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Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Friday, December 02, 2022
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region: Toolkit
Violence against women in all its forms is perceived by the OSCE as one of the most pervasive impediments to women’s full, equal and effective participation in political and public life and as a threat to human security. Yet, it is prevalent across...
Liberal senator Jane Hume and former party director Brian Loughnane are reviewing May’s election loss.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/LOUISE KENNERLEY
Friday, December 02, 2022
Australia Liberals’ election review to back pipeline, not quotas, to attract women to party
A secret review into the Liberals’ disastrous election loss in May has ruled out formal quotas for the number of women MPs in federal parliament and instead recommends a British-style recruitment drive to improve the party’s gender balance. Former...
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region – The launch of new ODIHR toolkit (OSCE Logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Addressing violence against women in politics in the OSCE region – The launch of new ODIHR toolkit
ODIHR organizes this online event as part of the global 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-based Violence. Members of parliaments and leading experts will discuss current challenges and opportunities in preventing violence against women in...
UN Women
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
Action kit: Engaging parliaments in gender responsive budgeting
This action kit is a practical tool for unpacking gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and engaging parliaments and parliamentarians in strengthening scrutiny and oversight of gender responsive budget formulation, execution, and evaluation. As a result...
Oppah Muchinguri (News Day)
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
African women in politics: Influence or just numbers?
The world we live in is marked by a profoundly unequal distribution of the burden of adversity between men and women. From Japan to Africa, to the United States of America, gender disparity exists in almost every country. Inequality between men and...
DMK leader Kanimozhi openly apologised on her Twitter account (File)
Monday, October 31, 2022
After DMK functionary’s derogatory remark against women, Kanimozhi apologises: “This can never be tolerated”
Saidai Sadiq said that unlike the DMK, BJP depended on the "actresses" to make inroads into Tamil Nadu. Lok Sabha MP and DMK leader Kanimozhi Thursday issued an apology after a party functionary made a derogatory remark against women BJP leaders,...
Pelosi has repeatedly condemned heated and violent Republican rhetoric in recent years. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Monday, October 31, 2022
Attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband follows years of GOP demonizing her
A man with right-wing views who broke into the House speaker’s home yelled “Where is Nancy?” before assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer, police say. In 2010, Republicans launched a “Fire Pelosi” project — complete with a bus tour, a #FIREPELOSI...
Ala Talabani
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Ala Talabani
Ala Talabani is a Member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq. She is the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the Iraqi Parliament and a co-founder of the High Council for Iraqi Women. This interview was conducted on 7...
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls (UNW)
Friday, October 07, 2022
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) in digital contexts is not a new phenomenon, however it has rapidly escalated in the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic as women’s lives shifted online for work, education, access to services, and social...
IPINST
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Achieving Sustainable Peace and Security through Gender-Responsive Leadership
On Wednesday, September 21st, IPI together with the Government of Sweden, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, is cohosting the annual Women, Peace, and Leadership Symposium at IPI on “Achieving...
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin (Andrea Medichini, Associated Press)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Are women in politics held to an unfair standard?
SALT LAKE CITY — Women on the internet are posting videos of themselves dancing, singing and partying as a political statement. The trend began when Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin drew sharp criticism after a video of her dancing and singing...
A conversation with...Sara Falaknaz, MP, United Arab Emirates (IPU)
Friday, August 12, 2022
A conversation with...Sara Falaknaz, MP, United Arab Emirates
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Sara Falaknaz, a parliamentarian from the United...
A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada (IPU)
Friday, August 12, 2022
A conversation with… Iqra Khalid, MP, Canada
As part of the IPU series called 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them. In this edition, we discover Iqra Khalid, a parliamentarian from Canada. The...
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches (Picture: APP)
Friday, August 05, 2022
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches
Labor Senator for Victoria Jana Stewart made history by becoming the youngest First Nations woman elected to the Parliament, while Marion Scrymgour and Jacinta Price spoke of issues facing Territory communities. Three Aboriginal women made their...
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga arrives for the Azimio la Umoja at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya, December 10, 2021 [File: Baz Ratner/Reuters]
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Ahead of Kenya elections, female politicians face abuse, attacks
Dozens of female candidates have been physically assaulted while campaigning ahead of the August 9 elections in Kenya. Liz Njue, a Kenyan psychologist who wanted to stand for a county assembly seat, had just arrived to vote in her party primary when...
A quantitative study of the questions asked by women members in Lok Sabha (1999–2019): Performance of women in Parliament (EPW)
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
A quantitative study of the questions asked by women members in Lok Sabha (1999–2019): Performance of women in Parliament
The performance of women legislators is analysed by looking at the nature of questions posed by them over a span of 20 years (1999–2019) in the lower house of the Indian Parliament. The analysis, however, is a contestation of claims that suggest...
Esther Passaris, women's representative for Nairobi for the Orange Democratic Movement, on the campaign trail in this undated picture. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Photo Courtesy: Esther Passaris
Monday, July 25, 2022
Ahead of Kenya elections, women politicians face more online abuse
Women MPs like Esther Passaris face threats, slurs and body-shaming on social media ahead of Aug. 9 vote. Online abuse included sexual imagery and public shaming Some women candidates abandon social media due to abuse Social media platforms,...
UNDP
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Advancing Women's Political Participation as a Tool to Enhance Gender Equality
On the occasion of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2022, the Government of Morocco in partnership with the Arab Women Organization (AWO) and UNDP will co-host an event on “Advancing Women's Political Participation as a Tool...

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