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Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows off his gender-parity cabinet in 2015. PHOTO BY TONY CALDWELL /Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Piscopo: Canada’s claims to lead the globe on gender equality in political office ring hollow
Given Mexico's progress in this area, we don't even lead North America. Gender quotas are an effective solution. The prime minister may boast about his gender-equal federal cabinet, but Canada is tumbling down the global rankings for women’s...
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections - The News International (logo)
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections
Islamabad: Women have been considered as a passive vote bank and political parties tend to use them mostly for representative functions at public gathering, meetings and campaigns. This was stated by Chairperson National Commission on the Status of...
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
Monday, May 23, 2022
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
PLANS to reform Welsh politics hope to see the Senedd expanded to 96 members, with gender quotas and a shake up of constituencies with each selecting multiple members. First Minister Mark Drakeford and Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said they want...
Papua New Guinea: No reserved seats for women (© The National)
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Papua New Guinea: No reserved seats for women
The plan to have five regional seats reserved for women beginning in the general election this year has been shelved, a senior government official told a parliamentary committee yesterday. Ivan Pomaleu, the secretary to the Department of Prime...
Promoting women's political participation: from quotas to parity - UNW
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Promoting women's political participation: From quotas to parity
This guide is designed to increase the understanding of the legal obligations of countries in the West and Central Africa (WCA) region to achieve gender equality in decision-making. It focuses on strengthening efforts to improve the legal framework...
Staff of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission display electoral lists ahead of the upcoming general elections, at the commission's local offices in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on April 6, 2021. - ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Palestinian women still underrepresented on electoral lists
Although the Palestinian electoral law has been amended to raise the quota for women's participation in the Palestinian elections from 20% to 26%, Palestinian women continue to be unfairly represented on electoral lists. RAMALLAH, West Bank —...
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Proposed bill sets highest quota for women in Egypt's Parliament's history
The proposed amendments to the constitution have granted women a fixed quota. If the amendments are approved, women will hold 25 percent of the total parliamentary seats by the power of law.  The proposed bill stipulates that the number of total...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Push for more women MPs stymied in Malawi
BLANTYRE, MALAWI — In Malawi, the push for more women members of parliament was dealt a blow when the government said it would not consider a proposal to create 28 automatic seats for women. Malawi ranks among the countries within the South African...
Friday, September 08, 2017
Proposals to increase number of female MPs in Commons rejected
The government has rejected all six proposals to give parliament more equal female representation, prepared by the Commons’ women and equalities committee, including fines for parties that do not select enough women as candidates.  The women and...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Panel Discussion on Gender Parity: A Global Reality Check
Join a conversation between members of the judiciary, executive and legislative branches and global policy experts organized by the Graduate Institute of Geneva in collaboration with Women@theTable and The Women in Public Service Project at the...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Putting More Women on a Path to Political Power
By Alison Smale About five decades since the surge in modern feminism, it is unlikely that most women — in the United States, at least — would have anticipated the current political climate in which gender equality remains almost as elusive as ever...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Party leader sets goal for 50% of Labour MPs to be women by 2020
Party leader tells committee he backs all-female shortlists and is determined to have 50/50 representation by next election. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called for all-female shortlists to achieve equal representation in parliament and...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Panel Discussion on "Electing Women Leaders"
2016 has been a historic year for electing women to public office. In the US, the first woman has become the presumptive presidential nominee from a major political party. In Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen became the first female Prime Minister to take office...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Political Geographer Claire Mc Ging discusses the implications of gender quotas in Ireland
Political Geographer, Ms. Claire Mc Ging, based at Maynooth University (Ireland) has recently posted an interesting article on how to increase women’s political representation at the London School of Economics webpage. The article comments the...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Parliament has record number of women, Ukraine
Ukraine’s new parliament has the highest number of female lawmakers in history. There are 50 of them, or 12 percent of the 421 lawmakers. They are also more educated, eloquent and elegant than ever before. All women lawmakers in this parliament have...
Women in Leadership in Fiji
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Public Perceptions of Women in Leadership
In the 2014 Fiji general election, 14% of elected parliamentarians were women. This percentage represents the largest proportion of women in Fiji’s parliament since independence in 1970. However, it also shows that Fiji is still a long way from...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Presentation Tunisian Women: Political role, Gains and Challenges
Prepared and presented by Basma Soudani Belhadj (President  and founder of League of Tunisian Women Voters LET) and Najla Abbes  (board member and co-founder of LET): An overview of women's political participation after the 2011 revolution in...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Parliamentary elections in Slovenia
The election scheduled to take place on July 13th follows the resignation of the centre-left Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek in May after she lost a battle for the leadership of the Positive Slovenia party. 33% of the outgoing parliament were women....

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