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Esther Passaris, women's representative for Nairobi for the Orange Democratic Movement, on the campaign trail in this undated picture. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Photo Courtesy: Esther Passaris
Monday, July 25, 2022
Ahead of Kenya elections, women politicians face more online abuse
Women MPs like Esther Passaris face threats, slurs and body-shaming on social media ahead of Aug. 9 vote. Online abuse included sexual imagery and public shaming Some women candidates abandon social media due to abuse Social media platforms,...
Australian online program: Equip women for public office
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Australian online program: Equip women for public office
Women support their communities in so many ways. From running school P&C’s and local sports competitions, to establishing businesses and community campaigns and co-ordinating drought and bushfire relief for neighbours. These leadership skills...
Former defence minister Linda Reynolds during Question Time in the Senate, June 17, 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images
Monday, July 11, 2022
Australia: Women’s Lib(eral Party)
Linda Reynolds’ newfound enthusiasm for quotas ignores the many reasons women are turning away from her party. There is no doubt that the Liberal Party has a lot of work to do in order to, as deputy leader Sussan Ley kept saying on Monday’s...
Women gather in front of City Hall to celebrate the first-ever female majority on New York City Council the 2021 primaries. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Friday, June 03, 2022
Are large donor networks still needed to win in a fairer election system?
Chan is a research associate at RepresentWomen with a focus on ranked-choice voting. Last fall, New York elected a majority-women city council for the first time ever. This also happened to be the first time the city used ranked-choice voting and...
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work? (Picture: Diego Fedele/ AAP)
Friday, June 03, 2022
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work?
The 2022 federal election was a win for women candidates, and a historic moment in Australia’s journey towards a parliament that truly endorses and promotes gender equality in all its work. At this stage of counting, it looks as though the House of...
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price (IMAGE: AAP/LUKAS COCH)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price
Professional women make up the largest voter cohort in Australia and their role was vital in giving Scott Morrison the boot. It appears the Coalition misjudged just how many women there are in Australia. Women hold the slim majority of 51% of the...
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election - The Conversation
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Because “women’s issues” have been in the headlines over the last year, it may seem strange they have not been more prominent in the election campaign. Yet it is clear gender has played a crucial role in defining the choice voters will make in the...
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide - NDI
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide
The internet is a tool that can simplify and encourage democratic engagement, but the rise of online disinformation challenges even the world’s most robust democracies. While the most recognizable disinformation campaigns are related to national...
After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race - Financial Times
Thursday, March 10, 2022
After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race
Two women frontrunners seek to unseat Macron as feminist issues move up the agenda. Presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse began a live interview with one of France’s most popular television hosts by going on the offensive, declaring she nearly...
Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad - Credits: Mumbrella
Monday, February 07, 2022
Australia: Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad
Women for Election has released a campaign ahead of Australia’s election season officially kicking off to encourage more women to enter politics. The campaign was created by BMF and is supported by UN Women Australia. Click here to read the full...
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament- Credit: Depositphotos
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament
Earlier this year, following a string of attacks on women in the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, both verbal and physical, a popular female TV host asked rhetorically whether the easiest place in the country to rape a woman is in Parliament...
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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Are women reshaping the political donor class in the USA? Money matters in the upcoming races for Governor
Within the next two years, 38 states will hold gubernatorial elections, including two states - Virginia and New Jersey – who will hold gubernatorial elections in November 2021. These elections provide multiple opportunities for women. Nine women...
Australia: Get elected by Ruth McGowan
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Australia: Get elected by Ruth McGowan
Disillusioned with politicians and frustrated with politics in general? Stop complaining. Be the change you wish to see. Run for office and Get Elected! Ruth McGowan OAM has worked as a consultant and adviser to councils, peak bodies in local...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Algeria unveils first ever electoral list composed entirely of women
An opposition party in Algeria two weeks ago unveiled a parliamentary electoral list composed entirely of women. The first of its kind in the country's history, the all-female list was drawn up by the Algerian National Front, a "centrist" opposition...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters
Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Political Participation Handbook for Women
Women’s public and political participation is a critical step towards reshaping economic, political, and social conditions to allow for equality in opportunities and results for women and men. Women can be informed, thoughtful, and strategic...
Friday, December 12, 2014
A Rare Duel in Japan Vote as Abe Seeks to Keep Female Lawmakers
Megumi Kaneko stood on a podium in front of a poster of herself and dissolved into tears as she urged the mostly-male audience to pick her in this weekend’s Japanese election. In the male-dominated world of Japanese politics, the 36-year-old beauty...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
As Fund-Raisers in Congress, Women Break the Cash Ceiling
The first time Senator Patty Murray ran for local office, she was so embarrassed to ask people for money for her campaign that she and her husband held a garage sale. But her generous husband could not stop himself from giving away an expensive lawn...

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