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Friday, July 31, 2020
Women political leaders: the impact of gender on democracy
This report aggregates over five hundred pieces of academic and institutional research on the ways in which women’s political careers differ from their male counterparts, what stands in their way, and what impact their...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
New Zealand's Ardern on track to win September election, poll shows
Support for New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rose during July, a poll showed, keeping her Labour party on track to win a general election in September. The 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll showed Labour's...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
What do Sweden and Mexico have in common? A feminist foreign policy
By Alisha Haridasani Gupta, In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Purdy, chief executive of one of the world’s largest providers of contraceptives and family planning services, DKT International, sent out...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
ElectHER, Nigerian female-focused political advocacy organization receives $100,000 grant
ElectHER has received $100,000 in grants from Diatom Impact and the United States National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In an agreement with both organizations for a one-year duration starting July 2020, ElectHER will...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
In ranked choice elections, women win
RepresentWomen tracks women's representation and leadership in the United States and around the world to identify the "best practices" for creating a more representative government. Our research indicates that even as...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Power politics and diplomacy of women in politics and what to wear
Never before has the media focused so intensely on women in power, analysing not just their leadership style but a woman’s right to govern and what she wears. Fashion, Women & Power: The politics of Dress is a soon...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Germany targets gender gap with quotas for business and politics
Germany is pushing to narrow the gender gap with new targets aimed at increasing the role of women in board rooms and in the country’s largest political party. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Georgia takes on male-dominated parliament with gender quotas
Georgia’s parliament is currently nearly 90 percent male. But a newly adopted gender quota will boost the number of women members of parliament up to at least 20 percent this year and more in the future. Local...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Trailblazing French feminist Gisele Halimi dies aged 93
Tunisian-born French lawyer Gisele Halimi, who devoted her life to the feminist cause and was instrumental in winning the decriminalisation of abortion in France, died Tuesday aged 93, her family told AFP. She died...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The future of representation and political parties: Opportunities and challenges
The indispensable and paramount significance of representation lies in its foundational basis for sustainable democracy. Hence, the future of representation is an imperative for the future of democracy, because...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Women in politics in Pakistan
Numerous studies from two decades in Pakistan have indicated that what little empowerment of women we have seen till now has stemmed from the increased representation in local governments. This increase to 33 percent...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More black women are running for Congress than ever before
122 black, or multi-racial black women have run in this year´s congressional elections, in America. At the end of the primary season, nearly 60 Black women remain in the running. According to the Center of Women and...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho hits home for many other women in politics and business
On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took to the House floor to deliver a powerful response to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla) after he aggressively confronted her outside the Capitol, then delivered a non-apology...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More women should lead Africa's coronavirus response
By Damaris Matoke-Muhia,  As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
UK: The government’s botched response to Covid-19 will set women back decades—and shows the need for more female leaders
By Zainab Asunramu, From growing cases of domestic abuse to rising job insecurity, women have borne the brunt of Covid-19’s many ravages. But there has been a dearth of women at the government’s daily Covid-19 briefings...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Erna Solberg on How Norway Is Reopening With Cautious Optimism: 'We Know Where the Risk Points Are'
When COVID-19 started rapidly spreading throughout Europe in March, Norway was hard hit. But under Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s leadership, the country quickly adopted strict lockdown measures and ramped up testing....
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Who is knitting Europe together? 3 smart women
By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Three smart women leaders in their 60’s are leading Europe to a greener, more democratic future. It took 90 hours of negotiations to corral 27 leaders of member states, a couple of populist...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Female leaders have been better at tackling Covid-19, says ECB chief
Female leaders are doing a better job of handling the coronavirus crisis than men, the European Central Bank’s Christine Lagarde has said, praising them for honest communication and for showing they care. The...

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