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Catherine Dorion celebrates her win in the Taschereau riding in Quebec City in 2018. (Alice Chiche/Radio-Canada)
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
One in four women in Quebec's National Assembly aren't seeking re-election. What happened?
For women leaving Quebec politics, is quitting an act of self-preservation? The night she was elected in October 2018, Catherine Dorion ran up onto the stage in Quebec City and briefly stared at the crowd, shaking her fists in the air and laughing...
The young lawmaker says she's always sought the reasons for social inequalities, even as a child
Friday, April 09, 2021
Ofelia Fernandez: Inspiring young women all over Latin America
A determined feminist, Ofelia Fernandez is the youngest lawmaker in Latin America. The 20-year-old is an icon for many, but she has a few detractors.  Ofelia Fernandez is certainly not shy. The 20-year-old is keen to share her opinions about the...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
On paper but not in practice: Gender equality in balkan politics
Women have equal billing on the list of candidates for parliament fielded by North Macedonia’s ruling Social Democrats. But when North Macedonia and Croatia both vote in elections next month, how many women will actually become MPs? Fellow former...
Friday, May 22, 2020
On coronavirus, men are calling all the shots. We're seeing why it matters
By Gaby Hinsliff, Don’t go out alone in the dark. Don’t get carried away in the heat of the moment. Work twice as hard in order to be taken half as seriously, but don’t work so hard that you somehow forget to have a baby. Be nice, be good, but above...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Other nations have been putting women in charge. Where’s the U.S.?
By Rachel Vogelstein and Alexandra Bro, As the race for the Democratic nomination heats up, the chances of the two remaining women appear to be fading. As Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg jostle for the lead, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Amy...
Monday, February 17, 2020
On Presidents’ Day, let's talk about women
By Michelle Myers, More than two hundred years have passed since George Washington became the first President of the United States of America. Fast forward to this century and Donald Trump is the 45th head of state, with zero female presidents in...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
On the issue of women’s rights in Indonesian politics
By Nisfi Mubarokah, Indonesian women can hardly forget the country’s presidential debate held two weeks ago. The issue of women’s rights was front and center. The incumbent, Joko Widodo, questioned his challenger’s commitment to women’s rights...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here's why it matters
By Malliga Och, Idaho State University and Shauna Shames, Rutgers University The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in U.S. history: 126 women will take office, including 43 women of color. Yet, as many have noted, this new diversity is...
Monday, December 15, 2014
On November the 19th 2014, Nicola Sturgeon became the first female Prime Minister of Scotland
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history. Scotland got its first female politician elected as head of the country. As we know, the No vote was...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
On Scrutiny and Representation of Women in Politics
By Ashwath Komath   Being a woman in Politics is a very hard job. There is often this notion that women won't fare well in politics and women have to work despite these notions. So there exists this environment which is constantly seeking to keep...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Once we make this dream a reality… by Michelle Bachelet
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
On Egyptian women after the Arab Spring
When history books reflect on modern Egypt, we will read the “official” version of the story but we will never read the stories that matter: her stories. We will not hear the voices of millions of women who stood shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand,...