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Represent Women
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Gender quota helps women win in Egypt
By Fatma Tawfik In 2019, after Egypt witnessed a long fight for gender equality in the political, economic and social spheres, the Egyptian parliament approved a constitutional amendment that includes a gender quota, reserving 25 percent of...
Equality Parliamentary Secretary Rosianne Cutajar
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Gender corrective mechanism to boost women MPs clears second reading in Malta's parliament
Equality Parliamentary Secretary Rosianne Cutajar closes the Second Reading debate on the gender corrective mechanism. A corrective electoral mechanism to boost the number of women MPs has cleared the second stage in parliament with support from...
Pictured: Pelosi at a Thursday press conference. (Screenshot from CBS)
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Gendered violence and the attack on the U.S. Capitol
The vandalism and thefts targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week sought to assail her position as one of the most powerful women in American politics. Among the many dramatic images emerging from the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol, two in...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Gender equality laws around the world - what can parliaments do?
Watch the third in a series of short videos on the Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality. This video on legislation for gender equality looks at how countries can achieve full gender equality, something that none of them have done until...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Gender-Sensitive Parliaments
The Report on Gender-Sensitive Parliaments is the result of a two-year research project. It follows up on a previous IPU publication, Equality in Politics: A Survey of Women and Men in Parliaments (2008). That Survey had found that women were...
Friday, November 23, 2018
GOP is trying to figure out why it has almost no women in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally. West Virginia's Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She'll join...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit
The Gender-Responsive Assembly Toolkit is intended for all actors that drive change within organizations, including Director-/Secretary-Generals, Secretariats, Member States, civil society and staff. We undertake to uphold common standards for...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Gender-Responsive Assemblies – An agenda for concrete action
As #Metoo snowballs into a global movement, there is a growing awareness of the importance of gender parity in all human activities. Assemblies are an important part of the work of any international organization. They set strategic direction and...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Gambia: The cabinet reshuffle and the gender agenda
On Friday June 29th, 2018, President Adama Barrow effected a major cabinet change. The change saw two women lose their cabinet positions while two men joined the new cabinet.  The purpose of this article is not to question the cabinet reshuffle as...
Monday, June 04, 2018
GOP doubles female recruits for congressional races
House Republicans have doubled the number of female candidates they have recruited to run for congressional seats this year as they seek to hold their majority and counter accusations of a gender gap with Democrats. There are 103 Republican women,...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Gambia: Banjul elects first female mayor Rohey Malick Lowe
The City of Banjul made history by electing its first female mayor. Mayoress-elect Rohey Malick Lowe will be the first woman to steer the affairs of The Gambia’s capital; which houses the country’s Central Bank and is the country’s economic and...
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
General election 2017: Chance of more women MPs in Wales?
Historically, snap elections are bad news for women's representation - so are we likely to see more female MPs from Wales at Westminster after 8 June? Diana Stirbu, Jac Larner and Laura McAllister of Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre...
Mariam Jack Denton
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Gambian Parliament picks a female lawyer as new speaker
The Gambia has a new speaker of parliament in the person of Mariama Diack Denton. She becomes the first speaker of a post-Jammeh era National Assembly. She takes over from Abdolie Bojang whose tenure expired ahead of the April 6th legislative polls...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Government of Solomon Islands Supports Temporary Special Measure Policy for Women in Parliament
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has moved a Motion in Parliament to consider the White Paper on the proposed new election system for Solomon Islands. Apart from addressing some of the shortfalls in the current first past the post system, Prime...
aws
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gender quotas do not pose a threat to “merit” at any stage of the political process
The UK Labour Party has long utilised All-Women candidate shortlists in an aim to ensure that female representation in the House of Commons increases. This has always been controversial, however it has been responsible for a noted increase in the...
abu dhabi
Monday, December 12, 2016
Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament kicks off in Abu Dhabi
The Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament launched this morning in the United Arab Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi. The summit, which involves two days of forward-looking panels and debates in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary...
Westminster
Friday, December 02, 2016
Gender parity among MPs at risk of stalling, say women's groups
By Alexandra Topping Women and equalities minister Justine Greening says there is a danger that female representation will flatline at current 30%. Progress on the representation of women in Westminster is in danger of stalling, according to a group...
ipu
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Gender-sensitive reforms in parliament are necessary to eliminate violence against women
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) follows up its landmark study on sexism against women MPs with an initiative to advance gender-sensitive reforms in parliament. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, IPU launched...

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