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Finland's prime minister, Sanna Marin. Footage of her partying is ‘visible proof of the political strength of western liberalism’. Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Finland’s PM is a young woman in power. Her partying is the total opposite of disgrace
Sanna Marin is a symbol of feminist achievement that closet cultural-Putinists are fighting to contain Northern European politics rarely rates a mention in Australian media, but the young prime minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, has been making...
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own (East Coast Daily)
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own
KK Shailaja In addition to serving as Kuthuparamba’s MLA, KK Shailaja served as Kerala’s minister of health and social justice. Her leadership during the COVID-19 outbreaks as Health Minister was highly praised. In Kerala, the state where the first...
The International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples highlights 2022 celebrates the role of Indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge. (Picture UNDP)
Monday, August 22, 2022
Five indigenous women leaders you should know about
As custodians of natural resources and archivists of scientific and traditional knowledge, Indigenous women play an essential role in preserving forests and natural ecosystems. Indigenous women are indispensable to achieving climate justice, taking...
Finally! Top jobs are going to women who have more confidence than ability too (Evening Standard)
Monday, August 08, 2022
Finally! Top jobs are going to women who have more confidence than ability too
According to the polls, the UK is on its way to having its third female Prime Minister. This is good news, and it’s made even better by the fact that Liz Truss (as Theresa May before her) can hardly be described as having all the qualities you’d...
A protester with a fake arrest warrant in Christchurch. GettyImages
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
From "pretty communist" to '"Jabcinda": What’s behind the vitriol directed at Jacinda Ardern?
With recent polling showing National edging ahead of Labour for the first time in two years, Jacinda Ardern’s previously strong support has eroded rapidly since winning a remarkable outright majority at the 2020 general election. But the dip in...
The Peace Tower at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES /Toronto Sun
Friday, January 21, 2022
Feminism and gender equality, they seem so simple
By Mark Bonokoski There is no examination to become a feminist, and no course to take to lay claim to the supposed high ground. t’s largely self-identifying. Are you a feminist? Yes I am. (Pause) Thanks. Er, please be seated. Sen. Donna Dasko...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Female world leaders are winning against COVID-19
On January 14, 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his daughter, the current mayor of Davao, has no plans to run for president in the 2022 elections, saying in a speech: "My daughter, inuudyok naman nila, sabi ko, my daughter is not...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Female leaders make a real difference. Covid may be the proof
By Jane Dudman, What do Erna Solberg, Sanna Marin, Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Mette Frederiksen have in common apart from all four being female prime ministers (of Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark, respectively)? The answer is that their countries...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Failing to add women could cause Kenya to shutter Parliament
Kenya faces a historic decision to close parliament for failing to enact rules on fair gender representation in public bodies. Chief Justice David Maraga advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the legislature after receiving six petitions on...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
For women in politics, Pakistan still lags behind
Given the role female leaders like Fatima Jinnah played in its independence and being the first Muslim country to be led by a woman in Benazir Bhutto, one may think Pakistan has been doing quite well when it comes to women’s participation in...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
From New Zealand to Iceland, the femocracies that aced their coronavirus response
By Katie Strick, As the people of New Zealand prepared to go into lockdown in March, their prime minister Jacinda Ardern went live on Facebook from her sofa. “I thought I’d jump online and just check in with everyone, really, as we all prepare to...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Four key global trends on gender, security and safety
March felt more like global disaster month than Women’s History Month, with COVID-19 consistently dominating the headlines. Yet in the midst of the critical pandemic response, we can’t lose sight of how gender is shaping key global trends—and how...
Friday, December 27, 2019
Fighting for Space
By Akshaya Annapragada, Seeing Kamala Harris, Kirstin Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marianne Williamson all vying  — with different platforms — to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States;...
Friday, October 11, 2019
For women in politics, personal style is a game of chess with the patriarchy
Since the 19th century, when suffragists were forced to ditch their pantaloons and strictures in the U.S. Senate forbade women’s pants, women in politics have been obstructed in their pursuit of self-expression. It isn’t unusual for dress codes to...
Friday, May 17, 2019
Female presidential candidates have to overcome the sexism — of other women
By Jay Newton-Small, There are already six women running for president in 2020, an unprecedented number, and two of them — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) — routinely poll in the top five among the nearly two dozen...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Finnish parliament still mostly middle-aged, male
Finland's parliamentary election on Sunday has been touted by some as a victory for "red-green" female candidates. Red-green parties include the Social Democrats, Left Alliance and Greens. A total of 92 women were elected to national office in...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Female politicians are more effective for their constituents, a study says. So why aren’t there more of them in office?
By Courtland Milloy Angela Alsobrooks, the first woman elected Prince George’s county executive, thanked her mother among others during an inaugural address on Monday. “She made me proud to be a woman, a servant and a fighter,” Alsobrooks said. She’...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Fury is a political weapon. And women need to wield it
By Rebecca Traister, What the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh showed us about who gets to be angry in public. By Rebecca Traister, Ms. Traister is the author of “Good and mad: The revolutionary power of women’s anger.” Inside...

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