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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
How women always mattered in politics – but not everyone noticed
Join the Global Institute for Women's Leadership on Thursday 3 October for an event on the pivotal role women have played throughout the history of British politics. Director Professor Rosie Campbell, will be joined by Cathy Newman, journalist at...
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Heena Gavit
Heena Gavit a is a Member of Parliament from India. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, August 16, 2019
How to close the massive gender gap in Congress
By Li Zhou, Women’s lives improve when government is more inclusive. So let’s do this already. \Rep. Cheri Bustos, the Illinois lawmaker who is charged with ensuring House Democrats hold on to their majority, had some brutally honest words for a 20-...
Friday, July 26, 2019
How to get women’s voices heard in African politics
Across the world activists are working hard to get more women in politics. But getting women into politics is only half of the challenge. The second half is to make sure that women are not only seen, but also heard.  This means being able to...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
How we can help women in politics overcome the 'cash ceiling'
By Tanya Nayler, Ottawa recently hosted Canada’s first-ever gathering of female first ministers for a candid discussion of the barriers for women entering and succeeding in politics. While Canada has had more than 300 first ministers in its history...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
How 4 congresswomen came to be called “the Squad”
The term is making headlines, but Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib have their own definition. Sometime in the past few months, four members of Congress came to be referred to in mainstream media outlets as “the Squad.” The story of how...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
House of Commons unanimously adopts new parental-leave policy for MPs
For the first time ever, members of Parliament will have the right to take paid parental leave from their jobs on Parliament Hill when they adopt or give birth. The House of Commons unanimously agreed to new rules that will allow new parents who are...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
High-Level meeting of women with disabilities in political and public leadership: Towards Beijing+25
The 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP) will take place from 11-13 June 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility and the United...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
How stereotypes sap power from female presidents
Female presidents have less power to shape policy and face higher standards in key policy areas than male presidents, according to a new study. “On average, female leaders come into office with less support than male leaders and their support erodes...
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
How the women's vote could make all the difference in South Africa
By Paul Berkowitz, The numbers are staggering: in the last general election, nearly 2.5-million more women voted than men. Voter turnout was significantly higher among women than men in 2014, when 76% of registered women voters came out to cast...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Helen Clark, radio interview
New Zealand's first elected female Prime Minister, Helen Clark became active in politics while studying at the University of Auckland. In this radio interview from election night in 1981, you can hear the newly-elected MP for Mt Albert talking about...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Here's why having more women in government is good for your health
In November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formed the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. In announcing his cabinet, he ensured that half of his closest advisers (15 out of a total of 30) were women. Canada’s gender-equal cabinet...
Friday, March 01, 2019
How will women fare in Solomon Islands elections?
By Kerryn Baker  In terms of women’s representation in politics, Solomon Islands lags behind much of the world. In April, Solomon Islands will hold the first general election since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
How growing number of women in politics is shaping perceptions of power, strength
There are more women than ever serving in Congress right now. And there are more women running for president in 2020 than ever before. This seems to represent a fundamental shift in American politics, rather than merely “the year of the woman” — a...
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
How well are women actually represented in Israel’s government?
The steady increase in the percentage of women in Israel’s parliament has not been accompanied by a similar rise in their cabinet representation. In February 1969, Golda Meir was appointed fourth prime minister of the State of Israel, thus becoming...
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Hillary Clinton’s “Likable” comment is a swipe at how people talk about women leaders
By Mehreen Kasana, More often than not, "likability" tests haunt women in politics more than their male colleagues. Most recently, pundits wondered aloud if Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who announced that she was exploring a 2020...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Have we learned nothing from 2016 about how to cover women in politics?
By Michelle Ruiz, No sooner had Elizabeth Warren (all but) announced her 2020 presidential candidacy than the same old sexist narratives began: “How does Warren avoid a Clinton redux—written off as too unlikable before her campaign gets off the...