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Municipal elections in Canada: A guide for women candidates (FCM)
Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Municipal elections in Canada: A guide for women candidates
In order to promote women’s role in municipal politics, FCM has created a Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government. One of the tools this Committee has created to encourage and support more women in municipal...
Maryland Democrats have a large and talented field chasing the top political job in 2022, jockeying to win the governor's mansion back from Republicans. (Erin Cox/TWP)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Maryland has a glass ceiling. Democrats won’t break it this year.
No women are at the top of the ticket in the crowded Democratic primary race for governor, but seven have been picked as running mates. In a deeply blue state where leaders pride themselves on promoting diversity, the Democratic ballot for governor...
 Voters queuing at a polling centre in Melbourne in May 2022. William WEST / AFP
Friday, June 10, 2022
More women and more diversity in new Australian parliament
All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 Senate seats were up for reelection in the recent Australian parliament elections. The Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, beat the incumbent Liberal/National coalition government....
Four women were elected during the 2022 general election: Miriam Dalli, Julia Farrugia Portelli, Alison Zerafa Civelli and Graziella Galea - Malta Today
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Malta: Did gender quotas election punish women candidates?
Just four women were elected during the 2022 general election but a deeper analysis also shows that women contesting on the Labour ticket obtained almost 20,000 first-count votes, which compares very well with the 14,000 first preferences obtained...
Malta: Only 4 women elected, casual election results set to trigger gender mechanism - The Malta Independent
Monday, April 04, 2022
Malta: Only 4 women elected, casual election results set to trigger gender mechanism
Only four women were elected to Parliament in Malta’s general election, down from the eight female MPs elected in 2017. If, once the casual elections are held to replace candidates who were elected on two districts, the number of women does not make...
Paula Yacoubian is running for office in 2022. Hussein Malla / AP Photo
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Meet the women fighting to change the face of Lebanese politics
Female politicians still face numerous obstacles despite momentum for change. On a sunny afternoon near a busy motorway in Beirut, former Lebanese MP Paula Yacoubian sits in the headquarters of her charitable organisation. Launched nearly a decade...
Milena Pires campaign poster. Source: SBS / Aneeta Bhole
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Meet the women in Timor-Leste's presidential election
As Timor-Leste looks to its presidential elections on Saturday, several female candidates are standing. Will they persuade the new generation of voters of a need for a greater voice in politics? Women are increasingly taking up more leadership roles...
Saraswoti Nepali, ward member, Shiwalaya Rural Municipality, Karnali Provinc - International IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Meaningful inclusion demands constant investment, but female local officials have barely got it
The 22 years old Saraswati Nepali is the mom of two kids and lives approximately five hours' drive (and five hours walk) away from the headquarter of Karnali Province, Surkhet—a place that paid the heaviest of prices in the 10 year-long armed...
Women electorate in Manipur - East Mojo
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Manipur: Why women remain underrepresented in electoral politics
For the first time ever, 55,000 more women than men will be electing its next legislature. Manipur is all set to elect its 12th state legislative assembly as it goes to polls in a two-phase election, with the electorate voting on 28 February and 5...
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military - AFP/Getty Images
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military
The issue of gender equality in Myanmar is in the spotlight again. Women are on the frontlines of the anti-coup protests taking place since the junta ousted the civilian government a year ago. Since the Myanmar military brutally put down the mass...
La candidata del PPE, Roberta Metsola, será elegida este martes presidenta de la Eurocámara. Créditos: Europa Press
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Malta’s Roberta Metsola elected EU Parliament's third woman president
Centre-right Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola, chosen Tuesday as only the third woman to head the European Parliament, is viewed as a political moderate despite controversy over her anti-abortion stance. Elected on the day she turns 43, the...
Male aspirants feel disheartened as government reserves Berhampur Municipal Corporation mayor post for women. Credits: The Time of India
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Male aspirants feel disheartened as government reserves Berhampur Municipal Corporation mayor post for women
Several male aspirants of different political parties, who aimed to contest for the mayor’s post of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) in the upcoming election of the civic body, were disappointed as the state government on Wednesday proposed to...
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea - copyright: Loop
Monday, January 10, 2022
More women MPs needed in the Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of only five countries in the world that have no female members of Parliament (alongside Yemen, Qatar, Micronesia, Vanuatu) and is below the global average of 23% female representation in Parliament. According to the...
Atlanta, Georgia — My Muslim Voter pins are displayed at the Georgia Muslim Voter Project table outside of the Al-Farooq Masjid in downtown Atlanta, Friday, August 27, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution) - Wisconsin Muslim Journal
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Muslim women becoming politically active, encouraging others in the US
Ruwa Romman is entertaining the idea of running for office. The 28-year-old from Duluth envisions herself running on a platform focused on health care, education, social justice and the economy. She also wants to shatter stereotypes and challenge...
Michelle Wu speaks to supporters Wednesday night in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Allison Dinner/Getty Images - The Guardian
Thursday, November 04, 2021
Michelle Wu becomes Boston’s first woman and person of color to be elected mayor
Michelle Wu has made history after being elected as mayor of Boston, becoming the first woman and person of color elected to the position in almost 200 years. “From every corner of our city, Boston has spoken. We are ready to meet this moment. We...
Claudia Pavlovich celebrates her victory as governor of Sonora, Mexico, in 2015. (Agencia el Universal/AP)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Mexico’s bold break with machismo: Congress is now half female, and gender parity is the law
HERMOSILLO, Mexico — When Claudia Pavlovich ran for governor of Sonora, a vast swath of cowboy country south of Arizona, not a single Mexican state was led by a woman. Fewer than 10 percent of the nation’s mayors were female. And the hot issue of...
Indigenous academic and activist Elisa Loncon was elected as president of the Constituent Convention during the body's first session on July 4 in Santiago [Javier Torres/AFP]
Monday, July 05, 2021
Mapuche woman to lead body drafting Chile’s new constitution
Constitutional assembly picks academic Elisa Loncon to lead body drafting new text to replace Pinochet-era constitution. The architects of Chile’s new constitution have chosen an Indigenous Mapuche woman to lead the process, as the country’s...
PNAS
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Men and women candidates are similarly persistent after losing elections
Abstract Are women more likely to quit politics after losing their first race than men? Women’s first-time candidacies skyrocketed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Yet we have little sense of the long-term impact of this surge in women...

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