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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,...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Charlotte Talks: The rise of women in politics
2018 has seen the rise of women in politics. With more women running for and holding office than in years past. For many people, 2018 is seen as a big moment for women in politics. 43 percent of the democratic nominees for the US House of...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Cameroon seeks greater female political participation
YAOUNDE — Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal ahead of this year’s polls — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected offices. An all-female orchestra plays as 300 women selected from associations around Cameroon campaign in...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Conference on Women in Elections in Lebanon
The Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs (OMSWA) and the United Nations in Lebanon are organizing a conference on the role of political parties in promoting women participation in the parliamentary elections on Wednesday, 17 January...
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Chile election ends era of female presidents in Latin America
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically. At...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Court ruling raises hopes among Kenyan women for more political representation
NAIROBI, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buoyed by record gains in last month's elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation's top court will enforce women's right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Crowded out by “big man” politics, Kenyan women still struggle in 2017 elections
By Gabrielle Bardall, PhD, CIPS Research Associate and iKNOW Politics Expert For all its progressive constitution, high-tech society, and exceptionally resourced Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya is the worst performer in...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Crowded out by “big man” politics, Kenyan women still struggle in 2017 elections
By Gabrielle Bardall, PhD, CIPS Research Associate and iKNOW Politics Expert For all its progressive constitution, high-tech society, and exceptionally resourced Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya is the worst performer in...
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Cambodian Political Parties Agree to Shared Goal: Women’s Political Empowerment
In Cambodia, women continue to be underrepresented in politics. Only three of 29 cabinet ministers are women, and there are no women provincial governors. Women make up just 20 percent of National Assembly members— though a higher proportion than...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Canada: New project announced to engage Prince Edward Island women in politics
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Organizers of a three-year project hope to increase the number of Island women engaging as elected representatives and organizers. “Engaging Island Women for Political Action” is a project of the P.E.I. Coalition for Women in...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Cameroonian Women Push for Greater Political Participation
YAOUNDE — In Cameroon, civil society groups marked this year's International Women's Day by urging women to register to vote and take on larger roles in decision making in their communities. Gender activist and singer Gracia Fonyuy, uses her voice...
Monday, August 08, 2016
Campaign Launched to Choose a Woman to Lead the UN
UN leaders and experts have sent an Open Letter to each member of the UN Security Council asking for the selection of a woman and gender equality champion as the next UN Secretary-General. People who know the UN well have written to the members of...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Canada: All-party support for legislation to end gender inequality in politics
As MPs start debate on Bill C-237, MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South) announced politicians from across party lines support his private member's bill aimed at bringing gender parity to Parliament. "Most of the time in Ottawa, politicians from...