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Thursday, November 02, 2023
Feminist NGOs and academics in Romania ask for gender quotas in parliamentary elections
56 non-governmental organizations and individuals from academia have signed an open letter addressed to the Romanian Parliament expressing their support for the introduction of gender quotas on candidate lists for the upcoming parliamentary...
FWCC coordinator Shamima Ali speaking atthe flag-raising ceremony in Suva, on Thurs 06 Oct 2022. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU
Friday, October 21, 2022
Fiji: “Unshackle the chains”
Italy recently joined Great Britain, Finland and New Zealand after the country elected its first woman prime minister. Globally, women in office have often been the most underrepresented when it comes to politics, and in the Pacific, it is even more...
The IPU Forum of Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Indonesia (IPU)
Monday, September 26, 2022
Five ways women parliamentarians can get ahead in politics
As Liz Truss becomes the UK’s next PM, here’s how women parliamentarians can gain ground in politics. Succeeding in politics is tough – succeeding as a woman is even harder. Millions of women around the world face discrimination, sexism and violence...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Five women lead Iraqi election lists in Kurdistan
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — Women in Kurdistan are heading several parties’ voting lists, and some don’t want Iraq’s 25-percent quota system to be seen as the reason for their candidacies in this year’s elections.  Shiler Abdulmajid, head of the...
Monday, October 02, 2017
Facebook Live Discussion on the Role of Male Champions in Promoting Women's Political Participation and Leadership
Co-organized by iKNOW Politics and International Gender Champions, this Facebook Live discussion brought together a diverse panel of Geneva-based Gender Champions who shared their experiences and views on the role of male champions in promoting...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Few female candidates in India state polls reflects failure to boost women politicians
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pitiful show of female candidates in India's state elections is an indictment of the failure of successive governments to enact a two-decade-old bill to give women a stronger voice...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Feminist Forum: Discrimination + Harassment of Women in Politics
TITLE: A woman’s place is apparently not in the house (either of them): Discrimination and harassment of women in politics ABSTRACT: Women continue to be under-represented in politics around the world. Myriad obstacles face politically ambitious...
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
From Merkel to May and Beyond: Are Women Running the World?
Meryl Kenny, Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh, wrote an article published by IPI Global Observatory, on the recent rise of women holding positions of political power worldwide. Due to its interest, we transcribe the...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Framework for the Consolidation of Parity Democracy
In 2013 the 29th General Assembly of the Latin American Parliament, that took place on 19-20 October, approved the Resolution on the political participation of women, which “reaffirms the commitment to substantive equality of women and men,...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Female British Politicians Discuss Gender Quotas
British UKIP Politician and Member of the European Parliament, Ms. Louise Bours (see image), made recently a statement against gender quotas benefiting the participation of women in politics. Her statement followed the commentaries of Ms. Harriet...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Few women on Tunisian parliamentary poll lists
Tunisia, despite being the most advanced Arab nation in terms of women's rights, is still fare from adhering fully to the principles enshrined in the January 2014 Constitution and from abiding by the ratification of international treaties in daily...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Female political participation in the Pacific
Last week I was in Tahiti (yes, I know) for PIPSA, the biannual Pacific Islands Political Science Association conference, to discuss China's role in the region and the influence Pacific island governments have in negotiating Chinese financing (more...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Fianna Fáil ‘disappointed’ as it fails on female candidate targets
Fianna Fáil has conceded it is “disappointed” with the proportion of female candidates it is running in the local and European elections in May. The party’s enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary said today that less than 20 per cent of its candidates...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Fiji: 40pc for women
WOMEN should make up 40 per cent of the new parliament and this should be enshrined in the new constitution. Ba resident Merewai Dolewale told the Constitution Commission earlier this week that the size of the parliament should also be reduced. "The...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Fiji: Call for equal representation in parliament
THE women of Vitogo Village and surrounding settlements have called on the Constitution Commission to ensure there is equal representation of women and men in a new parliament. Making submissions on behalf of the women of Vitogo yesterday, Adi...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
First Hemispheric Forum: Women's Leadership for A Citizens' Democracy
From April 4th to 6th 2011, CIM and UN Women organized the First Hemispheric Forum on Women's Leadership for a Citizens' Democracy, with the aim of placing women's political rights at the centre of the debate on strengthening democratic governance....