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Photo: Female lawmakers make up 34.57% of Zimbabwe’s Ninth Parliament. Credit: ZimFact
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Why Do Zimbabwean Women Shun Politics?
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (IDN) — Cyberbullying and online sexual harassment are some dilemmas that young women trying to rise in Zimbabwe’s patriarchal and male-dominated political space face. What started as a debate on the opposition party, Citizens...
The exterior of the US Capitol is seen on August 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (CNN)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Women candidates set records in 2022 midterms as gender becomes a primary theme in national discourse, research group says
(CNN) 2022 marks a record high for women running in gubernatorial and Senate races, but the total number of women running for the House of Representatives fell slightly from previous cycles, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women...
Incumbent Upper House lawmaker Renho bows to supporters at her office in Minato Ward, Tokyo, after securing re-election on Sunday night. | KYODO
Monday, July 18, 2022
Women win record 35 of 125 seats in Japan's Upper House election
Sunday’s Upper House election saw a record 35 seats go to women, with veteran lawmakers and new contenders of all stripes voted in. In a race overshadowed by the murder of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — who during his tenure pushed the slogan “a...
Women and political power In Pakistan (Picture: the Friday Times)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Women and political power In Pakistan
"The next step is to move away from symbolic representation for women to have more female politicians in influential decision-making positions," writes Saad Hafiz. Developing countries are increasingly recognising that including women as equal...
Women are fighting to get at least one seat in Papua New Guinea's male-dominated parliament when voting opens in a country scarred by gender-based violence Saeed KHAN AFP/File
Monday, July 04, 2022
Women battle for seats in PNG parliament
Port Moresby (AFP) – Women are fighting to get at least one seat in Papua New Guinea's male-dominated parliament when voting opens Monday in a mountainous, forest-clad land scarred by gender-based violence. Prime Minister James Marape is fending off...
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
The message seems quite clear that politics in Nigeria is a game for rich, old men, to the detriment of the real change-making demographics - women and youths. Politics has almost become an exclusive club of male actors, who prevent the...
A polling station in Kokopo, East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea, during the 2012 national election (Alexander Rheeney/AFP/GettyImages)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Where are the women? The challenge facing the next PNG parliament
A country ranking among the world’s lowest for political participation by women has enormous social bias to overcome. Papua New Guinea is about to issue the writs for its national elections to formally start a campaign that will culminate with two...
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Photographer: Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Women fed up with flagrant sexism could swing Australia’s election
Decline in support for government is being driven by women Nation's gender inequality has worsened for more than a decade Women in Australia have endured more than a year of shocking allegations of misconduct from inside their nation’s parliament...
It's not just societal bias against women that poses a problem to female politicians
Monday, March 21, 2022
Why are there few women in Indian politics?
Despite studies showing widespread public acceptance of female politicians in India, women's political participation in the South Asian country remains low. More than one in every two Indians say that "women and men make equally good political...
Mexico made history by reaching gender parity in parliament for the first time in 2021. © Eyepix/NurPhoto via AFP
Monday, March 07, 2022
Women in parliament in 2021: The year in review
The world walked into 2021 with the shadow of COVID-19 looming large over its head. As well as posing a major health risk, the pandemic had also caused economic and social upheaval. Political life had been affected too, from the challenge of holding...
Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?. Credits: the Journal
Friday, January 28, 2022
Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?
Parties will have ensure 40% of their candidates in the next general election are women if they want to avoid a funding cut. If the current government survives past the end of the year, political parties will be expected to ensure at least 40% of...
Supporters of incumbent president Adama Barrow’s National Peoples Party (NPP) during a campaign rally in Banjul in November 2021. Photo by Guy Peterson/AFP via Getty Images
Friday, January 28, 2022
Why The Gambia should fast-track gender quotas for women
By Satang Nabaneh Women have historically been poorly represented in positions of power and decision-making in The Gambia. Out of 58 National Assembly members, only six are women lawmakers and only three of these are elected. Women make up more than...
Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon
By Tapan Kumar Sahu, Kusum Yadav The paper empirically examined the relationship between education level and political participation of women. The indices of political participation include the following: membership of political party, voting in...
Newly elected county councillor Anita Westerholm believes voters now pay more attention to gender diversity in decision-making. Image: Christoffer Westerlund / Yle
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Women majority happened because Finnish elections started from a clean slate, says researcher
Finland's county council elections were the first regional or municipality elections in the history of the country in which women won the majority of seats. In total, female candidates snapped up 53 percent of county councillor spots in the...
Women in Leadership Training Manual. Credits: KAS
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Women in leadership training manual (Kenya)
KAS consolidated a training manual that would be used to conduct a long-term tailored engagement on selected aspiring women politicians on effective campaign strategies leading up to elections. The training manual thus seeks to strengthen the...
Women’s political participation and representation - Training Manual - registry of political parties
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Women’s political participation and representation - Training Manual
This Handbook has been developed as publication by register of Political Parties with support from the Papua New Guinea Election Commission and the United Nations Development Programme in Papua New Guinea. This is part of UN Women Make the Change...
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Friday, January 14, 2022
Women Out To Win Convening
The majority of marginal seat candidates for the next parliament are female, while safe seat candidates are still mainly male. Photograph: timstarkey/Getty Images - The Guardian
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Women overrepresented in marginal contests, while more men preselected in safe seats for federal election
Female candidates are overrepresented for marginal seats at the next federal election, while safe seats for both major parties remain dominated by males, an analysis by Guardian Australia shows. While the major parties are yet to finalise all...

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