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Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation (copyright: Allison Joyce/Getty Images via AFP - IPU)
Monday, November 22, 2021
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
Lawmakers around the world have a new resource to help them address gender inequality with the publication of the new IPU and UN Women Handbook on gender-responsive law making. The handbook is timely as countries put in place COVID-19 recovery plans...
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution (copyright: Gender Links)
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution
Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and...
Belgium comes bottom of new 'Women in Diplomacy' ranking. Copyright: The Bulletin
Thursday, November 04, 2021
Belgium comes bottom of new 'Women in Diplomacy' ranking
The position of ambassador is considered the pinnacle of a diplomatic career. However, it is a position that still remains dominated by men. A new ranking - named Shecurity - focuses on the place of women in diplomacy and while none of the 100...
Nada al-Jubori, a candidate in Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections, speaks to her supporters in Baghdad, Iraq September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Charlotte Bruneau
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Braving intimidation, hundreds of Iraqi women run for parliament
BAGHDAD, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A powerful mix of insecurity and traditional prejudice against more liberal female politicians put Awatef Rasheed off running for parliament when she returned to Iraq in 2014 after years abroad. Seven years later, with...
Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi is one of the few Black women serving on the United States Court of Appeals. (PHOTO BY KEVIN LAMARQUE-POOL/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, July 19, 2021
Biden’s federal judicial picks are 77 percent women so far
The president is on track to shatter previous records as he aims to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. President Joe Biden has nominated or announced his intent to nominate a higher percentage of women to federal judgeships over the first...
(L-R) Kathy Barnette, Andrea Campbell and Maya Wiley are all expected to run in the 2022 midterms.AP / Getty file
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Black women will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2022 midterm elections
More Black women ran in the 2020 cycle than ever before, and advocates expect 2022 will break that record. The 2022 midterms are just barely starting to ramp up, but Black women political leaders and organizations are already laser-focused on...
Mamata Banerjee with nephew Abhisekh Banerjee's daughter Azania. Credit: PTI Photo
Friday, May 07, 2021
Bengal election result 2021: Women voters played an instrumental role in TMC's thumping victory
M Modi’s widely popularised ‘Didi... o Didi’ taunts did not go down well with the women in a state where they are traditionally used to social equality West Bengal resoundingly voted the Trinamool Congress back to power for a third consecutive term...
Kate Ellis in Parliament as shadow education minister, 2017.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN
Monday, April 19, 2021
Book: The shocking lies that reveal the truth about women in politics
Sex, Lies and Question Time Kate Ellis Hardie Grant Books $32.99 By magic and genius commissioning, here is a perfect book for right now (with another one coming), dealing with catastrophic misogyny in the Australian parliament, complete with...
Graphic via VectorMine/Shutterstock
Monday, March 08, 2021
Betting on Women’s Leadership for A Better Tomorrow in a Post COVID World
By Randi Davis, UNDP Resident Representative for Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten Port-of-Spain, 8 March 2021 – This year, International Women’s Day will shine the spotlight on women’s leadership and the need for gender equality...
Photo credit: Artram / shutterstock
Monday, March 08, 2021
Being a woman leader: the strengths, and the challenges and inspiration to overcome them
The theme of 2021 International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” We asked participants in the UNDP Enhancing Women’s Role in Politics and Decision-Making at the Subnational Level in Ukraine project...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2021: Photo shows the White House in Washington, D.C., the United States. ... [+] XINHUA NEWS AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Biden, Harris Form A White House Gender Policy Council
President Biden and Vice President Harris announced the formation of a White House Gender Policy Council earlier this week. According to the administration, the council's aim is "to guide and coordinate government policy that impacts women and girls...
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic (left) and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrid Simonyte (right) have both appointed gender-balanced cabinets.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Balkan Blog: Women's political representation or real political power?
Central and Southeast Europe now accounts for a third of the tiny number of states worldwide that have gender-balanced cabinets — but higher female representation in politics doesn’t necessarily equate to women holding real power. Two more Central...
Friday, December 04, 2020
Banner year for women in politics
The first female vice president, a Supreme Court justice and an incoming Biden administration with women in leadership positions — Sue O’Connell sat down with The Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s Amanda Hunter to talk about all of it. Click here to...
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Being a woman in politics shouldn’t come with death threats
Domestic extremists planned to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in October. State and local public health officers have received harassing messages and death threats, to the point where some required bodyguards. COVID-19 has inflamed...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Breaking down the influence of women in politics
In this election, women made up an important voting bloc and the door is slowly opening as more women run for office. To talk about the influence of women in politics, KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke to Dr. Christina Ladam, a political science...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Bihar elections: Do women’s votes count?
Given the rigid social structure, it is likely that women have little political agency in this State. In a State where 53 per cent of women think that it is justifiable for a man to beat his wife, how much political agency does a woman have in Bihar...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Beyond the Pandemic: #Openingthedoors to Women’s Meaningful Participation
DPPA’s virtual WPS event “Beyond the Pandemic: Opening the Doors to Women’s Meaningful Participation”, with the following speakers engaging in an interactive dialogue: Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Breaking down gender barriers in Paraguay
Pushing gender parity and youth participation to the forefront of the political agenda Alejandra Sanabria and Maria Sol Arrúa, believe that politics should not change a woman when she gets involved with it. Instead, women should actively be changing...

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