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Friday, January 31, 2020
Annual Parliamentary Meeting at the 64th Commission on the Status of Women
The Parliamentary Meeting at the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN Women, will contribute to the Commission’s main theme, Beijing+25: Realizing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls...
Friday, January 31, 2020
2020 Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the UN
Education as a key to peace and sustainable development: Toward the implementation of SDG 4. Education has long been recognized as a necessary precondition for sustainable development in all its dimensions – economic, social and environmental....
Thursday, January 30, 2020
US: Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters
In new research fittingly published in the year marking the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S., two political scientists trace the evolution of women's voting behavior, turnout and candidate choice. "A Century of Votes for Women...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Women in politics: Looking beyond reservations
By Nancy D Cruz, As the US Presidential elections slowly sweeps your headlines, the amount of recognition the women in politics are getting is remarkable. After the 2018 historic rise of women parliamentarians in the House and Senate, we saw six...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
One mom grew so frustrated with the lack of women in politics that she started a PAC to get women elected
It’s no secret that the United States is drastically, embarrassingly far behind other modernized nations when it comes to female political leadership. When countries around the world are electing women to the highest office, we are still talking...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
FG gets report on women’s political participation in 2019 elections
A delegation of national and international partners, led by United Nations (UN) women, has presented to the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, a detailed report of a national conference to assess lessons learnt on women’s political...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
How to ensure election-related sexual violence never happens again
In the aftermath of the 2007-08 post-election violence, the Commission of Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence (Waki Commission) documented more than 900 sexual violence cases perpetrated by security agents and civilians against women, girls, men...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Rose Kabagyenyi
Rose Kabagyenyi is a Member of Parliament from Uganda. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In Israel’s endless elections, female candidates have been the biggest losers
In mid-January, Israel’s political parties finalized their lists for what will hopefully be the last general election for a while. A referendum on the future of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, dogged by corruption charges, and on the...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Nigeria: Two women win Imo constituencies’ elections
The call for women to actively participate in politics has again yielded fruits as two women in Imo State have been declared winners in two out of three constituencies in which results have been announced in last weekend’s re-run/supplementary polls...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
We need more women in politics. Here’s how you can help
By Kendra Seeley, The New York Times recently wrote an article about how Republican women are in crisis due to the lack of women in elected office. The article goes on to name several reasons why Republican women have suffered electorally. In Utah,...
Monday, January 27, 2020
She’s the next president. Wait, did you read that right?
By Jessica Bennett It was a blip of a moment during the Democratic debate last week, one perhaps overshadowed by a long discussion of the prospect of a female president. Responding to a question about climate change, Senator Elizabeth Warren of...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Women human rights defenders: Insights from the struggle
Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) have long played a central role in the advancement of human rights. In the fight against impunity and repression, WHRDs have been among one of the most vocal in calling for human rights to be protected and upheld...
Monday, January 27, 2020
New media outlet covering the intersection of women and politics launches as 2020 election kicks off
The idea of creating a new media outlet focused on women came to Emily Ramshaw four years ago during her maternity leave. “But I was covered in spit-up and baby diapers, and I knew it was the wrong time,” she recalled. Then came the election of...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Meet the 6 new ministers who got everyone in Lebanon talking
Amidst all the gloomy news and dispiriting just-ins invading our feeds every day, it's quite nice to come across some uplifting stories, every now and then, that remind us that there are still things, however small, to rejoice over in Lebanon. One...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Lebanon presents new government with multiple female ministers
Lebanon unveiled a new government on January 22, 85 days after the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri. Headed by Hassan Diab, it includes six female ministers, among them the defense minister, who has also been appointed deputy prime...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Indian women lawmakers face abuse as global online violence rises
Nearly 100 Indian women politicians faced abuse, including rape and death threats, on social media during elections last year, with researchers on Thursday raising concerns over rising online violence against women globally. A study by Amnesty...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Sen. Brittany Pettersen makes history as first state lawmaker to give birth during a legislative session in Colorado
State Sen. Brittany Pettersen made history late Sunday when she gave birth to her son, becoming the first state lawmaker in Colorado history to give birth during the course of a legislative session. Davis James Silverii was born weighing 7 pounds, 6...