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Speaking at the UN headquarters in October 2021, from left to right: Asila Wardak, Fawzia Koofi, Anisa Shaheed and Naheed Farid. Photograph: UN Women
Thursday, September 01, 2022
"The Taliban don’t know how to govern": The Afghan women shaping global policy from exile
Despite the upheaval of the Taliban takeover, the ‘group of six’ are finding ways to tackle the political and humanitarian crisis. It has been described as Afghanistan’s brain drain, after the Taliban’s return to power last year precipitated an...
Martha Karua has energised the campaign of veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga. ‘People say Mama na Baba – it’s like a nuclear family,’ says an analyst. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters/The Guardian
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
"Karua wave" in Kenya’s elections may bring first female deputy president
Martha Karua may become Kenya’s most senior woman ever but feminists fear the compromises that will be forced on her. The Kenyan media are calling it the “Karua wave”, as the woman hoping to be the country’s first female deputy president energises a...
Satoko Kishimoto, the new mayor of Tokyo’s Suginami district: ‘I thought something had to change.’ Photograph: Asia Europe People's Forum/Youtube
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
"Dominated by old men": Tokyo ward’s first female mayor takes on status quo
Satoko Kishimoto sets sights on ‘radical change’ in Japan, where only 2% of local government leaders are women. The first female mayor of a district in Tokyo has vowed to challenge Japan’s male-dominated politics, weeks after she became one of only...
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the oath taking ceremony of new cabinet ministers, at Lok Seva Bhawan, in Bhubnaeswar, June 5, 2022. Photo: PTI
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
"Women power, clean image": Naveen Patnaik revamps cabinet with eye on 2024 polls
By accommodating more women and dropping some controversial leaders from the cabinet, the Biju Janata Dal chief is gearing up for assembly and general elections. Bhubaneswar: Barely a week after completing three years in his fifth term as the chief...
Supriya Sule husband posted the exchange on Twitter, calling out the BJP as a "misogynistic" party. | Picture: NDTV
Monday, May 30, 2022
"Go home and cook": Maharashtra BJP leader's sexist jab at MP Supriya Sule
The sexist comment was made as the two parties sparred over reservations for OBC (Other Backward Class) in Maharashtra. New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, targeting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule on Wednesday,...
File photo of Mohinder K Midha | Twitter/@SantoshDass1048 | The Print
Monday, May 30, 2022
"A proud moment for us," says Dalit body after Midha’s election; she represents the Labour Party
'A proud moment for us,' says Dalit body after Midha's election; she represents the Labour Party. New Delhi: Indian-origin politician Mohinder K Midha from UK’s Opposition Labour Party has become the first woman mayor of a local London council from...
(L-R) The member for Reid, Sally Sitou; the member for Barton, Linda Burney; Northern Territory senator Jacinta Price; and the member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour, are among the diverse politicians in Australia’s new parliament. Composite: AAP
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
"Work in progress": Australia’s new parliament the most diverse yet
Diversity advocates welcome new additions but say there is still a long way to go before parliament reflects Australian society Australia’s new parliament looks set to be the most diverse, but there’s still a long way to go, diversity advocates say...
"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse - BalkanInsight
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse
A lack of legal regulation and the inefficiency of the Bosnian justice system mean Bosnian women in politics face little or no protection against gender-based abuse online. Lana Prlic became a deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in...
"Some bad apples": senior Tory minister denies institutional misogyny - The Guardian
Thursday, May 05, 2022
"Some bad apples": senior Tory minister denies institutional misogyny
UK government faces growing pressure to tackle sexual misconduct in Westminster as Kwasi Kwarteng rejects idea of inherent sexism. The government faces intense pressure from its own MPs and opposition parties to take action over misogyny and...
Daliborka Uljarevic. Photo: CGO.
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
"This is misogyny": The growing abuse facing women in Montenegrin politics
On both sides of Montenegro’s ideological divide, women politicians face sexism, abuse, and discrimination on a daily basis. And experts say it’s only getting worse. Vesna Bratic and Draginja Vuksanovic-Stankovic sit on opposing sides of a deep...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
"Gender parity in politics: the state of play" webinar
The webinar "Gender parity in politics: the state of play" took place on 29 May. It hosted a discussion with Jaimie Just, Policy Advisor on Equality and Diversity at CEMR, who presented the key findings of the study “Women in Politics: Local and...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
"Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19"
By Antonio Guterres, The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere. But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But...
Monday, June 19, 2017
"We are not too young to run": Youth in Nigeria march to support bill
Despite comprising almost half of the Nigerian population, youth have been historically marginalized from entering politics at a state and federal level. Aspiring to increase youth’s participation in Nigerian politics, the Youth Initiative for...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
"The New Normal? Women, Media, and Politics" event by the Institute for Women's Leadership
Michel Martin, journalist and weekend host of NPR's All Things Considered will be moderating a conversation with: Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York Magazine and author of the New York Times best-seller All the Single Ladies: Unmarried...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
"Politics needs more women" says Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
The Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said the politics needs more women. Participating in an interactive session with members of Young Ficci Ladies Organisation here, Sitharaman said, “This (politics) may...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
"Scandal in Real Time" - a national conference on Black women, politics, oral history
Like other blockbuster media moments, Shonda Rhimes' television show Scandal proves there is a massive audience for American political dramas, especially those featuring a sidelong glance toward largely repressed national and cultural debates about...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
"I'm A Feminist"- Justin Trudeau Highlights Gender Equality at the UN
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the United Nations Headquarters on March 16, 2016 to talk about gender equality, female empowerment and what feminism means to him. “I’m going to keep saying loud and clearly that I am a feminist until...
Monday, December 28, 2015
"Our Women in Politics and Society"
The preview of the League of Tunisian Women Voters latest documentary, directed by Tunisian actress Anissa Daoud, on the achievements and struggles of Tunisian women to bring real change to their society through political participation. For more on...