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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Europe’s missing women leaders
By Corinna Horst, The European Union has a woman problem. The bloc has never had a female president of the European Commission or European Council. And just two presidents of the European Parliament have been women — Simone Veil, who served from...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Excluded, stereotyped and abused: where do women stand in UK politics today?
By Sian Norris, 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote, they’re still marginalised in corridors of our power – and facing a backlash there too. Visitors at Westminster Hall are now welcomed into the British Houses of Parliament by a...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Ethiopia’s new 50% women cabinet isn’t just bold—it’s smart
Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed is rewarding women’s contributions to the nation’s progress. In a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday (Oct. 16), Abiy cut the number of ministries from 28 to 20 and named 10 women among the new appointees. Women will...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Electing more women would change congress (but not make it more bipartisan)
By Danielle Kurtzleben, In October of 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days — the third longest shutdown in history. A few women in particular came together to end the gridlock, including Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Empty women seats in parliament
By Shehnila Zardari Women may account for half of the world’s population but their representation in parliament was recorded in 2015 at only 22.1%. Two decades earlier, the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women had unanimously signed the...
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Electing More Black Women Requires Rejecting a Single Story of Women’s Political Progress
This OpEd was originally published by NBC on 27 July 2017 here. By Glynda C. Carr and Kelly DDittmar There is no single story for women in American politics. Take election 2016 for example. Few have characterized last year’s election as good for...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Everyday acts of gender-based violence are far too common in Canadian politics
Written by iKNOW Politics Contributor Arezoo Najibzadeh and Emerald Bensadoun. This blog was originally published here by Huffington Post Canada on 20 March 2017.  In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Empowering the Role of Women in Post-conflict Peacekeeping
By Dilini Fernando   The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is a fundamental instrument for women’s empowerment in post-conflict peacekeeping in the 21st century. The resolution defines the key role of women in the...
Monday, September 01, 2014
European path to gender-balance in national Parliaments
By Malgorzata Bratkrajc European path to gender-balance in national Parliaments       Today’s world is full of challenges for economy, politics and society. Facing up to these challenges requires foresighted leadership, cohesive vision and long-...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Expert Contribution by Sonja Lokar to the Query on Women and Election and Political Violence
 In this documente diverse themes have been included such as: Cripled Democracies After The Fall of one Party Systems In Central and South East Europe • The expectations of the people before the start of transitions in practice were simplified and...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, 2012
 In this text the author responds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics?  To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there for incompliance? To...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Colombia
Analyzing the Colombian legislation, the author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Costa Rica
The author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there for incompliance? Analyzing the...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Brazil
Analyzing the legislation of Brazil, the author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there...