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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Mens forum pushes for more women in politics
Men’s Forum on Gender is pushing for the enactment of electoral laws that compel political parties to implement the 50/50 gender representation in their structures before being allowed to contest in an election. Padare/Enkundleni is a men and boys’...
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Eliminating violence against women in politics: What works and what doesn’t?
Violence against women in politics is an intolerable violation of women’s rights which poses fundamental challenges to democratic values and electoral processes. To tackle this issue, the Kofi Annan Foundation commissioned Carmen Alanis, the first...
Monday, November 23, 2020
Somalia: Groups explore ways to increase women's participation in politics
Civil society and human rights activists, legal experts, politicians and youth representatives met in Mogadishu on Sunday to discuss ways to increase and strengthen women's participation in Somalia's politics. The one-day symposium held in Mogadishu...
Monday, November 23, 2020
'No democracy without women': Priced out of politics in El Salvador
The first time Karla Hernandez ran for office in El Salvador, she kept seeing a male candidate from her party in expensive television adverts, while she scraped by on a shoestring - relying on volunteers to hand out flyers and knock on doors....
Monday, November 23, 2020
Eliminating Violence against women in politics: What works and what doesn’t?
Violence against women in politics is not only an intolerable violation of women’s human rights and civil rights but a fundamental challenge to democracy and sustainable development. The 2020 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against...
Monday, November 23, 2020
How to end violence against women in politics
Join the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and Jo Cox Foundation to discuss violence against women in politics, whether it is increasing and what we can do about it as individuals, nations and across the globe. Rutgers University Professor of...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Following election, Jordan sees drop in female lawmakers
Only 15 women make it into parliament thanks to quota system for minorities. The results of this week’s Jordanian parliamentary vote announced on Wednesday were disappointing for advocates of gender equality, as only 15 women were elected to the 130...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Kamala Harris's impact on women in politics
The historic victory of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has underscored the expanding opportunities for women in politics, from running to office to helping others run. The 2020 election inspired record numbers of voters to cast their ballots...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
How the Coronavirus risks exacerbating women’s political exclusion
The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt political processes around the world. Seventy-three elections have been postponed. Many parliaments have suspended or limited their activities, and over a hundred countries have restricted citizens’...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
She Runs program aims to boost the number of women in politics as sexism scandals swirl
In a Perth workshop, 23 women have been learning to run. The women are fellows at a "campaign school" run by the not-for-profit group She Runs, aiming to equip them with all the skills they need to run for and thrive in office. Their graduation from...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
“The first woman in this office, but not the last”: Four ways to empower a new generation of women political leaders
By Lucina Di-Meco,   Women politicians make for more equal and caring societies, and that their increased representation in office improves health, education and welfare outcomes for the entire population. So how can we foster the next generation of...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Increasing Women’s Leadership in Public Finance Management (PFM)
Primary objectives for the workshop:  Identify primary structural and institutional barriers to women’s leadership in PFM institutions; Discuss current practices in ministries of finance that are supportive of women’s leadership; Recommend...
Friday, November 13, 2020
The sexist rhetoric around the election proves women still have to fight for respect
By Tina Tchen, Over the course of the last century, women fought tooth and nail for a basic right: the right to vote. Now, our country has elected the first Black and Asian woman to become the next vice president of the United States. As a first-...
Friday, November 13, 2020
Why did it take so long to vote a woman into the White House?
To me, the banner story of this election season was not Joe Biden’s victory. It was the history-making of vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Here was a woman who had broken so many barriers. Not only is she the first woman to hold the office, but...
Friday, November 13, 2020
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership 2020/2021
Women Political Leaders and Kantar came together in 2018 to create the Reykjavík Index for Leadership– the first measure of perceptions of women and men in terms of their suitability for leadership. The initial findings revealed significant, complex...
Friday, November 13, 2020
Prominent Libyan lawyer Hanan al-Barassi gunned down in Benghazi
Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has condemned the killing of prominent Libyan lawyer and women's rights activist Hanan al-Barassi, who was gunned down by armed men Tuesday in the eastern city of Benghazi. Her killing in Benghazi,...
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution promoting women at peace tables
The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a U.N. measure demanding equal participation for women in activities promoting global peace, with opponents objecting to its failure to adequately...
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Who is Priyanca Radhakrishnan? New Zealand’s first Indian-origin minister
Priyanca Radhakrishnan was appointed as New Zealand’s first-ever Indian-origin minister today, November 2. Radhakrishnan is one of the five new members that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brought into her executive. She will manage the following...

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