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Borjana Kristo of the Croatian Demotracit Union and Croat candidate of the Tri-partite Bosnian Presidency attends a pre-election rally in Zepce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Monday, January 02, 2023
Bosnia presidency nominates first female Croat PM-designate
SARAJEVO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Bosnia's three-member presidency on Thursday nominated Croat politician Borjana Kristo as the Balkan country's first female prime minister-designate, following a general election in October. Kristo, 61, is the deputy...
مواطنون بحرينيون أثناء الإدلاء بأصواتهم فى الانتخابات
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Bahrain election sees high turnout of youth and women
The first round of polls held to elect the new Parliament and Municipal Councils on Saturday created many milestones in Bahrain in terms of participation. Among them was the record number of women and youth who queued up to cast their ballots across...
The "women not afraid to fight" movement. Image courtesy of Mídia Ninja
Thursday, October 06, 2022
Brazil’s ghost candidates: How politicians abuse a law meant to encourage women in politics
Despite being 53% of eligible voters, participation of women in Brazilian politics is still much lower compared to men. A law created in the 1990s aimed to increase the number of female candidates per election, but the law has been abused by...
Between Westminster and Brussels: Putting the “Parliament” in parliamentary ethnography (Cambridge University Press)
Friday, August 12, 2022
Between Westminster and Brussels: Putting the “Parliament” in parliamentary ethnography
Gender and politics scholars are increasingly making appeals to ethnographic methodology to bring important contributions to understand the reproduction of gender, gender hierarchies, gendered relations, and their redress in parliamentary settings....
In Vanuatu, women mostly watch the political game from the sidelines (Tracey/Flickr)
Friday, July 29, 2022
Barriers to women’s political participation in Vanuatu
The way politics is played in Melanesian countries has very little national inclusivity about it – in terms of participation by and representation of both men and women at the national level. The role of women is, almost exclusively, to vote, not to...
Photo credit: GMF, Ducu Rodionoff / Shutterstock.com
Monday, July 25, 2022
Breaking barriers to women’s participation in politics in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
This paper examines the barriers that still inhibit women’s political participation in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. It explains the main roots of women’s underrepresentation, first looking at public attitudes in the three countries regarding the...
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments (RepresentWomen)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments
To inform our own programming on advancing gender-balanced appointments and to establish a scalable, replicable, transformative model for advancing gender-balanced appointments, RepresentWomen gathered learnings from five similar initiatives around...
Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is (Picture: The Guardian)
Friday, July 08, 2022
Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is
If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons. As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the...
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
As the world commemorates the 2022 International Women's Day, the plummeting of women's representation in elective office in Africa is alarming. According to the first Women's Political Participation (WPP) Africa Barometer 2021, women constitute 24...
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination - Copyright: CNN
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination
More than 100 influential Black women leaders thanked President Joe Biden in a letter for honoring his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, who if confirmed, would be the first to ever sit on the bench. The letter, delivered to...
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity  - © Washington Post/Pool/ The Hill
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity
Joseph Robinette Biden stood before America answering questions for nearly two hours the day before his one-year anniversary of becoming president. The press lobbed question after question on Russia, the pandemic, the economy, voting rights and even...
Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term . Credits: The Guardian
Friday, January 21, 2022
Barbados PM Mia Mottley who broke with Queen wins landslide second term
Mia Mottley, who shot to international fame during the Cop26 climate talks and oversaw Barbados’s break with the Queen last year, has won a second term as the Caribbean nation’s prime minister. The 56-year-old’s Barbados Labour party (BLP) won all...
Primera ministra de Barbados, Mia Mottley, en la XVI Conferencia Raúl Prebisch en Ginebra, Suiza, 10 de septiembre de 2019. Foto en Flickr de Timothy Sullivan, UNCTAD (CC BY-SA 2.0).
Friday, January 14, 2022
Barbados prime minister calls a snap election, the first poll for the island as a republic
For the first time in the island’s history, women leaders will take Barbados’ two major political parties into the arena as the island prepares for a snap general election. Incumbent prime minister, Mia Mottley, head of the Barbados Labour Party (...
Kahina Bouhassane, Green Party Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate - More Radio
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Brighton & Hove: politician criticises trolls abusing women in politics
A politician has called for an end to the insults that women receive on social media when they enter the political spotlight. Kahina Bouhassane received a deluge of abuse on social media when she stood as the Green Party’s candidate for Sussex...
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage - The Voice
Monday, December 27, 2021
Botswana: journos drilled on women in politics media coverage
Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) in conjunction with Botswana Editors Forum Botswana recently held a two-day workshop to train journalists on how media can play a supportive role in advancing meaningful participation of women in politics. Currently...
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation (copyright: Allison Joyce/Getty Images via AFP - IPU)
Monday, November 22, 2021
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
Lawmakers around the world have a new resource to help them address gender inequality with the publication of the new IPU and UN Women Handbook on gender-responsive law making. The handbook is timely as countries put in place COVID-19 recovery plans...
Nada al-Jubori, a candidate in Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections, speaks to her supporters in Baghdad, Iraq September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Charlotte Bruneau
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Braving intimidation, hundreds of Iraqi women run for parliament
BAGHDAD, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A powerful mix of insecurity and traditional prejudice against more liberal female politicians put Awatef Rasheed off running for parliament when she returned to Iraq in 2014 after years abroad. Seven years later, with...
Photo credit: Artram / shutterstock
Monday, March 08, 2021
Being a woman leader: the strengths, and the challenges and inspiration to overcome them
The theme of 2021 International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” We asked participants in the UNDP Enhancing Women’s Role in Politics and Decision-Making at the Subnational Level in Ukraine project...

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