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Monday, September 28, 2020
Attitudes towards women’s political participation in Solomon Islands
A total of 26 women stood as candidates at the 2019 Solomon Islands national general election and, for the first time since independence, two women won seats in the national parliament. While this could be perceived as...
Monday, August 31, 2020
We are horribly sexist to female politicians. Google data proves it
New data on Google searches lays bare the obstacles female politicians face in trying to connect with an electorate, especially if they’re becoming well-known for the first time. Search data gathered during four weeks...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
SNP to launch project aiming to get more Scots women into politics
THE SNP will tomorrow unveil a new project aimed at combating the gender balance in Scotland’s politics. Writing exclusively in The National, the party’s national women's convenor, Rhiannon Spear, says: “Women make up...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Women political leaders key to 'more equal and caring societies'
When women take part in politics, the whole of society benefits. That is the main finding of a new report from Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College...
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...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
'It's not a joking matter': Boris Johnson reprimanded over lack of women in government during COVID-19 crisis
Boris Johnson has been reprimanded after laughing when he was asked about a lack of female decision makers in the government’s coronavirus response. Appearing before the House of Commons liaison committee, the prime...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Women in politics face 'daily' abuse on social media
Women in politics have spoken of their experiences of dealing with sexism and hatred on social media while voicing their political opinions. Gender equality charity Chwarae Teg said it feared a growing number of women...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
UK: The new virtual parliament could make the 50/50 gender split a reality
The new virtual parliament, which started this week, could have unintended positive consequences for achieving gender equality in politics. Parliament was created by men, for men. The procedures, the structure, the...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
UK names first woman US ambassador
The government has named Dame Karen Pierce as the new ambassador to the US. Dame Karen - who is currently the UK's permanent representative to the United Nations - will become the first woman in the post. She replaces...
Monday, February 17, 2020
'Be yourself': Ex-British PM Theresa May advises women in politics
Be yourself" is the advice former British prime minister Theresa May gave to the Global Women's Forum in Dubai on Monday (Feb 17), explaining how she had risen to the top job despite refusing to conform to masculine...
Friday, February 07, 2020
When it comes to women in politics, numbers matter – but policies matter even more
By James Kirkup, Predicting reshuffles is a mug’s game, but few at Westminster will be surprised if next month’s shake-up of ministerial jobs sees several women leave the cabinet. Justly or otherwise – and such things...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
UK: What's it like being an MP in your twenties?
“I liked it when my Twitter was just mine and it was only my friends”, says Amy Callaghan. “I could tweet about far more mundane things, more about what I was watching on Netflix than the political matters of the day.”...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Women still missing from top ranks of business, politics and law
Men still dominate the most senior roles in public life and the UK is “generations away” from achieving gender equality, according to a report published on Monday. The 2020 Sex and Power Index compiled by the Fawcett...
Friday, January 03, 2020
Women in politics have brought about hope in a time of turbulence
By Jess Phillips, A picture at the recent NATO summit in London showed the Queen surrounded by leaders of powerful international allies. Of the 31 world leaders, six were women. Men in dark suits took up the rest of the...
Friday, December 27, 2019
Equal Power coalition launched in the UK to transform women's representation in politics
In the general election, 220 women MPs were elected, pushing women’s representation in parliament up  from 32 per cent to 34 per cent - placing the UK 36th in the word between Belarus and Monaco. The Fawcett Society...
Thursday, December 26, 2019
2019 UK Election: Analysis shows increase in women MPs but most are in opposition
A record number of women presented themselves for office ahead of the UK’s 2019 election. A total of 37% of candidates were female – an improvement of eight percentage points over the number of women standing in 2017 (...
Friday, December 13, 2019
Record number of female MPs have won seats in UK general election
More women MPs have been elected to the House of Commons than ever before, according to the Press Association news agency, breaking the previous record of 208 set in 2017. With one constituency yet to declare, a record...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
‘If you’re a female MP, people intimidate you in the hope you will shut up and go away’
With the general election - arguably our most toxic one ever - only hours away, Marisa Bate investigates the grim reality of female MPs facing daily death and rape threats, installing panic buttons at home and asks...

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