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Monday, March 09, 2020
'We still have a problem with female authority': how politics sets a trap for American women
“Gender in this race?” Senator Elizabeth Warren said outside her home on Thursday. “You know that is the trap question for every woman. If you say, ‘Yeah! There was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no...
Monday, March 09, 2020
e-Discussion on Online Violence Against Women in Politics
The United Kingdom’s Health Secretary is one of many political figures that recently expressed their dismay at the number of women Members of Parliament (MPs) who renounced standing for re-election to Parliament and decided to leave politics after...
Friday, March 06, 2020
Women in Japanese politics: Why so few after so very long?
To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, there will be worldwide marches, parades, protests and public awareness activities on the contributions of women and the barriers and discrimination they still face. One issue of focus is the state of...
Friday, March 06, 2020
Nine out of 10 people found to be biased against women
Almost 90% of people are biased against women, according to a new index that highlights the “shocking” extent of the global backlash towards gender equality. Despite progress in closing the equality gap, 91% of men and 86% of women hold at least one...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Female candidates face institutional challenges, tend to be nonsectarian, new U.N. report says
With Lebanon’s next parliamentary elections slated for 2022, coalitions should begin pushing to ensure women are equally represented in politics, activists and local advocacy groups said following the release of a U.N. Women report Tuesday entitled...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Did first female-majority legislature in US make a difference?
Nevada made history when it became the first state in the US with a female-majority legislature, with women holding 51% of the seats, in December 2018. The moment was hailed as a great victory for women - but did having more women in power make a...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Elizabeth Warren drops out of presidential race
Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the presidential race Thursday after failing to unite the Democratic Party’s left and right flanks behind her progressive policy agenda, the latest shakeup in a fast-moving battle for the 2020 nomination. Warren said...
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
The first freely elected woman mayor of an Arab capital defies stereotypes
The Arab Spring began ten years ago this December when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire to protest police harassment and corruption under the North African country’s autocratic regime. After toppling governments across the region, the...
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Scientists probe link between poll promises and chances of women getting elected
Researchers are studying the association between the campaign promises made during state elections and the chances of women politicians getting elected in four districts of Bihar. The ongoing study, led by Indian-origin researcher Sayan Banerjee...
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
“I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”
Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in 2020. Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—a progressive roadmap for gender equality—it’s time to take stock of progress and bridge the...
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Gender quotas should be an absolute minimum, not a target
By Ciairín de Buis, With more than three-quarters of our TDs being men, Ireland once again has one of the least balanced political systems in Europe. We make up more than half the population, so why are less than a quarter of our elected politicians...
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
International Women's Day 2020
Join the Global Institute for Women's Leadership and Ipsos MORI on Wednesday 11 March for an event to mark International Women's Day. We'll present findings from a new global survey looking at women and men's experiences of the world of work,...
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Visualizing the data: Women’s representation in society
Women’s full and equal participation in all facets of society is a fundamental human right. Yet, around the world, from politics to entertainment to the workplace, women and girls are largely underrepresented. The visualizations below take a closer...
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief
Speaking to faculty and students at The New School, a university in New York City, the UN chief declared himself a proud feminist and called for men everywhere to support women’s rights. “Just as slavery and colonialism were a stain on previous...
Monday, March 02, 2020
What’s needed for real changes for women in Lebanese politics?
Women were at the forefront of Lebanon’s 2019 ‘October Revolution’. Beyond the iconic images of their participation, it seems that by women linking equity in politics to the broader issues of mismanagement of corruption paid off – although activists...
Monday, March 02, 2020
Protecting political campaigns from digital threats
Political campaigns online have demonstrated that they can help candidates win elections, include more citizens’ concerns in political debates or allow upcoming parties to gain political exposure. However, social media can also have a negative...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Zimbabwe: Call to prioritize women's participation in local government
Government is working on ensuring greater participation of women at local government level. This comes after the representation of women in local government declined from 16 percent to 15 percent. Out of 6 800 candidates who contested in elections...
Friday, February 28, 2020
The year women won the right to vote in 46 countries
The United States is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the constitution, passed in 1919 and ratified in 1920. Introduced well over a century after the nation became a sovereign democracy, the amendment prohibits state and...