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Monday, November 09, 2020
Sex tapes and stereotypes: Women jostle for bigger place in Georgian politics
In the rough-and-tumble world of Georgian politics, election campaigns can be merciless - especially for the small number of women candidates who enter the fray. But as the ex-Soviet Republic gears up for elections on Saturday, a new gender quota...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Sanna Marin: Finland’s fearless prime minister is challenging sexism in politics
In an interview with the Finnish magazine Trendi, the country’s 34-year-old prime minister Sanna Marin described being asked by one journalist, ahead of a meeting of her centre-left Social Democratic Party (SDP), whether she had cleaned her house...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Shinzo Abe wanted Japanese women to ‘shine’ in politics. What happened?
Like every political leader since Ito Hirobumi became Japan’s very first prime minister in 1885, the next leader of this nation will be a man. And that, say women, is a disappointment given how much outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe insisted that...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Still a long way to go for women in politics
It was a historic day. Fifteen women named to the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. “Because it’s 2015,” explained newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when asked why parity was important to him. Many Canadians nodded in...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Stella Creasy: “Coronavirus is like a magnifying lens on inequalities”
She thought she had everything lined up perfectly. Stella Creasy, the Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow, would get off at Green Park station and walk her seven-month-old daughter, Hettie, in the pram to Westminster. This would get Hettie to...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Sugarcoating and brutal honesty: How leaders are handling coronavirus crisis
By Megan Specia, World leaders have spent the past several weeks grappling with the unexpected, as country after country has seen the coronavirus arrive at its borders and an outbreak has exploded into a pandemic. With the virus endangering citizens...
Monday, January 27, 2020
She’s the next president. Wait, did you read that right?
By Jessica Bennett It was a blip of a moment during the Democratic debate last week, one perhaps overshadowed by a long discussion of the prospect of a female president. Responding to a question about climate change, Senator Elizabeth Warren of...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Stop asking if women are electable
By Amanda Renteria, “Electability” has become perhaps the most discussed term in all of U.S. politics, and it’s a focal point of the 2020 presidential race. Pundits, pollsters and journalists continue debating who is electable and why. Yet even...
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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sharon Hodgson MP: The Commonwealth leading the fight to combat violence against women
Labour MP, Sharon Hodgson, attended the recent CPA Women Parliamentarians’ Conference, setting out how this Commonwealth group is helping to reduce gender based violence. To view what she had to say, please click here
Monday, April 14, 2014
Strengthening women’s networks: A central place in the new UNDP gender equality strategy 2014-2017
Editorial by Charles Chauvel, Advisor for Parliamentary Development, UNDP As an implementing partner of iKNOW Politics, UNDP calls attention to its newly-adopted gender equality strategy for the period 2014-2017.  The strategy seeks to ensure that...