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CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
Friday, August 12, 2022
CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Gender Sensitising Parliamentary Guidelines: A Seven-Step Field Guide (‘Field Guide’) provides a blueprint for Commonwealth parliaments interested in undertaking a Gender Sensitive Parliament (GSP) review...
Canada: The barriers facing women candidates (Municipal Campaign School Youtube)
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Canada: The barriers facing women candidates
A conversation between Curt (Wellington) and Diane Ballantyne, councillor for Wellington County about the barriers female candidates face. Click here to access the video.
Anita Anand, Chrystia Freeland, Justin Trudeau and Melanie Joly listen (Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES)
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Creating space for women pays off
Three powerful women in charge of finance, defence and foreign affairs frame the Canadian Prime Minister during press conferences. It’s the first time in our history that these three top cabinet jobs have been held simultaneously by women. And in...
Combatting sexual harassment in Canada’s legislative assemblies (Picture: Equal Voices)
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Combatting sexual harassment in Canada’s legislative assemblies
This report highlights the key findings from research conducted by Equal Voice on sexual harassment in Canada’s legislative Assemblies. Click here to access the report.
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses COP26 (IPU)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way
Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.3 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact. The IPU is...
Women make up 53.4% of Cuba's Assembly, or lower chamber. (Picture: Green Left)
Monday, July 04, 2022
Cuba second in the world on parliamentary gender parity
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has placed Cuba as the second of the five countries in the world that boast gender parity in parliament and the country with the second-highest proportion of women deputies. A recent IPU report concluded that five...
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election (Picture: The Guardian)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election
Rachel Keke, who coordinated successful strike for better pay and conditions, takes on Macron’s former sports minister. A hotel housekeeper who led a strike for better pay and conditions at one of the biggest hotels in Paris could become the first...
Cambodian women in leadership rising (Picture: Khmer Times)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Cambodian women in leadership rising
Cambodia organised the National Forum on ‘Women in Leadership and Governance’ acknowledging increasing number of women in key leadership roles in the country. In her address, National Assembly (NA) Second Vice President and Chairwoman of Women...
More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion (Picture: Toronto Star)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Canada: More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion
"Women hold just 30 per cent of seats in Parliament; only two of 12 premiers are women. It matters because women matter." I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s truck, driving around Saint John when I was 12. I was feeling smug because I...
Representative image (Photo Credit - Reuters). Image Credit: ANI
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
China limits women representation across top echelons of political system
Women have limited representation and voice across the top echelons of China's political system, said US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in a report. Women have limited representation and voice across the top echelons of China's...
Women In Politics Study - Abacus/ Equal Voice
Monday, April 11, 2022
Canada: Women in politics study
This document presents the result of a series of surveys conducted by Abacus Data in January 2022, about women in politics and the future of women in politics. Click here to access the report.
Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, hosted an event dedicated to eliminating violence against women in politics on the sidelines of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Calling for an end to violence against women in politics
At a special event hosted by Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, on the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, leaders came together to call for concrete actions and responses to end violence against women in...
CSW
Monday, March 14, 2022
CSW 66: Ending Violence Against Women in Politics - Special Event hosted by the President of the General Assembly
While women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their involvement as candidates, voters, supporters, and activists has spurred attacks, intimidation and harassment in many parts of the world. Violence against women in...
Constitution review in Nigeria: Committee presents 68 alterations as women protest exclusion from politics - Daily Post
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Constitution review in Nigeria: Committee presents 68 alterations as women protest exclusion from politics
The House of Representatives special committee on review of the 1999 Constitution has presented the first batch of its report.  The Committee, chaired by Deputy Speaker Idris Wase (APC, Plateau), presented the 68 alterations to the green chamber....
Aisuluu Mamashova. Central Asia Needs to Promote Women Politicians  Image source: akipress.com / Modern Diplomacy
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Central Asia needs to promote women politicians
By Mirgul Kuhns Hidden from the world’s attention, with its five “stans” and 79 million people, Central Asia has been a region of democratic growth after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The last three decades Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,...
Monday, February 14, 2022
Christine Razanamahasoa
Christine Razanamahasoa is the President of the National Assembly of Madagascar. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
UN Women and IPU
Friday, February 11, 2022
CSW 66: The role of women’s leadership and gender-responsive parliaments in climate action
Bringing together parliamentarians from all around the world and recognizing the urgency for concrete and bold legislative actions towards women’s political participation and legal and policy initiatives for gender-responsive climate action, IPU and...
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Thursday, February 10, 2022
CSW 66: One decade on: How gender-sensitive are our parliaments now?
To commemorate a decade of Gender-sensitive parliaments and take stock of parliaments’ achievements in transforming their institutions to enable women’s full and effective participation and deliver on gender equality, the Inter-Parliamentary Union...

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