On China, Covid-19 and being the first woman in the job: Samoa’s first female PM– video
August 3, 2021
‘Women have not been able to hold these positions’: Samoa’s first female PM gets down to the job
After months of political turmoil, following the country’s most contentious election, Fiama Naomi Mata’afa is ready to get to work. The prime minister’s office in Apia, the capital of Samoa, which overlooks the harbour, has just been vacated by the man who held the job for 22 years. The bookshelves...
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June 28, 2021
Seminar on Violence against Women in Politics
In this seminar, Mona Lena Krook, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University, shared insights from her book Violence against Women in Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020). Drawing from insights in multiple disciplines, she argues that...
PACE video
June 28, 2021
Enhancing participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision-making
PACE called on member States to promote the participation of women from under-represented groups in political decision-making by acting at several levels, with particular emphasis on combating gender-based stereotypes and sexism, access to public decision-making, and participation in political...
UN Habitat
June 24, 2021
Transformative women’s leadership: enhancing women’s participation & decision-making in public life
The event, which took place on 23rd March during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), focused on women in leadership, women’s public participation, and inclusive governance structures that support women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public...
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
June 23, 2021
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
The WPL Summit 2021 on June 21st brought to the table the crucial role of women leaders in the recovery of the pandemic, including the opportunity to share with leaders the aims of the Reykjavík Manual, through policy initiatives, personal development, and community engagement. Co-hosted by the...
IMPRI flyer
June 17, 2021
#WebPolicyTalk: Political Participation of Women
Gender Impact Studies Center at IMPRI organized an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk - The State of Gender Equality - #GenderGaps entitled “Political Participation of Women: Impact and the Way Forward” online on June 10, 2021.
International IDEA
June 14, 2021
Celebrating the different forms of women's political participation in Sudan
Women’s Political Empowerment is an integral component of International IDEA's Sudan Program. The program seeks to support initiatives aimed at enhancing women's political participation and promote the broad participation of women in every aspect of Sudan’s democratic transition process. This short...
Aljazeera English
June 3, 2021
Peru presidential candidates square off in debate
Candidates in Peru's polarised presidential race have squared off in a televised debate - a week ahead of the runoff vote. Opponents of Pedro Castillo say his socialist policies will hurt the economy. Critics of conservative contender Keiko Fujimori associate her with corruption - from the time her...
Al Jazeera
April 22, 2021
Amina Mohammed: 'A woman as president of Nigeria would be great' | Talk to Al Jazeera
Amina Mohammed has risen from humble beginnings in Nigeria to become the most powerful woman in the United Nations. For more than 30 years, she has worked hard to shine a light on the developmental challenges facing our world – particularly women. At a time when there are concerns that the COVID-19...