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“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality (Picture: Council of Europe)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
“There is no place for violence against women in democratic cities and regions”, says Council of Europe Congress Spokesperson on Gender Equality
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held every year on 25 November, the spokesperson for the Council of Europe Congress on Gender Equality, Ms Eirini Dourou (SOC, Greece), made the following statement...
Rishi Sunak (left) at his first meeting of his cabinet. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
“Massive blind spot”: Anger at low proportion of women in Sunak’s cabinet
Women’s groups express concern as just 23% of those named to new PM’s cabinet are female. Women’s groups have reacted with concern and anger over the low representation of women in the new cabinet. Rishi Sunak removed 11 members of his predecessor’s...
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...
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...
CEMR Equality
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
“Equality Index” of women mayors and councillors in Austria
The Institute for Social Research of Austria (SORA) surveyed the proportion of women among all mayors and councillors in Austria as part of the “Equality Index” for the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT). In a survey of data from a...
Monday, March 25, 2019
“The quota encouraged me to run”: evaluating Jordan’s municipal quota for women
Gender quotas are a means to improve women’s political representation. This article examines the impact of Jordan’s municipal quota enacted in 2007. The quota drew into the political arena women who would otherwise not have run for office. Women...
The courier
Thursday, March 30, 2017
“Women in Politics” forum held at the University of Findlay, Ohio
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik was the lone Republican participant in a panel discussion on “women in politics” on 23 March 2017, but she was excited by the idea that some of the female Democrats present might join her in city government. “I’m really...