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Friday, November 08, 2019
Three reasons why an intersectional approach to women’s peace and security agenda is important
By Sagal Bafo, October 31st marks 19 years since the historical recognition of the unique gendered impact of violence on the well-being of women and girls. The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was the first time where...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Deputy Secretary-General lauds women’s role in bringing change to horn of Africa, urges Security Council support for regional growth peace
Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the Security Council on the joint mission with the African Union to the Horn of Africa: I would like to congratulate the United Kingdom on assuming the Presidency of the Security...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Namibia: ICT assessment for rural women parliamentarians
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) recently conducted an ICT assessment of rural women parliamentarians with male as partners as a means to identify the basic needs of information technologies. The ICT assessment was...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Canada: Parties not voters to blame for slow rise of women MPs
By Melanee Thomas, When the ballots were counted, Canadians had elected a mere 10 more women in 2019 than they did in 2015, bringing up the proportion of women in the House of Commons from 26 percent to 29 percent. At this rate, it will take decades...
Friday, November 08, 2019
From Sudan to the Security Council: Sudanese women lead drive for change
On 8 April 2019, Alaa Salah took to the streets in protest of the declining economic state of her country, just like thousands of other students and young people in Sudan. She had no idea that she would become the face of the Sudanese protest...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Julia Gillard on breaking barriers for women in politics and why she's an optimist
Julia Gillard, you became the first female prime minister in Australian history in 2010. What have been the challenges and opportunities for you as a woman working in politics? Have the obstacles women face in positions of power changed over the...
Friday, November 08, 2019
There were never more women in UK Parliament. Now there's an exodus
A growing number of female British lawmakers have quit ahead of the UK general election, with some citing vicious abuse and intimidation as reasons for stepping down. In total, six female politicians have resigned since Monday because of the...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Votes for women? Not without facial recognition technology in Afghanistan
The first female founder of an Afghan political party has urged the country to rethink the use of facial recognition technology in elections amid concerns it stopped large numbers of women from voting this year. Authorities photographed all voters...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Muslim women and refugees won historic victories across the US in Tuesday's elections
The 2018 midterm elections saw voters elect a record number of women to the House of Representatives, with a number of individual candidates achieving historic firsts with their victories. That trend continued in many ways on Tuesday, as women and...
Thursday, November 07, 2019
How women are stepping up to remake Rwanda
Rwanda’s Genocide Museum is a haunting place, one of the memorials in the capital city of Kigali that commemorate a hundred days of terrifying tribal conflict in 1994. The horror was triggered after Hutu extremists blamed Tutsi rebels for the...
Thursday, November 07, 2019
US: Ranked choice voting can help elect more women candidates
By Betsy Gotbaum and Meridith Maskara. New York City is number one inthecountry in many areas—we boast the most diverse population, tallest building,and best bagels. Yet, when it comes to our elections, New York City is failing—both in terms of...
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Bolivia mayor has hair forcibly cut by crowd of protesters
BBC
The mayor of a small town in Bolivia has been attacked by opposition protesters who dragged her through the streets barefoot, covered her in red paint and forcibly cut her hair. Patricia Arce of the governing Mas party was handed over to police in...
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
General election 2019 in UK: Who has selected the most women as candidates?
With another election on the horizon, parties are busy selecting their candidates for seats up and down the country. Most sides have made pledges to make their candidates more representative, including bringing more women into the race. However,...
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Women to the rescue: The gendered effects of public discontent on legislative nominations in Latin America
Political parties act as gatekeepers, meaning that improvements in the representation of women depend on parties’ willingness to nominate women candidates. Previous research suggests that party characteristics and gender quotas largely explain women...
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
After weeks of Latin American protests, expect to see more women elected to office
For several weeks, angry Latin Americans have been protesting in the streets. In Bolivia, citizens are protesting allegedly fraudulent election results. In Chile and Ecuador, they’ve been marching and destroying property over economic inequality....
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Women in politics: Local and European trends
From mayors to MEPs: new study reveals women’s representation across Europe. Women make up half of humanity, yet account for only 1/3 of political decision-makers in Europe and around 15% of mayors. A new study by the Council of European...
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Parties without structure shouldn’t have female candidates – INEC Nigeria
Political parties that do not have structures on the ground should not present women as candidates during elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission warned on Tuesday. The commission said that being a candidate should not be the only...
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
#SHEPERSISTED Women, politics & power in the new media world
Understanding the role traditional media and, increasingly, social media outlets are playing in the promotion of more gender-inclusive and participatory democracies and what we can all do to speed up progress is urgent, and critical. This study aims...