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One of UWC's panels on the topic of "Women in the security sector and peace-building.” (Copyright: NDI)
Monday, November 29, 2021
The value of women’s leadership: NDI supports the 5th Annual Ukranian Women’s Congress
Despite the fact that 61 percent of Ukrainians believe men and women should be equally involved in political life, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in Ukrainian politics. In this context, organizations and events that bring...
Retheorizing Gender & Political Leadership from Asia and the Pacific (copyright: Google image)
Monday, November 29, 2021
Retheorizing gender & political leadership from Asia and the Pacific
This two-day workshop organised by the Australian National University aims to advance the field of gender and politics internationally and distill key lessons that can help address the underrepresentation of Australians from diverse cultural and...
Xiomara Castro, presidential candidate for the opposition Libre party speaks during a rally in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Photograph: Yoseph Amaya/Reuters - The Guardian
Friday, November 26, 2021
“She’s the only option": Hondurans hope Xiomara Castro can lead the nation in a new direction
A week ahead of what may be Honduras’s most consequential election since the country’s return to democracy in 1982, the leading opposition candidate for president delivered her final address to an audience of fervent supporters. “Today we are united...
Una mujer libia porta una bandera nacional en la capital, Trípoli, el 25 de febrero de 2021. Mahmud Turkia/AFP
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Leila ben Khalifa becomes first woman to run for Libyan presidency
Leila ben Khalifa, an activist who heads the National Movement party, became the first woman to run in the presidential elections in Libya on Monday after she submitted her papers to run in the election, according to Arabic-language media. Over 65...
Photo by Harold Mendoza on Unsplash
Thursday, November 25, 2021
A great way to listen to black women is to elect them
By Kelly Dittmar and Glynda Carr Listen to Black women, they say. Support Black women, they tweet. The praise of Black women in recent years is evident in words, but public statements and hashtags must translate into action. And that action should...
(Copyright: Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Advocates worry online misogyny will keep women out of office
Advocates are worried that rising online misogyny will leave more women unwilling to run for office, a concern highlighted by a video posted by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Although Gosar’s...
Hate and Misoginy She Persisted
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Tackling Gender Based Online Violence in the Digital Services Act
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Thursday, November 25, 2021
Violence against women in politics, a growing danger to democracy
Violence against women in politics is a growing danger to democracy. Sexism, harassment, and attacks are used as tools to discredit and silence women leaders, including women candidates, and discourage them from participating in public life and...
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Sweden's first female PM resigns hours after appointment
Sweden's first ever female prime minister has resigned just hours after she was appointed. Magdalena Andersson, was announced as leader on Wednesday but resigned after her coalition partner quit the government and her budget failed to pass....
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa
The present regional study, the second in the series, focuses on parliaments in Africa and was carried out in partnership with the African Parliamentary Union (APU). It is based on confidential interviews conducted with 224 women parliamentarians...
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report
A new study by the IPU and the African Parliamentary Union (APU) shows that sexism, harassment and violence against women are ubiquitous in parliaments across Africa. This is the second in a series of IPU regional studies, following a 2018 report on...
The last four elections in Tonga have never resulted in more than 8% female representation in parliament, and often, as this time, it has been zero. We need significant change. We must aim for at least 30% or more by taking legislative action.Solomon Time
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
No women elected in Tonga: time to change the story
By ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki As in 2008, 2010 and 2014, none of the female candidates standing in Tonga’s 2021 general election were successful. Out of a total of 38,500 votes, 34,198 were cast for the male candidates and only 4,352 were...
Despite Election to 14 Seats in Somalia’s Upper House, Women’s Full Inclusion Crucial for Peace, Development, Briefers Tell Security Council (Copyright: Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Despite election to 14 seats in Somalia’s Upper House, women’s full inclusion crucial for peace, development, briefers tell Security Council
Welcoming the completion of recent elections to the Upper House of Parliament in Somalia, a senior United Nations official in that country, along with an official of the African Union and a civil society representative, told the Security Council...
Participants in New Bern's 2017 Women's March hold up signs in support of women's equality.  TODD WETHERINGTON / SUN JOURNAL STAFF
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Craven County women have ground to make up in elected positions. Men still dominate boards
On Thursday night, the Craven County GOP elected Sarah Benischek as the party's new chairman. The announcement marked a victory for women in local politics after a recent report found women are not represented equally to their male counterparts. ...
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Defying violence against women in politics
The massive participation of women in the protest movements during the October 17, 2019 revolution and the way they took charge of handling the Covid-19 pandemic where women’s concerns were brought to the forefront, could give the false...
Kamala Harris, 57, took on the duties of president of the United States for a short period on Friday . BBC News
Monday, November 22, 2021
Kamala Harris: First woman to get US presidential powers (briefly)
US Vice-President Kamala Harris became the first woman to - briefly - be given presidential powers while Joe Biden underwent a regular health check. Ms Harris, 57, was in control for 85 minutes, while Mr Biden was placed under anaesthesia for a...
Webinar: Putting a Gender Lens on Leadership in COVID-19 Response and Recovery (copyright UN WOMEN)
Monday, November 22, 2021
Webinar: putting a gender lens on leadership in COVID-19 response and recovery
The webinar “Putting a Gender Lens on Leadership in COVID-19 Response and Recovery” is part of UN Women’s efforts to highlight the importance of women’s leadership and participation in decision-making during the pandemic and beyond. The event...
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation (copyright: Allison Joyce/Getty Images via AFP - IPU)
Monday, November 22, 2021
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
Lawmakers around the world have a new resource to help them address gender inequality with the publication of the new IPU and UN Women Handbook on gender-responsive law making. The handbook is timely as countries put in place COVID-19 recovery plans...

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