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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...
How feminism became a hot topic in South Korea's presidential election - CNN
Thursday, March 10, 2022
How feminism became a hot topic in South Korea's presidential election
A furious crowd gathered in central Seoul last month to protest against the policies of a man who isn't even in power. Waving signs and wearing white sashes emblazoned with the words "Vote for Women," they accused presidential candidate Yoon Suk...
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook . International IDEA & Memo
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook
The number of women in parliament is consistently low throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Many factors contribute to this situation, but studies suggest that one major factor relates to the way that women are treated on social media. This report...
Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 General Election - International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 general election
Some of the countries in the Melanesian region has a low percentage of women in the Parliament when compared to the global average. There are countries which do not have any women in the parliament after the latest elections. While #Fiji is among...
 Rep. Val Demings, pictured, and Cheri Beasley have both drawn notice for managing to clear their Senate primary fields of heavyweight competition. | Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
How two black women conquered US Senate primary politics
In an act of political muscle-flexing, Val Demings and Cheri Beasley managed to clear the Democratic field in two of the nation’s most prominent Senate races. As Black women running in two of the nation’s most closely watched Senate races,...
Voters queue outside a polling station in the Somaliland 2021 elections. Credit: Somaliland International Election Observation Mission 2021
Thursday, January 13, 2022
How did Somaliland end up with zero female MPs?
Over 30 years since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991, the Republic of Somaliland has established itself as a paragon of stability in a tough neighbourhood. Although it remains internationally unrecognised, it is inevitably compared...
Stella Creasy speaking in parliament in September with her newborn son. Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty Images - The Guardian
Friday, December 03, 2021
Here’s why my baby was banned from parliament and why we must all fight this
By Stella Creasy Any parent of a newborn knows it’s hard to stay awake, let alone focus on anything else. Maternity leave matters – it’s good for our health, our children and our economy. It is a peculiarity of our legislature that as an MP, I don’t...
Somali women - UN Multimedia
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Half fees for all Somalia women vying in coming October elections
Somalia is halving the registration fees for women candidates to encourage more participation in the upcoming elections. Last week, the National Consultative Council, an organ created with representation from the Prime Minister and five federal...
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...