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IPU
Monday, November 22, 2021
New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
This Handbook aims to serve as a resource for lawmakers from around the world for designing gender-responsive laws. Such law-making should address the strategic needs of women and girls and must encompass the enactment of new laws, amending or...
Young women are still being deterred from political careers. It’s time for change (copyright: women’s agenda)
Friday, November 19, 2021
In Australia, young women are still being deterred from political careers: it’s time for change
By Ashleigh Streeter-Jones “Picture this: a young girl in a study of society class being told that as of 2015, female representation in parliament was a mere 30 per cent and that all the media could care about was the way each of those women looked...
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution (copyright: Gender Links)
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution
Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and...
Webinar: elected to lead-violence against women in politics
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Elected to lead: webinar on violence against women in politics
ForumCiv, The Hunger Project and WILPF Sweden have joined forces to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, girls and people with diverse sexual orientations, identities and gender expressions through the...
Les menaces et insultes que la députée de Fredericton Jenica Atwin a reçues dans les médias sociaux sont parfois très violentes. PHOTO : RADIO-CANADA
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Insults and intimidation: the price of female politics
“If you are a woman, you are not listened to. It’s almost like you don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re a woman, but that’s not what it says. In public, there is not a man who will say that, but the atmosphere is there”, says the former...
Overrepresentation of Men in UN Climate Process Persists (copyright: UN Climate Change)
Monday, November 15, 2021
Overrepresentation of men in UN climate process persists
New reports published ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November show  that decision-making and technical panels under UN Climate Change (known as “constituted bodies”) are increasingly integrating a gender perspective...
Lebanon report Un Women
Monday, November 15, 2021
Effective, decisive, and inclusive: Women’s leadership in COVID-19 response and recovery
This working paper is part of UN Women’s research efforts to highlight the importance of women’s leadership and participation in decision-making during the pandemic and beyond. The working paper tackles the question of how women leaders at the...
© Sputnik . Ilya Pitalev
Monday, November 15, 2021
Transgender woman becomes head of Russian political party branch
A Russian woman, inspired by the successes of transgender politicians around the world, has been chosen to head a regional branch of the party Civic Initiative, almost a decade after beginning her career as a man. Yulia Aleshina will now lead the...
Cathy Mohlahlana - Moderator (Copyright: Mail & Guardian)
Friday, November 12, 2021
SA needs more youth and women political participation
By Lucas Ledwaba Statistics suggest women and youth dominate the country’s population, but with the local government election just weeks away the question of their participation in decision making remains a contested issue. The Independent Electoral...
The Bundestag on October, 25, 2021. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP - Inter-Parliamentary Union)
Friday, November 12, 2021
New German Parliament is younger and more female
As the new German Bundestag sits for the first time on 26 October, IPU data shows that it has more women MPs and that the number of young MPs has significantly increased compared with the previous legislature elected in 2017. IPU Parline data shows...
‘It is what girls need’: the FGM activist hoping to be the Gambia’s president (copyright: The Guardian)
Thursday, November 11, 2021
‘It is what girls need’: the FGM activist hoping to be the Gambia’s president
Jaha Dukureh was a young mother of three with little campaigning experience when she started a movement in the Gambia to end female genital mutilation, backed by the Guardian. In the seven years that followed she advised Barack Obama in the US,...
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji (copyright: International IDEA
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji
By Rajan Murty  As a build-up to the Annual National Forum on Women in Politics to be held on 27 October 2021, International IDEA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme organized a webinar entitled “Challenges faced by Women in the Path of...
Newly Brooklyn Councilmember elect Shahana Hanif spoke at a rally in City Hall Park supporting female candidates, July 13, 2021. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
City Council adds historic number of women to its ranks as republicans gain
New York City’s legislative branch will be packed with newcomers in 2022 and will have its first female majority. Meanwhile, the GOP gained at least one more Council seat. As voters chose moderate Democrat Eric Adams as mayor, the City Council...
The League of California Cities Women’s Caucus copyright
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
The League of California Cities Women’s Caucus
The League of California Cities Women’s Caucus is a nonpartisan and multicultural organization of local public officials who are dedicated to advancing and empowering women as leaders and advocating for issues that improve the well-being of women...
OSCE PA
Monday, November 08, 2021
Parliamentary web dialogue on "violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis"
Violence against women journalists and politicians remains a growing challenge within the OSCE region and in the world. While women have always faced serious challenges when participating in the public sphere, the past decade has witnessed an...
dialogue_osce.
Monday, November 08, 2021
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry (Canada) issued the 2021 Report today with a thematic focus on “Violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis,” shedding light on intensifying and widespread offline and online...
Women in municipal government - copyright
Monday, November 08, 2021
Women in Municipal Government
One of NLC’s five constituency groups, WIMG brings together female municipal leaders to network and share best practices. Women in Municipal Government (WIMG)  is a caucus within NLC that serves as forum for communication and networking among women...
lebanon UNDP
Monday, November 08, 2021
The life of women and men in Lebanon: a statistical portrait
The compilation, analysis and dissemination of gender statistics are critical to capture the specific realities in the life of women and men. They are powerful tool to highlight aspects of gender inequality, and to provide an evidence base for...

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