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Thursday, July 23, 2020
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament will precede the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) and is being organized in close cooperation with the Parliament of Austria and the United Nations. The Summit provides women in...
Friday, November 29, 2019
100 years of women reporting in Westminster
On 1 December 1919 a female MP took a seat in the House of Commons for the first time. Political correspondent Kate Proctor went on a mission to find out more about the first women who reported from the press gallery that day, and the many that...
Saturday, July 06, 2019
11 women appointed to new G/Bissau cabinet
Guinea-Bissau's President José Mario Vaz has issued a decree appointing a 31-member government including 16 ministers and 15 deputy ministers, among them an unprecedented number of women, reports said on Thursday. According to the decree issued to...
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
19th Amendment: A century of pioneering women in US politics
One hundred years ago - on 4 June 1919 - Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the US constitution guaranteeing the right of American women to vote. The amendment was the product of decades of campaigning and slow progress since the first...
Friday, November 23, 2018
189 women candidates in fray for Rajasthan assembly elections
JAIPUR: A total of 189 women candidates will be contesting the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections, the highest number in the last 10 years. After at least 579 candidates withdrawing their nominations for the December 7 elections on Thursday, 2,...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
12 charts that explain the record-breaking year women have had in American politics
Even before the votes are in, the numbers prove it: 2018 is the Year of the Woman. If Democrats retake the House, the Senate, or both, it’ll be because women launched the most effective, sustained resistance in generations, thousands more women...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
13 Questions about women and the midterms
By Susan Chira Conventional wisdom on women and politics goes like this: Women must pile up credentials because voters see men as more qualified.  Women are trusted on issues like education, health care and children; men on national security, crime...
Friday, November 02, 2018
11 states have no women in congress. These candidates are trying to change that
By Carter Sherman, Kathleen Williams had a ritual for getting through a tough day back when she staffed the Montana Legislature: She’d go visit Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Well, not really. Since...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
103 women candidates elected to Turkish Parliament in June 24 poll
Ankara – June 25, 2018. A total of 103 women deputies have been elected to the 600-seat Turkey Parliament in the June 24 poll, according to unofficial data compiled from results provided by the state-run Anadolu Agency. In the June 2015 and November...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
12th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 12th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament, organized by the Chamber of Deputies of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the IPU, will be held on 25 and 26 April 2018. The Summit will focus on inclusive societies and political decision-making...
Monday, April 16, 2018
11 states have no women representing them in Congress
Progress is not inevitable. And it is rarely -- if ever -- complete. For women in American politics, each point of progress serves as a reminder of the progress we have yet to make toward equitable power and presence in government. Monday's swearing...
Monday, October 09, 2017
100 Women: Do female leaders improve women's lives?
"I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet... if there are any girls out there that stayed up late to watch - I may become the next woman president, but one of you is next." The words of Hillary Clinton on becoming the...
Friday, February 19, 2016
13th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) will host its 13th international forum on women’s rights and development, "Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice", in Brazil from 8 to 11 Septembery, 2016. 2,000...
Monday, August 31, 2015
10th Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament - outcomes and recommendations
  "Strenght of unity of thought and action as a powerful agent for change to achieve gender equality within one generation" This message, among others, was strongly voiced by the Women Speakers of Parliament who attended the 10th Meeting, organized...
Monday, March 10, 2014
15 Acts Of Women’s Activism That Are Changing The World
These women haven’t won Nobel Prizes or hit the speaking circuit. But they’re pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, and speaking up — even where bad news dominates the headlines. We invite you to read the complete article published March...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10 Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy
They move carefully between constantly changing checkpoints, where they’re often harassed. Extremists have been known to target female activists—beating them for not dressing conservatively enough. Or they may be detained. It happens frequently,...
Monday, January 06, 2014
17 women elected MPs in 10th JS, Bangladesh
The 10th parliamentary polls see 17 women candidates elected, according to unofficial results of the election. The number is just one less than the historic high of the 2008 election, when 18 women were elected.However, the current figure can still...
Monday, April 15, 2013
128th IPU Assembly STATEMENT ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
IPU unanimously endorsed a statement on sexual violence at its 128th Assembly to signal its on-going commitment to tackling this scourge. Recent widely-reported cases have highlighted the urgency of taking -action. The statement was read out by Mr....

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