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The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA) - UNDP
Friday, November 11, 2022
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has developed a 10-Point Action Agenda for Advancing Gender Equality in Crisis Settings (10PAA), a roadmap to guide its development programming towards results that will help transform and advance...
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa (Picture UN Women)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa
In December 2020, Sustineo was engaged UN Women under the Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project to lead the design and implementation of Research on Leadership Pathways of Women in Samoa. The purpose was to better understand the barriers that...
Gender and politics in Portugal (Picture: Oxford Academic logo)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Gender and politics in Portugal
This chapter surveys the literature on gender and politics in Portugal, focusing on explanations for gender differences in political participation and representation. We map trends in women’s inclusion in key areas of political life: from...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas, Democrat Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Democrat Kathy Hochul of New York (A/Getty Images)
Thursday, November 10, 2022
USA: Female governors will break a record in 2023
The US will have a record number of female governors in 2023. Still, the record-setting number – 12 – will represent a small fraction of the top executives across the 50 states. The previous record of nine female governors serving concurrently was...
 Boston Mayor Michelle Wu [+]BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, November 10, 2022
USA: Women in politics have to deal with more harassment and violence. A new database tracks the threats
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has become a target for white supremacists. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington was stalked outside her house by a man with a gun. And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives an “astronomical” number of...
UN Women
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
Action kit: Engaging parliaments in gender responsive budgeting
This action kit is a practical tool for unpacking gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and engaging parliaments and parliamentarians in strengthening scrutiny and oversight of gender responsive budget formulation, execution, and evaluation. As a result...
“We thought you were going to be a good girl”: Two foreign policy dynamos confront the male world order (Picture: Politico)
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
“We thought you were going to be a good girl”: Two foreign policy dynamos confront the male world order
Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Gayle Smith on the choices they had to make to succeed, and why — from Iran to Afghanistan to America’s heartland — they think today’s young women will build a better world. Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Gayle Smith both...
Rishi Sunak (left) at his first meeting of his cabinet. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
“Massive blind spot”: Anger at low proportion of women in Sunak’s cabinet
Women’s groups express concern as just 23% of those named to new PM’s cabinet are female. Women’s groups have reacted with concern and anger over the low representation of women in the new cabinet. Rishi Sunak removed 11 members of his predecessor’s...
Germany’s parliament is more female than it was (The Economist/DPA)
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
Germany’s parliament is more female than it was
Apolitical man is disgusting, but a political woman is appalling…In history there are no more cruel phenomena than political women,” wrote Richard Wagner to Franz Liszt, his fellow composer, about Ortrud, the sorceress in his opera “Lohengrin”....
Oppah Muchinguri (News Day)
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
African women in politics: Influence or just numbers?
The world we live in is marked by a profoundly unequal distribution of the burden of adversity between men and women. From Japan to Africa, to the United States of America, gender disparity exists in almost every country. Inequality between men and...
Figures by the All-Women’s Action Society (Awam) and PantauPRU15 show that in the last general election, 7.3 million women made up 50.4 per cent of registered voters but only 251 out of 2,333 candidates were women. - NSTP file pic
Monday, November 07, 2022
Malaysia still far behind in women's political participation
MALAYSIA is viewed as progressive where gender equality and advancing women's rights are concerned. The government has supported women's empowerment and will continue to do so. Despite the progress, however, several issues and challenges exist, and...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with her husband, Paul Pelosi, on Capitol Hill. (ZACH GIBSON/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, November 07, 2022
“Where is Nancy?”: How threats against women in power are tied to threats against democracy
The attack on Paul Pelosi in his home by an assailant who reportedly was looking for the House speaker highlights the danger of the outrage and vitriol that often particularly targets women in positions of power.  The man charged with breaking into...
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun (seated, 4th left) with forum participants at the Royal Lake Club banquet hall, Taman Tasik Perdana, October 5, 2022. — Bernama pic
Monday, November 07, 2022
Political leaders commit to 30% women representation in elections
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Leaders from various political parties today were all on the same page in their commitment to achieving the target of fielding 30 per cent women candidates in elections, in turn increasing female representation in the country’s...
Mette Frederiksen during an election night event at the Parliament in Copenhagen, on Nov. 2. Photographer: Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg
Monday, November 07, 2022
Denmark elects record 44% women to parliament with female PM set to win another term
Number of women in legislature jumps to highest after election Female prime minister is also likely to win another term Danes elected a record number of women into the national parliament in this week’s general election, which is also set to pave...
Danish politicians Pernille Vermund and Pia Olsen Dyhr before a political debate following the election declaration, Copenhagen. Foto: Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix
Friday, November 04, 2022
Female politicians disadvantaged by online prejudices and stereotypes
2022 ELECTIONS  In Reddit comments, female politicians are more likely to be referred to by their first names, and with a less professional focus, than their male counterparts. This a new study from the University of Copenhagen finds. Previous work...
UNW
Friday, November 04, 2022
Data shows the need to redouble efforts to enhance women in leadership posts in South-East Asia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must redouble efforts to correct the slim representation of women in leadership posts across multiple sectors of society – or they will risk holding back the region...
UNW
Friday, November 04, 2022
Women’s leadership in the ASEAN region
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Community Vision 2025 of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). They are also key to fostering a more sustainable and inclusive...
Widening the lens: Reimagining leadership among young women of color (NPQ)
Thursday, November 03, 2022
Widening the lens: Reimagining leadership among young women of color
There are many ways to step into political leadership in America, and how you go about it is often informed by your background, identity, and experiences. I direct a nonprofit called IGNITE, which trained over 10,000 young women as leaders across 30...

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