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2022 Women in US Municipal Office
Monday, April 11, 2022
2022 Women in US municipal office
Data provided by the Center for American Women and Politics and KnowWho Data Services. Numbers include members and officers of the municipal legislative branch of incorporated cities and towns with populations over 10,000 as per the U.S. Census....
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacting with women in Uttar Pradesh. (FILE PHOTO)
Thursday, December 23, 2021
2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: major political parties vying to win support of women
A game of political one-upmanship is being witnessed among the major political parties ever since Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra promised 40% party tickets to women candidates and made some populist announcements for them ahead of...
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Monday, November 08, 2021
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry (Canada) issued the 2021 Report today with a thematic focus on “Violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis,” shedding light on intensifying and widespread offline and online...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2019 Parliamentary Elections in Moldova - Gender perspective
The infographics are produced by the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova, with the support of “Enhancing democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections” Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...
Friday, January 31, 2020
2020 Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the UN
Education as a key to peace and sustainable development: Toward the implementation of SDG 4. Education has long been recognized as a necessary precondition for sustainable development in all its dimensions – economic, social and environmental....
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
2019 Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations
The 2019 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations will take place on 21-22 February in New York. The international community and national governments are contending with global issues such as climate change, migrants and refugees, sustainable...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
26th African Union Summit focused on gender equality
African leaders have celebrated the 26th African Union Summit from 21 to 31 January, in Addis Ababa. This edition of the meeting was particularly focused on gender equality and women’s rights. The Director of Women, Gender and Development of the...
Friday, January 29, 2016
25 Percent: A Documentary
Only 25 percent of political seats, across Canadian municipal, provincial, and federal tables belong to women. This documentary examines why Canadian politics has yet to reach the United Nations minimum standard for engagement of women in decision-...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
2014: A turning point for women in politics?
“Our young women are forming a new era in female history,” wrote Massachusetts feminist Judith Sargent Murray excitedly. “The Rights of Women begin to be understood; we seem, at length, determined to do justice.” The year was 1798. It would be two...
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
20 Women to Watch in US Politics in 2014
Wendy Davis isn't the only one who could make history. Even though we're more than two years away from our next presidential election — and the Hillary Clinton mania likely to ensue — 2014 is shaping up to be a critical year for women in politics...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
20 percent women, 100 percent effective
Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., once said her experience as a preschool teacher was excellent training for Congress. As many on Capitol Hill are mugging for the press pool, proud of their political brinkmanship, a small group of female senators (...