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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers to join forces on gender equality strategy
Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers will assemble in Nairobi on 19 and 20 September for their triennial meeting to consider a robust strategy to achieve gender equality goals in all 53 member countries by 2030. The strategy will include...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
New minister vows to press on with Sweden's feminist foreign policy
Sweden on Tuesday named a new foreign minister, appointing trade minister Ann Linde who vowed to press on with the country's "feminist foreign policy". Linde, 57, replaces Margot Wallström 64, who made headlines in 2014 when she put gender equality...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Inclusion and Participation as Foundations of Democracy
A great deal has happened on the international scene and in countries around the world since the UN first observed the International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2008. While people everywhere continue to aspire to democracy as a fundamental...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tunisian women absent from presidential campaign
Tunisia has long been seen as a pioneer for women's rights in the Arab world, but on the eve of presidential elections, women are calling this reputation into question. "Men promise a lot to women. But when Mr Moustache arrives in power, nothing...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
A gender perspective on role performance of elected panchayat leaders in India
Gender equality is fundamentally related to sustainable development, and globally accepted as a necessity for the promotion of human rights. Gender empowerment is determined by active participation of women and men in social, economic, and political...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Sudan's first cabinet since Omar al-Bashir's removal sworn in
Sudan swore in its first cabinet since the removal of former president Omar al-Bashir in April following nationwide protests against his rule. The 18-member cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, which includes four women, took the oath at...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Blue dress and new-look women upstage Italy's macho politicians
Since the unification of Italy in the late 19th Century, the country has had 58 prime ministers - every one a man. No woman has come close to leading this country. Female politicians in Italy have often been used either as decoration or as tokens of...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Does exposure to gender role models increase women’s political ambition? A field experiment with politicians
There is a persistent gender gap in motivations to run for political office. While exposure to role models is widely believed to increase women’s political ambition, there is little field experimental evidence on whether exposure to female...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Women in politics deterred by structural barriers, study finds
Issues around sexism and work-life balance contribute to the dearth of women in politics, a new study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Zurich and...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Ma. Theresa V. Collantes
Ma. Theresa V. Collantes a is a Member of Parliament of the Philippines. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Monday, September 09, 2019
A new face in Kosovo looks to transform the role of women in politics
Political apathy is increasing in Kosovo and political parties are trying to reach new constituencies. TRT World spoke to one new candidate who wants to make a difference. Pristina, Kosovo - As Kosovo heads for arguably its most important elections...
Monday, September 09, 2019
Why equal participation of women, men in politics vital for development
It has been revealed that Tanzania was making some effort to promote women in leadership, yet advances are going at a slow pace in many of the top political leadership positions. Speaking recently in Dar es Salaam during women’s leadership and...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes The Dark Side Of Politics In 5 Incredible Minutes
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) exposed some of the biggest flaws and loopholes in campaign finance laws this week ― and she did it in just five minutes. During a hearing, the freshman lawmaker created a game in which she pretended to be “a...
Friday, September 06, 2019
For Rohingya women, refugee elections bring new opportunities – and new problems
Romida Begum sat on a chair in her tent home. Nearby, her older male assistant eyed her with a sideways glance. Romida – 27, a woman, and a refugee – couldn’t help but smirk: for once in her life, she was in charge. Last June, Romida and other...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Men are more confident to enter politics and more likely to have been encouraged to run, poll shows
Men have greater confidence in their ability to serve as politicians and are more likely to have been personally encouraged to enter politics, a new poll shows, underscoring factors why women are under-represented at all levels of elected office in...
Friday, September 06, 2019
For women in politics, being terrorized comes with the job
When Erin Schrode, then 24, decided to run for Congress in her California district in 2016, she expected to face grueling hours and numerous other challenges, but she never anticipated fending off thousands of abusive online messages. “One of the...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Women perched atop the glass cliff in politics
By Gordon Hodson Ph.D., Social psychologists often study prejudice (e.g., sexism) at the level of the individual. For instance, to what extent does a sexist belief/stereotype held by a man predict his degree of sexism toward women? But like...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Scottish women invited to take the step into politics
Hundreds of women aspiring for a career in politics will be gathering for a dynamic day at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Saturday 7 September). The event has been put together by Scotland's Women Stand, a movement to support and empower women of...