Women's Leadership

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The Lower House of the Parliament has only 75 parliamentarians as women and the Upper House has only 25 women parliamentarians/ youthkiawaaz
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
“Man’ocracy, not democracy”: the lack of women’s representation in Indian politics
By Aryan Verma The question of representation has been a crucial issue in today’s era, specifically, the representation of women, LGBTQ+, tribal and minorities are being demanded more not just for visibility but for empowerment and dignity. With an...
Xiomara Castro, presidential candidate for the opposition Libre party speaks during a rally in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Photograph: Yoseph Amaya/Reuters - The Guardian
Friday, November 26, 2021
“She’s the only option": Hondurans hope Xiomara Castro can lead the nation in a new direction
A week ahead of what may be Honduras’s most consequential election since the country’s return to democracy in 1982, the leading opposition candidate for president delivered her final address to an audience of fervent supporters. “Today we are united...
Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City, the day after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 2019. (Wikimedia Commons)
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
“Parity in everything”: What Mexico can teach us about women’s representation
Mexico is the first country in the world to implement gender parity so thoroughly and effectively. The journey has not been easy—and is far from over. In 2018, women won half the seats in Mexico’s Congress. They then championed a groundbreaking...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
“The first woman in this office, but not the last”: Four ways to empower a new generation of women political leaders
By Lucina Di-Meco,   Women politicians make for more equal and caring societies, and that their increased representation in office improves health, education and welfare outcomes for the entire population. So how can we foster the next generation of...
Monday, October 26, 2020
“Record” numbers of women are running for office in th US, but they still face structural barriers in politics
Twenty-five years ago, leaders and organizers from around the world rallied behind Hillary Clinton’s declaration that “women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.” Soon after, 189 countries signed onto the Beijing Platform...
Thursday, August 27, 2020
“We have been transforming lives. We have been agents of change.”
Around the world, women play critical roles as first responders and leaders when humanitarian crisis occurs. They change and save lives in the hardest to reach places. Yet, their work is consistently under-funded and often unrecognized. As COVID-19...
Friday, June 19, 2020
“Women leaders around the world have demonstrated successful management of the pandemic”
Around the world, women are shining through as outstanding leaders as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates. From Germany to New Zealand and Denmark to Iceland, women leaders have shown clarity in their decisions and policies, they are compassionate,...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
“Equality empowers everyone!” call women candidates in Turkey
51 women from different political parties and civil society organizations in Adana, southern Turkey, made a joint statement calling for more gender equality in politics at workshop organized by UN Women. Ahead of the local elections that will take...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
“We can do it” Research on Women’s Political Participation in Zimbabwe
A short piece of research was carried out in Zimbabwe in August 2015, as part of a larger research programme undertaken by Womankind Worldwide to look into the different spaces (explained further in section 7) that had been created for women to...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
“We need more women in Parliaments and as political leaders because…”
The Women In Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is running the WIP Leadership Campaign, for which more than fifty male Presidents and Prime Ministers champion the cause of a more diverse leadership of the world by giving a personal testimonial and...