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Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin has had to defend her diplomacy and her dancing. Kimmo Brandt / EPA-EFE
Monday, January 09, 2023
From Queen Elizabeth to Sanna Marin, young women in politics have always faced prejudice
Two prime ministers meeting to discuss relations between their countries is standard practice in international politics. But New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern and Finland’s Sanna Marin had to defend a recent summit after a reporter asked whether they met...
PHOTO BY MARTIN FOSKETT FROM UNSPLASH
Friday, November 25, 2022
Ten women in politics you should probably know about it
Love it or loathe it, politics is a completely unavoidable part of life, especially living here in the UK, where politicians and their various flaws and virtues seem to fuel daily headlines. Even as a politics student, I’ve found the ever-changing...
Equal power: Know your rights online (Glitch)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Equal power: Know your rights online
A free 1.5 hour training on advocating for safer online spaces for women currently in or aspiring to be in politics with BSL interpretation. About this workshop Evidence shows that women are more likely to be harassed online, and this is even worse...
Rishi Sunak (left) at his first meeting of his cabinet. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
“Massive blind spot”: Anger at low proportion of women in Sunak’s cabinet
Women’s groups express concern as just 23% of those named to new PM’s cabinet are female. Women’s groups have reacted with concern and anger over the low representation of women in the new cabinet. Rishi Sunak removed 11 members of his predecessor’s...
Podcast: Rosie Campbell on how women shape elections (Acast)
Friday, October 28, 2022
Podcast: Rosie Campbell on how women shape elections
Rosie Campbell is professor of politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, where she works with Julia. Rosie has authored research on voting behaviour, public opinion and the politics of diversity...
Effective and inclusive parliaments (CPA)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Effective and inclusive parliaments
Ensuring GSP principles are embedded in political institutions is vital for a healthy democracy. It highlights that women’s inclusion and equality does not just stop at the ballot box. All groups must be able to fully participate within our elected...
MotherRED was set up by MP Stella Creasy and is backed by Cherie Blair and Jacqui Smith. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
“The voices you’re not hearing”: The project helping mums to become MPs
MotherRED gives grants and support to 50 women, who commit to family-friendly policies, to stand for public office. When Miatta Fahnbulleh told her children her bid to become the Labour candidate for Camberwell and Peckham might mean she would...
Queen Elizabeth II waves from the balcony of the town hall in Bonn, West Germany, on May 19, 1965. DPA/Picture-Alliance/AP
Friday, September 09, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's steadfast monarch, dies
Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-serving head of state who led her subjects for more than seven decades, has died at the age of 96. Her extraordinary reign, which began in 1952, spanned 15 British prime ministers and 14 U.S. presidents. She...
Liz Truss speaks during her first weekly prime minister’s questions session at the House of Commons on Thursday © UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Liz Truss praised for diverse cabinet
First black chancellor of the exchequer among prime minister’s appointees. Addressing MPs in the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday, former prime minister Theresa May wryly observed that of the UK’s three elected female prime ministers all have...
 Liz Truss inherits a deeply divided party lagging behind in the polls. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA
Monday, September 05, 2022
Liz Truss wins Tory leadership race to become Britain’s next PM
Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory over Rishi Sunak in the bitterly fought Conservative leadership contest. The foreign secretary, who won 81,326 votes of Tory members, while the former chancellor...
Finally! Top jobs are going to women who have more confidence than ability too (Evening Standard)
Monday, August 08, 2022
Finally! Top jobs are going to women who have more confidence than ability too
According to the polls, the UK is on its way to having its third female Prime Minister. This is good news, and it’s made even better by the fact that Liz Truss (as Theresa May before her) can hardly be described as having all the qualities you’d...
Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is (Picture: The Guardian)
Friday, July 08, 2022
Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is
If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons. As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the...
More than 50% of deputies in Jersey's new government are women (Picture: BBC)
Friday, July 01, 2022
Jersey election 2022: Number of females elected rises from 14 to 21
The 2022 election has seen more women elected to Jersey's government than ever before. A total of 51% of the newly-elected deputies are women, and women now make up 43% of the overall government. Carina Alves, Inna Gardiner, Carolyn Labey, Helen...
Women politicians are subject to significant levels of online abuse. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Thursday, June 30, 2022
If we take abuse of women for granted in politics, our democracy will pay
Online abuse and harassment of women in public life has become a curse on our political landscape. For many, such abuse is simply the cost of doing politics, an unfortunate but largely inevitable factor women have to wrestle with when making the...
Labour MP Stella Creasy is behind the MotheRED project to encourage more mothers to stand for parliament. Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Guardian
Monday, June 20, 2022
How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics. Sally Ashby’s earliest idea of what it means to be a politician involves feeling...
The Senedd in Cardiff - Picture: Tivy-Side Advertiser
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Welsh Government to press ahead with plans to increase Senedd members
The Welsh Government is to press ahead with plans to increase the number of Senedd members despite opposition from senior Conservatives. The reforms, proposed by Labour and Plaid Cymru as part of a co-operation agreement, would see the number of...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon being interviewed at Hay Festival (Picture: The Press and Journal)
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon says social media abuse putting women off political career
Nicola Sturgeon has opened up about the challenges of being a woman in politics and warned social media abuse is starting to put women off. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales, on Friday, the first minister shared some of the double...
File photo of Mohinder K Midha | Twitter/@SantoshDass1048 | The Print
Monday, May 30, 2022
"A proud moment for us," says Dalit body after Midha’s election; she represents the Labour Party
'A proud moment for us,' says Dalit body after Midha's election; she represents the Labour Party. New Delhi: Indian-origin politician Mohinder K Midha from UK’s Opposition Labour Party has become the first woman mayor of a local London council from...

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