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WA Premier Mark McGowan has named Sabine Winton as one of two additions to his cabinet. (Facebook: Sabine Winton )
Friday, December 16, 2022
Australia: Mark McGowan's new cabinet takes shape, with Jackie Jarvis and Sabine Winton joining ranks
First-term MP Jackie Jarvis and Wanneroo MP Sabine Winton have been elevated to Mark McGowan's WA cabinet. They will take the places of retiring party veteran Alannah MacTiernan and outgoing Water Minister Dave Kelly, who announced last week he...
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Friday, December 02, 2022
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Violence against women in all its forms is perceived by the OSCE as one of the most pervasive impediments to women’s full, equal and effective participation in political and public life and as a threat to human security. Yet, it is prevalent across...
Liberal senator Jane Hume and former party director Brian Loughnane are reviewing May’s election loss.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/LOUISE KENNERLEY
Friday, December 02, 2022
Australia Liberals’ election review to back pipeline, not quotas, to attract women to party
A secret review into the Liberals’ disastrous election loss in May has ruled out formal quotas for the number of women MPs in federal parliament and instead recommends a British-style recruitment drive to improve the party’s gender balance. Former...
UN Women
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
Action kit: Engaging parliaments in gender responsive budgeting
This action kit is a practical tool for unpacking gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and engaging parliaments and parliamentarians in strengthening scrutiny and oversight of gender responsive budget formulation, execution, and evaluation. As a result...
Oppah Muchinguri (News Day)
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
African women in politics: Influence or just numbers?
The world we live in is marked by a profoundly unequal distribution of the burden of adversity between men and women. From Japan to Africa, to the United States of America, gender disparity exists in almost every country. Inequality between men and...
Ala Talabani
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Ala Talabani
Ala Talabani is a Member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq. She is the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the Iraqi Parliament and a co-founder of the High Council for Iraqi Women. This interview was conducted on 7...
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin (Andrea Medichini, Associated Press)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Are women in politics held to an unfair standard?
SALT LAKE CITY — Women on the internet are posting videos of themselves dancing, singing and partying as a political statement. The trend began when Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin drew sharp criticism after a video of her dancing and singing...
A conversation with...Sara Falaknaz, MP, United Arab Emirates (IPU)
Friday, August 12, 2022
A conversation with...Sara Falaknaz, MP, United Arab Emirates
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Sara Falaknaz, a parliamentarian from the United...
A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada (IPU)
Friday, August 12, 2022
A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Iqra Khalid, a parliamentarian from Canada. The...
A quantitative study of the questions asked by women members in Lok Sabha (1999–2019): Performance of women in Parliament (EPW)
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
A quantitative study of the questions asked by women members in Lok Sabha (1999–2019): Performance of women in Parliament
The performance of women legislators is analysed by looking at the nature of questions posed by them over a span of 20 years (1999–2019) in the lower house of the Indian Parliament. The analysis, however, is a contestation of claims that suggest...
UNDP
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Advancing Women's Political Participation as a Tool to Enhance Gender Equality
On the occasion of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2022, the Government of Morocco in partnership with the Arab Women Organization (AWO) and UNDP will co-host an event on “Advancing Women's Political Participation as a Tool...
Former defence minister Linda Reynolds during Question Time in the Senate, June 17, 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images
Monday, July 11, 2022
Australia: Women’s Lib(eral Party)
Linda Reynolds’ newfound enthusiasm for quotas ignores the many reasons women are turning away from her party. There is no doubt that the Liberal Party has a lot of work to do in order to, as deputy leader Sussan Ley kept saying on Monday’s...
Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Friday, June 10, 2022
A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard: Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Julia is joined by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Gloria has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement and has been questioning the status quo and pushing against the patriarchy for almost 60 years. They discuss Gloria’s career as a...
International IDEA's Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior Advisor for Democracy and Inclusion, presents information on gender equality approaches during the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me” held on 27 May 2023.
Friday, June 10, 2022
Albania addresses gender equality in decision-making beyond gender quotas
International IDEA presented its latest data on gender quotas at the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me”, which focused on developing a stronger commitment for gender equality. The Forum held on 27 May provided a...
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work? (Picture: Diego Fedele/ AAP)
Friday, June 03, 2022
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work?
The 2022 federal election was a win for women candidates, and a historic moment in Australia’s journey towards a parliament that truly endorses and promotes gender equality in all its work. At this stage of counting, it looks as though the House of...
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seen here last week, speaking alongside (from left) Finance Minister Penny Wong, Deputy Prime Minster Richard Marles and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher. (David Gray/Getty Images)
Thursday, June 02, 2022
Australia's new prime minister appoints a record 10 women to his Cabinet
Australia's new government will look more like its country, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has named a record 10 women to his incoming Cabinet. The high-profile appointments include Penny Wong as foreign minister, Claire O'Neil as home affairs...
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price (IMAGE: AAP/LUKAS COCH)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price
Professional women make up the largest voter cohort in Australia and their role was vital in giving Scott Morrison the boot. It appears the Coalition misjudged just how many women there are in Australia. Women hold the slim majority of 51% of the...
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election - The Conversation
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Because “women’s issues” have been in the headlines over the last year, it may seem strange they have not been more prominent in the election campaign. Yet it is clear gender has played a crucial role in defining the choice voters will make in the...

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