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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Women won big in Mexico’s elections — taking nearly half the legislature’s seats. Here’s why.
By Magda Hinojosa and Jennifer M. Piscopo, While observers discuss leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s victory in Mexico’s presidential election, complete with majorities in both chambers of congress and control of nearly half the governorships...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Women participation in politics, crucial to life of Nigeria
The UK Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria Laure Beaufils, facilitated a brainstorming conversation with a diverse array of Nigeria stakeholders on barriers to women’s participation in politics. he session held at the Deputy High Commissioner’s...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Women’s participation: Why Nigeria’s political structure must change
The Society for Empowerment and Self Reliance (SESER), advocated structural changes in the political framework to increase women’s participation to foster economic growth and development.The National Coordinator, Mrs Rose Effiong said this in a...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Women running for office brings necessary change to American politics
By Blessing Aghimien, From the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, the world has seen a culture shift when it comes to women demanding respect from those in charge. Now, hundreds of women across the country are embarking on a new challenge —...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Win or lose, Tuesday’s primaries are a big deal for women
In a year that has broken records for the number of women running for office, the primaries in eight states this week might be considered Super Tuesday for female candidates. More of them will appear on ballots for congressional and statewide...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Women ready to run for office in Egypt
CAIRO — Egypt has yet to pass a law needed to hold local elections, but hundreds of women will not be wallflowers waiting for an invitation to run for office. Thanks to an initiative dubbed “The Councils Are Ours,” potential candidates will be...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Women continuing to make headway in Georgia politics
Is this the year of the woman in Georgia politics? Based on the results of the May 22 primary election, including the local races, it may be. Politics has been a male-dominated industry in the state for centuries, with no female governors or even...
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Women Step Up for State Office
Nevada and Arizona could make history this fall, with both states positioned to elect the first female-majority legislative chambers in the nation's history. Nationally, campaign operatives say they cannot name a single state that does not have a...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Will Tunisia's municipal elections change anything?
Tunisians will head to the polls on May 6 to vote in the country's first free municipal elections since the removal of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his government in 2011. Having been postponed four times, the elections come as a relief to...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Women are stepping up in politics
By Buffalo News Editorial Board American politics is changing, and not always in wholesome ways. But this one, if it can be sustained, augurs well for the country: In numbers never seen before, women are suiting up to campaign for public office. It’...
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Women's Participation in Local Government
The under-representation of women at any level of governance and decision-making results in a democratic deficit. It has been proven time and again that diverse groups make better decisions. This is particularly true when it comes to a task as...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Women slowly changing the face of French politics
The current French parliament has the most women it has ever had: 224 women were elected in June, out of 577 seats. This is mostly due to president Emmanuel Macron, who pushed for more women to run for office. But the rest of the French political...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Women experience in elections ‘positive’ overall, says SIGI
AMMAN –– The overall experience of women in the latest elections, whether as voters or candidates, was “positive”, despite some shortcomings related to legal loopholes, according to a coalition tasked with monitoring the elections from a gender...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Why women don't run for office
Women represent 20 percent of Congress, 25 percent of state legislature seats and 12 percent of governorships. They hold 24 percent of statewide elected offices, such as attorney general and lieutenant governor. While women have proven that they can...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Women's group calls for more women candidates in Nigeria
Women group bitter as only 54 women submitted forms for 448 local government positions in Lagos Members of a coalition, Strategies to Achieve Gender Equality for Women Coalition (STAGE), recently lent their voices to the call for more women in...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Women have been voting more than men for three decades in Finland
This article was originally published by Yle on 9 April 2017 here. If voter turnout is any indication, women care more about the future of their municipalities than men. Women under 35 years of age in particular are far more likely to vote than men...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Women prepare to take the lead in Cambodia’s local elections
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – In rural Cambodia, the women’s revolution is coming. It’s not happening with pink pussy hats, placards and chanting. Instead, it’s driven by quiet determination and a hunger to learn. They are gathered on the second floor of a...
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Friday, December 23, 2016
Women win record number of seats in Timor-Leste village elections
By Corinne Roberts It’s midday in one of Dili’s busiest markets. A man pushes a food-cart selling an Indonesian-style soup with spicy meatballs. In an aluminum-roofed market stall, Barbara Garma Soares is shopping for football jerseys. Soares is one...