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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Africa needs more female leaders
In many African countries, it is time for elections this year. Sadly, many of the continent’s social “social structures, such as those in politics, religion and culture, sometimes constitute real obstacles in the promotion of female leadership,”...
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Austria swears in first female-majority Cabinet
Austria swore in its new conservative-Green coalition Cabinet on Tuesday. For the first time, women ministers will outnumber men. Nine of the 17 members of the new Cabinet are women, although both the roles of chancellor and vice-chancellor are held...
Friday, December 27, 2019
A historic gender gap is possible in 2020
By Harry Enten, If President Donald Trump loses in 2020, it will be at the hands of women. While the chance of a woman winning the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020 aren't too high at this very moment, female voters seem keen on kicking...
Thursday, December 26, 2019
A woman’s place is in the Oval Office
By Barbara Leedom, A new decade is almost here, and we’ll vote for a new president next November. I will vote for a woman. It’s been almost a century since women got the vote in the U.S. It’s time for all women to stand up, stand out and vote for...
Friday, December 06, 2019
Are Americans ready for a female president? Yes. In fact, they might prefer one
BY Mary C. MC Grath, Sara Saltzer, Shortly after declaring her intention to run for president of the United States, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was asked how she would address people who wanted to support her but worried that their fellow...
Friday, December 06, 2019
After weeks of Latin American protests, expect to see more women elected to office
For several weeks, angry Latin Americans have been protesting in the streets. In Bolivia, citizens are protesting allegedly fraudulent election results. In Chile and Ecuador, they’ve been marching and destroying property over economic inequality....
Monday, December 02, 2019
A century after lady Astor took her seat in Parliament, how have British politics changed for women?
A century ago, Nancy Astor made the train journey from her constituency in Plymouth, a city on the coast of southwest England, to London. There, on Dec. 1, 1919, she took her seat in Parliament — the first woman in British history to do so. When she...
Friday, November 29, 2019
Addis Abeba hosts the first annual all-women in Ethiopia academia conference
Setaweet Movement, a movement established to “create a space for dialogue, research and activism by Ethiopian women and men,” organized its first Annual All-Women Academia Conference on Saturday, November 23, 2019 under the theme ‘’Writing our...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Abuse, threats, vile colleagues… why would you want to be an MP?
By Catherine Bennett, Wanted: men – and women – who are comfortable around misogyny. We are looking for strong, confident, disagreeable characters who enjoy verbal abuse, exchanging insults, and predominantly male company. Must be able to point and...
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
After weeks of Latin American protests, expect to see more women elected to office
For several weeks, angry Latin Americans have been protesting in the streets. In Bolivia, citizens are protesting allegedly fraudulent election results. In Chile and Ecuador, they’ve been marching and destroying property over economic inequality....
Friday, October 25, 2019
African women leaders network launches Ethiopia chapter
The Ethiopian Chapter of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) is launched on Monday at an event attended by United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde.' President Zewde said the launch of...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Are men really more interested in politics than women – or are we just asking the wrong questions?
A persistent finding in public opinion research is that men, on average, tend to express more interest in politics than women. Drawing on new research on the views of Spanish citizens, Marta Fraile, Raúl Gómez, Mónica Ferrín and Gema García-Albacete...
Friday, October 04, 2019
A gendered look into the High Level Political Forum 2019
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform on Sustainable Development. It is the mechanism which follows up on UN Member States’ implementation of the 2030 Agenda and seeks to hold governments accountable by...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
A sustainable peace in Afghanistan needs women at the center
By Jamila Afghani, President of WILPF Afghanistan, After 18 years of United States and its NATO allies in Afghanistan, the country is at a historical crossroads with a peace process that continues to substantially exclude women, and an electoral...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Are voters biased against women candidates?
With a record number of women in the fight for the White House, it's time to re-examine what role - if any - gender biases may play in the 2020 election. It's been a groundbreaking year for women in US politics: 1,834 women won office at the state...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
A continental model for gender parity
With so many women running for president in the United States, Americans might want to keep an eye on what Europe has lately achieved in female leadership for its top governing institutions. It has become a model for gender inclusivity. In July, two...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
A gender perspective on role performance of elected panchayat leaders in India
Gender equality is fundamentally related to sustainable development, and globally accepted as a necessity for the promotion of human rights. Gender empowerment is determined by active participation of women and men in social, economic, and political...
Monday, September 09, 2019
A new face in Kosovo looks to transform the role of women in politics
Political apathy is increasing in Kosovo and political parties are trying to reach new constituencies. TRT World spoke to one new candidate who wants to make a difference. Pristina, Kosovo - As Kosovo heads for arguably its most important elections...