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CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
Friday, August 12, 2022
CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Gender Sensitising Parliamentary Guidelines: A Seven-Step Field Guide (‘Field Guide’) provides a blueprint for Commonwealth parliaments interested in undertaking a Gender Sensitive Parliament (GSP) review...
Anita Anand, Chrystia Freeland, Justin Trudeau and Melanie Joly listen (Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES)
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Creating space for women pays off
Three powerful women in charge of finance, defence and foreign affairs frame the Canadian Prime Minister during press conferences. It’s the first time in our history that these three top cabinet jobs have been held simultaneously by women. And in...
Canada: Toward parity knowledge hub (Picture: Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Canada: Toward parity knowledge hub
This compilation of resources from across Canada and around the world are some of the many tools, best practices, projects, research and ideas which have been pulled together with the hopes of promoting and achieving parity in municipal...
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses COP26 (IPU)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way
Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.3 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact. The IPU is...
Joining the race to replace UCP leader Jason Kenney are, from left: Leela Aheer, Rebecca Schulz, Rajan Sawhney and Danielle Smith.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Canada: Four women join race for UCP leadership
Alberta politics becoming more open to diverse candidates, says UCalgary political science professor Susan Franceschet.  Despite the long race ahead, a United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership ballot boasting a record number of women is already a...
Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?  ILLUSTRATION BY PAIGE STAMPATOR
Monday, June 13, 2022
Canada: Why are there still so few women leaders in politics?
Women are more likely to hold interim leadership roles in federal politics, but clinching the top role remains elusive. INTERIM LEADERS HOLD a strange position in party politics. They’ve advanced to one of the highest offices in the country, but at...
Cambodian women in leadership rising (Picture: Khmer Times)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Cambodian women in leadership rising
Cambodia organised the National Forum on ‘Women in Leadership and Governance’ acknowledging increasing number of women in key leadership roles in the country. In her address, National Assembly (NA) Second Vice President and Chairwoman of Women...
More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion (Picture: Toronto Star)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Canada: More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion
"Women hold just 30 per cent of seats in Parliament; only two of 12 premiers are women. It matters because women matter." I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s truck, driving around Saint John when I was 12. I was feeling smug because I...
Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Climate justice requires women’s leadership
Only a third of leadership positions in climate-change negotiations are held by women, even though women are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of global warming. Absent the active participation of women and girls in local, national, and...
Claudia Roth
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th...
Representative image (Photo Credit - Reuters). Image Credit: ANI
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
China limits women representation across top echelons of political system
Women have limited representation and voice across the top echelons of China's political system, said US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in a report. Women have limited representation and voice across the top echelons of China's...
Women leading in crises - logo
Thursday, March 17, 2022
CSW 66: Women leading in crises
To further discuss gender equality and the importance of women’s leadership, the PSCD will organize an event in the margins of the 66th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to take place from the 14-25 March 2022....
UNDP
Monday, March 14, 2022
CSW 66: From pledges to action: Advancing gender equality in national climate plans (NDCs)
The upcoming years will be pivotal for the implementation of the updated national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to advance gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls as part of the 2030 Agenda. With...
CSW
Monday, March 14, 2022
CSW 66: Ending Violence Against Women in Politics - Special Event hosted by the President of the General Assembly
While women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their involvement as candidates, voters, supporters, and activists has spurred attacks, intimidation and harassment in many parts of the world. Violence against women in...
CSW66
Monday, February 28, 2022
CSW66 (2022)
The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be...
Aisuluu Mamashova. Central Asia Needs to Promote Women Politicians  Image source: akipress.com / Modern Diplomacy
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Central Asia needs to promote women politicians
By Mirgul Kuhns Hidden from the world’s attention, with its five “stans” and 79 million people, Central Asia has been a region of democratic growth after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The last three decades Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,...
UN Women and IPU
Friday, February 11, 2022
CSW 66: The role of women’s leadership and gender-responsive parliaments in climate action
Bringing together parliamentarians from all around the world and recognizing the urgency for concrete and bold legislative actions towards women’s political participation and legal and policy initiatives for gender-responsive climate action, IPU and...
Cherchez les femmes: in the French election, the men stay on top. Copyrights: The Article
Friday, February 04, 2022
Cherchez les femmes: in the French election, the men stay on top
By Denis Macshane The women in the French presidential contest are having a miserable time. Britain and Germany have each produced two world-class female leaders, but France refuses to take women seriously as politicians. Politics there, as in the...

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