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Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start? (Picture: Investment Magazine)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start?
In Australia, we have just elected an historic gender and ethnically diverse Federal parliament with women’s representation in the lower house at 38% and over 50% in the Senate. Meanwhile, Sam Mostyn, of Chief Executive Women (CEW), laments “...
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté is member of the National Assembly of Senegal and Vice-President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Executive Committee. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women...
Women gather in front of City Hall to celebrate the first-ever female majority on New York City Council the 2021 primaries. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Friday, June 03, 2022
Are large donor networks still needed to win in a fairer election system?
Chan is a research associate at RepresentWomen with a focus on ranked-choice voting. Last fall, New York elected a majority-women city council for the first time ever. This also happened to be the first time the city used ranked-choice voting and...
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work? (Picture: Diego Fedele/ AAP)
Friday, June 03, 2022
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work?
The 2022 federal election was a win for women candidates, and a historic moment in Australia’s journey towards a parliament that truly endorses and promotes gender equality in all its work. At this stage of counting, it looks as though the House of...
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: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price (IMAGE: AAP/LUKAS COCH)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price
Professional women make up the largest voter cohort in Australia and their role was vital in giving Scott Morrison the boot. It appears the Coalition misjudged just how many women there are in Australia. Women hold the slim majority of 51% of the...
Sophie Scamps, Zoe Daniel, Monique Ryan, Allegra Spender and Kylea Tink all ousted Liberal men from parliament. (CREDIT: JESSICA HROMAS, PENNY STEPHENS, LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI, JAMES ALCOCK, GETTY IMAGES)
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Australia: Record number of women in the 47th parliament, as female voters shun Liberals
A record number of women will take their seats in the House of Representatives when the 47th parliament sits for the first time in July, but representation in the Liberal Party has gone backwards as it grapples with how to regain the faith of female...
Independent Zoe Daniel has ousted Liberal Tim Wilson in the seat of Goldstein.(AAP: Joel Carrett)
Monday, May 23, 2022
Australia: How many women have been elected? What seats are in doubt? And other quick questions about the election results
Good evening Australia. It's the day after the election and the results are still rolling in from across the country. If you've been off enjoying a Sunday sesh or the sunshine, here are the answers to five quick questions to catch you up. What's the...
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election - The Conversation
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Because “women’s issues” have been in the headlines over the last year, it may seem strange they have not been more prominent in the election campaign. Yet it is clear gender has played a crucial role in defining the choice voters will make in the...
Hisila Yami being interviewed by AP about a Maoist garbage removal program in Thamel, Kathmandu, October 8, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Neil Horning
Friday, May 13, 2022
A long way to go for gender equality in Nepali politics
Nepal has progressive laws and quotas for women’s representation in politics, but patriarchy and gender discrimination run deep and influence the decisions of parties. On April 28, misogyny in Nepal’s politics and society was on full display during...
Albania: Violence against women in politics - UNDP
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Albania: Violence against women in politics
The Study "Violence Against Women in Politics" is commissioned by the UNDP Albania, in partnership with the People's Advocate and the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and it is conducted in the context of the UN Joint Programme "...
Aussie federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats - News.com.au
Friday, April 01, 2022
Australian federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats
Despite repeated warnings, Australia’s two major political parties continue to make one big mistake – and one MP has issued a scathing rebuke. The women chosen by Australia’s two major political parties to run in the upcoming federal election are...
After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race - Financial Times
Thursday, March 10, 2022
After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race
Two women frontrunners seek to unseat Macron as feminist issues move up the agenda. Presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse began a live interview with one of France’s most popular television hosts by going on the offensive, declaring she nearly...
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria - Credits: the New telegraph
Friday, January 21, 2022
Aisha Buhari calls for inclusion of more women in politics in Nigeria
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for more concerted actions toward better recognition of the contributions that women make in national development.  According to a statement by her spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, Aisha said power-sharing...
A Non Una Di Meno (Not One Woman Less) march in Rome, Italy, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 24, 2018. (Camelia Boban / Wikimedia Commons)
Monday, January 17, 2022
Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World
Amid a well-documented deluge of online abuse, new data and research from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) show that physical violence targeting women in politics is also increasing in most regions of the world, creating...
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...
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament- Credit: Depositphotos
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament
Earlier this year, following a string of attacks on women in the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, both verbal and physical, a popular female TV host asked rhetorically whether the easiest place in the country to rape a woman is in Parliament...
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...

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