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Reach higher: black women in American politics 2021 - cover higher heights leadership fund
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Reach higher: black women in American politics 2021
Black women are a powerful force in the American political system, and their political power continues to grow and garner recognition for the force it is. As we look ahead to the midterm elections, which offer greater opportunities for Black women’s...
Adila Yarmuhammad hopes to bring change to federal parliament, which she says is dominated by white men.(Supplied) - ABC News
Thursday, December 16, 2021
In Autralia, launch of an alliance of young, diverse people to run in 2022 federal election
At just 21 years old, Adila Yarmuhammad believes she will be the youngest Muslim woman running in the 2022 federal election. She aims to secure a seat in Australia's parliament, but she knows she's inexperienced. "Even just running [for a seat] is...
Rep.-elect Angie Craig, left, joined other women in the freshman class of Congress for a group photo on Capitol Hill on Nov. 14, 2018 - Star Tribune
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Women in Minnesota politics face growing threats and intimidation
The threats arrive by mail, email, voicemail and social media. Hateful comments are shouted out of a car window or in line at the grocery store. More than ever before, the threats come home, in the form of protests or strangers circling the block....
Procesos de paz con perspectiva de género: Fortalecimiento de la participación significativa de las mujeres mediante la creación de grupos de apoyo - ONU Mujeres
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building
In July 2021, UN Women convened the global conference “Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building”, in partnership with CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation, and with financial...
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence  (ACLED)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence
The addition of identity types to ACLED data on political violence targeting women sheds new light on the threats to women’s participation in political processes, such as running for or holding office, supporting or voting for political candidates,...
Despite representing more than half the population, women are under-represented in government - Picture: The Camberra Times
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Australians want more women in politics
Australians want to see more women in politics, new research has found. The research - conducted by Women for Election, an organisation which provides support and training to women wanting to enter politics - found 69 per cent of people surveyed...
Unprecedented in Parliament's history: Women lawmakers present 133bills in 4-year - Associated Press of Pakistan
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Unprecedented in the Pakistani Parliament’s history: women lawmakers present 133 bills in 4 years
Contrary to popular belief, the performance of Women legislators in both Houses remained remarkable and in Parliament’s history they presented a significant number of 133 bills for legislative business in just four years (2018 to 2021). Having...
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa - Picture by BBC
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The gals behind Samoa’s first woman PM
There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world, according to UN Women. But this year Samoa elected a woman as its head of government - only the second Pacific Island nation to do so - thanks in part to a...
The majority of marginal seat candidates for the next parliament are female, while safe seat candidates are still mainly male. Photograph: timstarkey/Getty Images - The Guardian
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Women overrepresented in marginal contests, while more men preselected in safe seats for federal election
Female candidates are overrepresented for marginal seats at the next federal election, while safe seats for both major parties remain dominated by males, an analysis by Guardian Australia shows. While the major parties are yet to finalise all...
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Rosy Sofia Akbar makes a point in Parliament. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI - The Fiji Times
Monday, December 13, 2021
Fiji: women are still under-represented in Parliament
Women are still under-represented in Parliament. Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar made the remark in her response to President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere’s Parliament opening address. “I emphasise that we, as a people,...
US Black women leaders are determined to be among the ranks of governors (Picture by Markus Winkler on Unsplash)
Monday, December 13, 2021
US black women leaders are determined to be among the ranks of governors
By Glynda C. Carr In the seven years that Higher Heights and the Center of American Women and Politics have been issuing the Black Women in American Politics status updates, the data has consistently highlighted a challenging reality: Although more...
Rutgers University scholar Mona Lena Krook won the Grawemeyer 2022 World Order award - Picture Courier Journal
Monday, December 13, 2021
Work on violence against women in politics wins Grawemeyer world order award
As women's influence in politics grows, so have the threats and coercion they have faced, according to a Rutgers scholar's grim analysis. For her work exploring the nature of violence against women in politics and suggesting ways to prevent it, ...
she_is. Josh
Thursday, December 09, 2021
In India, She is a Changemaker programme launched for women in politics
The National Commission for Women (NCW) launched 'She is a Changemaker' programme for women politicians on December 7, 2021. The pan-India capacity building programme has been launched for women representatives at all levels, from gram panchayats to...
Kwara gov signs law reserving 35% of appointments for women - copyright Punch
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Kwara gov signs law reserving 35% of appointments for women
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has signed into law a bill that makes it mandatory to have at least 35  per cent women appointees in the State Executive Council and other classes of political appointments. The law is cited as Kwara...
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet - Copyright: Women’s Agenda
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet
Germany’s new government will have more women in its cabinet than ever before, with incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz appointing 8 women and 8 men as ministers. With Angela Merkel leaving her role as Chancellor, it is the first time in 16 years...
Hunaida Tumia, one of only two women to run in Libya's first presidential election, checks her phone during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli, Libya, on December 1, 2021.REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Of 98 presidential candidates in Libya, just two are women challenging norms
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - When political activist Laila ben Khalifa announced she was standing in Libya’s presidential race, she said the most common response was sexist jokes and patronising comments. Even when she met one of her male rivals in the Dec....
Men speak far more than women in Walloon Parliament- The Brussels Time
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Men speak far more than women in Walloon Parliament
After a detailed analysis of dialogue from the Walloon Parliament in 2020, it has been found that a staggering 82.4% of speech comes from male speakers, according to a study carried out by dada analyst Robin Devooght of the Roi Baudouin Foundation....
Bolstering women’s political power: lessons from the EU’s Gender Action Plan II - Carnegie Europe/ Getty Image
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Bolstering women’s political power: lessons from the EU’s Gender Action Plan II
In December 2020, the European Commission released its third Gender Action Plan (GAP III), which lays out how the European Union should promote gender equality in its external relations over the following five years. Just like its predecessor, the...

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