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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Faces of 4 brilliant, youthful Kenyan women doing greatness behind progressive politics arena
The scenario in Kenyan politics, however, contravenes this adage that is worth making reference to if the role of women in the society is anything to go by- besides being many important things, they are nurturers. It does not need a keen eye to see...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Female leaders shaping the world of the future: Building a new normal
As the world battles the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, the pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity: the opportunity to write a new “normal”. A normal that forms our societies’ perceptions of women as well as women’s access to...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
First lady announces youth art project on women's suffrage
Melania Trump wants to use art to help children learn about women's suffrage. The first lady on Monday announced a youth art project to coincide with the ratification nearly 100 years ago of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Forum of women members of Parliaments in Kyrgyzstan takes on domestic violence
Within the first two weeks of 2020, three women were beaten to death by their husbands or partners in Kyrgyzstan. Sadly, these were not isolated incidents. Despite having a domestic violence law in place since 2017, domestic violence is not rare in...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Finland’s Maria Ohisalo: Navigation through Covid-19 requires leadership based on win-win approach
By Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, The world is facing a shared threat through Covid-19 but our experiences are hugely different, partly due to how our governments think and react. No matter how strongly we value our personal freedoms or how disconnected...
Friday, May 01, 2020
Female world leaders hailed as voices of reason amid the coronavirus chaos
By Jennifer Hassan and Siobhán O'Grady, Silveria Jacobs is not messing around. When coronavirus cases started increasing in the Caribbean nation of Sint Maarten, the 51-year-old prime minister delivered blunt instructions. “Simply. Stop. Moving,”...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended
Why do we still rarely see mothers, especially those with young children, represented in parliament? The rarity of scenes like the one above of women successfully balancing motherhood with a career in politics underscores an observable fact that...
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Four key global trends on gender, security and safety
March felt more like global disaster month than Women’s History Month, with COVID-19 consistently dominating the headlines. Yet in the midst of the critical pandemic response, we can’t lose sight of how gender is shaping key global trends—and how...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Five things you can do to improve gender equality in leadership
This video on SDG 5 "Gender Equality" looks at how you can take concrete actions to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership, particularly in parliaments. It is the first video of a series resulting from...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Female candidates face institutional challenges, tend to be nonsectarian, new U.N. report says
With Lebanon’s next parliamentary elections slated for 2022, coalitions should begin pushing to ensure women are equally represented in politics, activists and local advocacy groups said following the release of a U.N. Women report Tuesday entitled...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Finland's women-led government has equalized family leave: 7 months for each parent
People often ponder how the world might be different if more women were in political power. In Finland, where women lead the five parties in the coalition government, here's one change they're making: equal paid leave for both parents in a family....
Friday, December 27, 2019
Fighting for Space
By Akshaya Annapragada, Seeing Kamala Harris, Kirstin Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marianne Williamson all vying  — with different platforms — to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States;...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Finland’s new parliament is dominated by women under 35
Sanna Marin is about to assume a role that remains unusual for young women around the world. When she’s sworn in as prime minister of Finland this week, she’ll be in charge of an entire nation. Marin, who was elected by her party on Sunday, will be...
Friday, November 08, 2019
From Sudan to the Security Council: Sudanese women lead drive for change
On 8 April 2019, Alaa Salah took to the streets in protest of the declining economic state of her country, just like thousands of other students and young people in Sudan. She had no idea that she would become the face of the Sudanese protest...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Female Empowerment in Pakistan
Pakistan ranks second lowest in the world for gender equality, placing at number 148 out of 149 countries. The nation ranked 146 in economic participation and opportunity and 97th in political empowerment. In an effort to work towards greater female...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Future Policy Award 2019 crowns eight best policies empowering youth
Policies from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland, Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles and Senegal are this year’s winners of the ‘Oscar for best policies’ Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies aimed at empowering young people to build a fair...
Friday, October 11, 2019
For women in politics, personal style is a game of chess with the patriarchy
Since the 19th century, when suffragists were forced to ditch their pantaloons and strictures in the U.S. Senate forbade women’s pants, women in politics have been obstructed in their pursuit of self-expression. It isn’t unusual for dress codes to...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Forum of Women Parliamentarians at Inter-Parliamentary Union 141st Assembly
Over 1700 parliamentarians and UN and civil society partners from around the world will meet in Belgrade, Serbia, from 13 to 17 October for the 141st IPU Assembly. Under the overarching theme of Strengthening international law: Parliamentary roles...

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