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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Japan to focus on female empowerment, support for single mothers
The Japanese government adopted Wednesday a set of policies on women, focusing on promoting their empowerment in the business and political arenas and helping single mothers secure child support from divorced husbands. The policies stated that...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Women rise for all
We are women leaders rising in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods. We call for all leaders in all countries and in all sectors to meet the human crisis of COVID-19. Stopping this pandemic and recovering from it is a shared...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
‘It’s more than a seat at the table’
By Jennifer Medina, Senator Kamala Harris used to call it the “donkey in the room” — the (occasionally whispered) notion that she could not be the Democratic presidential nominee because it was inconceivable that she, a black woman, could win over a...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
On paper but not in practice: Gender equality in balkan politics
Women have equal billing on the list of candidates for parliament fielded by North Macedonia’s ruling Social Democrats. But when North Macedonia and Croatia both vote in elections next month, how many women will actually become MPs? Fellow former...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Women elected officials database
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Lack of female Ministers is a ‘missed opportunity’, women’s groups say
The appointment of only four senior female Cabinet Ministers is a “missed opportunity” directly linked to the lack of women candidates put forward in winnable seats across the State, women’s rights groups have said. Women still face systemic...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Will the pandemic reshape notions of female leadership?
Countries with women in leadership have suffered six times fewer confirmed deaths from Covid-19 than countries with governments led by men. Unsurprisingly, the media has swelled with stories of their pragmatism, prowess — and humanity. Will these...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Turkish women not represented enough in politics: CHP leader ANKARA
Women in Turkey are not adequately represented in the Turkish political system and civil society associations should impose pressure to secure at least a one third quota through an amendment of the Law on the Political Parties, the leader of the...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Ten years since Australia got its first female prime minister, how diverse is our parliament?
By Vivienne Pearson, On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard was sworn in as Australia’s 27th – and first female – prime minister. But a decade on, gender equality in politics has some way to go. It’s been a rocky decade for women in politics. “I couldn’t...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Sudanese women ready to ‘break taboos’ and run for office
Much has already changed for women since the protests: laws restricting freedom of dress, movement and work were repealed, and female genital mutilation was criminalized. The transitional constitution guarantees 40 per cent representation in the...
Friday, June 26, 2020
A call to defend democracy
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the lives and the livelihoods of people throughout the world. It is also a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy. Authoritarian regimes, not surprisingly, are using the crisis to...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Empathy above all: How NZ PM Jacinda Ardern redefined leadership in the fight against coronavirus
As of Jun 1, 2020, it had no patients in the hospital, and no new cases had been reported since May 23, 2020. Naturally, it is important to keep in mind the population of the country, the geographical location, and the strength of its healthcare...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Culture a major setback to Maasai women in politics, says Lydia Ntimama
Maasai women have made great progress in fighting oppressive cultural practices, says Lydia Ntimama, a Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) candidate for Narok County woman representative. She says she is happy and encouraged by the progress, adding that the...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
To build back, women must be included in decision making
In December 2017 Bloomberg made headlines when it published a report that suggested inclusive teams made better decisions up to 87 percent of the time. The report also noted that having more inclusive decision-making led to swifter decisions. Recent...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Somalia: Lower House approves 30 percent quota proposal for women representation
Somali women's urge to directly participate in governance was tremendously boosted on Sunday, following the decision by Lower House to unanimously endorse a 30 per cent quota proposal for affirmative representation in the house. For months now,...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Engaging women in post conflict economic and political decision-making; Lessons for responding to COVID-19
October 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. One key area that forms part of these resolutions, notably in UNSCR 1889, but does not always receive the attention it merits, is the...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The center for American women and politics launches public database of women elected officials
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
'I want to see myself:' Black women mount public and private campaign for Biden to pick a Black woman running mate
Influential Black women are mounting a robust effort to persuade presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that selecting a black woman as his running mate would give him the best advantage to win the White House in November. These women --...

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