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Thursday, July 30, 2020
ElectHER, Nigerian female-focused political advocacy organization receives $100,000 grant
ElectHER has received $100,000 in grants from Diatom Impact and the United States National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In an agreement with both organizations for a one-year duration starting July 2020, ElectHER will implement activities aimed at...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Erna Solberg on How Norway Is Reopening With Cautious Optimism: 'We Know Where the Risk Points Are'
When COVID-19 started rapidly spreading throughout Europe in March, Norway was hard hit. But under Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s leadership, the country quickly adopted strict lockdown measures and ramped up testing. Five months later, Norway now...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Eternal mothers, whores or witches: being a woman in politics in Zimbabwe
The political arena in Zimbabwe is a de facto male space in which women play very peripheral and insignificant roles. Author and scholar Panashe Chigumadzi sums the situation up in an op-ed article, writing that . Politics in Zimbabwe remains a man’...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Empathy above all: How NZ PM Jacinda Ardern redefined leadership in the fight against coronavirus
As of Jun 1, 2020, it had no patients in the hospital, and no new cases had been reported since May 23, 2020. Naturally, it is important to keep in mind the population of the country, the geographical location, and the strength of its healthcare...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Engaging women in post conflict economic and political decision-making; Lessons for responding to COVID-19
October 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. One key area that forms part of these resolutions, notably in UNSCR 1889, but does not always receive the attention it merits, is the...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Egypt parliament allocates 25% of seats to women
The Egyptian Parliament has approved an amendment to an article in the constitution to allocate 25 percent of seats to women, local daily Egypt Today reported. During the years of 1979, 1984 and 2010, when Egypt applied a quota for women in the...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Exclusion or interests? Why females in elected office reduce petty and grand corruption
Disappointed by the numerous failures of anticorruption reforms, international organisations, scholars and policy makers increasingly place their hopes on measures aimed at enhancing gender equality and in particular increasing the inclusion of...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Ethiopia’s first female president on plans to combat Covid-19 and resuscitate the economy
Ethiopia’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, spoke to FORBES AFRICA’s Managing Editor, Renuka Methil, on the country’s plans to combat Covid-19 and resuscitate one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Zewde, listed as one of Africa’s...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Ella Jones elected first black mayor of Ferguson
Voters in Ferguson, Mo., made history Tuesday by electing Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor. The election took place as protesters filled the streets of many U.S. cities, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality faced by many...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth and Ida B Wells: Mothers of the movement for women’s equality
Many associate the early women’s suffrage movement with suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton gained prominence with her commitment to abolition and the passing of the 13th Amendment, and quickly recognized the need for a women’s equality...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Effective Leadership in the Time of COVID-19
Featuring: H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. H.E. Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the U.S. H.E. Rosemary Banks, Ambassador of New Zealand to the U.S. Moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer Executive Director, Georgetown...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response
Background Women are hardest hit by the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Beyond the direct effect of the infection by the coronavirus, women’s health and safety are at greater risk as increased prevalence of domestic violence and abuse is...
Monday, March 09, 2020
e-Discussion on Online Violence Against Women in Politics
The United Kingdom’s Health Secretary is one of many political figures that recently expressed their dismay at the number of women Members of Parliament (MPs) who renounced standing for re-election to Parliament and decided to leave politics after...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Elizabeth Warren drops out of presidential race
Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the presidential race Thursday after failing to unite the Democratic Party’s left and right flanks behind her progressive policy agenda, the latest shakeup in a fast-moving battle for the 2020 nomination. Warren said...
Friday, February 21, 2020
Election boycott by female political prisoners held in Evin prison in Iran
Female political prisoners held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison wrote in a statement: "It is up to us to leave their elections for themselves and remain in the real square of popular elections. Anyone who goes to the polls, his/her fingerprint will...
Friday, February 21, 2020
Eri Tokunaga
Eri Tokunaga is a Member of Parliament from Japan. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Esther Jailosi Jolobala
Esther Jailosi Jolobala is a Member of Parliament from Malawi. \This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Friday, December 27, 2019
Equal Power coalition launched in the UK to transform women's representation in politics
In the general election, 220 women MPs were elected, pushing women’s representation in parliament up  from 32 per cent to 34 per cent - placing the UK 36th in the word between Belarus and Monaco. The Fawcett Society says that while we must celebrate...

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