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The Alaska and national flags fly at half-mast on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in front of the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. (James Brooks / ADN)
Friday, June 11, 2021
Dreaming of an Alaska where women lead our politics
I am an unabashed child of the 1960s. I marched. I chanted. I tried to levitate the Pentagon and shake all the bad out of it while on a particularly fun acid excursion. Women had dreams for their future that had nothing to do with the way things...
DMK women's wing secretary Kanimozhi during an election campaign rally in support of party candidate ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tenkasi district on April 2. (File photo)
Friday, May 07, 2021
Decoding women’s representation in the 2021 state elections
Reports, anecdotal accounts, and now the results suggest that women played a crucial role in shaping the electoral outcomes in the four states and one Union Territory that went to the polls this year. In West Bengal, they may have cemented the All...
The last cabinet of the last Dutch government, pictured here in 2017. -Copyright Credit:AP
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Dutch election: Is online sexism holding women back from becoming MPs?
With female participation in this week’s election in the Netherlands breaking records, one campaign group can be excused for feeling optimistic. Stem op een Vrouw(Vote for A Women) was set up in 2017 to achieve parity in the Dutch parliament and...
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Democracy IDEAs podcast: How do we get more women in politics?
Across the world, women face challenges to participate in politics, from confronting hate speech to internal party obstacles and lack of subsidized maternity leave. What are the best ways to increase women’s participation in elections and within...
Deepening Stabilization in Libya: Overcoming Challenges to Young Women's Participation in Peace Building
Friday, January 15, 2021
Deepening Stabilization in Libya: Overcoming Challenges to Young Women's Participation in Peace Building
As Libya struggles with continued political conflict and economic turmoil amid the COVID-19 pandemic, young women who want to contribute to peacebuilding, political processes, and economic reconstruction face serious obstacles. Their marginalization...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Diatom Impact pushes for women’s participation in Nigerian politics with ElectHer Academy
Sunday Ehigiator Diatom Impact, in partnership with ElectHer Academy, has begun push to activate and engage more women in the political process with the aim to build a productive, and healthy community. This push stemmed from the belief that...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Death threats aimed at Dr. Bonnie Henry mirror contempt faced by female leaders, experts say
The revelation that B.C.'s provincial health officer has received death threats comes as no surprise to some women leaders who say this kind of abuse is a widespread problem. Dr. Bonnie Henry has been praised for her "kind, calm and safe" approach...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Data and violence against women in politics: Expert group meeting report and recommendations
UN Women organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Data and violence against women in politics” (VAWP) on 4–5 December 2019, in New York, as a part of its ongoing efforts to tackle this issue. More than 40 experts attended the meeting, including...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Democratic women leaders call out sexist news coverage of female vice presidential candidates
A group of Democratic women leaders is calling out sexist coverage of female Democratic vice presidential contenders — and they're asking that newsrooms do better.  In an open letter to top newspaper and network executives, the group said newsrooms...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Dominique Anglade named Quebec Liberal leader, becomes first black woman to head a party in province
Dominique Anglade was named the new leader of the Quebec Liberals on Monday, becoming the first ever black woman at the helm of a provincial political party in the history of Quebec. The announcement was made after contender Alexandre Cusson...
Friday, May 08, 2020
Dateci Voce: Italian women demand voice in Covid-19 fight
Women in Italy have demanded a greater role in the country's official response to the coronavirus outbreak. Italy has one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in Europe, with almost 30,000 fatalities. Yet the Civil Defence's daily briefings on the...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Did first female-majority legislature in US make a difference?
Nevada made history when it became the first state in the US with a female-majority legislature, with women holding 51% of the seats, in December 2018. The moment was hailed as a great victory for women - but did having more women in power make a...
Friday, February 07, 2020
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 132 centenarian voters, 110-year-woman oldest electorate
More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated “as a VIP” on the polling day, officials said on Thursday. Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had...
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Delhi elections: Women voters want manifesto to address more than their safety issues
While political parties are sweating it out to woo the electorate ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, women voters in the national capital feel manifestos should offer more to them than limiting their demands to safety issues. Adult females of...
Friday, November 22, 2019
Daily online abuse is driving women away from politics
By Sarah Masson, As candidates we welcome questions on our policies and our views, but asking a candidate personal questions about whether she has had an abortion is bang out of order and I can’t believe I even have to say that.” This was a tweet I...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Deputy Secretary-General lauds women’s role in bringing change to horn of Africa, urges Security Council support for regional growth peace
Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the Security Council on the joint mission with the African Union to the Horn of Africa: I would like to congratulate the United Kingdom on assuming the Presidency of the Security...
Monday, November 04, 2019
Diane Abbott speaks out on online abuse as female MPs step down
Diane Abbott has spoken out about how she deals with online vitriol after a growing number of female MPs announced they would not be standing in the general election, with some citing the abuse they faced in public office. The shadow home secretary...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Dancing backwards in high heels: Women, leadership and power
“Women play in the same soccer field and share the same spaces as men but with other rules, more unfavourable conditions and all the odds against them.” Using her wealth of knowledge and extensive experience working with male and female politicians...

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