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Monday, July 03, 2023
Women leaders call for action to break up ‘old boys club’ in politics
Women leaders from Bersatu, DAP, and PKR have urged the government to implement affirmative action policies to bring more women into political positions. Wanita Bersatu secretary Nolee Ashilin Radzi said it was time Putrajaya enacted a law to...
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Photo/TWITTER/INECNIGERIA - The Guardian
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
In Nigeria, INEC, CSO collaborate to increase women, youths participation in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says it is collaborating with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre(PLAC), a Civil Society Organisation(CSO) towards increasing women and youths participation in politics. Prof. Sam Egwu, the INEC...
Equal Representation? The Debate Over Gender Quotas (Picture Harvard International Review)
Monday, December 20, 2021
Equal Representation? The Debate Over Gender Quotas (Part 1)
This article is the first in a two-part series examining the impact of gender quotas. The second article discusses the impact of quotas in Sweden and India. Gender quotas exist in a shockingly high number of countries. More than 130 nations have...
 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland's first female Muslim MSP Kaukab Stewart PA
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Scottish election 2021: Record number of women elected
A record number of women have been elected to the Scottish Parliament, with 58 female MSPs winning seats in the Holyrood election. Women now represent 45% of Scotland's 129 MSPs. The SNP's Kaukab Stewart of the SNP and Conservative Pam Gosal also...
Three women city on Calgary city council ahead of the 2021 municipal election: (L to R) Jyoti Gondek, Druh Farrell and Diane Colley-Urquhart. Supplied by the City of Calgary
Friday, May 07, 2021
Women underrepresented on Calgary city council; 18 seek council and mayor seats in 2021
Calgary city council has a representation problem. Of the 15 people on council, including 14 councillors and one mayor, five are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) and three are women. Calgary’s demographics from the most recent federal...
Kim Janey and Tishaura Jones, The Boston Globe via Getty Images and AP
Thursday, April 22, 2021
USA: The number of Black women mayors leading major cities to reach historic high
(CNN) - A new wave of Black women are breaking barriers as they ascend to mayoral seats in cities with deeply rooted histories of racism and inequality. On Tuesday, Tishaura Jones will be sworn in as the first Black female mayor of St. Louis after...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Iraqi Yazidi woman MP awarded Anna Politkovskaya prize
raqi legislator Vian Dakhil on Monday received the Anna Politkovskaya prize for her denunciation of the jihadist group Islamic State over its brutal treatment of Yazidi women.   The award -- handed out by London-based organisation RAW in WAR to...