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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
More women need to enter politics to ensure effective control over govt machinery
As far as abilities go, women have shown their prowess time and again. Women are not inferior to men in any field. As prime ministers, industrialists, sportspersons or doctors, they have proved their mettle in every profession. But there is a reason...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More women should lead Africa's coronavirus response
By Damaris Matoke-Muhia,  As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one critically important element...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Modernizing our Parliament shouldn’t end with COVID-19
By Eleanor Fast, In unprecedented times come unprecedented measures. Amid COVID-19, Canadians have learned this first hand. Just six weeks ago, social distancing was a concept most had never heard of. Working from home, while on the rise in many...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Making national legislatures more gender-balanced
By Archana Datta, The Global Gender Gap report for 2018 said that the widest gender disparity is in the field of political empowerment. To cite the Inter-Parliamentary Union 2018 report, women legislators account for barely 24% of all MPs across the...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Multiple women are in the 2020 race already and people are so pumped
It's perhaps more likely than ever that the next U.S. president could be a woman. Following a history-making number of female candidates joining Congress this month, women in the 2020 presidential race have broken additional records less than three...
Friday, November 30, 2018
More women in diplomatic corps will benefit everyone
The “old boys’ network” is pervasive and insidious – but it is still very real, even if it has diminished in power, thanks to the rise of women in senior positions and the momentum of those championing women in the workplace. At this week’s Diplocon...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Michigan’s all-female ticket may mark the start of something different
This year, Democrats in Michigan have done something unprecedented. They have selected women to be their standard-bearers for every statewide office on the November ballot: governor, U.S. senator, attorney general and secretary of state. Which is...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mentoring the next global generation of women leaders
By Carine Guidicelli and Betty-Ann Heggie All around the world, from corporate boardrooms to community kitchens, parliaments to classrooms, conversations concerning the rights and empowerment of women and girls are taking place. This is good news,...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Moving beyond now in women’s political representation in Papua New Guinea
By Michelle Nayahamui Rooney On 6 March 2018, PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill reportedly announced a shift from limited preferential voting (LPV) back to the first past the post voting (FPTP) system in PNG’s national elections. This announcement...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Malta: Can women choose politics?
By Renee Laiviera, Commissioner of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality of Malta, discusses the barriers that keep women from entering the political sphere. She maintains that gender quotas are one of the most effective ways to spur...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Miss Independent, Scotland
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49% respectively? You know, when international media finally woke up and turned its undivided (and rather...
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Marina Silva, the Afro-Brazilian environment activist that could take over another female president.
Marina Silva by Lucile Huguet, iKNOW Politics writer.             Marina Silva is a female political activist from Brazil who has been involved in the fight to protect our planet since the age of twenty five. She is a fierce opponent of the actual...
Friday, December 09, 2011
Making It magazine issue on measuring women's economic empowerment
Fourth quarter of 2011 issue of UNIDO's Making It magazine is devoted to the issue of women's economic empowerment. Articles by Michelle Bachelet, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Zoe Elena Horn, Jan O'Sullivan, and many more. ‘Women hold up half the sky’ is a...