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Belgium comes bottom of new 'Women in Diplomacy' ranking. Copyright: The Bulletin
Thursday, November 04, 2021
Belgium comes bottom of new 'Women in Diplomacy' ranking
The position of ambassador is considered the pinnacle of a diplomatic career. However, it is a position that still remains dominated by men. A new ranking - named Shecurity - focuses on the place of women in diplomacy and while none of the 100...
Friday, October 02, 2020
Belgium appoints Europe's first transgender deputy PM
A transgender woman was sworn in as deputy prime minister in Belgium's new government on Thursday, becoming the most senior trans politician in Europe. Petra De Sutter, a gynecologist and Green party Member of the European Parliament, became one of...
Friday, October 02, 2020
10 men, 10 women: Belgium’s new government is more female than ever
Belgium’s new federal government, led by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, has ten male and ten female members, making it the first federal government with such a high percentage of women. On Thursday morning, King Philippe swore in a 20-member...
Monday, October 28, 2019
Belgium gets first female PM as Sophie Wilmès takes office
Belgium’s first female prime minister in its 189-year history has taken office, after Sophie Wilmès was named as the head of the country’s next caretaker government. Wilmès succeeds the liberal leader Charles Michel, who will become president of the...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Joris Poschet
Joris Poschet is a Member of Parliament in Belgium. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Voting for Women in Belgium's Flexible List System
Abstract Proportional electoral systems tend to be more beneficial for women's descriptive representation than majority systems. However, within proportional systems the gender equality of election outcomes differs, highlighting the importance of...
Flemish Parliament
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Flemish Parliament reaches a European top position in the percentage of women members
Report on the impact of the electoral gender quotas on the Flemish Parliament elections held on 25 May 2014 Following the elections of 25 May 2014, the Flemish Parliament carried out a study on the application of the statutory electoral gender...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Reshaping trust in Europe with women's vision
Women’s Forum Brussels Special Half‐Day Meeting: Reshaping trust in Europe with women’s vision European Parliament, Brussels 28 January 2014     Women’s Forum Brussels was created to bring together women members of the European Parliament and women...
Friday, June 07, 2013
Gender Equality Index - Launch Conference via livestream
There is an opportunity to follow the full Gender Equality Index - Launch Conference via live video stream.  All presentations can be heard and viewed on 13 June from 9.00 – 13.00 and from 14.00 - 17.30. Do not miss this opportunity to discover the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Belgium: International Women Leaders to Discuss Security and Women Empowerment
Female heads of states, ministers, and heads of international organisations, business leaders, and civil society activists will discuss the twin themes of security and women's empowerment in Brussels on the eve of the International Women's Day. To...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
European Parliament Public Hearing : A 2020 Perspective for Women in Turkey
On Wednesday afternoon, 20th April, the Women’s Rights Committee organises a public hearing on ‘A 2020 Perspective for Women in Turkey’. There will be two discussion panels, one on‘ 2020 objectives and priorities for gender equality and women’s...
Monday, November 05, 2007
Actions and Policies for Gender Equality
This is a joint initiative of the Government of the Brussels Capital Region, host of the Forum and the Metropolis Women International Network. This women network is a part of Metropolis, the World Association of Major Metropolises. The main...
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Anne-Marie Lizin
Ms. Anne-Marie Lizin is the first woman to preside over the Belgian Senate. Prior to taking up that position, she was a member of the European Parliament and a member of the Belgian Lower House. Opening the meeting of parliamentary gender committees...