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A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada (IPU)
Friday, August 12, 2022
A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Iqra Khalid, a parliamentarian from Canada. The...
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches (Picture: APP)
Friday, August 05, 2022
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches
Labor Senator for Victoria Jana Stewart made history by becoming the youngest First Nations woman elected to the Parliament, while Marion Scrymgour and Jacinta Price spoke of issues facing Territory communities. Three Aboriginal women made their...
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, speaks during a campaign event in Reynolds on June 4, 2022. Abrams faces GOP Gov. Brian Kemp in the general election in November. (CNN)
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
After year of historic political gains, Black women continue push toward governorships
(CNN)In 2018, Stacey Abrams came within 1.4 percentage points of clinching the governor's mansion in Georgia. Her stinging loss to Republican Brian Kemp is still on the hearts of many of her most fervent supporters some four years later. Though...
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seen here last week, speaking alongside (from left) Finance Minister Penny Wong, Deputy Prime Minster Richard Marles and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher. (David Gray/Getty Images)
Thursday, June 02, 2022
Australia's new prime minister appoints a record 10 women to his Cabinet
Australia's new government will look more like its country, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has named a record 10 women to his incoming Cabinet. The high-profile appointments include Penny Wong as foreign minister, Claire O'Neil as home affairs...
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests - Women’s Agenda
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests
Young women aren’t feeling any more optimistic about our parliamentary landscape, opportunities to build a career in politics or their safety, new research has found. The report, conducted by Plan International Australia and YouGov, found that 60...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Represent us!
Plan International Australia, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a poll with a representative online sample of 1,034 Australian young women aged between 18 and 24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian...
Australia: Where are the young women? - Raise Our Voice Australia
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Australia: Where are the young women?
Driven by the shared belief that all young voices should be heard, Raise Our Voice Australia has proudly partnered with The Body Shop Australia to ask young women and gender diverse Australians about their political engagement. With just under 500...
After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022 - Photo: Matej Kastelic (Shutterstock)
Thursday, December 30, 2021
After a Historic 2021 in Politics, Black Women are Gearing up for What Promises to be a Monumental 2022
By Glinda Carr At the start of 2021, our country made a major historic political stride when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Black and Asian woman vice-president. As millions watched on TV and in person, we were reminded of how far we’ve...
Photo by Harold Mendoza on Unsplash
Thursday, November 25, 2021
A great way to listen to black women is to elect them
By Kelly Dittmar and Glynda Carr Listen to Black women, they say. Support Black women, they tweet. The praise of Black women in recent years is evident in words, but public statements and hashtags must translate into action. And that action should...
Monday, October 26, 2020
A record number of indigenous women are running for office this year
A report from the Center for American Women and Politics states that, in 2020, 18 Native American women—nine Democrats and nine Republicans—will have run as congressional candidates. This is the largest number of Native American women who have run—...
Friday, May 17, 2019
Access to justice for women and girls with disabilities
Women and girls with disabilities, who make up almost one-fifth of the world’s population of women, face significant barriers to accessing justice, due to discrimination on the basis of both gender and disability, accessibility barriers to the...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Across Latin America, women fight back against violence in politics
Currently, Latin America is leading globally in local and parliamentary positions held by women. But the journey to political participation is fraught with rising violence and intimidation against women in politics. In the age of #MeToo, we bring...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Agate Report: The political participation of Armenian women with disabilities: barriers and recommendations
The Agate Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities, with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United States Agency for International Development, has published new research on the barriers to and...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in...
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
A Practitioner’s Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice Programming
Access to justice for all is a critical litmus test of peaceful and inclusive societies, and an essential condition for substantive equality, human rights, and sustainable development. Globally, women face barriers to obtaining justice in their...
Annastacia Palaszczuk-Photo /Official Website
Saturday, February 14, 2015
A day of firsts for women in politics, and one in particular
It’s a historic day for politics and women in Australia – and even more remarkable for one woman minister, who is also Queensland’s first ever Indigenous woman MP. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s cabinet marks an Australian first, with a majority of...
Zapotec Woman
Sunday, August 17, 2014
As Men Emigrate, Indigenous Women Gain Political Opportunities and Obligations in Mexico
Photo-Santiago Navarro F. The emigration of men to the United States threatens indigenous systems of governance in Mexico. When men leave, the weight of activities in small towns falls on women, but despite this women are still fighting for space in...