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After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022 - Photo: Matej Kastelic (Shutterstock)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022
By Glinda Carr At the start of 2021, our country made a major historic political stride when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Black and Asian woman vice-president. As millions watched on TV and in person, we were reminded of how far we’ve...
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake national vice-chairperson Anne Kibet congratulates Pheobe Asiyo after gifting her with a head ornament during Asiyo's 90th birthday celebrations in Homa Bay town. [James Omoro, Standard]
Thursday, December 30, 2021
In Kenya, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake wants more women in parliament
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation now wants the government and political parties to recognise its members by ensuring that more women acquire elective positions ahead of the next General election. The women’s organisation currently has more than...
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Thursday, December 30, 2021
In Jamaica, G2K wants more youth, women in cabinet and parliament
Following Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ announcement last Thursday of an impending Cabinet shuffle early in the new year, members of Generation 2000 (G2K) – the Jamaica Labour Party’s young professional affiliates’ group – have backed calls for...
Election rally in UP | Representational image (Photo: @samajwadiparty/Twitter) 
Thursday, December 30, 2021
India: five women whose political innings will be tested in next year's polls
The dawn of 2022 in Uttar Pradesh, apart from witnessing a fiercely fought battle in the Assembly elections, will also decide the political fate of five women politicians. These women, directly or indirectly, are playing a key role in the Assembly...
 In Nigeria, media sexism bane of women participation in politics - Vanguard
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
In Nigeria, media sexism bane of women participation in politics
A gender-based group, Njikoka Women Association, NWA, in Ezimo, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday, identified media sexism as bane of women participation in politics. The Association which bemoaned the derogatory stereotyping of...
Atlanta, Georgia — My Muslim Voter pins are displayed at the Georgia Muslim Voter Project table outside of the Al-Farooq Masjid in downtown Atlanta, Friday, August 27, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution) - Wisconsin Muslim Journal
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Muslim women becoming politically active, encouraging others in the US
Ruwa Romman is entertaining the idea of running for office. The 28-year-old from Duluth envisions herself running on a platform focused on health care, education, social justice and the economy. She also wants to shatter stereotypes and challenge...
These 5 trailblazing LGBTQ politicians are running to make history in 2022 - Credit: LGBTQ Nation
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
US: These 5 trailblazing LGBTQ politicians are running to make history in 2022
Every year, LGBTQ political candidates smash through rainbow ceilings in the fight to represent their communities. 2022 should be no different, with dozens of LGBTQ people already slated to run for both state and federal offices. But here are five...
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament- Credit: Depositphotos
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament
Earlier this year, following a string of attacks on women in the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, both verbal and physical, a popular female TV host asked rhetorically whether the easiest place in the country to rape a woman is in Parliament...
Women in politics whose names you should know in 2022 - Gzero
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Women in politics whose names you should know in 2022
Was it the year of the woman? Angela Merkel left the political stage. New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern and Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen were given gold stars for their respective responses to the pandemic. And Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya emerged as Belarus’...
Run GenZ members, from left to right, Ebo Entsuah, Roxy Ndebumadu, Caleb Hanna and Braxton Mitchell - CNN
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Gen Z and millennial conservatives seek to recruit and mentor young, diverse candidates
When Roxy Ndebumadu, a Black conservative woman, ran for city council in Bowie, Maryland, at age 26, it was hard to find mentorship from elected officials of similar backgrounds. "My, I guess you would say, makeup is very unique," Ndebumadu told CNN...
Kenya: women are majority voters- why don't they vote for other women? - The Nairobian
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Kenya: women are majority voters- why don't they vote for other women?
By Priscilla Nyokabi Kenya is yet to earn the dividend of women in leadership, which is a crying shame because as President Obama memorably explained, the full team must play for a Country to achieve its development goals. A society cannot prosper...
Senator Dadu’ut Decries Low Women Participation In Politics - Nigerian Tribune
Monday, December 27, 2021
Senator Dadu’ut decries low women participation in Nigerian politics
The Senator representing Plateau South Professor Nora Ladi Dadu’ut has decried the number women in active politics and elective positions in Nigeria saying women need more sensitization to take their rightful place in politics and in government....
In the 2017 local government elections the comhairle only returned male councillors - COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR/BBC
Monday, December 27, 2021
In Scotland, all-male council urges women to stand for election
A Scottish council which has no female councillors hopes to encourage more women to stand in next May's local government elections. In the last elections in 2017, for the first time in its history, no women were elected to the Western Isles'...
Labor councillor for Kiama, Imogen Draisma, 22, wants the council to better reflect the community it represents.(ABC Illawarra: Ainslie Drewitt-Smith)
Monday, December 27, 2021
In Australia, one of NSW's youngest female politicians calls for diversity as she enters local government
A sea of change is washing across New South Wales local government as more women and young people take up seats as councillors. Until recently, 22-year-old Imogen Draisma could not see herself reflected in the local council running her home city of...
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage - The Voice
Monday, December 27, 2021
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage
Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) in conjunction with Botswana Editors Forum Botswana recently held a two-day workshop to train journalists on how media can play a supportive role in advancing meaningful participation of women in politics. Currently...
Clockwise from top left: Marilyn Strickland; Deb Haaland; Kamala Harris; Michelle Wu; and Kathy Hochul (Ms Magazine)
Monday, December 27, 2021
Ten steps closer to parity: wins for women in 2021
In just two years, the pandemic has threatened decades worth of progress towards gender equality. As of December 2020, women suffered a net loss of over 5 million jobs due to COVID-19; in 2021, one in three women reported that they may end up...
BLAZING A TRAIL: Falguni Nayar (centre) may have done well as an entrepreneur, but empowerment of women remains not just a societal problem but also political. PTI/ The Tribune
Friday, December 24, 2021
India: women deserve bigger say in politics
By Sushma Ramachandran As 2021 draws to an end, some of the most enduring memories of this second pandemic-riven year have been of women in the news. The first and probably the biggest headline-maker is Falguni Nayar, founder of the beauty and...
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief - cover
Friday, December 24, 2021
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief reviews the extent to which women are represented in Arab countries, the history of Arab independence and revolutions - and their impact on women's rights and representation; and country-specific information that...