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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Making national legislatures more gender-balanced
By Archana Datta, The Global Gender Gap report for 2018 said that the widest gender disparity is in the field of political empowerment. To cite the Inter-Parliamentary Union 2018 report, women legislators account for barely 24% of all MPs across the...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Maldives: Quota proposed for women in political party leadership
The Elections Commission and political parties have agreed to introduce a quota to increase the number of women in leadership posts. The low participation of women in politics was among the issues discussed at a forum held Monday night to propose...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Malta: Can women choose politics?
By Renee Laiviera, Commissioner of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality of Malta, discusses the barriers that keep women from entering the political sphere. She maintains that gender quotas are one of the most effective ways to spur...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Malta: Can women choose politics?
By Renee Laiviera, Commissioner of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality of Malta, discusses the barriers that keep women from entering the political sphere. She maintains that gender quotas are one of the most effective ways to spur...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics
New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media. The Parliament of Moldova recently adopted a new law that, for the first time, introduces...
Friday, November 20, 2015
Michele Bachelet Advocates for Gender Quotas at the Women and Youth Dialogue
Michele Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, has participated this week in the forum ‘Women and Youth Dialogue’, celebrated this week at the Miriam College, in Quezon City (Philippines). The forum was part of the 4th National Women’s Summit...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Meet Elise Stefanik, the Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress
Republican Elise Stefanik has become the youngest woman elected to Congress in history, winning her race against Aaron Woolf in New York's 21st open district 56-32, ABC News projects. She's the first Republican to win the district, which had been...
Friday, July 04, 2014
More than quotas are needed for women in politics
While Lebanon suffers from a paucity of female politicians, establishing a quota is not the only way to bolster women’s participation in the political sphere, say members of UNDP’s Lebanese Electoral Assistance Program. Parties from all across the...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
More women is the key to cutting corruption, Australia
IN THIS heady age of grimy corruption revelations, thanks to the ICAC merry-go-round, it's good to know there's a simple answer to end corruption in politics. That is, to get more women elected Australia-wide, according to Lennox Head-based NSW...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Mona Lena Krook
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Mona Lena Krook, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and iKNOW Politics Expert on women's political participation and the recent phenomenon of violence...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Makungwa Calls for the Promotion of Women in Politics, Malawi
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Mary Clara Makungwa has called on the media in the country to promote women aspirants in politics in order to achieve the 50-50 women representation campaign. The newly appointed Minister said this...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Merkel quashes revolt over female exec quota, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition defeated an election-year opposition bid Thursday to set a quota for female board members in a vote that exposed a party rift and forced her to give ground. (We invite our users to read the complete...
Monday, March 18, 2013
More women in politics - how? , Scotland
Could the debate on Scotland's future be an opportunity to push for a more equal society? That was the question posed at a conference in Edinburgh this week - which asked if our European counterparts have the right idea when it comes to getting...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
MENA: Questioning the Quota for Arab Women
Palestinians voted in local elections this past weekend for time since 2006, and one-fifth of seats are going to women, thanks to a new quota system for municipal councils in the West Bank.  It’s a victory for some, but for others such as Maysoun...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Mongolia: Number of Seats Held by Women in Mongolia’s Parliament Triples
While the arrest of Mongolia’s former president Nambaryn Enkhbayar on corruption charges has been dominating headlines, another quieter, but very significant event took place earlier this summer on June 28, when nine women won seats in the country’s...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Mongolia: The Impact of a Quota: Female MPs in the Ikh Khural
So, what was the impact of this quota on the number of MPs? Looking at the preliminary results for this year’s election, seven women have been elected directly in the 48 first-past-the-post contests: D Oyunkhorol (MPP), Ts Oyungerel (DP), G Uyanga (...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Mongolia: Can New Electoral Law Help Women Enter Parliament?
Supported by recent revisions to Mongolia’s election law, a record number of women are on the ballot in parliamentary elections on June 28. They are seeking seats in what has traditionally been a male-dominated body. Of the 544 candidates running...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mona Lena Krook
Mona Lena Krook is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Her research analyzes electoral gender quotas in cross-national perspective. Her first book,...