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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen gives a statement outside the Prime Minister Residence in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, on Nov. 2020. (LISELOTTE SABROE/RITZAU SCANPIX/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, April 19, 2021
Around the world, the greatest gender disparities are in politics
Some countries are better at promoting women’s representation in politics, suggesting social norms may create barriers. Even though the world was far from reaching gender parity before the coronavirus pandemic struck, the impact of COVID-19 on...
Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace and Security
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Advancing Women’s Leadership in Politics and Peacebuilding
Women play major roles as decision-makers and leaders advancing peace and prosperity around the world. Yet progress on women’s political representation has been slow and uneven. Only 22 countries have women in the highest position of political power...
International IDEA
Monday, March 22, 2021
Africa: Women in Political Participation
Women in Political Participation- is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, its aim is to contribute to advancing the goal of gender equality in...
Monday, December 14, 2020
A wave of women just swept into power in the 'Country of Rapists'
When Elvia Barrios was named the first woman to be Peru’s top judge this month, she wasted no time in highlighting the twin evils undermining the country’s legal system - sexism and corruption. Noting the high number of magistrates convicted of...
Monday, December 14, 2020
AWLN Intergenerational Retreat on Women’s Leadership in Africa
The second “African Women Leaders Network Intergenerational Retreat on Leadership in Africa” will be held virtually on 15th and 16th December 2020 at 02:00 P.M. (Nairobi) under the patronage of  H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Africa misses opportunity to promote equality in elections
Women make up more than half of Africa's population, but their representation in politics in the past decade has been insignificant. With a numerical significance of 52 percent against their male counterparts, women are least likely to hold...
Friday, November 06, 2020
A groundbreaking election for women in Congress?
Women across the United States made several gains in this week’s election, producing a string of firsts down the ballot and nudging up representation in both the House and the Senate. A total of 131 women will serve in the next Congress, according...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
A historic gender gap: why men and women are voting differently
Genevieve Woodard Hartley and her husband used to vote for the same presidential candidate. Not this year. While both describe themselves as Republicans, the couple, who live in Houston, Texas, is “splitting” its ticket. Ms Woodard Hartley will vote...
Monday, October 26, 2020
A record number of indigenous women are running for office this year
A report from the Center for American Women and Politics states that, in 2020, 18 Native American women—nine Democrats and nine Republicans—will have run as congressional candidates. This is the largest number of Native American women who have run—...
Friday, October 23, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out casual contempt for women in last night’s presidential debate
Whether it’s Nobel prize-winners reduced to the title of “wife” or female professors routinely called “Miss”, women’s names are a constant battle line in the ongoing fight for gender recognition. The frustrating inability to address a woman as she...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Anne Kalmari
Anne Kalmari is a Member of Parliament from Finland.  This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
African women enjoying increasing participation in politics
The African continent has achieved major milestones in women’s participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has said. “Throughout the decade, considerable progress was made in translating...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Attitudes towards women’s political participation in Solomon Islands
A total of 26 women stood as candidates at the 2019 Solomon Islands national general election and, for the first time since independence, two women won seats in the national parliament. While this could be perceived as a positive development, it is...
Friday, September 25, 2020
African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Young Women Leaders’ Roundtable
UN Women Zimbabwe is supporting the AWLN Zimbabwe Youth Caucus to convene a young women leaders’ roundtable discussion on ‘Young Women’s Leadership for the Realization of the Beijing Declaration’. Speakers: Opening remarks Ms. Ruvarashe Miti, AWLN...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Australia: Record numbers of women are having babies in the Federal Parliament and now coronavirus might help them
There's an unusual sense of calm inside Lisa Chesters' office. A green square inside her clock is flashing as bells ring throughout the building. But she's in no rush to leave. Gone is a Pavlovian response to bells, where everything is dropped to...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Achieving Gender Equality in Nationality Laws during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly
As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, gender discrimination in nationality laws is exacerbating the hardships facing affected families. With the widespread closing of borders to all but citizens, many families affected by gender-...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
At least 11 women have vied for U.S. vice president. Here’s what happened to them
Biden announced that Kamala Harris would be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election, making Harris, a senator from California, the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Around globe, women leaders rise to the pandemic challenge
By Sara Miller Llana, Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen secured the trust and love of her people. As Denmark entered one of Europe’s first lockdowns in mid-March, the nation’s youngest-ever prime minister...

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