Gender Equality

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The 10 best and worst countries for female public leaders – in charts
How much progress are women really making as public leaders? We’ve gleaned the statistics to find out where women are getting to the top, as both public officials and parliamentarians. According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, as of 1 January 2015...
Women in Politics
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Female Political Career: Women MPs Still Face Obstacles to Elected Office
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Survey shows gendered roles and expectations continue to hold back female legislators, unlike male counterparts, capping success and stunting ambitions Female politicians receive fewer private donations on average than their male...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in...
Monday, December 15, 2014
There is social resistance to women entering politics, says Banuo Jamir, India
The first woman Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Banuo Z. Jamir, now retired from service, has pointed out that men, including in Nagaland have today broken into professions which were generally regarded to be ‘female’ bastions such as world renowned...
Monday, December 15, 2014
The day Australian women got to vote
One hundred and eleven years ago today, December 16, 1903, was the day Australians elected their second Federal Parliament and the first day all non-indigenous women of voting age in Victoria and around the nation had an equal say in who represented...
Sit down Hind
Friday, December 05, 2014
The political gender spat that sparked endless memes in Jordan
The Jordanian parliament is no stranger to screaming matches but a recent incident was so controversial that it provoked people to poke fun at their MPs online. Earlier this week, during a heated argument over the Muslim Brotherhood, independent MP...
Emily's list
Monday, December 01, 2014
The woman behind a massively influential political movement
Since Stephanie Schriock became president of EMILY's List, the political action committee focused on getting more pro-choice Democratic women elected to office, much has changed. The organization has raised more than $52 million and helped elect 62...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
There Are 100 Women in Congress for the First Time Ever
The gender breakdown of the next Congress is still to be determined, but a major milestone was reached Tuesday night: For the first time in American history, the number of women sitting in Congress will hit triple digits. Democrat Alma Adams of...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women's Policy Conference
  Register Now!   Friday, November 7, 2014 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA Join women and men from across the...
Women's campaign school
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This School Encourages Women to Join the World of Politics
The Women’s Campaign School is teaching women how to run a successful campaign. For the most part, politics is still a man’s thing. And the numbers from the National Women’s Political Caucus support that (disappointing) claim: Of the 535...
Christine Lagarde
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The 3 L’s of women’s empowerment
By Christine Lagarde A former French minister for various economic portfolios – including finance and employment, agriculture and fisheries, and trade – Christine Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the...
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Role of the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus in Promoting Women’s Participation and Representation: A Case Study in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
Today, gender equality and justice have become global issues. Achieving these goals requires wide support not only from governments, but also from international organizations in different parts of the world.In Asia, women’s participation and...
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Success and the Barriers to Women's Representation in Southeast Asia: Between State Policies, Political Parties and Women’s Movement
This e-book with the title “The Success and the Barriers to Women’s Representation in Southeast Asia: Between State Policies, Political Parties and Women’s Movement” is a result of analysis of four regional researches conducted in a USAID Program...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Essence of Real Women: Those South Africa should celebrate
All too often, we measure our progress in the process of gender empowerment by counting the number of woman politicians in Parliament and Cabinet. There is also now a new dynamic in ANC politics with talk of the prospect of a woman leading the...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Toledo women undergo leadership training in Punta Gorda (Belize)
Women in public/leaderships position in the Toledo district have begun a series of workshops on capacity building. Project coordinator Sheena Gentle explains that the during the course of the training, which is expected to last eight days, the women...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen A national meeting of Labor women has been told the government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek told the convention on Saturday that a range of budget measures...
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Gender Gap Exists When It Comes to Who Donates to Political Campaigns
The gender gap in American salaries is well documented, but it turns out this disparity in pay extends into the political realm as well. Women also donate much less to political campaigns than their male counterparts. So far in the 2014 election...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh
The Tibetan Women's Association and its global network of regional chapters said they have successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14,...