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Why we need more women in parties in order to close the political gender gap with Tanushree Goyal
Friday, April 16, 2021
Why we need more women in parties in order to close the political gender gap with Tanushree Goyal
#WomenLead Conversations is a series of interviews with leading experts who help us better understand the world of women in politics. In this third conversation in the series, the speaker is Tanushree Goyal, Academy Scholar at Harvard University.
FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
Friday, April 16, 2021
Australia to scrap harassment exemption for judges and politicians
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia will scrap exemptions for judges and politicians from sexual harassment laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as his government struggles to contain a backlash over allegations of mistreatment of female...
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters as he holds his first formal news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Friday, April 16, 2021
Women dominate Biden's first slate of judicial nominees
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden released his first slate of 11 federal judicial nominations on Tuesday, nine of them women of diverse backgrounds including several Black candidates and an Asian American. “This trailblazing slate of...
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Covid has eroded the gender progress of the last 25 years – bodily autonomy is still a human right
The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health services, writes Asa Regner, Tabata Tesser and Luna Aquarter of a century ago, a historic moment for the rights of women and girls took place...
The last cabinet of the last Dutch government, pictured here in 2017. -Copyright Credit:AP
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Dutch election: Is online sexism holding women back from becoming MPs?
With female participation in this week’s election in the Netherlands breaking records, one campaign group can be excused for feeling optimistic. Stem op een Vrouw(Vote for A Women) was set up in 2017 to achieve parity in the Dutch parliament and...
Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace and Security
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Advancing Women’s Leadership in Politics and Peacebuilding
Women play major roles as decision-makers and leaders advancing peace and prosperity around the world. Yet progress on women’s political representation has been slow and uneven. Only 22 countries have women in the highest position of political power...
Event flyer
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Our Shared Island: Women's voices in peacebuilding
The Women's Parliamentary caucus is hosting an online event to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Our Shared Island: Women's voices in peacebuilding will bring together the chairperson of the Oireachtas Women's Parliamentary...
Habiba Sarabi was the only woman in the government’s 12-strong team at talks in Moscow on Thursday. The Taliban delegation had none. Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AP
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Afghan peace summit includes just one female delegate
A three-day conference aimed at breathing life into Afghanistan’s stalled peace process has been launched in Moscow, but Afghan human rights activists have raised the alarm that the delegates included just one woman. Habiba Sarabi, an activist and...
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council president Charles Michel, centre, and Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara © via REUTERS
Monday, April 12, 2021
EU-Turkey in blame game over ‘sofagate’ after Ursula von der Leyen left standing
Dispute over protocol prompts charges of sexism at meeting in Ankara Turkey and Europe are trading blame over who left the European Commission chief on her feet, in a spat over protocol that has prompted charges of sexism and overshadowed a critical...
CAWP
Monday, April 12, 2021
Measuring success: Women in America's 2020 legislative elections
Executive Summary 2020 marked the historic election of Vice President Kamala Harris as the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian person to be vice president. But women’s political success in 2020 was not limited to the presidential...
AGORA
Friday, April 09, 2021
AGORA: Portal for Parliamentary Development
From its launch in 2010, the AGORA Portal for Parliamentary Development has played a leading role in the parliamentary development community as a knowledge and learning hub for parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, development partners and academia...
Photo | UN Women
Friday, April 09, 2021
An interactive map helps municipalities in building gender responsive services
Purple Map shows women centers, day care centers and gender responsive municipal services of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. UN Women launched a gender responsive interactive tool called the Purple Map for the women of Ankara, the capital city of...
The young lawmaker says she's always sought the reasons for social inequalities, even as a child
Friday, April 09, 2021
Ofelia Fernandez: Inspiring young women all over Latin America
A determined feminist, Ofelia Fernandez is the youngest lawmaker in Latin America. The 20-year-old is an icon for many, but she has a few detractors.  Ofelia Fernandez is certainly not shy. The 20-year-old is keen to share her opinions about the...
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Wednesday, April 07, 2021
From fundraising to the VP, why 2020 was a pivotal year for women in US politics
2020 was a milestone year for women in politics in the US. The country saw the highest numbers of women entering Congress and the executive in its history. Progress built on the midterm elections in 2018, and women now occupy 26.9 per cent of seats...
Cecilia Moyoviri Moye, the first indigenous Senator from the Department of Beni. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Moyoviri Moye
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
This is what leadership looks like: Meet Cecilia Moyoviri Moye, an indigenous woman Senator in Bolivia’s Legislative Assembly
After the November 2020 national elections, women make up 49 per cent of the Legislative Assembly of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, cementing its position as a forerunner on gender parity in politics. The participation of indigenous women and...
Elena Crasmari, local counselor in Dolna village, Moldova. Photo: UN Women/ Tara Milutis
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
This is what leadership looks like: Meet Elena Crasmari, the only woman in her local council in Moldova
Elena Crasmari decided to run for office so that the local administration could meet the needs of all members of her community. She won a local councillor seat, making her the only woman on a nine-person team, and one of six local councillors with a...
CEMR Equality
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
“Equality Index” of women mayors and councillors in Austria
The Institute for Social Research of Austria (SORA) surveyed the proportion of women among all mayors and councillors in Austria as part of the “Equality Index” for the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT). In a survey of data from a...
UNW IPU
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Women in politics: new data shows growth but also setbacks
Despite increases in the number of women at the highest levels of political power, widespread gender inequalities persist, according to the 2021 edition of the IPU-UN Women Map of Women in Politics. The IPU-UN Women Map presents new data for women...

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