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US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity (CAWP)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity
The 2022 midterms have led to some new records for women candidates for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and governor in various race and ethnicity groups, according to an analysis of candidate filings from CAWP. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black,...
Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs - Photo credit: Marius Opera on Unsplash.
Monday, May 23, 2022
Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs
Within the framework of cooperation between International IDEA and the Francophone network for competencies in elections (Réseau des compétences électorales francophone, RECEF), a report was published (in French) on “Equality between women and men...
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu stands with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.Photographer: Allison Dinner/Bloomberg
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
US: The proportion of elected city offices held by women rose by just 3% in 2022
Female mayors account for a little more than a quarter of the 100 largest U.S. cities. The proportion of elected offices in U.S. cities held by women increased by 3% in 2022. Still, women make up less than a third of mayors, city council members and...
Matilda Davies ,  Anna Lombardi  and  Venetia Menzies  (The Times)
Monday, March 14, 2022
UK: Women in politics, facts and figures
Today’s parliament has more female MPs than ever but they remain a minority. What do they think is needed for equality in the corridors of power? Viscountess Nancy Astor was the first woman to take a seat in parliament, receiving 2,000 letters a...
UK: Action needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs argue - Politics
Thursday, March 10, 2022
UK: Action needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs argue
Action is needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs have argued today. In a report released today, the women and equalities committee says that just 34 per cent, representation of women in the House of Commons lags...
Activists march to a “No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!” rally in Lafayette Square in in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5, 2021. The rally called on the Biden administration “to take immediate action for voting rights.” (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
Thursday, March 03, 2022
USA: Our democracy has problems, women have solutions
These are trying times, no doubt. We have heard multiple well-informed people talk about plans to become self-reliant homesteaders because of “how things are going” in our country. Others have even casually mentioned that they have an escape plan...
UN Women
Monday, February 28, 2022
United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2022
The United Nations observance of International Women’s Day will be held virtually on 8 March, 10–11.30am UTC–5. The theme for this year’s observance is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving...
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support - Sage Journals
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support
Racial/ethnic minorities and women continue to be underrepresented in public office in the United States. Here, we evaluate the role of general election political party support for women and minorities in structuring these inequalities, as a key...
Sex & power 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
UK: Sex & power 2022 Index
Fawcett's Sex and Power 2022 Index is a biennial report which charts the progress towards equal representation for women in top jobs across the UK. Yet again, the report reveals the pace of change is glacial in the majority of sectors and shows that...
UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank launch two reports with a focus on economic and political opportunities for all women in Lebanon. Copyright UN Women
Monday, November 08, 2021
UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank launch two reports with a focus on economic and political opportunities for all women in Lebanon
Beirut, (UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank) - Lebanon is facing a convergence of political, economic and social crises, all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises are causing extraordinary human suffering across Lebanon and...
France 24
Friday, July 02, 2021
UN Generation Equality Forum on fast-tracking gender parity opens in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron and US Vice President Kamala Harris were among those taking part in the UN Generation Equality Forum on Wednesday in Paris. The Generation Equality Forum, at a summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, aims...
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the closing of the 65th session of CSW. Photo: UN Web TV (screengrab)
Monday, March 29, 2021
UN’s largest gathering on women’s rights delivers robust blueprint on strengthening women’s leadership and participation in public life
New York, 26 March – Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, world leaders issued today a strong pledge for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the elimination of violence at the closing of the 65th ...
(Mary Altaffer, file/Associated Press)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
UN Women urges world to press gender equality post-pandemic
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality should be tackling the yawning gap between men and women when it comes to political leadership and ensuring women have a strong voice in rebuilding economies after the...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: Accelerating the women’s movement for peace and humanitarian action
Hosted by the Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund, in partnership with Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, UNFPA and UN Women. The evening event and reception will focus on "Innovating and Challenging the Status...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: #SheIsEqual Summit
The #SheIsEqual Summit will bring together the brightest minds in policy, media, entertainment, and the private sector to explore where positive impact can be made on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, girls’ education, and advocacy. For...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: Women leading the way. The power of women’s leadership in politics, businesses, and communities
Rather than focusing solely on the challenges and the low representation of women in leadership in both the political and economic spheres, Women Deliver and partners believe in spotlighting diverse examples of leadership that demonstrate how to...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: Data driving change, EM2030 SDG gender index
Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) will present EM2030's SDG Gender Index framework, the most comprehensive Index on gender equality aligned to the SDGs and rooted in the expressed needs of gender advocates worldwide. During our event, we will explore the...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
United Nations agencies and civil society organizations call for the repeal of gender-discriminatory nationality laws
On the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum, UN Women, UNICEF, UNHCR and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights joined the Permanent Mission of Tunisia and the Office of the Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States to the...

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