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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Can’t we all just get along? How women MPs can ameliorate affective polarization in Western publics
Abstract Concern over partisan resentment and hostility has increased across Western democracies. Despite growing attention to affective polarization, existing research fails to ask whether who serves in office affects mass-level interparty...
LOS ANGELES, CA-JANUARY 18, 2019: Supporters cheer during the 4th annual Women’s March Los Angeles kickoff at Pershing Square in dowtown Los Angeles. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones/Los Angeles Times)
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
California Politics: Huge gains for women in the Legislature
SACRAMENTO —  The California Legislature that will be sworn in Monday will include more women than ever before, accounting for about 42% of state lawmakers. That might not sound like much for a progressive state like California — home to a roster of...
New Zealand Gov. Gen. Cindy Kiro, left, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are seen in 2021. The country ranks sixth for women’s participation in national parliaments.  NICK PERRY / AP FILE PHOTO
Monday, September 19, 2022
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics
Canadians want parties and governments to act on gender parity in politics. What do Iceland, Mexico and New Zealand have in common? On at least one fundamental measure, they’re more democratic than Canada. That’s because in recent years they’ve...
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...
Joining the race to replace UCP leader Jason Kenney are, from left: Leela Aheer, Rebecca Schulz, Rajan Sawhney and Danielle Smith.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Canada: Four women join race for UCP leadership
Alberta politics becoming more open to diverse candidates, says UCalgary political science professor Susan Franceschet.  Despite the long race ahead, a United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership ballot boasting a record number of women is already a...
Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?  ILLUSTRATION BY PAIGE STAMPATOR
Monday, June 13, 2022
Canada: Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?
Women are more likely to hold interim leadership roles in federal politics, but clinching the top role remains elusive. INTERIM LEADERS HOLD a strange position in party politics. They’ve advanced to one of the highest offices in the country, but at...
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...
Claudia Roth
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th...
Cherchez les femmes: in the French election, the men stay on top. Copyrights: The Article
Friday, February 04, 2022
Cherchez les femmes: in the French election, the men stay on top
By Denis Macshane The women in the French presidential contest are having a miserable time. Britain and Germany have each produced two world-class female leaders, but France refuses to take women seriously as politicians. Politics there, as in the...
Former federal and Nova Scotia NDP leader Alexa McDonough is shown giving a speech in Halifax on Aug. 14, 2009. (Tim Krochak/The Canadian Press) - CBC
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Canadian Alexa McDonough, former NDP leader and trailblazer for women in politics, has died
Alexa McDonough, whose leadership of the Nova Scotia NDP in 1980 made her the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada, has died at the age of 77. McDonough, who also became the leader of the federal New Democratic Party in 1995, died...
The swearing in on the 24th (Photo: Anetone Sagaga)
Monday, July 26, 2021
Court declares F.A.S.T. Government; impasse over
The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party is the new Government of Samoa's bringing an end to three months of a national political stalemate. The court, the highest in the country, found that a...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Can political parties move from rhetoric to action in women’s political representation?
By Esther Tawiah, After the Beijing conference, one of the actions recommended to state parties to increase women political participation was through appointments, this they believed would address the historical deficit of women’s leadership in both...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Conceptualizing and measuring women’s political leadership: From presence to balance
This article conceptualizes an innovative understanding and measurement of women’s political leadership, theoretically justifies its application, and analyzes contemporary variation in its patterns through comparative case studies. In recent years,...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Call for parties to publish gender breakdown of candidates in UK
Political parties should be required to publish details of their election candidates by gender to highlight the "shameful" gap in numbers between men and women, campaigners are arguing. The Centenary Action Group, which wants equal representation in...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Canada: New Brunswick's government to give political parties financial incentives to field women candidates
FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's government is winning praise for its plan -- thought to be a Canadian first -- to give political parties a financial incentive to field more women candidates. Premier Brian Gallant said Wednesday more women are needed...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Canada: All-party support for legislation to end gender inequality in politics
As MPs start debate on Bill C-237, MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South) announced politicians from across party lines support his private member's bill aimed at bringing gender parity to Parliament. "Most of the time in Ottawa, politicians from...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Compendium of Good Practices for Advancing Women’s Political Participation in the OSCE Region
The objective of this publication is to critically assess progress and efforts in advancing women’s political participation in the OSCE region. This compendium brings together existing knowledge and good practice while considering what needs to be...
Monday, March 21, 2016
CSW60 Side Event on women in decision-making
The International Alliance of Women: Equal Rights – Equal Opportunities is hosting a discussion on Wednesday March 23 in New York on the topic of women in decision-making. Co-sponsored with the Council of Women Leaders, Equality Now, the Reflective...

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