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Monday, November 23, 2020
'No democracy without women': Priced out of politics in El Salvador
The first time Karla Hernandez ran for office in El Salvador, she kept seeing a male candidate from her party in expensive television adverts, while she scraped by on a shoestring - relying on volunteers to hand out flyers and knock on doors....
Monday, November 09, 2020
'You can't be what you can't see': Female politicians of color discuss what Harris' win means to them
The ascension of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect is both symbolic and important to many women across the United States, and several female politicians of color expressed on CNN Sunday morning...
Monday, October 05, 2020
'She set the benchmark': trailblazing PNG politician Nahau Rooney dies, aged 75
Hardworking, audacious, occasionally controversial, but always vivacious: one of Papua New Guinea’s political pioneers, Nahau Rooney, has been remembered as a trailblazer for PNG women in power following her death on 15 September, aged 75. In 1977,...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
'We will always fix it': Jacinda Ardern's promise to NZ over COVID-19 mistakes
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will "never" shy away from admitting when the Government has screwed up. At the weekend the Government's official Unite Against COVID-19 social media channels and website urged everyone in south and west...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
'I want to see myself:' Black women mount public and private campaign for Biden to pick a Black woman running mate
Influential Black women are mounting a robust effort to persuade presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that selecting a black woman as his running mate would give him the best advantage to win the White House in November. These women --...
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
'We are losers in this crisis': research finds lockdowns reinforcing gender inequality
Life during the coronavirus lockdown has reinforced gender inequality across Europe with research emphasising that the economic and social consequences of the crisis are far greater for women and threaten to push them back into traditional roles in...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
'It's not a joking matter': Boris Johnson reprimanded over lack of women in government during COVID-19 crisis
Boris Johnson has been reprimanded after laughing when he was asked about a lack of female decision makers in the government’s coronavirus response. Appearing before the House of Commons liaison committee, the prime minister was told by chair Sir...
Monday, March 16, 2020
'Politics should be the lifestyle of every single person': Hajer Sharief
From wanting to become a surgeon, like the protagonists of her favourite TV series Grey’s Anatomy, to combating violent extremism by improving political participation of women and the youth, Hajer Sharief has come a long way. She was a 19-year-old...
Monday, March 16, 2020
'2020 will be my year': the push to elect women in Vanuatu, a nation with no female MPs
Motoralivoa Hilda Lini stands at the front door of Vanuatu’s parliament, wearing an elegant pink dress and customary pig tusks on her wrists, signifying her chiefly status. When the Guardian apologises for being late, because we had been waiting on...
Monday, March 09, 2020
'We still have a problem with female authority': how politics sets a trap for American women
“Gender in this race?” Senator Elizabeth Warren said outside her home on Thursday. “You know that is the trap question for every woman. If you say, ‘Yeah! There was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no...
Monday, February 17, 2020
'Be yourself': Ex-British PM Theresa May advises women in politics
Be yourself" is the advice former British prime minister Theresa May gave to the Global Women's Forum in Dubai on Monday (Feb 17), explaining how she had risen to the top job despite refusing to conform to masculine traditions in politics. "I did my...
Monday, January 20, 2020
'Little Women' reminds us how stuck we have been on judging female politicians
"I am angry nearly every day of my life," Laura Dern's Mrs. March (Marmee) says, wearily, in Greta Gerwig's "Little Women," a 2019 film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1868 novel of the same name about a quartet of New England sisters. "I'...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
'Based in hatred': Violence against women standing in Colombia's elections
The body of mayoral candidate Karina García was found shot and incinerated in her car in the Cauca department of southern Colombia, on 1 September. For weeks, García had reported receiving threats and asked the government for increased protection...
Friday, September 27, 2019
'Abuse is virtually constant': UK female MPs speak about the threats they face
Boris Johnson on Wednesday night sparked a tide of criticism by dismissing suggestions that his rhetoric was dangerous in the current climate and claiming the best way to honour the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox was to “get Brexit done”. The Guardian...
Friday, March 22, 2019
'I'm ready,' says first transgender candidate for Thai PM
Pauline Ngarmpring thought she would take it slow as she began her new life as a transgender woman after transitioning at the age of 49. Instead, three years on, she is a candidate for Thai prime minister - the country’s first transgender candidate...
Friday, March 15, 2019
'Snail's pace' progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say
By Ellen Wulfhorst, UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so slow that more quotas and incentives are called for, female leaders said...
Monday, November 19, 2018
'A woman's place is in elected office', Theresa May tells politicians
Theresa May told a gathering of female politicians from around the world that “a woman’s place is in elected office” as she urged them to work together to make sure their voices were heard. The British prime minister admitted that getting the...
Friday, July 20, 2018
'No going back' how 2018 has drawn a line in the ground for gender progress in leadership
2018 has demonstrated significant progress in improving gender diversity but more needs to be done to promote more women into leadership. The first half of 2018 has been busy around gender diversity. Globally activism has ramped up most notably with...

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