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Takehiko Kambayashi CS Monitor
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
How women are banding together to change Japanese politics
On a sweltering day in July, Yoshii Aya, still reeling from her bitter election defeat a few months prior, arrived in Kyoto with a stack of leftover business cards tailored for that bygone race. During a three-day political training camp for women...
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy (IPU)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy
Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them. Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its...
How to run for office webinars (Picture PoliticsNOW)
Friday, August 05, 2022
How to run for office webinars
Join PoliticsNOW as they dive into their upcoming webinar series. TOPICS INCLUDE: Connecting With Voters Crafting Your Message Canvassing Getting Out the Vote Self-Care on the Campaign Trail Campaign Finances: Fundraising & Reporting All...
A female Upper House election candidate in Nagoya on Sunday | KYODO
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Harassment of female candidates a growing issue in Japanese politics
In 2019, Aiko Usui was 28 years old and running for a seat in a ward assembly election in Tokyo. But instead of being treated as an aspiring politician by some of the voters she was canvassing, she instead felt like a pop idol being targeted for...
Delsa Solorzano is among the few women who have made their way to the Venezuelan opposition leadership Photo: Sun Sentinel
Friday, July 01, 2022
How to level the playing field for women in Venezuelan politics
Despite some small advances and changes in legislation, both chavismo and the opposition make things more difficult for female politicians. But Venezuela could take some steps towards equality. The level of women’s participation in Venezuelan...
Labour MP Stella Creasy is behind the MotheRED project to encourage more mothers to stand for parliament. Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Guardian
Monday, June 20, 2022
How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics. Sally Ashby’s earliest idea of what it means to be a politician involves feeling...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame poses for a photograph with members of the Rwandan Parliament. PHOTO: PAUL KAGAME’S FLICKR ACCOUNT
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
How autocrats use women’s rights to boost themselves
Automatically bundling equality and democracy has led to the rise of “genderwashing”. "Being a champion of gender is the same as being the champion for justice and human rights," proclaimed the winner of the 2016 Gender Champion Award recipient...
Tunis market, April 2022. Keystone / Mohamed Messara
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
How local female politicians are keeping Tunisian democracy alive
President Kaïs Saïed is in the process of wiping out hard-won democratic rights in Tunisia. Little evidence survives of Switzerland’s efforts to support the country on its path to democracy – apart, perhaps, from the courage of women politicians who...
(Left to right) Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen, Finland PM Sanna Marin, France President Élisabeth Borne and Hungary President Katalin Novak | Commons
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
How women have come to hold the top post in 13 out of 45 countries in Europe
European countries began electing women in top posts from the late 1970s, though the first woman to head a government in the world was Sri Lanka's PM Sirimavo Bandaranaike. As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its fourth month, and Europe faces its ‘...
Independent candidate Zoe Daniel defeated Liberal MP Tim Wilson for the seat of Goldstein in an election that saw a record number of women elected to Parliament. Picture: AAP
Monday, May 30, 2022
Her rights at work: How will women be treated in the new Australian parliament?
A record number of women have been elected to the Australian Parliament. Anger about the Coalition Government's lack of action on gender equality has been one of the issues propelling the teal independents into parliament.  What will be their...
المصدر: "النهار"
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Here is the full list of all women who won in Lebanon’s elections in 2022
The Minister of Interior, Bassam Al-Mawlawi, officially announced the results of the parliamentary elections in which 1,043 candidates competed for seats of power. Women’s participation was remarkable this time, with an initial number of 155, making...
Quebec Solidaire MNA Ruba Ghazal said the National Assembly still has room to improve on work-life balance. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
How women have helped change the culture of politics in Quebec
As a high number of women leave the National Assembly, things are slow to change — but getting better. It's been 61 years since Claire Kirkland-Casgrain became the first woman elected to Quebec's National Assembly, and though women politicians say...
Hungary’s 1st female President Katalin Novak takes office  Source: Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP
Friday, May 13, 2022
Hungary’s first female President Katalin Novak takes office
Katalin Novak, the first female president of Hungary, took office here on Tuesday. Her predecessor, former head of state Janos Ader, greeted the new president at the entrance to the Sandor Palace, the residence of the Hungarian president. Budapest,...
As women, including prime minister Jacinda Ardern, enter uncharted waters in New Zealand politics they are encountering increasing levels of misogyny. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images
Monday, April 11, 2022
Here be trolls: New Zealand’s female politicians battle rising tide of misogyny
Led by Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand women are entering uncharted territory in politics – and encountering increasing levels of abuse In January 2020, a New Zealand man sent two emails to prime minister Jacinda Ardern: one threatening to “personally...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life. More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has...
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape? Source: PTI
Friday, March 18, 2022
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape?
Despite India having had multiple female heads of state, and a progressive and highly diverse political past and present, the inclusion of women in Indian politics continues to be doubted by many countries across the world. Compared to other...
Newly elected Hungarian President Katalin Novak takes an oath during her inauguration ceremony at the plenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest [Zoltan Mathe/EPA]
Monday, March 14, 2022
Hungary elects Katalin Novak, first-ever female president
Katalin Novak, a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, portrays her election as a victory for women. The Hungarian parliament has elected Katalin Novak, a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as the EU member’s first-ever female president...
How does democratic backsliding affect gender equality?  - Picture: Flickr / CC0 1.0
Friday, March 11, 2022
How does democratic backsliding affect gender equality? 
Several reports on democratic backsliding have been published recently. At the same time, movements opposing women’s rights have strengthened. However, not that much has been written on the connection between these two phenomena. According to...

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