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Friday, November 25, 2022
The blame game: Analyzing gender bias in Danish local elections
Diagnosing women’s under-representation in electoral politics often involves a “blame game,” seeking to identify the primary factor responsible for depressing the share of women among candidates as well as elected officials. The Danish electoral...
Mette Frederiksen during an election night event at the Parliament in Copenhagen, on Nov. 2. Photographer: Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg
Monday, November 07, 2022
Denmark elects record 44% women to parliament with female PM set to win another term
Number of women in legislature jumps to highest after election Female prime minister is also likely to win another term Danes elected a record number of women into the national parliament in this week’s general election, which is also set to pave...
Monday, October 05, 2020
Sex abuse scandals rock Denmark after missed ‘MeToo’ moment
A country generally admired for its high standards of gender equality is now dealing with allegations of systematic sexual harassment at the top of the political establishment. Denmark’s parliament has for years allegedly served as a backdrop for...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Liselott Blixt
Liselott Blixt is a Member of Parliament from Denmark. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister
Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's center-left Socialist Democratic party, has announced that she will form a left-leaning, one-party minority government, making her the nation's youngest-ever prime minister. "It is with great pleasure I can...
Friday, June 14, 2019
Election fallout round-Up: 70 women in Parliament, but Denmark still behind in
The 2019 General Election tied a Danish record for the highest percentage of women being elected into Parliament with 39.1 percent (70 out of 179). But despite that, Denmark is still lagging behind compared to its neighbours and remains the only...
Monday, February 08, 2016
Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference
The Fourth Edition of the Women Deliver Conference will take place from 16 to 19 May 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is expected to be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and it will be the first major...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The policy on gender equality in Denmark
This paper describes Danish policies regarding economic independence, reconciliation policies, participation in decision-making, gender-based violence and trafficking, gender stereotype and gender equality in development policies. In the recent...
Friday, March 15, 2013
First female Prime Minister of Greenland
Opposition leader Aleqa Hammond, who heads social democratic party called Siumut, won 42 per cent of the vote and 14 seats in Greenland’s 31-seat parliament. Ms. Hammond is expected to form a coalition within a few days, making her the first female...
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
Denmark: Helle Thorning-Schmidt is Denmark's first woman PM
Denmark has elected its first female prime minister, ousting the right-wing government from power after 10 years of pro-market reforms and ever-stricter controls on immigration. Near-complete official results showed a left-leaning bloc led...
Thursday, November 01, 2007
National Machineries for Women in Development: experiences, lessons and strategies
This report  includes salient points and recommendations from the BRIDGE 1996 report on National Machineries for Women (NWMs), updated with more recent thinking, policy and practice. Also included  are summaries of some best practice examples. The...