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Friday, August 23, 2019
Likeability v. electability: Different word, same sexism
By Nicole Carlsburg, The influence of the #MeToo movement. The historic number of diverse women elected in 2018. The fact that multiple women have been on the last two presidential debate stages – and will be on the next one. All of these factors...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulations
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and election campaigns are not effectively regulated,...
Monday, August 14, 2017
Liberia elections: Making 2017 count for women
In October 2017, Liberians will head to the polls to vote, as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State, completes her second and final term tenure this year. Women constitute half of the over two million people...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Launch of #AskHerToStand Campaign
Join 50:50 Parliament for their annual event in Parliament to mark the anniversary of Nancy Astor, the first woman MP to take her seat in the Commons in 1919. This year 50:50 Parliament is launching #AskHerToStand; a campaign to address the gender...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Launching Nisaa Network, the First Multimedia Platform for Arab Women
Nisaa Broadcasting Corporation and the Womanity Foundation, in partnership with Bank al Etihad of Jordan, launched Nisaa Network, a ground-breaking multi-media platform and collaborative network that features inspiring reports on the role of women...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women, Ireland
POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE been busy over recent weeks and months making selections for the upcoming local elections. Research from Women for Election shows that of the 1278 selections made already by political parties, just 24 per cent are women. Not...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Latin America’s Left turn: What’s in it for Women?
Hugo Chávez knew that women were fundamental to his revolution. As he once famously said, “Only women have the passion and the love to make the revolution.” His legacy leaves a leadership void in Latin America’s new Left, yet other revolutionary...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Latin America: Statistics are encouraging, but parity is still out of reach
Lima, 8 March 2013 There was good news at the end of 2012 for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who ended her second year in office with a 62 percent approval rating. All indications are that she will run for a second term next year as the...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Libya: New women politicians seize chance in vote
  Photo credit: Reuters/Anis Mili Yet while election rules mean that Fallah and other female candidates have guaranteed places on party lists, a strong current of social and religious conservatism means their role in politics is still...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Libya: Graffitied over and covered up, Libyan women parliamentary hopefuls’ posters vandalised
Photo credit: Ghida Touati With Libya’s historic parliamentary elections just days away, the streets of the capital Tripoli have been plastered with campaign posters. Yet walking around, a trend becomes apparent – many of those featuring...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Libya: National campaign to support women candidates
In the lead-up to the forthcoming National Assembly elections on 7 July, female candidates will have the support of a national campaign entitled ‘My Voice for Her.’ The Libyan Women’s Union and Maan Nabneeha Movement have launched the national...
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Women who want to enter politics in Burkina Faso face a number of barriers, such as lack of faith in their leadership abilities, few role models and limited opportunities. So it is a struggle in this West African country for women to run for office...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Raising the sights of young women from across the Middle East and North Africa who aspire to political careers was among the accomplishments of the Young Women Leaders Academy (YWLA), a 10-day program held recently in Doha, Qatar. The program,...