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The Guardian - Jacinda Ardern announcing her resignation in Napier, New Zealand yesterday. Photograph: Kerry Marshall/Getty Images
Friday, January 27, 2023
Women suffer guilt, abuse and disapproval. No wonder Jacinda Ardern is knackered
We worry about our families, ourselves, the threats and society’s expectations. When it leads to burnout, can anyone be surprised? Jacinda Ardern has no gas left in the tank to continue as the prime minister of New Zealand. Her resignation speech ...
Image: Irish Times Studio
Monday, January 23, 2023
‘Any woman in her right mind would not go into politics. You are completely dehumanised
Five public representatives describe a world of threats, insults and fear, driving one to conclude: ‘I’ve gone past the stage of recommending politics to people’ A bullet shell left at the back door. A long lens over the garden wall. A letter that...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Australia-New Zealand Leaders' Meeting at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, July 8, 2022. Steven SAPHORE/Pool via REUTERS
Thursday, January 19, 2023
A sign of the times, NZ PM Ardern's resignation resonates for women in power
WELLINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Thursday's shock resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who altered the face of global politics when she was elected the world's youngest female head of state, throws a spotlight on the punishing...
Ms. Magazine - Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey greets supporters at a rally in Boston on Nov. 2, 2022. (Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
We need to push harder for women’s representation in leadership
More than 50 percent of the U.S. population is female, so it begs the question: Why are we still so underrepresented in politics? Across the country and in our nation’s capital, our newly elected leaders will soon have taken their oaths of office to...
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...
Posters in Tunis for candidates running in the Tunisian national election on Saturday 17 December. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images
Friday, December 16, 2022
Tunisia election set to deliver male-dominated parliament and erosion of women’s rights
As the country goes to the polls, reforms introduced by hardline president Kais Saied have led to the exclusion of female candidates. Tunisian will vote on Saturday in an election that will lead to a weakened parliament “almost exclusively dominated...
Lynda Tabuya says she wants to use her popularity to promote more women to enter Fijian politics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Fight to get Fijian women in politics
Fijian women remain severely under-represented in politics. Only one in six of the more than 340 candidates putting their hand up for this month's election are women, a significant drop in the proportion of women since the previous poll in 2018....
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Monday, December 12, 2022
From Christine Lagarde to Giorgia Meloni: The most powerful women in politics in 2022
Nearly a quarter of the leaders on the 2022 Forbes List Of The World’s Most Powerful Women play a major role in politics and policy at a time when rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a looming climate crisis threaten geopolitical...
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media  - Courtesy of IMDB
Thursday, December 08, 2022
USA: Women in politics still face sexism from the media
From Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, some things have yet to change. Prejudice is alive and sustained in the media. Today, some journalists fall back on old habits, basing their questions and commentary on old prejudices like sexism,...
LOS ANGELES, CA-JANUARY 18, 2019: Supporters cheer during the 4th annual Women’s March Los Angeles kickoff at Pershing Square in dowtown Los Angeles. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones/Los Angeles Times)
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
California Politics: Huge gains for women in the Legislature
SACRAMENTO —  The California Legislature that will be sworn in Monday will include more women than ever before, accounting for about 42% of state lawmakers. That might not sound like much for a progressive state like California — home to a roster of...
The trust crisis facing women leaders Picture: CNN
Friday, December 02, 2022
The trust crisis facing women leaders
Trust in women leaders is falling even as their numbers in high-ranking positions are rising. Why? More women than ever before are running the world’s biggest companies, but research shows that the rise in representation has been accompanied by a...
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and,...
Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development (Picture: This Day)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development
Ugo Aliogo examines the prospects of women in 2023 general election, judging from the low representation of women in the political space and the impact on development Women have remained largely underrepresented in the realms of political power...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
Monday, November 28, 2022
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising
'Far too little attention has been paid to either the obstacles women face once they achieve positions of political leadership or the reasons why they leave politics.' Chonticha “Lookkate” Jangrew regularly experiences online abuse, intimidation,...
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...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
Efforts must be made to achieve 30 per cent women participation in political leadership. FILE PIC (News Straits Times)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Malaysia: Women's participation still has long way to go
Women make up almost 49.6 per cent of the world's population. Unfortunately, political representation numbers do not reflect the global percentage of women. Based on the statistics provided by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the...
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota (Picture: Logo The Star)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota
PETALING JAYA: Although women outnumber men in the electoral roll, they only make up 13.5% of candidates in the 15th General Election (GE15). According to the Election Commission (EC), there are 21,173,638 registered voters for the GE15, with 50.3%...

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