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Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dình Hue chairing the National Election Council's seventh meetingin Hanoi on Thursday (June 10, 2021). - Vietnam News/ANN
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
499 deputies elected for new tenure of Vietnamese parliament
HANOI, June 11 (Xinhua): A total of 499 out of 866 candidates have been elected to the 15th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country's top legislative body, for the 2021-2026 tenure, the country's National Election Council announced at a press...
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
The WPL Summit 2021 on June 21st brought to the table the crucial role of women leaders in the recovery of the pandemic, including the opportunity to share with leaders the aims of the Reykjavík Manual, through policy initiatives, personal...
KRISTINA WILFORE AND LUCINA DI MECO
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Social media, politics, and gendered disinformation
Kristina Wilfore and Lucina Di Meco are global experts and passionate advocates for women’s digital rights. With more than 800 million people using the internet as a primary source of information, these ladies are critically concerned about the...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
WFD campaign empowers women in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Constitution and legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulate equality between women and men. However, gender inequalities are found across all social domains. Women are still underrepresented in politics, and particularly so in top...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
Women’s political careers: Leadership in practice
Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled. However, the...
Vote Mama CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley.Photo courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Campaign-funded child care helps moms run for office — meet the woman making it happen
When Liuba Grechen Shirley ran for New York’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, the Democratic mom of two had no clue about the barriers she would face on the campaign trail. “There is no playbook for running for office with small children,”...
Representational Image via Unsplash/@graylab
Thursday, June 17, 2021
From fake nudes to rape threats: how gendered disinformation is deployed to push women out of politics
For women political leaders, social media had the potential to be a big gamechanger. Often left invisible in the media and lacking access to large financial resources, this was the space where they could overcome traditional barriers and engage with...
IMPRI flyer
Thursday, June 17, 2021
#WebPolicyTalk: Political Participation of Women
Gender Impact Studies Center at IMPRI organized an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk - The State of Gender Equality - #GenderGaps entitled “Political Participation of Women: Impact and the Way Forward” online on June 10, 2021.
National Women’s Council
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Women doing politics differently
Development of local or regional caucus for women councillors – identifying interest and examining possible supports. Women’s caucuses have been established in political institutions around the world to strengthen cross-party cooperation among women...
Women supporters of Iran's presidential election favourite, ultraconservative judicary chief Ebrahim Raisi, attend a campaign rally in the city of Eslamshahr, just south of Tehran - AFP/File
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
'Long and difficult' path to political equality for Iran women
Iranian women's poor political representation could be set to worsen under an ultraconservative poised to win next week's presidential election. Ebrahim Raisi, who heads Iran's judiciary, is the clear favourite from an all-male field of seven...
Toshihiro Nikai (C), secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks at a meeting with female lawmakers of the party on March 15, 2021, at the party headquarters in Tokyo. (Kyodo)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Japanese parties vie to boost number of female lawmakers ahead of polls
TOKYO – Japanese political parties are competing with each other to promote female candidates ahead of a lower house election that must be held by this fall, but some worry that, like similar efforts before, the initiative may be more sloganeering...
Hala S. Ayala, left, is the Democratic pick for Virginia lieutenant governor and Winsome E. Sears is the Republican nominee. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Regardless of outcome, Virginia lieutenant governor’s race will make history
No matter which party prevails in Virginia’s elections in November, the result of the lieutenant governor’s race will be the same in one way: A woman of color will hold a statewide office in the commonwealth for the first time in history. That...
Prime Minister Nabbanja soon after she was confirmed. PHOTO PARLIAMENT MEDIA
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Robinah Nabbanja becomes Uganda’s first female prime minister
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kakumiro Woman Member of Parliament Robinah Nabbanja has been approved by legislators as Uganda’s first female Prime Minister. Nabbanja will replace Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, now a special envoy in the Office of the...
Nile Post
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Parliament approves Jessica Alupo as Vice President of Uganda
The Parliament of Uganda has Monday morning approved the appointment of Hon Jessica Alupo as new Vice President of Uganda. The Parliament of Uganda has Monday morning approved the appointment of Hon Jessica Alupo as new Vice President of Uganda. The...
International IDEA
Monday, June 14, 2021
Celebrating the different forms of women's political participation in Sudan
Women’s Political Empowerment is an integral component of International IDEA's Sudan Program. The program seeks to support initiatives aimed at enhancing women's political participation and promote the broad participation of women in every aspect of...
Qatar Foundation
Friday, June 11, 2021
Training workshop to strengthen women’s political participation in Qatar
The 3-day high-level workshop for Qatari women aspiring for/in leadership positions and women candidates expected to run for Shura Council elections will be organized as a partnership between the Delegation of the European Union to the State of...
By Nacera Ouabou, Natalia Roman
Friday, June 11, 2021
Women, young candidates to reverse Algeria’s low voter turnout
Young men and women candidates running for Algeria’s upcoming legislative elections are considered an asset amid a predicted record low turnout. Analysts fear people might abstain from voting and repeat what happened in 2019, when voter turnout for...
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy holds her son, Alex Foy, as she and Del. Hala Ayala, D-Prince William, back, celebrate the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the House chambers at the Capitol, Jan. 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va.   PHOTO: STEVE HELBER, AP, ILL
Friday, June 11, 2021
Lack of party support and money, plus racism and sexism, mean Black women often lose statewide elections
Research has found it is smart to invest in the candidacies of Black women. But one expert says because of their loyalty to the Democratic Party, in particular, there's less incentive to court them. In 2017, more than 30 prominent African American...

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