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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Australia: Gillard to the Liberals: here's how you do gender equality
Julia Gillard, former prime minister, first ever woman prime minister of Australia, and member of a party with nearly 50 per cent representation in the parliamentary Labor Party has some advice for the Liberal Party. Not that she’d characterise it...
Friday, May 04, 2018
After a century of women’s votes what about political seats?
This year marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave the vote to all British and Irish men over 21 and women over 30 who met minimum property or education qualifications. Gender was no longer an absolute barrier to...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A Seat at the Table: The Fight for Gender Parity in Kenya and Somalia
For women across the world, electoral politics can be a hostile and violent place. Women who stand for office can expect casual sexism and discrimination, ranging from snide remarks about their appearance to being propositioned by their male...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
All-Women Shortlists: Myths and Realities
Gender quotas have emerged globally as a key solution for improving women's political representation. Yet in Britain—where they take the form of all-women shortlists (AWS)—they remain contentious, both within and outside political parties. In this...
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
Monday, October 03, 2016
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
This is a unique collection of data on the use of gender quotas around the world. It presents an overview of trends and challenges in the implementation of quotas, and it includes profiles of 85 countries and territories with detailed description of...
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
After remarkable advances for women in politics, progress is still needed
In a historic first, Hillary Clinton was named the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the upcoming U.S. elections. If she wins, she will join Theresa May of Britain and Angela Merkel of Germany in the ranks of women who lead prominent...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond
On January 30, 2014, the Middle East Program and Global Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Center and CARE hosted an event “Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond” with Stephenie...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
American Political Science Review Paper on Gender Quotas and Women's Political Leadership
Abstract: Though more than 100 countries have adopted gender quotas, the effects of these reforms on women's political leadership are largely unknown. We exploit a natural experiment—a 50–50 quota imposed by the national board of the Swedish Social...
Ruth Sealy
Friday, December 12, 2014
Adding a Female Quota Causes a Step Change
City University London Researcher and Lecturer Ruth Sealy discusses the lack of women at the top of companies, the idea of adding quotas to bring about change and how the U.K. stacks up in its number of female leaders with Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Alliance Party MLA calls for quotas to get women into politics, Ireland
Gender quotas have worked to increase the number of women getting elected in politics and should be looked at along with other measures to encourage women to become candidates, Northern Ireland MLA, Anna Lo of the Alliance Party told a Sinn Féin...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Afghan Youth Debates: Women's Limited Role in Politics Under Threat
Efforts to boost the participation of women in Afghan politics are in serious jeopardy, an IWPR debate has heard. Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), said that attitudes towards female members of...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A ‘Head Start’ for Women Mayors and Councilors in Nicaragua
A revision to Nicaragua’s law on municipal elections last year required political parties to put up equal numbers of women and men as candidates for mayor and city council. It also increased the number of city council seats in each municipality. The...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
An Absence of Estrogen in Politics: Why Aren't Women Running for Office in the USA?
There's something missing from our political offices, and the answer is in the hormones. We need more estrogen. Despite having successful female examples at the national level such as Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Nancy Pelosi, the number...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Afghan women lose political power as fears grow for the future
A legal requirement that women make up at least a quarter of all provincial elected officials was quietly removed by conservative male parliamentarians, officials said, the latest in a series of decisions undermining advances in women's rights in...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Algeria: As Algerian Elections Approach, Quota Set for Female Candidates
Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia described the fatwa issued by the Scientific Council of the Ibadi Confession in Ghardaia forbidding the nomination of women in local elections in the province as an “internal fatwa that concerns a particular...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Armenia: Women Still Shut Out of Local Politics
The number of women standing in local elections in Armenia has barely changed from four years ago, despite government pledges to increase participation. Activists are now saying it might be is time for local polls to be subject to the same gender...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Armenia: Women and Politics Newspaper
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Algeria: Algerian Women Optimistic on Eve of Presidential Elections
Having battled for over twenty years against the Family Code, Algerian women now face a new challenge. Unlike their elders, whose aim was to get the Family Code amended, young Algerian women today are campaigning for greater political...