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Friday, May 03, 2019
Two women elected to Qatar municipal council
DOHA: Two women won seats on Qatar’s 29-member municipal council, the Gulf emirate’s sole elected body, the elections committee said on Wednesday. Sheikha al-Jafiri and Fatima al-Kuwari retained the seats they had won in 2015. Five women were among...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine
Daw Saw Yee and Daw Ohn Shwe have many things in common, but until recently their paths had not crossed. Both in their 50s, their communities elected the two women as village tract administrators in January 2018 during the third local elections to...
Friday, November 02, 2018
Take notes from women in politics
By Payton Saso, In today's society, college women tend to look to female celebrities and social media influencers for inspiration on how to be successful in life. While many of these women have incredible accomplishments and have surpassed great...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Transformational leadership for gender equality in the Caribbean: regional strategies and partnerships
Following recent elections in the Caribbean region, women’s representation in political office has increased, approaching or surpassing parity in some legislative chambers. This progress has drawn attention to women’s contributions to political...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The 77 percent: Women in politics
Are women less corrupt than men? The Ethiopian Parliament last Tuesday approved the appointment of 20 ministers, with women also making up half of the cabinet. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went on to say that women are considered to be less...
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Guardian view on US politics: No hearing for women
By Brett Kavanaugh, Can you trust women? This is the question at the heart of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court. It was evident long before Thursday’s senate judiciary committee hearings addressing Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Thandi Modise
Thandi Modise is the Chairperson of the Upper House of the Parliament (National Council of Provinces) of South Africa. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in New York during the CSW.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Two Democrats are poised to become the first Muslim women in Congress
Two Democrats are poised to become the first Muslim women in Congress, offering a sharp counterpoint to the anti-Muslim policies and sentiment surfacing in Washington and across the country. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota state lawmaker and Somali-American...
Monday, July 16, 2018
The power-sharing dream: Where women rule in the world
Record numbers of women are standing for election in countries around the world - changing the global face of politics and bringing gender equality in national legislatures a step closer. Mexico has just elected an equal number of men and women MPs...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Trump inspires more women candidates in Hawaii
Statewide, females make up 38 percent of candidates this year, compared to 32 percent in the prior election cycle. More women in Hawaii are running for office in 2018 than in the last election cycle two years ago, following a nationwide trend. In...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Tunisia's capital elects first female mayor
Souad Abderrahim is from Tunisia's moderate Islamic party, which advocates for separating politics from religion. TUNIS, Tunisia — A woman from Tunisia's moderate Islamic party was elected on Tuesday as mayor of the capital city, Tunis, the first...
Friday, June 29, 2018
The boot camp building a new cohort of female leaders in Latin America
In Latin America, a boot camp for high-potential women in the public sector aims to break the male hold on political decision-making by creating a new generation of female leaders. The intensive program involves coaching sessions, mentoring, skills...
Monday, May 21, 2018
The struggle of African women in politics continues
Most African countries are signatories of numerous protocols that encourage gender equality in politics, yet analysts say more still needs to be done to implement these protocols and ensure women are not sidelined. Women in the region and beyond are...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Tamar Chugoshvili
Tamar Chugoshvili is the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Chair of the Gender Equality Council of Georgia. This interview was conducted on 12 March 2018 in New York during CSW.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
There is an 'avalanche' of women running for office in the United States
(CNN) The 2018 midterm elections are already historic when it comes to the number of women candidates running. A record 309 women have filed to run for seats in the US House, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Tasmania elects majority of women in Australia state first
Tasmania has become the first state in Australian history to elect a majority of female MPs to its legislature. The state, Australia's smallest, held its election on 3 March, but counting was not finalised until this week. The Australian Capital...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
There’s now a searchable database of the black women running for office in 2018
Hundreds of thousands of women marched on the streets in response to Donald Trump’s election in 2017. A year after his inauguration, women marched again. This time though, they’re also taking their fight to the ballot box. A record number of women...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Election Commission of Nepal asks parties to field women candidates in polls
KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal has urged the political parties to ensure women’s candidacy in all posts contesting in the May 14 local level elections. “I, in person, request all political parties and their leaders to ensure women...