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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and,...
Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
This year’s State of the World’s Girls report is focused on girls’ and young women’s political participation. It explores their attitudes towards, and experiences of, political and civic participation and institutions, across many different...
Equal representation? The debate over gender quotas (Part 2) - Picture Harvard International Review
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Equal representation? The debate over gender quotas (Part 2)
This article is the second in a two-part series examining the impact of gender quotas. The first article discussed the structure of gender quotas and their general impacts. Gender quotas play a varied and complex role in political life; every...
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. While there is still some way to go to achieve equal representation of women in the House of Commons, and in the wider...
Éliane Tillieux
Monday, February 28, 2022
Éliane Tillieux
Éliane Tillieux is the President of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium. 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...
Webinar: elected to lead-violence against women in politics
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Elected to lead: webinar on violence against women in politics
ForumCiv, The Hunger Project and WILPF Sweden have joined forces to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, girls and people with diverse sexual orientations, identities and gender expressions through the...
Monday, November 23, 2020
Eliminating Violence against women in politics: What works and what doesn’t?
Violence against women in politics is not only an intolerable violation of women’s human rights and civil rights but a fundamental challenge to democracy and sustainable development. The 2020 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against...
Engendering hate: The contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online (Picture: Demos)
Sunday, November 01, 2020
Engendering hate: The contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online
Our report, with U.S.-based National Democratic Institute (NDI), outlines a new framework for understanding how disinformation is being used online to exclude women from public life, in the first major study into this threat to democracy. The report...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Eternal mothers, whores or witches: being a woman in politics in Zimbabwe
The political arena in Zimbabwe is a de facto male space in which women play very peripheral and insignificant roles. Author and scholar Panashe Chigumadzi sums the situation up in an op-ed article, writing that . Politics in Zimbabwe remains a man’...
Friday, February 21, 2020
Election boycott by female political prisoners held in Evin prison in Iran
Female political prisoners held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison wrote in a statement: "It is up to us to leave their elections for themselves and remain in the real square of popular elections. Anyone who goes to the polls, his/her fingerprint will...
Friday, December 14, 2018
Enhancing reporting of women in 2019 elections
The need for the media to be gender sensitive in reporting electoral issues ahead of the 2019 general elections and change the negative stereotyping of female politicians, was the pivot of a one-day seminar held in Lagos by the Independent National...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Ending impunity for violence against women in elections in Zimbabwe
By Cait Davin, Earlier this year, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) research in Zimbabwe found that women engaging in elections as candidates, voters and journalists were experiencing devastating sexual extortion, physical...
Friday, June 08, 2018
Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first...
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Everyday acts of gender-based violence are far too common in Canadian politics
Written by iKNOW Politics Contributor Arezoo Najibzadeh and Emerald Bensadoun. This blog was originally published here by Huffington Post Canada on 20 March 2017.  In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Everyday acts of gender-based violence are far too common in Canadian politics
Written by iKNOW Politics Contributor Arezoo Najibzadeh and Emerald Bensadoun. This blog was originally published here by Huffington Post Canada on 20 March 2017.  In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Event on Ending Violence Against Women in Politics
In commemoration of National Women’s History Month, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission will host a briefing on preventing and mitigating violence against women in politics. Although many factors constrain women’s political participation...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Eliminating Discriminatory Laws and Closing Gender Gaps
Worldwide, several challenges to the full realization of women's rights persist, and women continue face discrimination in access to education, work, social protection, inheritance, economic assets, productive resources and participation in...
Women in Egypt
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Egyptian women take to social media to expose harassers
Egyptian women have been using a number of hashtags — among them #Idon’tFeelSafeOnTheStreet, #AntiHarassment and #ExposeHarasser — on social networking sites to speak up about the daily sexual harassment they experience. These campaigns are part of...

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