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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....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Political Representation and Empowerment: Women in Local Government Institutions in Bihar, India
The aim of the present study is to find out whether a quantitative rise in the representation of women in political decision-making can transform into qualitative changes in the participation of women, so that it can pave the way for political...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Pacific women gather in Fiji to boost representation in politics
A group of Pacific women politicians and leaders have met in Fiji to find ways to boost the number of Pacific women in elected positions. The Pacific has the lowest number of women in government in the world at just 4-point-7 percent. Twenty women...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Political representation of women and indigenous peoples: Evidence from the Peruvian quotas
This paper seeks to advance the analysis of substantive representation of marginalised groups through a critical assessment of quotas in Peru. It provides a review of theoretical underpinnings and key concepts of political representation of...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Pakistan: Women MPs slam Imran for opposing quota
Women parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle criticised Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday over his remarks against reserved seats for women and challenged him to compare his educational credentials with theirs. Speaking...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Papua New Guinea: PNG women MPs defer support for reserved seats
Papua New Guinea’s three women MPs have ruled out supporting legislation for reserved seats for women. And a prominent supporter of the legislation says the debate over women’s seats may have served its purpose. Megan Whelan has more. Last year,...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Pacific: UNDP keen to support getting more Pacific women in Parliament
The head of the United Nations Development Programme says her organisation will happily support MPs who want to re-introduce legislation to increase women’s political representation. Across the Pacific, only about 5 percent of parliamentarians are...