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Thursday, April 29, 2021
How workplace sexism is roiling Australian politics
Around 120 years ago, Australia became the second country where women won the right to vote. But its political arena is still struggling with sexism, as underlined by a series of sexual-assault allegations around the government and lewd acts within...
Sri Lanka’s Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world’s first female prime minister, on July 21, 1960.
Monday, February 15, 2021
How Have Women Leaders Shaped South Asia’s Politics?
South Asia has elected its share of prominent women politicians. But what has that meant for gender equality and women’s rights on the ground? With Kamala Harris assuming office as the United States’ first female vice president this month,...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
How female Prime Ministers are leading in this time of crisis
Who’d have thought to throw a press conference for kids? Only in Norway it appears. Earlier this week, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg decided to hold a press conference on the coronavirus just for kids and children’s media.“It has been...
Monday, December 14, 2020
How much money did it take to win as a woman this year?
By Maura Relly, During the 2020 Congressional election, the campaign costs broke records once again, increasing from the $5.72 billion spent in 2018 to an estimated $7.52 billion in 2020; and, the cost of running as a non-incumbent woman was no...
Friday, December 04, 2020
Have countries led by women coped better with Covid-19?
Eight months ago, the tooth fairy flitted into New Zealand politics. During a national address, the country’s premier Jacinda Ardern declared that, although she was placing the population into a tight lockdown to combat Covid-19, “We do consider...
Thursday, November 26, 2020
How Ukraine’s gender quotas work in practice
A businesswoman from the southern city of Kherson, Eremenko has seen Ukraine’s local political system from the inside. After helping the Ukrainian army when war broke out in the east of the country in 2014, she ran for city council in a national...
Monday, November 23, 2020
How to end violence against women in politics
Join the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and Jo Cox Foundation to discuss violence against women in politics, whether it is increasing and what we can do about it as individuals, nations and across the globe. Rutgers University Professor of...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
How the Coronavirus risks exacerbating women’s political exclusion
The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt political processes around the world. Seventy-three elections have been postponed. Many parliaments have suspended or limited their activities, and over a hundred countries have restricted citizens’...
Monday, November 09, 2020
How many female world leaders are there?
Incumbent prime minister Jacinda Ardern has won a historic victory after New Zealand headed to the ballot boxes. Throughout the election, polling suggested that Ms Ardern’s Labour Party would secure 45 per cent of the vote – enough for them to...
Monday, November 09, 2020
How much does it cost to be a politician in Uganda?
As Uganda’s general elections, scheduled for January and February 2021, approach, many are asking what they will bring. Another important question to ask, however, is what they will cost. A new report begins to answer this question. Drawing on...
Monday, October 26, 2020
How sexist abuse of women in Congress amounts to political violence – and undermines American democracy
From plans to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s being called a “f—ing b—” by her colleague Rep. Ted Yoho, it’s been a nasty year for women in American politics. Now, some women who’ve been targets of such misogyny want...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
How Kamala Harris highlights what women in politics face
With Senator Kamala Harris as a historic vice-presidential running mate, it's impossible to avoid the topic of gender this election cycle - but are the rules of the race really different for women? Here's how her nomination highlights the issues...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Her Power 2020 summit
Foreign Policy’s flagship global women’s summit returns this year in a digital format. FP will continue the momentum set in motion at last fall’s inaugural event, aiming to amplify the voices and untapped leadership contribution of women in foreign...
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
How women vote: Separating myth from reality
A century has elapsed since the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote at the federal level. But no single analysis of those 100 years can explain “the women’s vote,” as it’s impossible to summarize half of the country’s population with one...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Hillary Clinton’s Beijing speech: 25 years on
In 1995, Hillary Rodham Clinton, then first lady of the United States, delivered a landmark speech to the UN in Beijing in which she declared: “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” A groundbreaking intervention, the...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
How Diane Abbott fought racism – and her own party – to become Britain’s first black female MP
The 1987 election campaign was the first time the Labour party had fielded so many black and Asian candidates. Yet Diane Abbott got the impression that “the national party thought we were an embarrassment”. Certainly, “they offered no support of any...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Historic gathering to call for political commitment at the highest levels for the achievement of gender equality
The year 2020 marks the 25th  anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), which remains the  most visionary and comprehensive roadmap for...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Harriet Baldwin
Harriet Baldwin is a Member of Parliament from The United Kingdom. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.