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Elections in India, one polling station in each constituency to be handled by women - Credit: Wikimedia
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Elections in India, one polling station in each constituency to be handled by women
The Election Commission, on Saturday, mandated that one polling station in each constituency should be managed by women in the upcoming Assembly Elections. This is introduced in a bid to facilitate increased participation of women in the election...
Lebanon report Un Women
Monday, November 15, 2021
Effective, decisive, and inclusive: Women’s leadership in COVID-19 response and recovery
This working paper is part of UN Women’s research efforts to highlight the importance of women’s leadership and participation in decision-making during the pandemic and beyond. The working paper tackles the question of how women leaders at the...
Elected To Lead
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
Webinar elected to lead
Friday, September 17, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Sweden, practiced for the first time in September 1921. Five women were elected to the Parliament (Riksdag) then, today 46 percent of the members of parliament are women. Women's political...
Among the three new state Assemblies being analysed here, only Kerala recorded a marginal increase in seats for women from 8 to 11.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Explained: Share of women, youth in new state Assemblies
The age and gender profiles of 3 of the newly elected Assemblies show that the share of women MLAs is unchanged in West Bengal, has grown slightly in Kerala, and fallen in Tamil Nadu. West Bengal has more young MLAs than earlier while the other two...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Ella Jones elected first black mayor of Ferguson
Voters in Ferguson, Mo., made history Tuesday by electing Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor. The election took place as protesters filled the streets of many U.S. cities, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality faced by many...
España: Brechas de género en la relación con la política: implicación, conocimiento y participación (Funcas)
Monday, December 10, 2018
España: Brechas de género en la relación con la política: implicación, conocimiento y participación
El artículo presenta evidencia actualizada sobre la brecha de género en la implicación, el cono- cimiento y la participación política en España y en perspectiva comparada. Los resultados muestran que mientras que la brecha de género ha disminuido...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Elene Khoshtaria
Elene Khoshtaria is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2017 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Ethiopia’s new 50% women cabinet isn’t just bold—it’s smart
Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed is rewarding women’s contributions to the nation’s progress. In a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday (Oct. 16), Abiy cut the number of ministries from 28 to 20 and named 10 women among the new appointees. Women will...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Emilia Ezeude: 'I tell women power is not served a la carte'
By Josephine Agbonkhese Poised to halt the slide in their political fortune ahead of the 2019 general elections, women politicians from various political affiliations in states across the country recently launched a coalition, the Women in Politics...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Electing more women would change congress (but not make it more bipartisan)
By Danielle Kurtzleben, In October of 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days — the third longest shutdown in history. A few women in particular came together to end the gridlock, including Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Equal Voice Alberta launches workshops to recruit more women into politics
Equal Voice Alberta is urging more women to run in the 2019 Alberta provincial election. The group launched their She Leads Campaign 101 Workshops on Saturday with a panel discussion that drew more than 40 attendees. Organizer Jenessa Crognali says...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Egypt appoints first-ever female governor
Nadia Ahmed Abdou is the first female to be appointed governor in Egypt after she was sworn into office on Thursday as the head of the Nile Delta Governorate of Beheira. Abdou’s appointment is part of a limited cabinet reshuffle of nine ministers...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Enhancing Women’s Role and Participation in Governance in India
To empower elected women representatives, several initiatives supported by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, such as trainings, workshops, exposure visits are helping women bring socio-political change in the communities....
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Emerge Wisconsin works to increase the number of women in politics in Wisconsin
Emerge Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to increase the number of Democratic women in public office, has published an article on the underrepresentation of women in politics in that State. According to CAWP data, only 25.8% of state lawmakers...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Emily Benn: What I can offer British politics
Emily Benn, the 24 year-old granddaughter of the late Labour grandee Tony Benn, is poised to become the fifth generation of her family to sit in the Commons. In this article she explains why she's running. "It would of course be silly to suggest...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Essays on Gender and Governance
The relationship between gender and governance has too often been neglected in both theoretical and empirical work. Until very recently, most influential political thought has been built around a conceptual distinction between the “public” realm of...

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