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Rufina Peter has been elected governor of Papua New Guinea’s Centra Province in the 2022 national elections. Photograph: Rufina Peters/Facebook
Monday, August 08, 2022
Shouldering the weight of four million women: PNG elects its first female MP in a decade
Rufina Peter is just the eighth woman elected in Papua New Guinea. But the economist has been battling for her place in society since she was a child. The celebrations when news broke that Rufina Peter had been elected governor of Papua New Guinea’s...
In this picture taken on July 15, 2018, a woman dances during an opposition election rally in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. [Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo]
Tuesday, August 02, 2022
Stereotypes, violence keep women out of politics in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, a deeply conservative country, fewer women have participated as candidates in elections since independence in 1980, compared to men. Harare, Zimbabwe – On March 16, Thokozile Dube was attacked by a gang of assailants who stormed her...
e-Discussion summary cover
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Summary of the e-Discussion on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness and collected experiences, knowledge, and good practices on women’s political participation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as explored how to best mitigate the crisis’ effects on women voters,...
DW: Women are a minority in Somalia's parliament
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Somalia: Women struggle to make their voices heard in politics
Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers. It's not easy being a female politician in conflict-ridden Somalia. Men have...
Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa - IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #BreakTheBias towards women in political decision...
Strengthening the role of women in local politics in the South Mediterranean - COE
Thursday, March 03, 2022
Strengthening the role of women in local politics in the South Mediterranean
Congress Vice-President and Rapporteur on the South-Med Partnership, Xavier Cadoret (France, SOC/G/PD), welcomed the positive dynamic in Morocco in strengthening women’s political participation as elected representatives, following the September...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #Breakthebias towards women in political decision...
Six important learnings from gender equality champions in parliaments. Credits: UNDP
Monday, January 24, 2022
Six important learnings from gender equality champions in parliaments
It’s been more than 20 years since the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda. With support from the Government of Norway, UNDP recently convened members of parliament for a series of...
People continue protests demanding the restoration of civilian rule in Khartoum, Sudan [File: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]
Monday, January 24, 2022
Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman arrested in raid
Armed men have arrested prominent Sudanese women’s rights campaigner Amira Osman in a night-time raid on her home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, her sister said. Osman’s arrest comes amid, what activists say, a campaign of arrests of civil society and...
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art (Annick Kamgang/IPU)
Monday, November 29, 2021
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art
In light of the significance of the recent report, Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa, the IPU commissioned a talented artist to help visually portray the extent of this scourge in legislatures across the...
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa
The present regional study, the second in the series, focuses on parliaments in Africa and was carried out in partnership with the African Parliamentary Union (APU). It is based on confidential interviews conducted with 224 women parliamentarians...
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Monday, June 28, 2021
Seminar on Violence against Women in Politics
In this seminar, Mona Lena Krook, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University, shared insights from her book Violence against Women in Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020). Drawing from...
KRISTINA WILFORE AND LUCINA DI MECO
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Social media, politics, and gendered disinformation
Kristina Wilfore and Lucina Di Meco are global experts and passionate advocates for women’s digital rights. With more than 800 million people using the internet as a primary source of information, these ladies are critically concerned about the...
AP
Monday, June 07, 2021
Samoa's crisis seen harming gender equality in Pacific island politics
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An impasse between Samoa’s incumbent prime minister and female opposition leader could see a backlash against gender quota rules in the small Pacific island nation and stop other women from entering politics across the...
Friday, November 27, 2020
Summary of the e-Discussion on Online Violence Against Women in Politics
This e-Discussion raised awareness on the online harassment, abuse, and violence against women in politics by encouraging a dialogue and an exchange of knowledge, experiences, and solutions to fight this phenomenon and ensure online and political...
Monday, October 05, 2020
Sex abuse scandals rock Denmark after missed ‘MeToo’ moment
A country generally admired for its high standards of gender equality is now dealing with allegations of systematic sexual harassment at the top of the political establishment. Denmark’s parliament has for years allegedly served as a backdrop for...
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Seema T Gala Vapi
Seema T Gala Vapi is a Municipal Councillor from India. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York
Friday, November 15, 2019
Social media a double-edged sword for female politicians
On Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's Facebook page, you can find videos ranging from an announcement in Des Moines, Iowa, that her campaign has reached $2 million in donations to one with the Massachusetts senator looking into the...

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