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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh (Picture: Khabarhub)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh
Policy frameworks are set to include women in the political process for empowering women, and enhancing rural development, and national development as a whole. Over the years public policies have been made, and revised to mandatorily include women...
Participants of National Forum on Women in Politics activities
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Women representation in 2022 Fijian Elections
The 2022 Fiji general election, for 55 seats in the Parliament, will take place on 14 December 2022. So far 316 provisional candidates have been named from 8 of the 9 political parties of which 55 are women—17 per cent of the total number. The...
Chinese President Xi Jinping is surrounded by men Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Monday, November 14, 2022
Women pushed even further from power in Xi Jinping’s China
Xi has revealed an all male politburo for the first time since 1997. The move erases one of the few steps women had made towards real power in Communist China Across seven decades of turmoil and change, one thing about China’s leadership has...
Why women earn high marks: Examining the role of partisanship and gender in political evaluations (Cambridge Core)
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Why women earn high marks: Examining the role of partisanship and gender in political evaluations
This article presents the results of a randomized survey experiment demonstrating that the public evaluates women politicians more highly than men across multiple characteristic assessments. This finding is consistent with a recent wave of research...
The Washington Post, by Melina Mara
Monday, October 17, 2022
Women powered Democrats in the 2018 midterms. Will they again in 2022?
ARVADA, Colo. — Not long after the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion, Robin Kupernik and Elizabeta Stacishin met for lunch and then went for a walk through the Denver Botanic Gardens. “We were both angry,” Kupernik later...
Kuwait
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Women return to Assembly as Kuwaitis vote for change
Heavy turnout as citizens flock to vote. At least 14 new faces in Parliament. KUWAIT: Kuwaiti voters, vying for political stability after years of crises, voted on Thursday for massive change, according to early election results. At least two women...
President Droupadi Murmu administers the Oath of Office to the Central Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N Patel at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photo: @rashtrapatibhvn / Twitter
Monday, August 22, 2022
Why India took 75 years to get its first tribal woman president
In the larger scheme of things, where global capital and politics come into the picture, tribal women’s voices are missing. Bhim Rao Ambedkar would not have thought while writing the constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled...
Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap (Chatham House)
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap
Women urgently need to gain access to high office if the country hopes to survive, say Hilina Berhanu Degefa and Emebet Getachew. At the end of 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government announced the formation of a three-year national dialogue to...
Photo: Female lawmakers make up 34.57% of Zimbabwe’s Ninth Parliament. Credit: ZimFact
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Why Do Zimbabwean Women Shun Politics?
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (IDN) — Cyberbullying and online sexual harassment are some dilemmas that young women trying to rise in Zimbabwe’s patriarchal and male-dominated political space face. What started as a debate on the opposition party, Citizens...
The exterior of the US Capitol is seen on August 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (CNN)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Women candidates set records in 2022 midterms as gender becomes a primary theme in national discourse, research group says
(CNN) 2022 marks a record high for women running in gubernatorial and Senate races, but the total number of women running for the House of Representatives fell slightly from previous cycles, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women...
Incumbent Upper House lawmaker Renho bows to supporters at her office in Minato Ward, Tokyo, after securing re-election on Sunday night. | KYODO
Monday, July 18, 2022
Women win record 35 of 125 seats in Japan's Upper House election
Sunday’s Upper House election saw a record 35 seats go to women, with veteran lawmakers and new contenders of all stripes voted in. In a race overshadowed by the murder of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — who during his tenure pushed the slogan “a...
Women and political power In Pakistan (Picture: the Friday Times)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Women and political power In Pakistan
"The next step is to move away from symbolic representation for women to have more female politicians in influential decision-making positions," writes Saad Hafiz. Developing countries are increasingly recognising that including women as equal...
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
The message seems quite clear that politics in Nigeria is a game for rich, old men, to the detriment of the real change-making demographics - women and youths. Politics has almost become an exclusive club of male actors, who prevent the...
A polling station in Kokopo, East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea, during the 2012 national election (Alexander Rheeney/AFP/GettyImages)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Where are the women? The challenge facing the next PNG parliament
A country ranking among the world’s lowest for political participation by women has enormous social bias to overcome. Papua New Guinea is about to issue the writs for its national elections to formally start a campaign that will culminate with two...
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Photographer: Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Women fed up with flagrant sexism could swing Australia’s election
Decline in support for government is being driven by women Nation's gender inequality has worsened for more than a decade Women in Australia have endured more than a year of shocking allegations of misconduct from inside their nation’s parliament...
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis - Copyright: UN Women
Friday, February 04, 2022
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis
This working paper presents data and analysis on women’s representation in local government by UN Women as the sole custodian agency for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.5.1b. It provides a comprehensive overview of women’s political...

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