so in top...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
Women’s political careers: Leadership in practice
Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled. However, the...

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