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Seke-Chikomba proportional representation MP Tatenda Mavetera - News Day
Monday, February 07, 2022
Interview: Zec should ensure political parties are gender sensitive
The country is preparing to hold by-elections on March 26, and the list of candidates shows that there are fewer female candidates than males. Women are said to face several hurdles such as lack of finances to support their electoral campaigns and...
mabel chinomona
Monday, January 31, 2022
Mabel Chinomona
Mabel Chinomona is the President of the Senate of Zimbabwe. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in Arabic, French,...
Abiodun Essiet - Credits: Daily Trust
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Nigeria: appointive positons serve as entry point for women in politics – Abiodun Essiet
By Rosemary Bassey Abiodun Essiet is the Special Adviser to the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on ICT/Civil Societies and Donor Agencies. She is a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF) and a public health...
Annita Demetriou_Interview
Monday, January 17, 2022
Annita Demetriou
Annita Demetriou is President of the House of the Representatives of Cyprus. She is the first woman and youngest person to hold the post. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers...
Representational Image via Unsplash/@graylab
Thursday, June 17, 2021
From fake nudes to rape threats: how gendered disinformation is deployed to push women out of politics
For women political leaders, social media had the potential to be a big gamechanger. Often left invisible in the media and lacking access to large financial resources, this was the space where they could overcome traditional barriers and engage with...
FILE PHOTO: Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka attends the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Want a stronger world after COVID-19? Choose more women leaders
By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries must put more women into leadership roles to build a stronger post-pandemic world, a top U.N. official said on Monday as data showed women could be waiting more than a century to...
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Leandre Dal Ponte
Leandre Dal Ponte is a Member of Parliament from Brazil. 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, December 30, 2020
Now’s our chance: After a tumultuous 2020, women leaders share 8 ways to rebuild a better world
It has been an unrelenting and rough year. We have faced a global pandemic that has sickened millions and caused over 300,000 American deaths, a national reckoning over systemic racism and racialized police violence, destructive wildfires and...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Women and leadership: looking beyond the global health crisis
Not long after the news of Covid-19 broke around the world, it became clear that it would be a health crisis of pandemic proportions. But it also became apparent early on that there was much more at risk than health. While men were more likely to...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Mabutho leads female politics narrative in Botswana
Gofaone Mabutho, a 28-year-old woman from Marapong is one of the few women councillors in Botswana. She toppled then incumbent councilor for her ward in the 2019 general elections, an impressive feat that has never been done before, especially...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Gertraud Salzmann
Gertraud Salzmann is a Member of Parliament from Austria. 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.
Friday, November 06, 2020
Breaking down the influence of women in politics
In this election, women made up an important voting bloc and the door is slowly opening as more women run for office. To talk about the influence of women in politics, KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke to Dr. Christina Ladam, a political science...
Monday, October 26, 2020
A record number of indigenous women are running for office this year
A report from the Center for American Women and Politics states that, in 2020, 18 Native American women—nine Democrats and nine Republicans—will have run as congressional candidates. This is the largest number of Native American women who have run—...
Friday, October 09, 2020
Michela Montevecchi
Michela Montevecchi is a Secretary of the Senate Presidency of Italy. 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.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Violence against women in politics a growing problem
While women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their involvement has spurred attacks, intimidation and harassment in many parts of the world, says Mona Lena Krook, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-New...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Harriet Baldwin
Harriet Baldwin is a Member of Parliament from The United Kingdom. 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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
‘Reluctant politician; Forever social worker’—Congress’ MP from chattisgarh Jyotsna Mahant
Congress’ lone female MP in Chhattisgarh, Jyotsna Mahant’s entry in politics is a result of nepotism. It’s the same as how several women who belong to political parties enter politics, but what is unique about her is that she has already been...
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.

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