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14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, took place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9...
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice (International IDEA)
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice
The women’s training programme, led by the national Electoral Management Body in cooperation with International IDEA, earned an Honorable Mention in the Gender Equality category in the first edition of the Global Network on Electoral Justice Awards...
Meeting of the UNGA platform of women leaders (UN WOMEN)
Monday, September 12, 2022
Meeting of the UNGA platform of women leaders
The high-level week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly will feature a meeting of the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders. This year’s theme is “Transformative Solutions by Women Leaders to Today’s Interlinked Challenges”. Women...
Malgré leur rôle de premier plan dans l’action militante, les femmes et les filles se heurtent à des obstacles (ONU Droits de l’homme)
Friday, September 09, 2022
Despite being at forefront of activism, women and girls still face barriers
“Authorities should support the voices of young activists more; instead of silencing or minimizing them, they should be used as platforms to empower, generate a change,” said Meskerem Geset Techane, a member of the Working Group on discrimination...
Queen Elizabeth II waves from the balcony of the town hall in Bonn, West Germany, on May 19, 1965. DPA/Picture-Alliance/AP
Friday, September 09, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's steadfast monarch, dies
Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-serving head of state who led her subjects for more than seven decades, has died at the age of 96. Her extraordinary reign, which began in 1952, spanned 15 British prime ministers and 14 U.S. presidents. She...
Liz Truss speaks during her first weekly prime minister’s questions session at the House of Commons on Thursday © UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Liz Truss praised for diverse cabinet
First black chancellor of the exchequer among prime minister’s appointees. Addressing MPs in the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday, former prime minister Theresa May wryly observed that of the UK’s three elected female prime ministers all have...
EU-LAC y PNUD (logos)
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
First dialogue on climate action and women
The Foundation EU-LAC and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are pleased to announce the first Dialogue on Climate Action and Women, focusing on “Leadership and inclusion of women in decision-making on implementation of climate action”....
iKNOW Politics
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Women in Politics and the Media
Background “The press was as kind as it knew how to be. It meant well and did all for us it knew how to do. We couldn't ask it to do more than it knew how.” [Laughter] — Susan B. Anthony, 1893 Susan B. Anthony was familiar with the press’ ways....
House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani (right) speaks to her mother, PDI-P matriarch Megawati Soekarnoputri, during the party’s national working meeting on June 21, 2022 in Jakarta. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Indonesia: More women in politics, please
For the first time, Indonesia, dubbed the world’s third largest democracy, will hold the general elections — the presidential and legislative elections — and nationwide regional elections in the same year. Taking place in 2024, it will be perhaps...
 Liz Truss inherits a deeply divided party lagging behind in the polls. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA
Monday, September 05, 2022
Liz Truss wins Tory leadership race to become Britain’s next PM
Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory over Rishi Sunak in the bitterly fought Conservative leadership contest. The foreign secretary, who won 81,326 votes of Tory members, while the former chancellor...
Tanzila Norbaeva, Host of the IPU's 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (IPU)
Monday, September 05, 2022
Five things to know about Women Speakers of Parliament
It’s no secret that women have had to put up a tenacious fight to be seen and heard in  politics worldwide. As late as 2005, the number of women in parliament speaker posts stood at just over 8 per cent worldwide, reflecting a considerable lack of...
Homa Ahmadi, miembro fundadora de AWPLN, Nazifa Bek, presidenta de AWPLN yy Parwin Hamakr, abogada, fiscal y miembro de AWPLN durante una reunión en la sede de Red Melissa, en Atenas. EFE/Diego Sáez Papachristou
Monday, September 05, 2022
Las afganas exiliadas luchan a través de la Red de Mujeres Parlamentarias y Líderes Afganas
Para las afganas exiliadas, huir de los talibanes no significa capitular, sino resistir, y bajo este pretexto se dedican a ayudar constantemente con la reciente fundación de la Red de Mujeres Parlamentarias y Líderes Afganas (AWPLN por sus siglas en...
Seven Emirati female ministers you should know (Picture About Her)
Friday, September 02, 2022
Seven Emirati female ministers you should know
Who run the world? Emirati Women and all women. The UAE is one of the GCC’s leading countries when it comes to gender equality. Celebrated annually on 28th August, Emirati Women’s Day covers what International Women’s Day does – but specifically...
Photot from The Guardian
Friday, September 02, 2022
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: arrest after attempted shooting of Argentina vice-president
Fernández de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home when a Brazilian man approached her and raised a handgun to her face A man has been detained after he aimed a handgun at point-blank range at Argentina’s vice-president, Cristina...
Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum (UN Women logo)
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum
On 21-22 August, women leaders, politicians and civil servants from all provinces of Kyrgyzstan gathered at the second National Forum Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era. The forum served as a platform for dialogue about the...
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians (Picture Feminism in India)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians
The bitter truth is that gender injustice in politics is largely overlooked and has been normalised to the point where a woman preparing to start a career in politics should expect misogyny and sexism as by-products. Recently, thirty-six-year-old...
Journalist Ali Vitali is the author of "Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House ... Yet" (Molly Roecker)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Why don’t we see women as “electable”?
Journalist Ali Vitali covered female presidential candidates in 2020. Now she reflects on what got in their way. As coverage of the 2022 midterms continues, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali is ready to see more women running for office...
Women in Leadership and Political Participation - WPP Stories (Picture International IDEA)
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Women in Leadership and Political Participation - WPP Stories
About Women in Political Participation Project Women in Political Participation (WPP) is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, its aim is to...

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