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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Gender equality laws around the world - what can parliaments do?
Watch the third in a series of short videos on the Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality. This video on legislation for gender equality looks at how countries can achieve full gender equality, something that none of them have done until...
Friday, October 16, 2020
Gender Equality Report: Findings from the Women in Political Parties Index
This event will present the results of the inaugural Liberal International Women in Political Parties Survey and launch the first-ever Liberal International Gender Equality Report. Taking place on the eve of LI's Virtual Congress, it is one of the...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Ginsburg will lie in state in the capitol, the first woman to be given the honor
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in the United States Capitol on Friday, an unusual honor for a Supreme Court justice and one that has never before been granted to a woman. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the rare distinction — which has...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Ghanaian girls should have presidential role models too
What does a female President or Vice President mean to the girl child in Ghana? It means a lot.  Generally, it means the same thing that the male Presidents and Vice Presidents have meant and still mean to our boy children: a role model they can...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Governance Statistics in the COVID-19 Era: A Praia City Group Guidance Note
This Guidance Note builds on the detailed recommendations made in the first ever global, member-state led Handbook on Governance Statistics published in early 2020 by the Praia Group on Governance Statistics. One major driver of demand for...
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns
In an address to a virtual town hall with young women from civil society organizations, the Secretary-General said that the global pandemic has already reversed decades of limited and fragile progress on gender equality and women’s rights. “Without...
Friday, September 04, 2020
Global Book Launch: Violence Against Women in Politics
Join the National Democratic Institute on Wednesday, September 9 for the global book launch of Violence Against Women in Politics by Mona Lena Krook. NDI will host two virtual events featuring the author and distinguished women in politics from...
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Gender norms still define politics as masculine space, researchers find
The Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) platform released a guide on gender norms and women in politics, in the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform of Action. The guide titled, ‘Gender norms and women in...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Germany targets gender gap with quotas for business and politics
Germany is pushing to narrow the gender gap with new targets aimed at increasing the role of women in board rooms and in the country’s largest political party. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal that would increase...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Georgia takes on male-dominated parliament with gender quotas
Georgia’s parliament is currently nearly 90 percent male. But a newly adopted gender quota will boost the number of women members of parliament up to at least 20 percent this year and more in the future. Local assemblies will have an even higher...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Gender-Sensitive Post-Legislative Scrutiny with PLS and gender experts
Legislation intervenes in the life of all but does not impact everyone in the same way. Women, men, and non-binary people, the young and the old, persons with and without disabilities, people of distinct race and ethnic origin are all affected...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Gabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda
The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has appointed the country's first female prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda. Who is Gabon's new prime minister? Ossouka Raponda, 56, was promoted from the defence ministry and takes over from...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Gender-based violence and COVID-19
Gender-based violence (GBV) increases during every type of emergency – whether economic crises, conflict or disease outbreaks. Pre-existing toxic social norms and gender inequalities, economic and social stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Grassroots campaign launches to call for gender-balanced cabinet in New Zealand’s 2020 election year
A grassroots campaign has launched this week calling on political party leaders to support the implementation of a gender-balanced Cabinet with 50 percent women and 50 percent men in this years election. The many vital issues discussed each. A...
Friday, May 29, 2020
Getting trolled on the campaign trail: How candidates address online harassment and incivility
From before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a great many activities to go digital, social media has played an increasingly important role in local, provincial and federal elections. Through social media platforms, candidates and voters can connect...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Gender and crisis of COVID-19 in Tunisia: Challenges and recommendations
This brief summarizes challenges and recommendations of the impact of the recent pandemic of COVID-19 in Tunisia on gender-based violence, access to justice, women and health, and women’s leadership and political participation. It makes...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Gender and COVID-19
Background Pandemics and outbreaks have differential impacts on women and men. From risk of exposure and biological susceptibility to infection to the social and economic implications, individuals’ experiences are likely to vary according to their...
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Gender quotas should be an absolute minimum, not a target
By Ciairín de Buis, With more than three-quarters of our TDs being men, Ireland once again has one of the least balanced political systems in Europe. We make up more than half the population, so why are less than a quarter of our elected politicians...

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