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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
India: Empowering effects of women in politics
By Rachel Brulé, Reservation for women in politics has positively impacted their inheritance rights as well as marriage negotiations. Quotas for women in government have swept the world as a revolutionary tool to further female political inclusion....
Friday, January 25, 2019
Ireland needs to elect more women and this is how we achieve it
It’s been suggested that the rise of women's interest in Irish politics could have been directly attributable to the introduction of gender quotas. The Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill was introduced in the Seanad in February 2012 and...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
I was the youngest woman in Congress. Here's my advice to those who have taken my place
By Elise Stefanik, When I was sworn in four years ago, I was given wise counsel by the previous youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now, I'm proud to do the same. Now that the 116th Congress is sworn into office, I am proud and honored to pass...
Friday, November 16, 2018
India: Long march for women
By Archana Datta, Gender equality has assumed importance in deliberations on sustainable development and human rights as the centuries-old gender gaps persist in various areas of life, including in the domain of governance and politics. Protagonists...
Friday, September 28, 2018
If you want more women in politics, don’t look to the GOP
By Jennifer Rubin, The Pew Research Center has some interesting data on voters’ views about the gender gap in politics: Republicans and Democrats have widely different views about where things stand today and what factors are holding women back....
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Is the record number of women candidates a 2018 blip — or a lasting trend?
Lauren Underwood, Democratic House candidate in Illinois' 14th district, is part of a record boom of women running for office in 2018 – from Congress to governorships to state legislatures across the country. But she didn't just wake up one day and...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Is office politics a white man’s game?
By Michelle King, David Denyer and Emma Parry, Love it or hate it, office politics is an inevitable part of organizational life. Many people associate political behavior with backstabbing and manipulation — but there is a constructive side to being...
Monday, July 02, 2018
In Zimbabwe, the enduring fear of single women
By Panashe Chigumadzi When Zimbabwe holds general elections on July 30, its first after the ouster of Robert Mugabe in November, only four of the 23 presidential candidates will be women. The opposition to President Emmerson Mnangagwa is marred by...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
It may be slow progress, but women will keep fighting for political influence
By Jane Dudman, Every year, at the annual conference of global female political leaders, there is a group photo. It’s a heartwarming moment, when hundreds of elected politicians from almost every country in the world stand and smile for the camera....
Monday, December 05, 2016
ICTs and Women's Empowerment
By Rose Dlougatch, Senior Research Associate, Freedom on the Net, Freedom House Growing internet access has facilitated women’s social and political engagement. According to Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net 2016report, two-thirds of countries...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Iraqi Women Network Statement: Marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign 2016
Submitted by Basma Al Khateeb On the twenty-fifth day of November, which was endorsed by the United Nations since 1999, the international day for the Elimination of violence against women, the 16 Days campaign against violence against women will be...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk
This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, in conjunction with the U.N.’s 22ndConference of the Parties (COP22) in Morocco (Nov. 7-18). To view the entire series, click here. By Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director of UN...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Is the new man at the United Nations a feminist?
This opinion piece was written by Hibaaq Osman, founder and CEO of Karama, and published by the Huffington Post. The debates on who would will lead the United Nations ended yesterday like they always do - behind closed doors with a man winning. The...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me
This blog post was written by 2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park and published on 22 August 2016 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) here. As a child of immigrant parents and as a woman of color, I grew...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Iraq: Gendering authoritarianism
Women in Iraq bear the brunt of increasing levels of gender-based violence, inadequate infrastructure and poverty. Yet women activists recognize that their struggle for equality and social justice as women cannot be separated from the wider...
Friday, February 27, 2009
Increasing Gender Justice in Democratic Governance
The document that is part of the magazine Maria Maria, presents women's political participation as one of the most important goals for UNIFEM even though women's participation continues to be extremely limited around the world.

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