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La représentante résidente du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) au Vietnam, Ramla Khalidi.  Photo : PNUD
Thursday, October 20, 2022
La voie vers l'égalité des sexes dans la vie politique et publique au Vietnam
Le Vietnam a mis en place un cadre juridique adéquat pour garantir l'égalité des sexes dans la vie politique et publique, a estimé la représentante résidente du PNUD au Vietnam, Ramla Khalidi. Hanoï (VNA) - En ce qui concerne les femmes dans la...
France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias? (50/50 Magazine)
Thursday, October 20, 2022
France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias?
Pourquoi privilégier l’étude des médias quand on travaille sur les questions de genre ? En ce qui me concerne, je poserai la question des femmes politiques à partir de mon terrain d’observation qui est celui des médias, et plus spécifiquement, des...
What is a gender-sensitive parliament? (IPU)
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
What is a gender-sensitive parliament?
What are the criteria that make a parliament gender-sensitive? Which parliaments are more gender-sensitive than others? How can your parliament become more gender-sensitive? Answers in this short video. Click here to access the video.
Australia’s air force has helped transport ballot papers for Vanuatu’s election. Photograph: Ginny Stein/The Guardian
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Vanuatu goes to polls by air, sea and road in snap election after lightning campaign
First-time candidates vie with incumbents for 52 seats after government dissolved ‘Red Roof’ parliament to ward off no-confidence vote. After a short and sharp 10-day campaign, voters in Vanuatu will on Thursday cast their ballots in a snap election...
Esperance Nyirasafari (Rwanda), Ivan Flores (Chile)/  IPU
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
IPU Member Parliaments commit to accelerating gender equality
Parliamentarians from around the world have adopted the Kigali Declaration Gender equality and gender-sensitive parliaments as drivers of change for a more resilient and peaceful world at the end of the 145th IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.   The...
Why women earn high marks: Examining the role of partisanship and gender in political evaluations (Cambridge Core)
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Why women earn high marks: Examining the role of partisanship and gender in political evaluations
This article presents the results of a randomized survey experiment demonstrating that the public evaluates women politicians more highly than men across multiple characteristic assessments. This finding is consistent with a recent wave of research...
A view of the ballot box for the presidential election which is placed on a table at the parliament in Lebanon, Beirut, on September 28, 2022. [Houssam Shbaro - Anadolu Agency]
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Female candidates for the Lebanese presidential elections: indications and their chances of winning
Lebanese women are still excluded from the main decision-making positions in Lebanon, such as the presidency of the Republic, premiership and parliament speaker, despite their prominent presence in the human rights and diplomatic fields, and in...
Presidental candidate Saltanat Tursynbekova. Photo credit: tengrinews.kz
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Two female candidates nominated in Kazakhstan’s presidential elections for first time
ASTANA – Human rights activist Saltanat Tursynbekova was nominated to run for the presidency by Qazaq analary – dasturge zhol (Kazakh mothers are a path to traditions) public association on Oct. 11, reported the association’s press services....
World female parliamentarians vow to empower girls (Xinhua)
Saturday, October 15, 2022
World female parliamentarians vow to empower girls
KIGALI, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Female Members of Parliament under the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) vowed to prioritize the empowerment of girls in societies. "We have a responsibility to ensure that the empowerment of girls is a top priority and...
Nepal: Major political parties fall short to ensure gender parity in politics (Nepal Live Today)
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Nepal: Major political parties fall short to ensure gender parity in politics
Almost all political parties have an extremely lower ratio of women to men candidates fielded under the first-past-the-post category in the upcoming elections. Kathmandu: The preliminary data released by the Election Commission, the country’s...
Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
This year’s State of the World’s Girls report is focused on girls’ and young women’s political participation. It explores their attitudes towards, and experiences of, political and civic participation and institutions, across many different...
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls (UNW)
Friday, October 07, 2022
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) in digital contexts is not a new phenomenon, however it has rapidly escalated in the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic as women’s lives shifted online for work, education, access to services, and social...
US: Where women of color stand post-primaries (Politico)
Friday, October 07, 2022
US: Where women of color stand post-primaries
Of the 259 women nominated in House primaries this year, 43 percent are women of color — the highest percentage for the demographic in recent cycles. While that’s an indicator of progress, says Kelly Dittmar, director of research and scholar at the...
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, gestures during a press conference with COVID-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall in Wellington, New Zealand, on Sept. 12, 2022.
Thursday, October 06, 2022
Women are better at leading countries than men, survey respondents say
By Madeline Fitzgerald India had the largest share of respondents agreeing that countries led by women are better managed, according to a U.S. News survey. Women serve as elected heads of state or government in only 28 countries, according to the U....
COLOMBIA’S VICE PRESIDENT FRANCIA MARQUEZ | GETTY
Thursday, October 06, 2022
My (Vice) President is black: These black women are shaking up politics in Latin America
Afro latinos face immense challenges to be represented in politics. These Black women in Latin America have been breaking the mold. In Latin America, White Latinos continue to dominate politics, despite the number of Afro Latinos throughout the...
Quotas: Band-aid or magic bullet? (Apple Podcasts)
Thursday, October 06, 2022
Quotas: Band-aid or magic bullet?
Fixing discrimination isn't as easy as putting anti-discrimination laws on the books. But, there is a tool that can at least chip away at the effects of discrimination: quotas. Over 130 countries have adopted gender quotas…and around one-quarter of...
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Abu Dhabi on 8 September 2022. Photo: UN Women/Saroj Khadka
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
In the United Arab Emirates, UN Women Executive Director calls for increasing women’s leadership in global peace and security and climate action
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous carried out a two day mission in the United Arab Emirates, where she delivered opening remarks at the Women, Peace and Security conference held in Abu Dhabi, and met with government officials, civil society...
2023 election in Nigeria: Only 8.9% of candidates are women — Report (Picture: Vanguard)
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
2023 election in Nigeria: Only 8.9% of candidates are women — Report
FOLLOWING the release of the final list of presidential and national assembly candidates for the 2023 general election, the Women In Politics Forum (WIPF), on Monday, lamented the low number of female candidates contesting the 2023 general election...

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