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Thursday, September 03, 2020
How Sandhya Ray became the first female MP from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh
Coming from one of the most backward villages in the country, Sandhya Ray found the support in her progressive in-laws. They didn’t just support her with her studies but also motivated her to join politics. Ray, who...
Thursday, September 03, 2020
First African-Pakistani lawmaker fights discrimination to rise up in politics: Interview with Tanzeela Qambrani
Tanzeela Qambrani (41) created history in Pakistan when she became the first Sheedi Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Sindh Assembly in 2018. Her election to the Sindh Assembly was significant for many reasons. As...
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
The objectification of women in politics and why it matters
In January of 2019 the right-wing news outlet The Daily Caller published fake revenge-porn photographs of freshman Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The headline read “Here’s the Photo Some People Described As A...
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Gender norms still define politics as masculine space, researchers find
The Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) platform released a guide on gender norms and women in politics, in the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform of Action. The guide titled...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Power parity: getting to a new normal in political representation
Women Political Leaders (WPL) and Women 20 (W20) are delighted to announce the first Webinar in a short series of virtual gatherings of eminent political and corporate leaders, both women and men, who are strong...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
'We will always fix it': Jacinda Ardern's promise to NZ over COVID-19 mistakes
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will "never" shy away from admitting when the Government has screwed up. At the weekend the Government's official Unite Against COVID-19 social media channels and website urged...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Singapore: Younger and more diverse Parliament faces age-old challenge of tackling job issues amid COVID-19
A younger and more gender-diverse Parliament, which opens on Monday (Aug 24), will have its hands full with one important job in the near future: creating and matching employment opportunities for Singaporeans. The 14th...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Women don’t get opportunities very easily, they need to fight for them, says MP Diya Kumari
Diya Kumari is an Indian politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament from Rajsamand constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and served as a MLA from...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Victorian local government elections could see a return to all-male councils, as fewer women stand because of coronavirus
There are fears October's local government elections could see a return of all-male councils in Victoria, with concerns fewer women will stand because of coronavirus impacts. The Colac-Otway Shire in south-west Victoria...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Women traditional leaders could help make sure the pandemic message is heard
As infections and the death toll for the new coronavirus pandemic mount, African countries have introduced measures to reduce the spread, raise awareness among communities and gain citizens’ compliance. But the...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Why Jacinda nails it: study shows how women leaders succeed by busting tradition
Women political leaders around the world are drawing praise for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. New research by Macquarie Business School explains how feminist ethics can change the world. We shouldn’t judge...
Monday, August 31, 2020
We are horribly sexist to female politicians. Google data proves it
New data on Google searches lays bare the obstacles female politicians face in trying to connect with an electorate, especially if they’re becoming well-known for the first time. Search data gathered during four weeks...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Kamala Harris reminds us that Voting is the best way to honor generations of women
This week Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris penned an Opinion Editorial for the Washington Post; marking this month’s 100th Year of Women’s Suffrage. Senator Harris acknowledges the millions of women who were...
Monday, August 31, 2020
11 female voices, from Age 13 to 110, on why the vote matters
On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became part of the Constitution. In an enormous victory for the generations of women who had fought for suffrage, it declared that the right to vote in the United States could not be...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Meet two of the women running for president in male-dominated Ivory Coast
Despite the male-dominated political landscape in Ivory Coast, a handful of women intend to stand for president in the October election. Among them are Marie Carine Bladi and Danièle Boni Claverie, who offer a study in...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Emirati Women's Day: 'Success is not spontaneous but a tremendous effort'
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation, has order a national strategy to support women’s empowerment and gender parity over the next 50 years. The road map must make women partners in sustainable...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Election 2020: What women want this election in New Zealand
By Michelle Duff, In the 127 years since women have been able to vote, you’d think someone would have asked them what they want. You would think. Being a woman or a gender minority in New Zealand is kind of like being...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Senate elections in Egypt: 91 women compete for individual seats with 20 constituencies
In the fierce competition for individual seats in the Senate elections, women compete for 91 seats in 20 electoral districts nationwide, out of 787 candidatesin Cairo Governorate. Alexandria Governoraterankssecond in...

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