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Stuff / Minister for Women Jan Tinetti views the 1893 Suffrage Petition being turned by Archives NZ conservators on Suffrage Day, September 19.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Take Five: Key questions about women in local politics
It’s been 129 years since women won the right to vote, but as Aotearoa begins voting in this year’s local body elections it’s clear we still have a long way to go. Monday marks Suffrage Day. On September 19, 1893 – thanks to early feminists like...
Telling women to "lean in" won’t get more of them in politics — the parties have left women behind (Toronto Star)
Monday, September 12, 2022
Telling women to "lean in" won’t get more of them in politics — the parties have left women behind
Women lack confidence, doubt their qualifications and wait to be asked, say pundits. The narrative directs attention away from the real culprits. Men dominate Canadian politics. In the 2021 federal election, men represented 57 per cent of candidates...
Toward parity: Inventory of strategies (FCM)
Monday, August 08, 2022
Toward parity: Inventory of strategies
A compendium of ideas to reach gender parity in municipal politics How can we begin to overcome the countless obstacles that are preventing women from fully participating in municipal politics?  The suggestions in this Inventory were compiled...
WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
The WEF global gender gap report 2022
Gender parity is not recovering, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022. It will take another 132 years to close the global gender gap. As crises are compounding, women's workforce outcomes are suffering and the risk of global gender parity...
The 2021 federal German election: A gender and intersectional analysis (Picture: Sage Journals)
Monday, July 11, 2022
The 2021 federal German election: A gender and intersectional analysis
On 26 September 2021, Germans elected the 20th Bundestag. This election was special in many ways. The article analyses the electoral campaign, voting behaviour, turnout, and the formation of a new coalition government by using a gender and...
Theresa May & Julia Gillard
Friday, June 10, 2022
Theresa May & Julia Gillard: In Conversation for International Women's Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL), Julia Gillard was joined by former Prime Minister of the UK, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP for an In Conversation...
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University
Friday, May 13, 2022
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics
As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election. Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible...
 Roof and flag of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra
Friday, May 06, 2022
Trends in the gender composition of the Australian parliament
How does the gender composition of the Australian parliament compare with parliaments around the world, and how has it changed over the past two decades International comparisons The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has published international...
The role of Parliament in achieving gender equality - INTER PARES
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The role of Parliament in achieving gender equality
This course, written by Dr Sonia Palmieri, explores why and how to build gender sensitive parliaments. Rich in case studies, it sketches the international framework for action and outlines opportunities for shaping contextually-appropriate...
Women attend a protest as a part of the #MeToo movement on International Women's Day in Seoul, South Korea on March 8, 2018. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
Monday, February 14, 2022
The South Korean election’s gender conflict and the future of women voters
By Darcie Draudt In South Korea, gender equality and the feminism movement have become politicized and polarizing issues, especially among the younger generation, leading up to the March 9 presidential election. In January, South Korean presidential...
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest  /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
Thursday, January 27, 2022
This one’s for the boys: how gendered political socialization limits girls’ political ambition and interest
By Angela L. Bos, Jill S. Greenlee, Mirya R. Holman, Zoe M. Oxley and J. Celeste Lay This article develops and tests a new theoretical framework, gendered political socialization, which offers important insights into how children perceive gender in...
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Monday, January 24, 2022
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen is a former Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting). This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for...
Clockwise from top left: Marilyn Strickland; Deb Haaland; Kamala Harris; Michelle Wu; and Kathy Hochul (Ms Magazine)
Monday, December 27, 2021
Ten steps closer to parity: wins for women in 2021
In just two years, the pandemic has threatened decades worth of progress towards gender equality. As of December 2020, women suffered a net loss of over 5 million jobs due to COVID-19; in 2021, one in three women reported that they may end up...
One of UWC's panels on the topic of "Women in the security sector and peace-building.” (Copyright: NDI)
Monday, November 29, 2021
The value of women’s leadership: NDI supports the 5th Annual Ukranian Women’s Congress
Despite the fact that 61 percent of Ukrainians believe men and women should be equally involved in political life, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in Ukrainian politics. In this context, organizations and events that bring...
lebanon UNDP
Monday, November 08, 2021
The life of women and men in Lebanon: a statistical portrait
The compilation, analysis and dissemination of gender statistics are critical to capture the specific realities in the life of women and men. They are powerful tool to highlight aspects of gender inequality, and to provide an evidence base for...
SHEcurity Index. Photo by M. B. M. on Unsplash
Friday, November 05, 2021
The #SHEcurity Index - Edition 2021
Political decisions get better the more diverse the people are who make them. That is especially true in deeply divided societies, in countries that want to move from war to peace. Yet, women and marginalised groups are often absent from tables...
International IDEA
Friday, November 05, 2021
The role of political parties on women's participation and representation
‘Leave no one behind’ (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hence, SDG 5—‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’—is an intrinsic...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference with members of his new cabinet in Ottawa, Canada, October 26, 2021 (AFP) - Daily Sabah
Monday, November 01, 2021
Trudeau shuffles Canadian cabinet, maintains gender balance
Maintaining that he intends to lead his party into the next election, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday overhauled his gender balanced cabinet, naming women to the foreign affairs and defense posts. Trudeau named Mélanie Joly as foreign...

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