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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Breaking the glass ceiling: How these women parliamentarians made it
With a record 78 MPs, this election proved that female candidates can win. Meet some first-timers without any political lineage to find out the odds they conquered on the way to Parliament. RAMYA HARIDAS| CONGRESS She sang her way into people’s...
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Barriers to Women Entering Parliament and Local Government in the United Kingdom
In January 2018, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) commissioned this rapid evidence review, the two broad aims of which were to identify: a) barriers to women’s participation in local and national government; and b) evidence of policies and...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
BBC Podcast: General Election 2017 and women at Westminster
What impact is the snap Election having on the selection of female candidates? With less than 7 weeks to go some parties are changing the way they're choosing who'll contest seats. Will women win or lose out on better representation at Westminster...
Financing for Gender Equality
Monday, April 10, 2017
Book on Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women’s Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting
This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Bringing the voices of women parliamentarians to CSW 61
The IPU held several events during the first week of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place in New York from 13 to 24 March. IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong and the UN Women Executive Director...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
BRICS Women Parliamentarian Forum
42 delegates from BRICS countries will be attending a two-day meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarian Forum to be inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in Jaipur on Saturday. “A total of 42 delegates from the BRICS countries are attending...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Barack Obama: "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"
President Barack Obama published an article on Glamour magazine, where he explains his views on feminism and women’s empowerment. There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Book: Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa
Unexpected and transformative revolutions broke off in North Africa and quickly spread to the Middle East and the rest of the world in 2010 and 2011. Spontaneous, leaderless, youth-driven, and backed by social media, these revolutions called for...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Book: The Highest Glass Ceiling, Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Victoria Woodhull in 1872, Margaret Chase Smith in 1964, and Shirley Chisolm in 1972 – well before Hillary, for close to a century and a half, these and many other women mounted runs for the U.S. presidency. In this book, Ellen Fitzpatrick reveals...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
Women have been leaders throughout history, and today the tradition of volunteer female leadership continues to flourish. Yet in terms of paid leadership, women’s elevation to top positions is relatively rare. Why do men still vastly outnumber women...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Barriers women face in Tunisian politics
This article was originally published by International IDEA here. By Hamza Amor, Associate programme officer, Tunis office. Since starting its transition to democracy in 2011 Tunisia has been heralded as success story in the region. Since the 2014...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Ban Ki-moon points finger at nations with no women in parliament and cabinet
“I take this opportunity as Secretary-General of the United Nations to make a personal appeal: I urge action by all those leaders of countries where not even a single woman is in the parliament or cabinet to end this injustice. There are still...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Baroness D'Souza
This interview was conducted at the 133rd IPU Assembly. 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
BRIDGE Project Encourages Women's Voting in Haiti
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the International...
Dorji Choden, Minister for Works and Human Settlement, Bhutan, speaking at the COP20 climate conference in Lima
Monday, April 13, 2015
Bhutan's first female minister: engineer, equality warrior and former civil servant
Being a civil servant in this country is a unique challenge. Moving from a 20-year civil service career to becoming a government minister – and becoming the first democratically elected female minister of the country in the process – could be seen...
Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy -Photo Commons
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Bangladesh’s only female big-city mayor may also be its most effective
Narayanganj, Bangladesh — This Muslim-majority nation may have a female prime minister, but at the local level it remains difficult for women to gain and hold political power. Salina Hayat Ivy knows this better than anybody. As the mayor of this...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Book launch: Political ‘barriers to entry’ for women highlighted
South Asian writers avoid writing on gender issues, but Dr Anita Weiss rightly explained the political paths of domestic powers in South Asian countries and identified the power distribution, political priorities, identity and women empowerment...
Kanela Zuko
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bosnia Elects First Veiled MP
SARAJEVO – Sending a message of hope to Bosnian Muslim women, a veiled woman was elected to the House of Representatives in October's elections, becoming the first woman to enter the parliament with the Islamic headscarf. "I think my being elected...