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Satoko Kishimoto, the new mayor of Tokyo’s Suginami district: ‘I thought something had to change.’ Photograph: Asia Europe People's Forum/Youtube
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
"Dominated by old men": Tokyo ward’s first female mayor takes on status quo
Satoko Kishimoto sets sights on ‘radical change’ in Japan, where only 2% of local government leaders are women. The first female mayor of a district in Tokyo has vowed to challenge Japan’s male-dominated politics, weeks after she became one of only...
"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse - BalkanInsight
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse
A lack of legal regulation and the inefficiency of the Bosnian justice system mean Bosnian women in politics face little or no protection against gender-based abuse online. Lana Prlic became a deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in...
Daliborka Uljarevic. Photo: CGO.
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
"This is misogyny": The growing abuse facing women in Montenegrin politics
On both sides of Montenegro’s ideological divide, women politicians face sexism, abuse, and discrimination on a daily basis. And experts say it’s only getting worse. Vesna Bratic and Draginja Vuksanovic-Stankovic sit on opposing sides of a deep...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
"Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19"
By Antonio Guterres, The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere. But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But...