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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Around globe, women leaders rise to the pandemic challenge
By Sara Miller Llana, Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen secured the trust and love of her people. As Denmark entered one of Europe’s first lockdowns in mid-March, the nation’s youngest-ever prime minister...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
App boosts role of women in peace processes
A mobile app has been launched to help embed women’s rights in peace negotiations in the Arab world and beyond. Ç Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Monash University in Australia and InclusivePeace in Geneva, have developed the data and...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
A century after women gained the right to vote, majority of Americans see work to do on gender equality
A hundred years after the 19th Amendment was ratified, about half of Americans say granting women the right to vote has been the most important milestone in advancing the position of women in the country. Still, a majority of U.S. adults say the...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
African Centre for Women in Politics lauds selection of Prof Jane Opoku Agyemang as Mahama’s running mate
The African Centre for Women in Politics (ACWP) has described the appointment of Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as ‘a fulfillment that has been long-awaited by women in Ghana, in Africa and the world at large.” In a press release, the group...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
A year after Bashir’s fall, the struggle for Sudanese women continues
By Reem Abbas, In a recent meeting between Sudanese women activists and members of the central committee of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), Sudan’s current ruling coalition, women were given myriad justifications for their exclusion from...
Monday, June 22, 2020
A quiet revolution for women in US foreign and security policy?
The Departments of Defense, State, USAID and Homeland Security recently launched plans regarding women in U.S. foreign and security policy. The joint rollout unveiled the Trump administration’s roadmap for changing the way America and its allies and...
Monday, June 15, 2020
Aunty, Didi, Bhabhi, Tai: How Indian women politicians are ‘domesticated’ so they fit in
The Suffrage, one of the most important milestones for the feminist movement, marked the beginning of women’s struggle to win the right to vote. Generations later, not only do women exercise voting rights, they have also contested and won elections...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Virtual Consultation on COVID-19 Responseses
In support of the global and continental efforts to address the challenges posed by COVID-19, the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) is convening a Virtual Consultation COVID-19 Response on Thursday 28th May 2020. The consultation will aim to...
Friday, May 15, 2020
As women make up only 6% of Parliament, gender equality is still a long way off in Iran
On 21 February 2020, the people of Iran went to the polls to vote for 290 seats in the Islamic Consultative Assembly. The most recent parliamentary elections, held every four years in Iran, resulted in the formation of a parliamentary body with only...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Australia: Women at the frontline (and the rear) of COVID-19
Laura Moorby has never been busier. She’s a Relationship Manager for ANZ in the Australian Capital Territory and her customers heard the bank would assist them with loan repayment suspensions and other relief measures in response to COVID-19. Her...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
A gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can improve the lives of all women
Recent gains by women in the Ethiopian political landscape offer a chance to improve gender equality around the country and put an end to long-standing societal iniquities. Since coming to power in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reorganised the...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Australia: Where are the women MPs in the coronavirus crisis?
By Sonia Palmieri, On Wednesday, a special sitting of Parliament will pass the third COVID-19 support package around wage subsidies. At this stage it’s not known exactly how many MPs will be at the sitting, although the minimum required is 31. Most...
Friday, April 03, 2020
African women in leadership: Africa’s might lies in its women
“An equal world is an enabled world.” This bold statement forms part of 2020’s International Women’s Day theme. Now more than ever, with COVID-19 running rampant, nations across the globe require an enabled world. According to the John Hopkins...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics
In October 2020, Brazilians will head to the polls to elect new mayors and city counselors in thousands of municipalities across the country. For the first time in history, Brazil’s thirty-five individual political parties will be required by law to...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Australia: Politics is where change happens. We must get more women involved
Five years after the launch of Pathways to Politics, which was set up by leading business figure and women’s rights campaigner Carol Schwartz to “empower women to lead Australia”, Women’s Agenda caught up with Schwartz to take stock of the landscape...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Are women being pushed out of Israeli politics?
By  Naama Lanski, Last Tuesday morning, the wings of history quietly flapped. MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), until recently the deputy foreign minister, was sworn in for the first time as a minister following her appointment to the Diaspora Affairs...
Friday, December 06, 2019
After weeks of Latin American protests, expect to see more women elected to office
For several weeks, angry Latin Americans have been protesting in the streets. In Bolivia, citizens are protesting allegedly fraudulent election results. In Chile and Ecuador, they’ve been marching and destroying property over economic inequality....
Monday, December 02, 2019
A century after lady Astor took her seat in Parliament, how have British politics changed for women?
A century ago, Nancy Astor made the train journey from her constituency in Plymouth, a city on the coast of southwest England, to London. There, on Dec. 1, 1919, she took her seat in Parliament — the first woman in British history to do so. When she...

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