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Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’ - Photo: UN Women Lebanon / UN ESCWA
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’
Beirut, 12 December 2022 – Today, UN Women and ESCWA jointly launched a report on women’s political participation entitled “Women at the Table: Insights from Lebanese Women in Politics”. The report analyses a set of seven in-depth interviews with...
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections (Picture: New Dawn)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections
The deal to upholding women’s political participation and leadership in the 2023 presidential and General elections remains elusive and daunting, as the Woman Legislative Caucus of Liberia launches a two-day workshop for women aspirants to solicit...
LDP North Macedonia elects Monika Zajkova as first female leader (Picture: ALDE Party)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
LDP North Macedonia elects Monika Zajkova as first female leader
Monika Zajkova was elected as the new party leader of LDP, ALDE Party member party in North Macedonia, at the party’s 8th National Congress held under the slogan "United, brave, loud!" on Sunday 20 November in Skopje. Zajkova, a member of the North...
Liz Truss speaks during her first weekly prime minister’s questions session at the House of Commons on Thursday © UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Liz Truss praised for diverse cabinet
First black chancellor of the exchequer among prime minister’s appointees. Addressing MPs in the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday, former prime minister Theresa May wryly observed that of the UK’s three elected female prime ministers all have...
 Liz Truss inherits a deeply divided party lagging behind in the polls. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA
Monday, September 05, 2022
Liz Truss wins Tory leadership race to become Britain’s next PM
Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister after winning a resounding victory over Rishi Sunak in the bitterly fought Conservative leadership contest. The foreign secretary, who won 81,326 votes of Tory members, while the former chancellor...
CDC Chairman Mulbah K. Morlu: “This policy-decision henceforth, [will be] considered in the party’s internal and external democratic processes." (Picture: Liberian Daily Observer)
Friday, June 03, 2022
Liberia: Weah’s CDC adopts 40% women quota
The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Weah has adopted a resolution that would force the party to have more women in leadership positions. The party, which is celebrating its 17th anniversary, reached a general consensus on...
La force aux femmes, dit ce slogan porté par les féministes, lors des manifestations populaires de 2019. (OLJ)
Friday, March 18, 2022
Lebanese women in Parliament: So many barriers and very little progress
The general political context in 2022 is definitely different from that of 2018. But will the new Lebanese Parliament consist of more than six women following the May 15 elections? While the deadline for the Lebanese interested in applying for...
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics - Front Page Africa
Friday, February 25, 2022
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics
The National Elections Commission (NEC) and political parties executives have signed the violence against women in elections and politics, the (VAWIE/P) Protocol. The signing of the VAWIE/P Protocol, commits political parties to fully implement, and...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulations
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and election campaigns are not effectively regulated,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Liberal Party signs gender diversity plan to increase female representation in Parliament in Australia
The Liberal Party's federal executive has signed off on a 10-year plan to significantly increase its female representation in Parliament, in what one senator has described as a "watershed" moment for the party. Under the "gender diversity reform...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Linda Burney, First Female Indigenous Lower House MP in Australia
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament has promised to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life. In her maiden speech, Linda Burney wore a traditional kangaroo-skin cloak with her personal totem...
Dourou holds the highest-elected office of any woman in Greece-Photo Rena Dourou Official website
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Little room for women in Greek cabinet
Women are conspicuously absent from the cabinet of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. They have traditionally been underrepresented in Greek politics, but Syriza was different. Joanna Kakissis reports from Athens. "Greek society exhibits one of the...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Liberia: 'We Will Support Women' - Liberty Party Push Candidates for Senatorial Race
The Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party, Atty. Fonati Koffa, said the Liberty is in the lead pushing the gender parity. Speaking at a fundraising dinner organized by Senator Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence and held at the Cape Hotel on Friday July 25...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Lack of gender equality in State’s decision-making (Ireland)
Women make up just one third of members of State boards and have been "consistently under-represented in economic portfolios," according to a report submitted to Cabinet on gender equality in decision-making roles. It says that the figures have...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Lucy Powell-British Member of Parliament: We need to have even more women entering politics
Women in politics is high on the agenda this week after David Cameron's reshuffle which his own spin doctors rather unfortunately dubbed a ‘catwalk reshuffle’. More women ministers is a welcome development but with just half as many women in his...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Libya: Seize Chance to Protect Women's Rights
Watch video: Historic Time to Entrench Rights through Participation, New Laws and Constitution https://www.hrw.org/news/2013/05/26/libya-seize-chance-protect-womens-rightsLibya: Seize Chance to Protect Women's Rights Published on May 26, 2013
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Launch of new IDEA publication at the UN CSW 2014 - "Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens"
On 11 March 2014, the publicationPolitical Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on“Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making Development Sustainable, Making Governance Responsive...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Leading ladies of Oireachtas, Ireland: 'Rare birds' on hunt for equality
THE Seanad chamber is always a handy place for a parliamentary photo shoot. For a start, it's a beautiful room, all corniced high ceilings, sparkly chandeliers and plush blue leather seats. Secondly, it's as under-used as a copy of Mao's 'Little Red...

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