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Borjana Kristo of the Croatian Demotracit Union and Croat candidate of the Tri-partite Bosnian Presidency attends a pre-election rally in Zepce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Monday, January 02, 2023
Bosnia presidency nominates first female Croat PM-designate
SARAJEVO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Bosnia's three-member presidency on Thursday nominated Croat politician Borjana Kristo as the Balkan country's first female prime minister-designate, following a general election in October. Kristo, 61, is the deputy...
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Thursday, December 01, 2022
Between sexual objectification and death threats: Electoral officials all over the world face unprecedented levels of disinformation, aggression and harassment
Recent media reports highlighted the worrying level of online harassment against poll workers around the 2022 United States mid-term elections. Ongoing work by International IDEA confirms that this phenomenon is not limited to the US. Disinformation...
Participants of the fourth Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue, held in October 2022.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Building Women’s Expertise and Comparative Knowledge of Decentralization Processes: Fourth Annual Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue
TRANSFORMING CONSTITUTION-BUILDING In a global context of democratic backsliding and growing intrastate and interstate conflicts, the imperative of women’s full and equal participation in constitution-building and peace processes is more urgent than...
مواطنون بحرينيون أثناء الإدلاء بأصواتهم فى الانتخابات
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Bahrain election sees high turnout of youth and women
The first round of polls held to elect the new Parliament and Municipal Councils on Saturday created many milestones in Bahrain in terms of participation. Among them was the record number of women and youth who queued up to cast their ballots across...
The "women not afraid to fight" movement. Image courtesy of Mídia Ninja
Thursday, October 06, 2022
Brazil’s ghost candidates: How politicians abuse a law meant to encourage women in politics
Despite being 53% of eligible voters, participation of women in Brazilian politics is still much lower compared to men. A law created in the 1990s aimed to increase the number of female candidates per election, but the law has been abused by...
Between Westminster and Brussels: Putting the “Parliament” in parliamentary ethnography (Cambridge University Press)
Friday, August 12, 2022
Between Westminster and Brussels: Putting the “Parliament” in parliamentary ethnography
Gender and politics scholars are increasingly making appeals to ethnographic methodology to bring important contributions to understand the reproduction of gender, gender hierarchies, gendered relations, and their redress in parliamentary settings....
Building your audience through social media (Municipal Campaign School)
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Building your audience through social media
An interview featuring Kate (Oxford) talking with Alyssa Humphrey from the Social Factory. About Alyssa | Alyssa is a brand developer and digital media marketer located in Woodstock, Ontario with nine years of professional social media management,...
In Vanuatu, women mostly watch the political game from the sidelines (Tracey/Flickr)
Friday, July 29, 2022
Barriers to women’s political participation in Vanuatu
The way politics is played in Melanesian countries has very little national inclusivity about it – in terms of participation by and representation of both men and women at the national level. The role of women is, almost exclusively, to vote, not to...
Photo credit: GMF, Ducu Rodionoff / Shutterstock.com
Monday, July 25, 2022
Breaking barriers to women’s participation in politics in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
This paper examines the barriers that still inhibit women’s political participation in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. It explains the main roots of women’s underrepresentation, first looking at public attitudes in the three countries regarding the...
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments (RepresentWomen)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments
To inform our own programming on advancing gender-balanced appointments and to establish a scalable, replicable, transformative model for advancing gender-balanced appointments, RepresentWomen gathered learnings from five similar initiatives around...
Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is (Picture: The Guardian)
Friday, July 08, 2022
Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is
If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons. As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the...
Des manifestantes de la société civile devant le ministère de l'intérieur à Beyrouth, en mai 2018. Photo d'archives AFP/Anwar Amwro
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Beyond barriers: Who and where are the women running in Lebanon's May elections, and what are their prospects?
BEIRUT  — When the March 15 filing deadline for candidates to register in May's parliamentary elections had passed, 157 women* had signed up to run making up some 15 percent of the 1,043 total candidates, compared to 11 percent in the 2018 polls....
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
As the world commemorates the 2022 International Women's Day, the plummeting of women's representation in elective office in Africa is alarming. According to the first Women's Political Participation (WPP) Africa Barometer 2021, women constitute 24...
Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first black woman on supreme court - The Guardian
Monday, February 28, 2022
Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first black woman on supreme court
Joe Biden on Friday nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the supreme court, seeking to elevate a Black woman to the nation’s highest court for the first time in its 232-year history. Biden’s decision to nominate Jackson to succeed Justice...
Biden appointing more black women judges than any other president
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Biden appointing more black women judges than any other president
The White House says adding more diverse judges to the federal courts remains a priority for the president. Ebony M. Scott on Monday became the twelfth Black woman confirmed to a seat on the federal court under President Biden, continuing his pledge...
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination - Copyright: CNN
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination
More than 100 influential Black women leaders thanked President Joe Biden in a letter for honoring his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, who if confirmed, would be the first to ever sit on the bench. The letter, delivered to...
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity  - © Washington Post/Pool/ The Hill
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity
Joseph Robinette Biden stood before America answering questions for nearly two hours the day before his one-year anniversary of becoming president. The press lobbed question after question on Russia, the pandemic, the economy, voting rights and even...
Une infirmière parle avec des femmes rassemblées dans une clinique soutenue par l'UNICEF lors d'une session de sensibilisation à la nutrition à Kandahar, en Afghanistan. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi
Monday, January 24, 2022
Bachelet: Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post pandemic
With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet was...

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