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The swearing in on the 24th (Photo: Anetone Sagaga)
Monday, July 26, 2021
Court declares F.A.S.T. Government; impasse over
The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party is the new Government of Samoa's bringing an end to three months of a national political stalemate. The court, the highest in the country, found that a...
Vote Mama CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley.Photo courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Campaign-funded child care helps moms run for office — meet the woman making it happen
When Liuba Grechen Shirley ran for New York’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, the Democratic mom of two had no clue about the barriers she would face on the campaign trail. “There is no playbook for running for office with small children,”...
The previous House of Representatives in session
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Cyprus: Just eight female MPs, a drop of three per cent
Cyprus, already among the countries where women account for fewer than one in five members in parliaments, experienced a three per cent drop in representation compared with the 2016 parliamentary elections. Only eight women gained one of the 56...
Women take part in a performance of Las Tesis feminist collective while lawmakers debate and vote on an impeachment motion against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, in Valparaiso, Chile December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Chile's women shine in constitution vote as more men need leg-up to stay even
Chilean women made such a strong showing in elections to pick candidates to draft the country's new constitution that adjustments to ensure the body was equally split between genders had to be made in favor of more men, elections body Servel said on...
The Fawcett Society said: ‘Without concerted effort we simply won’t see gender equality and women will continue to be an unheard majority.’ Photograph: Paul Warburton/Alamy
Friday, May 07, 2021
Concern as just a third of candidates in English local elections are women
Fawcett Society says more needs to be done to encourage women into politics More needs to be done to encourage women into politics, the UK’s leading charity for gender equality has said, as data reveals that just one-third of candidates in this week...
Will we see more women, more Coloured, more disabled people on the Holyrood benches after the 6 May election? REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Could the new Scottish Parliament turn out to be the most diverse ever?
Since its creation in 1999, the Scottish Parliament has provided a forum to address issues like health, education and the environment, which directly affect the nation. However, as far as representation goes, there is room for improvement. Things...
Military personnels carriy ballot boxes and voting equipment to a polling station in Praia, on April 17, 2021, on the eve of the parliamentary elections.   -   Copyright © africanews SEYLLOU / AFP
Monday, April 19, 2021
Cape Verde votes in election that could see first female prime minister
Cape Vedians headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the parliamentary elections. On voters' minds will be the Covid pandemic which has devastated the tourism-dependent economy. Six parties are running for election in a vote where the prime...
 Chadian women hold political weight in Chad.  -  Copyright © africanews Jerome Delay/AP2008
Friday, April 09, 2021
Chad: Women hold decisive vote in upcoming presidential election
In Chad, women represent more than 50% of the total population and are a decisive electorate -- capable of tipping the scale in elections. Although a law on parity already exists in the constitution, only 30% of women have their rights respected in...
Labor party leader Merav Michaeli at the party's conference ahead of the Israeli elections in Hod Hasharon, March 14, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Can she handle it? How the Israeli media covers women politicians
Women running for the Knesset have to overcome not only voters' gender stereotypes, but a media landscape that is heavily skewed in men's favor. Merav Michaeli, the head of Israel’s Labor Party, only wears black. Omer Yankelevitch of Blue and White...
International IDEA
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
CSW65 Side Event: Women’s Political Participation in Africa
International IDEA will be hosting a CSW65 side event under the ambit of the CSW gathering entitled Women’s Political Participation in Africa: Old Barriers, New Frontiers. This global event will mark the launch of the inaugural Women's Political...
Monday, December 07, 2020
COVID-19 and Elections: ensuring the electoral participation of persons with disabilities
UNDP and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs are co-organizing a webinar to discuss and share some good practices on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in electoral...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Coalition of political parties women in Liberia says national legislature is not balanced, as they train female candidates for December election
Ahead of the December 8, 2020 Senatorial election, the Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) says the national legislature is not balanced because of the limited female representation in the Liberian Senate. The group, which is a...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Canada set a new record for most elected female MPs, but advocates expected more
Monday’s federal election saw a new record – the most female Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons. Global News counted a total of 98 women MPs that were elected across all parties, an increase of 10 from the 2015 election and seven...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Call to introduce local election gender quotas
A women’s rights group will today, 9 June, launch a €35,000 crowdfunding plan to help female candidates in future elections after accusing the Government of failing to do enough to address the issue. The Women for Election group says the public...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Canada: Where have all the female premiers gone?
By Jennifer Hollett, Politics is the worst. It needs to be said. We can’t have an honest conversation about getting more women in politics without acknowledging this. I know it first hand, as I’ve run for office one and a half times. The first time...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Cristina, a survivor of domestic violence, is 24 and has never voted before
When he got to beat me, first he was grabbing my hair to hold me still, so he could beat me harder. I was trying to protect my belly, so he couldn’t hurt the child I was carrying. But when I got to the eighth month of pregnancy, he beat me so hard...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Can quotas solve gender inequality in government?
The November 2018 election in the US will go down for a number of firsts. The first Somali American Muslim woman to be elected to office. The first Native American woman sent to Congress. And a record number of women elected to the House of...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Candidates in Tuesday’s primaries poised to break barriers for women of color and LGBTQ community
Voters head to the polls in Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont on Tuesday. This week’s round of primary voting will once again set the stage for more history-making moments for women in politics. Voters head to the polls in Connecticut,...

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