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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Africa's first female president meets Namibian female parliamentarians
Liberia and Africa's first ever female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has jetted in the country to engage the parliamentary women caucus and committee on gender equality, social development and family affairs on gender related issues.  Sirleaf,...
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...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
A huge 2018 story: More than 500 women are running for major office
WASHINGTON — No matter which party ultimately triumphs in the November midterm elections, here is one thing we know for sure about 2018: It will be the Year of the Woman — supercharged. “As of last week, 325 women were non-incumbent candidates for...
Monday, May 08, 2017
At least four women in Niue Parliament
Provisional election results in Niue indicate a boost to women's representation in Niue's parliament. At least four women have won a place in the 20 seat legislature after the country went to the polls on Saturday. O'love Jacobsen was one of two...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Algeria unveils first ever electoral list composed entirely of women
An opposition party in Algeria two weeks ago unveiled a parliamentary electoral list composed entirely of women. The first of its kind in the country's history, the all-female list was drawn up by the Algerian National Front, a "centrist" opposition...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters
Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said...
Friday, March 03, 2017
A parliamentary event organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women at CSW61
The parliamentary event at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be held in New York on 17 March 2017. The event, entitled Empowering parliaments to empower women; Making the economy work for women, is...
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...
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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...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Abu Dhabi to host Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in December
By Samir Salama The UAE will host the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament set to be held on December 12 and 13, said Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council. “The world’s largest gathering of women Speakers of...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Arab Women Parliamentarians Network For Equality “Ra’edat”
Women parliamentarians from the Arab States region unite to make a difference for sustainable development. While the Arab States region is at a crucial point of transition in history, gender equality and inclusion must be on the top of the region’s...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality
The Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality "Ra’edat", or "Pioneers" in English, is a regional parliamentary network that advocates gender equality and the fair participation of women in policymaking in the Arab States region. The Network...
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...
Friday, July 29, 2016
Ana Pastor elected President of the Congress of Deputies in Spain
The Congress of Deputies of Spain has chosen a woman, Ana Pastor, as president for the 12th Legislature last July 19. Ana Pastor, a graduate in medicine and until then Minister of Public Works and Transport of Spain and Member of Parliament for the...
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, July 12, 2016
Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica
The Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the IACHR”) presents this thematic report in which it examines the dimensions of the problem of sexual violence in Mesoamerica.  It examines the regulatory and...
Friday, June 24, 2016
A Message from Canadian Women MPs: "Dear 20 Year Old Me"
This short video features women Members of Parliament, including Anita Vandenbeld, talking about what they wished they knew when they were 20, and encourages young women to apply to Daughters of the Vote. Equal Voice is selecting young women from...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Almost all of Israel’s 32 women in parliament have been sexually harassed or assaulted
Out of 32 female members of Israel's parliament, called the Knesset, 28 say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted, and at least two say those experiences occurred in the Knesset itself, according to a new survey by an Israeli television...

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