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Friday, November 08, 2019
Muslim women and refugees won historic victories across the US in Tuesday's elections
The 2018 midterm elections saw voters elect a record number of women to the House of Representatives, with a number of individual candidates achieving historic firsts with their victories. That trend continued in many ways on Tuesday, as women and...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Men are more confident to enter politics and more likely to have been encouraged to run, poll shows
Men have greater confidence in their ability to serve as politicians and are more likely to have been personally encouraged to enter politics, a new poll shows, underscoring factors why women are under-represented at all levels of elected office in...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister
Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's center-left Socialist Democratic party, has announced that she will form a left-leaning, one-party minority government, making her the nation's youngest-ever prime minister. "It is with great pleasure I can...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Maltese political parties will be paid by the state to recruit and train women candidates
The Maltese state will fund political parties to recruit, promote and train female candidates as part of a plan launched by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat unveiled. “Legal amendments are being proposed for the Financing of Political Parties Act to...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Malawi: CCJP calls for support for female candidates in 2019 elections
By Sylvester Kumwenda Lilongwe, November 27. Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe has called upon political parties that have not yet conducted their primary elections to support women aspirants in order to...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Making gender visible in election violence: Strategies for data collection
Election violence is an important issue from a number of perspectives. Understanding the causes and consequences of violations of personal integrity is always relevant, but election violence adds a different dimension to this already serious issue:...
Friday, August 24, 2018
Muslim women poised to make political history
NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: Turning now to politics, we'...
Friday, August 24, 2018
Meet Souad Abderrahim, the first female mayor of Tunisia’s capital in 160 years
Souad Abderrahim is not like the past 32 mayors of this North African capital. They hailed from wealthy, influential families. She’s a self-made businesswoman. They were political appointees. She was elected in the first-ever mayoral vote last month...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Michigan’s all-female ticket may mark the start of something different
This year, Democrats in Michigan have done something unprecedented. They have selected women to be their standard-bearers for every statewide office on the November ballot: governor, U.S. senator, attorney general and secretary of state. Which is...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Meet Mexico city's first elected female mayor
Mexico's hard swing to the left in this month's national elections also swept in some other historic firsts. Women won key positions across the country, including, for the first time ever, the mayor of Mexico City. Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, 56, will...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Malawi: Pay nomination fees for women aspirants, parties urged
Barely few days after MEC announced an upward revision of nomination fees for 2019 tripartite elections, Women Legal Resource Centre (WOLREC) has asked political parties in the country to mobilize resources that will help them pay nomination fees...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Mexican Parliament achieves gender parity
Last Sunday’s elections in Mexico resulted in gender parity in the Parliament: with almost all the results counted, there are 246 women (48.6%) and 254 men (51.2%) in the Chamber of Deputies and 65 women (50.78%) and 63 men (49.22%) in the Senate. A...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Meet the female ministers in Malaysia’s new cabinet
Women’s rights groups in Malaysia have called on Pakatan Harapan to fulfil its promise of minimum 30% representation at the highest policy-making body in Malaysia. PM Tun Mahathir’s cabinet, however, only has nine women: five full ministers (see...
Monday, June 04, 2018
More women file for office, but Oklahoma’s gender gap persists
Just 35 women filed for one of the 125 Oklahoma legislative seats that were up for election in 2012. This year, there will be nearly four times as many women running for the same number of seats. And following a trend across the nation, women will...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Mia Mottley elected first female Prime Minister of Barbados as Labour Party wins election
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has won the country's 2018 General Elections claiming all 30 seats in the country's House of Assembly and unseating the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which has governed the country since 2008. The crushing victory...
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Meet two of the women leading the effort to overhaul politics in Lebanon
There are only four women in Lebanon’s female-unfriendly parliament, where even the women’s affairs minister is a man. A record number of female candidates – 84 to be precise – are trying to correct that jarring imbalance in Sunday’s election. The...
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Meet Iceland's New Feminist, Environmentalist Prime Minister
Iceland chose its second woman prime minister, Katrin Jakobsdottir of the Left-Green Movement on Thursday. Described as "charismatic" and "trustworthy", the 41-year old will now have to lead a tricky coalition in a fragmented political landscape,...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women. Voter registration was conducted between 1...