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Thursday, February 13, 2020
HeForShe Action Kit for Parliaments
This Action Kit has been developed to guide the overall implementation of the HeForShe solidarity movement. It provides general information about the campaign, simple-to-follow implementation steps and a list of accessible campaign tools and...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Are women being pushed out of Israeli politics?
By  Naama Lanski, Last Tuesday morning, the wings of history quietly flapped. MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), until recently the deputy foreign minister, was sworn in for the first time as a minister following her appointment to the Diaspora Affairs...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
‘I don’t just want more women to run, I want them to win’
By Susan Inman, Running for office is a journey, and historically it’s a more difficult journey for women. While democracy was born thousands of years ago, in a very real sense, women are still pioneers on this frontier. Women only got the right to...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8 women candidates win Delhi Assembly election, all from AAP
As many as eight women candidates out of 79 have emerged as winners in the Delhi assembly Election 2020. All of them belong to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The results were announced on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had fielded nine women...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Women in politics: overcoming the gender gap
Statistics about the participation of elected women in decision making across Europe are not comforting. In 2019, only 31% of the Parliaments members in the EU countries were women. Moreover, women counted only for 15% of mayors and 29% of local...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality
In skinny jeans and chilly pepper red sneakers matching her lipstick, Kao Chia-yu was greeted like a film celebrity by her constituents. Shouts of "Congratulations!" echoed through the narrow streets, and fans chased her down for selfies and...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Liberia: Activist encourages women to rise for elective posts
For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia B. Harris, is encouraging young women of Liberia to make use of every opportunity available to them to...
Friday, February 07, 2020
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 132 centenarian voters, 110-year-woman oldest electorate
More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated “as a VIP” on the polling day, officials said on Thursday. Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had...
Friday, February 07, 2020
When it comes to women in politics, numbers matter – but policies matter even more
By James Kirkup, Predicting reshuffles is a mug’s game, but few at Westminster will be surprised if next month’s shake-up of ministerial jobs sees several women leave the cabinet. Justly or otherwise – and such things are rarely fair – the current...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Women leaders who were elected to highest office
More than 70 nations worldwide have seen a woman lead their governments in the modern era. Some have been elected, some appointed; some served for relatively brief terms, while others have left an enduring legacy behind them. These seven women are...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the United Nations’ largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights and is the single largest forum for UN Member States, civil society organizations, and other international actors to build...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Regional seminar on the SDGs for Asia-Pacific Parliaments
The National Assembly of Pakistan and the IPU are jointly organizing a regional seminar for the Asia-Pacific region’s parliaments entitled Development for all: Parliament’s road map on the Sustainable Development Goals. This event is the third in a...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Finland's women-led government has equalized family leave: 7 months for each parent
People often ponder how the world might be different if more women were in political power. In Finland, where women lead the five parties in the coalition government, here's one change they're making: equal paid leave for both parents in a family....
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Delhi elections: Women voters want manifesto to address more than their safety issues
While political parties are sweating it out to woo the electorate ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, women voters in the national capital feel manifestos should offer more to them than limiting their demands to safety issues. Adult females of...
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Cameroon urges women to vote next week despite threats
Civic groups, political parties and the government are pleading for the women of Cameroon to vote in next week's local and parliamentary elections, despite threats by separatist groups who have vowed to disrupt the polls. Female candidates, and...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Women's Power Index
Created by CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, the Women’s Power Index ranks countries on their progress toward gender parity in political participation. It analyzes the proportion of women who serve as heads of state or government, in cabinets...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
A woman’s place is in politics - More communication, connection and community needed
By Silvana Koch-Mehrin and Matilda Flemming, Fifty-two years ago ‘Mary Poppins’ won five Oscars. Singapore, Maldives and Gambia became independent countries. West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations. The Vietnam War raged. Malcolm X...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
UK: What's it like being an MP in your twenties?
“I liked it when my Twitter was just mine and it was only my friends”, says Amy Callaghan. “I could tweet about far more mundane things, more about what I was watching on Netflix than the political matters of the day.” Callaghan is 27 years old, and...