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Telling women to "lean in" won’t get more of them in politics — the parties have left women behind (Toronto Star)
Monday, September 12, 2022
Telling women to "lean in" won’t get more of them in politics — the parties have left women behind
Women lack confidence, doubt their qualifications and wait to be asked, say pundits. The narrative directs attention away from the real culprits. Men dominate Canadian politics. In the 2021 federal election, men represented 57 per cent of candidates...
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians (Picture Feminism in India)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The double standards & unfair treatment meted out to female politicians
The bitter truth is that gender injustice in politics is largely overlooked and has been normalised to the point where a woman preparing to start a career in politics should expect misogyny and sexism as by-products. Recently, thirty-six-year-old...
Towards a more “equally equal” Liberia: The case for a mandatory gender quota (Picture Front Page Africa)
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Towards a more “equally equal” Liberia: The case for a mandatory gender quota
Monrovia — The 54th Session of the National Legislature has an enormous opportunity to represent the interests of Liberian women and advance Liberia’s record of women’s leadership in Africa and globally through the passage of a mandatory gender...
The 2021 federal German election: A gender and intersectional analysis (Picture: Sage Journals)
Monday, July 11, 2022
The 2021 federal German election: A gender and intersectional analysis
On 26 September 2021, Germans elected the 20th Bundestag. This election was special in many ways. The article analyses the electoral campaign, voting behaviour, turnout, and the formation of a new coalition government by using a gender and...
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights (© The Daily Guardian)
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights
WARNING: PROFANE LANGUAGE The fabricated sex videos posted online purportedly of Aika Robredo and Tricia Robredo, daughters of Vice President Leni Robredo, are among the recent cases of disinformation circulating in cyberspace that are framed in the...
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University
Friday, May 13, 2022
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics
As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election. Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible...
Leni Robredo at a March campaign event in Pasig City. Credit... Jes Aznar for The New York Times
Friday, May 06, 2022
The Philippines: The vice president is the only woman seeking the top job
The two top candidates in Monday’s presidential election offer Filipino voters a stark choice: the country’s vice president who has served as a check on President Rodrigo Duterte versus the scion of the Philippines’ most controversial political...
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
Within the context of the ongoing Constitutional Review Process and the background of extremely low participation and representation of women in Nigerian politics, the Government of Canada in partnership with UN Women signed a grant agreement of $8...
iKNOW Politics
Monday, March 21, 2022
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
Background “COVID-19 is a crisis with a woman’s face… The damage is incalculable and will resound down the decades, into future generations. Now is the time to change course. Women’s equal participation is the game-changer we need.”  Antonio...
From left to the right: David Fardo (Youth parliament - PJ); Sheila Manjate (Women Forum - FM); Osman Cossing (Institute for Multiparty Democracy - IMD); António Nhantumbo (Mozambican Association of PwD - ADEMO); Roda Mondlane (Friedrich-Erbert-Stiftung )
Monday, March 07, 2022
The contribution of women to and gender issues in the 2021/2022 electoral reform process in Mozambique
After a quarter of a century of democratic experience that followed another 25 years of a revolutionary process that put women’s emancipation at the centre of the revolutionary discourse, women in Mozambique still face social, economic and political...
Statue of Nupi Lan in Imphal, Manipur - Outlook Magazine
Thursday, March 03, 2022
The curious case of women in Manipur politics 
At the fore on social and economic fronts, women are in the backseat when it comes to political representation. Grace Jajo’s voice first choked and then she broke into tears, a microphone in her hand, addressing a gathering at Manipur Press Club in...
Women attend a protest as a part of the #MeToo movement on International Women's Day in Seoul, South Korea on March 8, 2018. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
Monday, February 14, 2022
The South Korean election’s gender conflict and the future of women voters
By Darcie Draudt In South Korea, gender equality and the feminism movement have become politicized and polarizing issues, especially among the younger generation, leading up to the March 9 presidential election. In January, South Korean presidential...
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office - Credits: Victory Institute
Friday, January 14, 2022
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office
LGBTQ Victory Institute’s The Decision to Run Report set out to uncover the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women who want to run for office. The findings — a result of an extensive survey of nearly 290 LGBTQ women as well as four focus groups —...
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank. Copyright: The Bharat Express News
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The faces of many candidates masked during the votes in the West Bank
During the campaign for local elections in the West Bank, many female candidates’ faces were replaced by a rose or a silhouette on voter lists and campaign posters. About 65% of eligible voters turned out for the first round of voting on December 11...
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa - Picture by BBC
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The gals behind Samoa’s first woman PM
There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world, according to UN Women. But this year Samoa elected a woman as its head of government - only the second Pacific Island nation to do so - thanks in part to a...
International IDEA
Friday, November 05, 2021
The role of political parties on women's participation and representation
‘Leave no one behind’ (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hence, SDG 5—‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’—is an intrinsic...
The continuum of election violence: Gendered candidate experiences in the Maldives - Photo by Olia Gozha on Unsplash
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
The continuum of election violence: Gendered candidate experiences in the Maldives
Abstract Research on election violence often does not capture its psychological and gendered dimensions. Gender differences on the continuum of violence, as acknowledged in other fields, are applied here to election violence. Specifically, this...
REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
Monday, October 11, 2021
Two transgender women win seats in German parliament
BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday's national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which...

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