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Friday, November 29, 2019
100 years of women reporting in Westminster
On 1 December 1919 a female MP took a seat in the House of Commons for the first time. Political correspondent Kate Proctor went on a mission to find out more about the first women who reported from the press gallery that day, and the many that...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Dancing backwards in high heels: Women, leadership and power
“Women play in the same soccer field and share the same spaces as men but with other rules, more unfavourable conditions and all the odds against them.” Using her wealth of knowledge and extensive experience working with male and female politicians...
Friday, September 20, 2019
New Council of Europe action against sexism
In March 2019, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism. Not only does this text contain the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism, but it also proposes a set of...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Justice for Women
Justice for women and girls is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, with its commitment to gender equality (SDG 5) and its promise of peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG 16). The High-level Group on Justice for Women worked to better understand...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes The Dark Side Of Politics In 5 Incredible Minutes
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) exposed some of the biggest flaws and loopholes in campaign finance laws this week ― and she did it in just five minutes. During a hearing, the freshman lawmaker created a game in which she pretended to be “a...
Friday, July 05, 2019
UN: G20 Summit Must Tackle Women's Inequality
While much of the talk at the G20 summit has been about trade frictions and geopolitical tensions, one participant says there's another subject that should be high on the agenda. The head of the UN agency for women's empowerment wants G20 leaders to...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Why it would take one million women to reach gender parity in american politics
More women were elected to Congress in 2018 than ever before, but for Congress to reach gender parity, a million women would need to run for office according to research from She Should Run. Erin Loos Cutraro, CEO of She Should Run, joins Cheddar to...
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Tackling violence against women in politics in Lebanon
Violence against women in politics is a serious violation of human rights and an obstacle to gender equality. Watch this video by UN Women Lebanon. Supported by the Government of Japan.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Helen Clark, radio interview
New Zealand's first elected female Prime Minister, Helen Clark became active in politics while studying at the University of Auckland. In this radio interview from election night in 1981, you can hear the newly-elected MP for Mt Albert talking about...
Friday, April 05, 2019
What nobody tells you about being a woman in politics
From unwanted advice about having kids to unrealistic expectations for fundraising, Reps. Terri Sewell and Veronica Escobar talk about the obstacles faced by women who run for office. Click here to to hear the full conversation.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Spotlight- discussion with Martin Chungong
Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir discusses with Martin Chungong Managing Director of the International Parliamentary Union on gender-based violence and harassment for women in European Parliaments. Click here to watch the video.
Friday, March 08, 2019
What if women ruled the world?
Only 6.3% of all international leaders are women. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president and Africa's first elected female head of state, suggests ways to redress the balance.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Quotas and affirmative action in politics is ‘not good for women’: Bishop
Former speaker and Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop says quotas and affirmative action in politics is ‘not good for women’ because they ‘become a permanent second-class citizen. ‘I would never ever want that said about me, and I would never ever want that...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
How growing number of women in politics is shaping perceptions of power, strength
There are more women than ever serving in Congress right now. And there are more women running for president in 2020 than ever before. This seems to represent a fundamental shift in American politics, rather than merely “the year of the woman” — a...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Women in politics in India: Breaking barriers
As early as 1966, India elected a female prime minister, becoming only the second country in the world to do so. More than fifty years later, more women are joining politics but their number still remains low. Female leaders regularly battle gender...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
These women are challenging Hungary’s ‘men in suits’ politics
Anna Donáth spent her first night in police custody in December. Her phone and bag were missing, and she worried no one knew where she was. Donáth was arrested as she lead protestors through the streets of Budapest, who had gathered in opposition to...
Monday, February 04, 2019
Violence Against Women in Politics
Many women face exclusion, discrimination, harassment and acts of psychological and physical violence when they join politics. A 2016 study by the Inter-parliamentary Union shows that 82% of women MPs surveyed experienced acts of psychological...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Nigerian women struggle to get into politics
When Nigerians go to the polls Feb. 16 for general elections, few will be expecting large numbers of female candidates to win. The share of women in Nigeria's government in the past three years has fallen to 6 percent and the top female presidential...