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Diversity in the Bundestag - Credits: UK in a Changing Europe
Friday, January 14, 2022
Diversity in the Bundestag
By Sophie Stowers When it comes to diversity in the Bundestag, last year’s federal elections in Germany produced the most diverse parliament in the country’s history. The 2021-2025 Bundestag contains a record number (83) of parliamentarians from...
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics - Caroline Nokes. Credits: The House
Friday, January 14, 2022
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics
By Caroline Nokes A repeated refrain in recent years has been about how we can  encourage more women to get involved in Westminster politics, to get us to a 50:50 Parliament and make sure female voices are heard at the heart of Government. Much of...
In Namibia, mixed feelings on gender parity progress -  credits: The Namibian
Friday, January 14, 2022
In Namibia, mixed feelings on gender parity progress
A CROSS section of female politicians in Namibia have voiced their concern over the slow progress of political parties in implementing 50/50 (zebra style) representation in party structures and parliament. While some believe the country is on the...
Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation. Credit: WFD Foundation
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation
This policy brief shows that while much remains to be explored, there are clear links between anti-corruption and women's political participation that are important to understand for politicians, anti-corruption advocates, and those working on...
Independent candidate Arnold Cassola tried to challenge the gender corrective mechanism for elections approved by parliament last year - Credit: Malta Today
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Maltese Court shoots down Cassola legal challenge to election gender quota mechanism
The court has turned down a constitutional case filed by independent candidate Arnold Cassola against government over the gender corrective mechanism approved by parliament last April. Cassola had argued constitutional amendments approved in...
Voters queue outside a polling station in the Somaliland 2021 elections. Credit: Somaliland International Election Observation Mission 2021
Thursday, January 13, 2022
How did Somaliland end up with zero female MPs?
Over 30 years since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991, the Republic of Somaliland has established itself as a paragon of stability in a tough neighbourhood. Although it remains internationally unrecognised, it is inevitably compared...
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the first list of candidates for UP polls on Thursday - Hindustan Times
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Indian UP assembly election 2022: Congress releases first list of 125 candidates, 50 of them women
Congress' Uttar Pradesh in-charge and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been leading the charge in the state. She has made several populist announcements and started direct interactions with women after not left with any strong base in the...
Australian local Government NSW welcomes soaring number of women elected to councils - Manning River Times
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Australian local government NSW welcomes soaring number of women elected to councils
Communities across NSW can look forward to better, more representative local government following a dramatic rise in the number of women elected to councils, the sector's peak body said. MidCoast Council has four female councillors including one new...
Kahina Bouhassane, Green Party Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate - More Radio
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Brighton & Hove: politician criticises trolls abusing women in politics
A politician has called for an end to the insults that women receive on social media when they enter the political spotlight. Kahina Bouhassane received a deluge of abuse on social media when she stood as the Green Party’s candidate for Sussex...
re we there yet? In Ireland, the Good Information Project focuses on gender equality - Rolling News
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Are we there yet? In Ireland, the Good Information project focuses on gender equality
Just before Christmas, a government report highlighted that over half of the Irish population believes the most important role for a woman is to take care of her home and family. The most important role for a man, according to a significant...
Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation - WFD
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Webinar: anti-corruption and gender, the role of women’s political participation
Higher levels of political participation have been linked to lower levels of corruption across the world. Over recent decades an interesting pattern has emerged, showing a strong correlation between higher levels of women’s political participation...
Dutch King Willem-Alexander (C) and Prime Minister Mark Rutte pose for a photo with other ministers of the new the government AP Photo/Peter Dejong
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Women get parity as Dutch government sworn in after record delay
The new government has been sworn into office in the Netherlands, a record 299 days after the country's last election.Mark Rutte is now set to become the Netherlands’ longest-serving prime minister as he leads a fourth separate executive. Rutte has...
First three women of color to serve on Columbia City Council reflect on their historic elections - Copyright: Wis News
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
First three women of color to serve on Columbia City Council reflect on their historic elections
As the Columbia City Council begins its first full week of business in the new year, it also marks the start of the tenures for two history-making women. Dr. Aditi Bussells and Tina Herbert, who were sworn in last week, are the second and third...
Elections in India, one polling station in each constituency to be handled by women - Credit: Wikimedia
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Elections in India, one polling station in each constituency to be handled by women
The Election Commission, on Saturday, mandated that one polling station in each constituency should be managed by women in the upcoming Assembly Elections. This is introduced in a bid to facilitate increased participation of women in the election...
A researcher from the University of Indonesia's Politics Review Center (Puskapol UI), Beni Telaumbanua, speaks at a webinar entitled 'Ensuring Women's Participation in the General Election',(ANTARA/Putu Indah Savitri/FR)
Monday, January 10, 2022
Domestic burden biggest hurdle to women's political participation in Indonesia
Domestic responsibilities and social constructs are the biggest hurdles to improving women's participation in politics, a researcher at the University of Indonesia's Politics Review Center (Puskapol UI), Beni Telaumbanua, has said. "Women encounter...
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea - copyright: Loop
Monday, January 10, 2022
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of only five countries in the world that have no female members of Parliament (alongside Yemen, Qatar, Micronesia, Vanuatu) and is below the global average of 23% female representation in Parliament. According to the...
Zimbabwe main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance supporters lead by Nelson Chamisa march for electoral reforms to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in the streets of the capital Harare. (Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP
Monday, January 10, 2022
Zimbabwe: Violent politics deters women from standing as candidates in elections
Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold elections in 18 months’ time, but women are reluctant to have their faces appear on ballot papers. Women here know only too well that in politics, sticks and stones literally break bones, and name-calling is part of the...
Jane Apetet and Leah Audan. [Mike Ekutan, Standard]
Friday, December 31, 2021
Kenya: Turkana women defy culture to vie for top positions next year
Women in Turkana County have been locked out of political leadership for many years due to culture. According to the Turkana culture, leadership is for men, and this has disadvantaged many aspiring women leaders, as they are seen as incapable of...

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