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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...
YouTube
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...
Will quota seats in Iraqi politics advance women's rights? - The new Arab
Monday, November 01, 2021
Will quota seats in Iraqi politics advance women's rights?
In-depth: More than 95 female candidates were elected in Iraq's election according to preliminary results, exceeding the 83-seat quota. But some say political parties are manipulating the system for electoral gain, rather than to empower women. “...
FROM LEFT: Shura Council candidates Fatma Ahmed Al Kuwari, Al Maha Jassim Al Majed, and Fatma Ghanem Muhammad Saad al Kubaisi
Friday, October 01, 2021
Women candidates upbeat of winning seats in Qatar's Shura Council polls
With the election campaign for the Shura Council is nearing its end, the women candidates seem very confident to secure seats as since the beginning of election campaign only two women have withdrawn, compared to the withdrawal of 53 male candidates...
International IDEA
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Women in Politics: Challenges faced by Women in the Path of Politics
The sixth webinar under the Democratic Development in Melanesia Webinar series 2021 will look into challenges faced by Women in the path of Politics in Fiji. The webinar will examine the challenges faced by women to be nominated as a candidate by...
Harvard Kennedy School
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Women who lose close elections are just as likely to run again as men
Study published in PNAS finds no gender difference in decision to run for office again after losing a close race. Women who lose local or state elections are just as likely to run for office again as men, suggesting the recent surge in women running...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
WFD campaign empowers women in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Constitution and legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulate equality between women and men. However, gender inequalities are found across all social domains. Women are still underrepresented in politics, and particularly so in top...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
Women’s political careers: Leadership in practice
Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled. However, the...
By Nacera Ouabou, Natalia Roman
Friday, June 11, 2021
Women, young candidates to reverse Algeria’s low voter turnout
Young men and women candidates running for Algeria’s upcoming legislative elections are considered an asset amid a predicted record low turnout. Analysts fear people might abstain from voting and repeat what happened in 2019, when voter turnout for...

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