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Six important learnings from gender equality champions in parliaments. Credits: UNDP
Monday, January 24, 2022
Six important learnings from gender equality champions in parliaments
It’s been more than 20 years since the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda. With support from the Government of Norway, UNDP recently convened members of parliament for a series of...
6 women who helped lead South Africa to freedom whose names you should know - Credits: John Parkin/AP
Monday, January 24, 2022
6 women who helped lead South Africa to freedom whose names you should know
This year, South Africa will celebrate 28 years of democracy, and as a younger generation, none of us can deny the validity of the statement, “I am my ancestors' wildest dreams” — a quote that gained noteriety after film director Ava Duvernay wore...
Pampanga women in politics  - Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Friday, January 21, 2022
Pampanga women in politics
WOMEN empowerment. Very obvious now in any given society. Anywhere in the world, sans for few countries like Russia and North Korea. We should applaud the women involvement. She is no longer the weaker sex. They can be on top of any situations. The...
The Peace Tower at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES /Toronto Sun
Friday, January 21, 2022
Feminism and gender equality, they seem so simple
By Mark Bonokoski There is no examination to become a feminist, and no course to take to lay claim to the supposed high ground. t’s largely self-identifying. Are you a feminist? Yes I am. (Pause) Thanks. Er, please be seated. Sen. Donna Dasko...
Rebecca Latimer Felton at her Senate office desk on Nov. 21, 1922. (U.S. Senate Historical Office). Credits: The Washington Post
Friday, January 21, 2022
The US Senate’s first woman was also its last enslaver
By Gillian Brockell When Rebecca Latimer Felton took the Senate oath of office on Nov. 21, 1922, the press was there to capture every moment. She posed for pictures at her desk and received huge applause from the packed gallery. The next day, she...
Why a woman in leadership isn't necessarily a win for gender equality? - Credits: CNN
Friday, January 21, 2022
Why a woman in leadership isn't necessarily a win for gender equality?
By Eliza Anyangwe The appointment of a woman into a position long-held by men is often believed to be a sign; a harbinger of good things to come for other women and in the fight for gender equality. But is it ever? On Tuesday, Roberta Metsola became...
The introduction of gender quotas by voluntary political parties (VPPQ) for the selection of election candidates is a good start to boost women’s participation in national politics. - NSTP file pic / The New Straits Times
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
In Malaysia, equal gender representation should begin in political parties
By Mohamad Ika Danial Abdullah We have eight years to go before 2030, a year in which we have stood in solidarity with other countries to realise the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One of the SDG agendas is gender equality,...
A Non Una Di Meno (Not One Woman Less) march in Rome, Italy, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 24, 2018. (Camelia Boban / Wikimedia Commons)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World
Amid a well-documented deluge of online abuse, new data and research from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) show that physical violence targeting women in politics is also increasing in most regions of the world, creating...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash - We need girls in school to become women in politics
Friday, January 14, 2022
We need girls in school to become women in politics
Very little of the security and stability we strive for can be achieved without women’s equal and unapologetic participation. That’s why we need to help make sure girls in school can become women in politics. It’s 2022 – time to start making it...
Diversity in the Bundestag - Credits: UK in a Changing Europe
Friday, January 14, 2022
Diversity in the Bundestag
By Sophie Stowers When it comes to diversity in the Bundestag, last year’s federal elections in Germany produced the most diverse parliament in the country’s history. The 2021-2025 Bundestag contains a record number (83) of parliamentarians from...
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics - Caroline Nokes. Credits: The House
Friday, January 14, 2022
We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics
By Caroline Nokes A repeated refrain in recent years has been about how we can  encourage more women to get involved in Westminster politics, to get us to a 50:50 Parliament and make sure female voices are heard at the heart of Government. Much of...
After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022 - Photo: Matej Kastelic (Shutterstock)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022
By Glinda Carr At the start of 2021, our country made a major historic political stride when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Black and Asian woman vice-president. As millions watched on TV and in person, we were reminded of how far we’ve...
Kenya: women are majority voters- why don't they vote for other women? - The Nairobian
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Kenya: women are majority voters- why don't they vote for other women?
By Priscilla Nyokabi Kenya is yet to earn the dividend of women in leadership, which is a crying shame because as President Obama memorably explained, the full team must play for a Country to achieve its development goals. A society cannot prosper...
BLAZING A TRAIL: Falguni Nayar (centre) may have done well as an entrepreneur, but empowerment of women remains not just a societal problem but also political. PTI/ The Tribune
Friday, December 24, 2021
India: women deserve bigger say in politics
By Sushma Ramachandran As 2021 draws to an end, some of the most enduring memories of this second pandemic-riven year have been of women in the news. The first and probably the biggest headline-maker is Falguni Nayar, founder of the beauty and...
Nigerian women and politics: beyond reverse discrimination - Premium Times
Friday, December 24, 2021
Nigerian women and politics: beyond reverse discrimination
By Bolutife Oluwadele Ordinarily, if one were to go by the maxim that we are all political animals, then the issue of women in politics would require no discussion. More so, since women are also inherently political. However, political participation...
Benin opposition leader Reckya Madougou sentenced to 20 years in prison. Photo: Yanick Folly, AFP
Thursday, December 23, 2021
It’s time for Africa to stop the culture of brutalizing women in politics with unfair and long jail terms
African politics has done well when it comes to mainstreaming women into the social process of political socialization. It is so encouraging that the world can now see women in top positions of politics around Africa; Dr. Samia Suluhu, the current...
US Black women leaders are determined to be among the ranks of governors (Picture by Markus Winkler on Unsplash)
Monday, December 13, 2021
US black women leaders are determined to be among the ranks of governors
By Glynda C. Carr In the seven years that Higher Heights and the Center of American Women and Politics have been issuing the Black Women in American Politics status updates, the data has consistently highlighted a challenging reality: Although more...
Stella Creasy speaking in parliament in September with her newborn son. Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty Images - The Guardian
Friday, December 03, 2021
Here’s why my baby was banned from parliament and why we must all fight this
By Stella Creasy Any parent of a newborn knows it’s hard to stay awake, let alone focus on anything else. Maternity leave matters – it’s good for our health, our children and our economy. It is a peculiarity of our legislature that as an MP, I don’t...

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