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BJP's Reena Kashyap (Picture The Indian Express)
Friday, December 09, 2022
Himachal Pradesh: Every second voter a female, but only one woman MLA
In the November 12 Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the performance of women candidates was dismal and only one out of 24 in the fray was elected. The new 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will have just one woman MLA — BJP’s Reena Kashyap who...
How to run for office webinars (Picture PoliticsNOW)
Friday, August 05, 2022
How to run for office webinars
Join PoliticsNOW as they dive into their upcoming webinar series. TOPICS INCLUDE: Connecting With Voters Crafting Your Message Canvassing Getting Out the Vote Self-Care on the Campaign Trail Campaign Finances: Fundraising & Reporting All...
A female Upper House election candidate in Nagoya on Sunday | KYODO
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Harassment of female candidates a growing issue in Japanese politics
In 2019, Aiko Usui was 28 years old and running for a seat in a ward assembly election in Tokyo. But instead of being treated as an aspiring politician by some of the voters she was canvassing, she instead felt like a pop idol being targeted for...
Tunis market, April 2022. Keystone / Mohamed Messara
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
How local female politicians are keeping Tunisian democracy alive
President Kaïs Saïed is in the process of wiping out hard-won democratic rights in Tunisia. Little evidence survives of Switzerland’s efforts to support the country on its path to democracy – apart, perhaps, from the courage of women politicians who...
(Left to right) Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen, Finland PM Sanna Marin, France President Élisabeth Borne and Hungary President Katalin Novak | Commons
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
How women have come to hold the top post in 13 out of 45 countries in Europe
European countries began electing women in top posts from the late 1970s, though the first woman to head a government in the world was Sri Lanka's PM Sirimavo Bandaranaike. As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its fourth month, and Europe faces its ‘...
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape? Source: PTI
Friday, March 18, 2022
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape?
Despite India having had multiple female heads of state, and a progressive and highly diverse political past and present, the inclusion of women in Indian politics continues to be doubted by many countries across the world. Compared to other...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Here are some of the women who could make history in the Midterm Elections
 Already in 2018, women candidates have broken the records for the number of candidates for governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Depending on how the midterms go, they may make history again. The November elections could see the first black woman...
Friday, August 31, 2018
How to celebrate a complicated win for women
There’s a historical haze confounding plans to observe the coming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It descends, first, in definitions: “That’s the one that guaranteed a right to vote to all American women, right...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Historic leap in Tunisia: Women make up 47 per cent of local government
Seven years after the 2011 Revolution and four years after the adoption of the Constitution, women now make up 47 per cent of the local council positions in Tunisia following the May 2018 elections. The dramatic increase in women members is the...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Hear from the scholars of International IDEA’s Youth Democracy Academy
Hear from the scholars of International IDEA’s Youth Democracy Academy (YDA) pilot programme. YDA is designed to ensure that young women and men, too often marginalized from political processes, are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Herat Leaders Call for Afghan Women to Play Active Role in Politics
The need for more Afghan women to work in government positions was the key message from those speaking at a UN-backed event in Herat city, the capital of Afghanistan’s third largest province. “Women’s participation in senior political positions is...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Half of Labour's female councillors in Glasgow to quit 'macho' council
The Herald Scotland reports that a major exodus from Glasgow's ruling Labour administration is set to deepen rifts within the authority, with almost half the party's female councillors expected to quit politics. It is understood that six female...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
How much progress have we made? An analysis of women's political participation in subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean
In recent decades, subnational politics have taken on particular relevance in the process of expanding citizens’ rights. In large part this is due to the fact that the Central State has been transferring administrative and management...