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Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji (copyright: International IDEA
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji
By Rajan Murty  As a build-up to the Annual National Forum on Women in Politics to be held on 27 October 2021, International IDEA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme organized a webinar entitled “Challenges faced by Women in the Path of...
Members of the 117th Congress of the United States are sworn in at the Capitol in January 2021. Currently, 119 women hold seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a record number. (Credit: Franmarie Metzler) - University of Colorado Boulder
Monday, November 01, 2021
Women politicians drive spending on education and health care to a point
When women gain power in national legislatures such as the U.S. Senate or Israeli Knesset, countries begin to spend more on priorities like education and health care. That’s the conclusion of new research led by CU Boulder and published this fall in...
LSE
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Why history matters for gender balance in political representation
Why does the gender balance among politicians vary so substantially across different locations? Drawing on a new study, Moa Frödin Gruneau illustrates that the historical persistence of traditional family structures has a clear relationship with the...
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is one of the highest paid staffers in the Biden administration. (PHOTO BY KEVIN DIETSCH/GETTY IMAGES)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Women in the Biden White House earn 99 cents for every $1 earned by men
The Biden White House has the narrowest wage gap since the country started tracking it in 1995, according to salary data released Thursday. President Joe Biden’s White House has the narrowest gender pay gap of any administration since 1995,...
By Nacera Ouabou, Natalia Roman
Friday, June 11, 2021
Women, young candidates to reverse Algeria’s low voter turnout
Young men and women candidates running for Algeria’s upcoming legislative elections are considered an asset amid a predicted record low turnout. Analysts fear people might abstain from voting and repeat what happened in 2019, when voter turnout for...
UN Women
Monday, March 08, 2021
Why we support women’s leadership
The data is clear. Despite women’s increased engagement in public decision-making roles, equality is far off: women hold about 21 percent of ministerial positions globally, only three countries have 50 percent or more women in parliament, and 22...
It's not unusual: The newly elected all-male Aargau government in October 2020, with its chancellor, Vincenza Trivigno
Friday, February 19, 2021
Women in Swiss politics: Still a long way to go
Fifty years after getting the right to vote, women are better represented in the Swiss parliament than ever. In a ranking of 191 countries worldwide, Switzerland is in 17th place. But this is deceptive: at the local level, representation is still...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed one of the most effective leaders in limiting the spread of coronavirus  (Getty Images)
Thursday, February 18, 2021
We need an equal number of women in politics to achieve real equality
By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka From the swearing-in of US Vice President Kamala Harris to the Estonian Parliament selecting a female prime minister – champions of women’s rights have had much to celebrate in recent weeks. Yet despite women’s increased...
(Photo: Getty)
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Will the Netherlands’ gender quota experiment work?
Quotas are unpopular, especially in the liberal Netherlands. But next week its parliament is expected to impose a quota system to ensure major businesses employ more women at the highest levels. A law is being tabled in parliament which would force...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Women in Public Administration
“Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Message on International...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Women in Politics Map 2019
This map is a unique visual tool that captures women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date—1st January 2019. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Why are Asia’s women politicians facing a backlash?
By Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, In the global struggle to get more women into high political office, one of the more hopeful fronts is Asia. Taiwan recently celebrated two years of its first female president, Tsai Ing-Wen, and its national legislature...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Women This Week: Making History
First Female Mayor of Tunis The capital of Tunisia is likely to see its first female mayor, following the country's municipal elections this week. Gender Violence in El Salvador This week, Salvador’s president Salvador Sanchez Ceren called for “...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
What does harassment and bullying of women in politics look like?
With this week's news that Newfoundland and Labrador veteran politician Eddie Joyce is being accused of harassment of at least one female MHA, it raises the question — what form can harassment of women take in the political sphere if it's not sexual...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Women in Public Service Project
Using data to bridge the gender gap Globally, women make up 49.7% of the population but hold only 22% of public offices. The Women in Public Service Project Data Portal seeks to answer why this is so, and how to increase the percentage of women in...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Watch: Crunching the Numbers for Gender Parity
The Women in Public Service Project’s “50 x 50” initiative has a new tool to help chart a course toward its goal of gender equality in decision-making positions in public service by 2050. A growing data base on global women’s leadership can now be...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Women in Politics Map 2017
A unique visual tool to capture women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date – 1st January 2017. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Women in Parliament in 2016: The year in perspective by IPU
The annual brochure provides an overview and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), it...

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