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Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City, the day after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 2019. (Wikimedia Commons)
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
“Parity in everything”: What Mexico can teach us about women’s representation
Mexico is the first country in the world to implement gender parity so thoroughly and effectively. The journey has not been easy—and is far from over. In 2018, women won half the seats in Mexico’s Congress. They then championed a groundbreaking...
CEMR Equality
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
“Equality Index” of women mayors and councillors in Austria
The Institute for Social Research of Austria (SORA) surveyed the proportion of women among all mayors and councillors in Austria as part of the “Equality Index” for the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT). In a survey of data from a...
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
“We Have Your Back” - Breaking the cycle from online harassment to threats to violence against women and girl leaders
CSW65 side event 15:30 - 17:00 CET (10:30 - 12:00 ET) CSW65 side event on ideas to break the impact of online violence, including harassment and threats against women and girl leaders.  Participants will discuss available research on this topic,...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
“The first woman in this office, but not the last”: Four ways to empower a new generation of women political leaders
By Lucina Di-Meco,   Women politicians make for more equal and caring societies, and that their increased representation in office improves health, education and welfare outcomes for the entire population. So how can we foster the next generation of...
Monday, October 26, 2020
“Record” numbers of women are running for office in th US, but they still face structural barriers in politics
Twenty-five years ago, leaders and organizers from around the world rallied behind Hillary Clinton’s declaration that “women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.” Soon after, 189 countries signed onto the Beijing Platform...
Thursday, August 27, 2020
“We have been transforming lives. We have been agents of change.”
Around the world, women play critical roles as first responders and leaders when humanitarian crisis occurs. They change and save lives in the hardest to reach places. Yet, their work is consistently under-funded and often unrecognized. As COVID-19...
Friday, June 19, 2020
“Women leaders around the world have demonstrated successful management of the pandemic”
Around the world, women are shining through as outstanding leaders as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates. From Germany to New Zealand and Denmark to Iceland, women leaders have shown clarity in their decisions and policies, they are compassionate,...
Monday, March 25, 2019
“The quota encouraged me to run”: evaluating Jordan’s municipal quota for women
Gender quotas are a means to improve women’s political representation. This article examines the impact of Jordan’s municipal quota enacted in 2007. The quota drew into the political arena women who would otherwise not have run for office. Women...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
“Equality empowers everyone!” call women candidates in Turkey
51 women from different political parties and civil society organizations in Adana, southern Turkey, made a joint statement calling for more gender equality in politics at workshop organized by UN Women. Ahead of the local elections that will take...
The courier
Thursday, March 30, 2017
“Women in Politics” forum held at the University of Findlay, Ohio
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik was the lone Republican participant in a panel discussion on “women in politics” on 23 March 2017, but she was excited by the idea that some of the female Democrats present might join her in city government. “I’m really...
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
“In too many countries laws still discriminate against women”
As countries start implementing the Sustainable Development Goals towards achieving a sustainable and gender equal future by 2030, discriminatory laws continue to hold women and girls back. Begoña Lasagabaster, UN Women Chief of Leadership and...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
“We can do it” Research on Women’s Political Participation in Zimbabwe
A short piece of research was carried out in Zimbabwe in August 2015, as part of a larger research programme undertaken by Womankind Worldwide to look into the different spaces (explained further in section 7) that had been created for women to...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
“We need more women in Parliaments and as political leaders because…”
The Women In Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is running the WIP Leadership Campaign, for which more than fifty male Presidents and Prime Ministers champion the cause of a more diverse leadership of the world by giving a personal testimonial and...