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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 a positive development, it is...
Monday, December 02, 2019
A century after lady Astor took her seat in Parliament, how have British politics changed for women?
A century ago, Nancy Astor made the train journey from her constituency in Plymouth, a city on the coast of southwest England, to London. There, on Dec. 1, 1919, she took her seat in Parliament — the first woman in British history to do so. When she...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
All-Women Shortlists: Myths and Realities
Gender quotas have emerged globally as a key solution for improving women's political representation. Yet in Britain—where they take the form of all-women shortlists (AWS)—they remain contentious, both within and outside political parties. In this...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Angelina Jolie-Pitt appointed as Professor of Practice at the LSE
Hollywood star and human rights activist, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, has been recently appointed as Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, within its new Centre for Women, Peace and Security (WPS). This position is unpaid and honorary,...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Attitudes on gender equality in the United Kingdom
On January 15, 2016, the Fawcett Society published the full ‘Sex Equality: State of the Nation 2016’ report. This report summarizes findings from a poll of 8,000 men and women on attitudes and beliefs on gender equality. The ‘State of the Nation...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, becomes the First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ms. Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, becomes the First Minister of Northern Ireland. This new appointment followed the decision by her predecessor, Mr. Peter Robinson, to step down as First Minister on November 2015. Ms....
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Addressing the under-representation of women in Parliament in the UK
Regardless of the role or industry in question, networking is often an essential part of the modern day-to-day job. We all build up an array of contacts during our professional lives and we learn from the people we meet and work with. As a...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A Political Star Rises in Britain, Helped by Twitter
Stella Creasy is young, female and very blonde, which would describe any number of aides around Parliament. But there aren’t a whole lot of anecdotes about this British politician being mistaken for a secretary or an intern. There is one: In 2011, a...
Friday, May 24, 2013
Action urged on council election 'glass ceiling' for women after dismal Anglesey showing, Wales
The Welsh Government has been urged to address the “glass ceiling” of women standing for council seats after local elections on Anglesey saw just three women councillors returned. A report by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) in Wales obtained by...