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Nigerian women and politics: beyond reverse discrimination - Premium Times
Friday, December 24, 2021
Nigerian women and politics: beyond reverse discrimination
By Bolutife Oluwadele Ordinarily, if one were to go by the maxim that we are all political animals, then the issue of women in politics would require no discussion. More so, since women are also inherently political. However, political participation...
Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Farsighted leadership of Kings helped Bhutanese women progress
In a society of transition, the role of women is also in transition in Bhutan, but the farsighted leadership of Their Majesties the Kings has helped Bhutanese women progress. This message came out strongly as three Bhutanese women, who worked...
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacting with women in Uttar Pradesh. (FILE PHOTO)
Thursday, December 23, 2021
2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: major political parties vying to win support of women
A game of political one-upmanship is being witnessed among the major political parties ever since Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra promised 40% party tickets to women candidates and made some populist announcements for them ahead of...
Benin opposition leader Reckya Madougou sentenced to 20 years in prison. Photo: Yanick Folly, AFP
Thursday, December 23, 2021
It’s time for Africa to stop the culture of brutalizing women in politics with unfair and long jail terms
African politics has done well when it comes to mainstreaming women into the social process of political socialization. It is so encouraging that the world can now see women in top positions of politics around Africa; Dr. Samia Suluhu, the current...
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report - IPU
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP) was held on 6 September 2021 in Vienna (Austria) on the theme Women at the centre: From confronting the pandemic to preserving achievements in gender-responsive recovery. Over 26 of the world’...
Podcast: muslim women in politics - Me and my muslim friends (WUNC)
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Podcast: muslim women in politics
In this continuation of a conversation from the last episode, host Yasmin Bendaas explores the challenges of being a Muslim woman in today's political landscape with Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam and grassroots organizer Leila Ali of Muslim...
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy - Eurasia Review
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Liberal facade hides Lebanon’s patriarchy
Despite its apparent liberalism, Lebanon scores low in gender equality, especially in politics. According to the Gender Gap index, Lebanon ranks third last in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with only Syria and Yemen, both plagued by...
Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
In Pakistan, parties asked to award tickets to women in elections
Civil society activists have demanded political parties to award tickets to women aspirants for the local government elections to bring them into the national mainstream. “If women are not given a leadership role, we cannot expect economic change in...
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
iKNOW Politics Newsletter December 2021
Dear members, We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the iKNOW Politics Newsletter! The newsletter is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Have a good read! 
Adams names all-women slate of deputy mayors - copyright: Spectrum News NY1
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
In New York City, Adams names all-women slate of deputy mayors
Lorraine Grillo was named as first deputy mayor; Anne Williams-Isom as deputy mayor for health and human services; Meera Joshi as deputy mayor for operations; Maria Torres-Springer as deputy mayor for economic and workforce development; and Sheena...
Samoa, Estonia, Tunisia and Sweden all elected their first female prime ministers in 2021 (Reuters/AFP: Fa'atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Politics isn't super-appealing to women in Australia right now. Is it different elsewhere?
Forty. That's the number of countries around the world that have chosen a woman to lead since Julia Gillard was ousted on June 27, 2013. In the past year alone, Sweden, Tunisia, Samoa and Estonia all elected their first female prime ministers while...
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank. Copyright: The Bharat Express News
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank
During the campaign for local elections in the West Bank, many female candidates’ faces were replaced by a rose or a silhouette on voter lists and campaign posters. About 65% of eligible voters turned out for the first round of voting on December 11...
Ms. Delphine Serumaga - Copyright: The Herald
Monday, December 20, 2021
Zimbabwe: end gender-based violence in politics
The United Nations has rallied the nation to stamp out widespread violence against women in politics (VAWP) across the country’s political divide during election period. Violence against women in politics occurs within the political domain targeting...
In a first, hundreds of women contest local council elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Copyright: Daily Pakistan
Monday, December 20, 2021
In a first, hundreds of women contest local council elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
More than 550 women contested local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, the election commission said. The is the first time that local polls are being held in districts that used to be part of Pakistan's Federally Administered...
ealizing gender equality in parliament: a guide for parliaments in the OSCE region - copyright: OSCE
Monday, December 20, 2021
Realizing gender equality in parliament: a guide for parliaments in the OSCE region
This practical guide is intended to support the full range of parliamentary actors — from parliamentary leadership teams, members of parliament, and political and parliamentary staff, to parliamentary practitioners and civil society organizations...
UK High Commissioner to Uganda, Kate Airey launched the 2nd cohort of a leadership and mentor programme. - The Independent
Friday, December 17, 2021
Mentorship and leadership programme for women parliamentarians launched in Uganda
The British High Commission, in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), UN Women and the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) on December 07 launched the second cohort of...
Women politicians are under siege  -  4.Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Kevin Dietsch, Stefani Reynolds, and Alex Wong/Getty Images
Friday, December 17, 2021
Women politicians are under siege
Women in Congress feel besieged and singled-out amid surging threats against lawmakers at all levels, with some frustrated more hasn't been done to halt the trend. Why it matters: As record numbers of American women are being elected to public...
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global - Copyright: IPU
Friday, December 17, 2021
IPU’s I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign goes global
Just over ten years ago, IPU Member Parliaments adopted a landmark resolution on youth participation to encourage the rejuvenation of parliaments. Since then, parliaments from around the world have made some limited progress in its implementation....

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