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Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Is it time for a woman to be in charge? NYC’s female mayoral candidates discuss their platforms
New York City has had 108 mayors. Not a single one of them has been a woman—but that could change in 2021 as three female candidates emerge as strong, competitive contenders in the June 22 Democratic primary. “We’re not asking, ‘Can these guys...
 Women wait to cast their ballots during the fifth phase of West Bengal’s state legislative assembly elections, 17 April 2021 in Kolkata (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images)
Friday, April 23, 2021
India’s failure to include enough women in politics
The world’s largest democracy has barely begun to draw on half its pool of candidates. Indian politician Lathika Subhash smiled for the cameras last month and then shaved the hair from her head. Subhash was making a personal protest after being left...
Credit: UN Women/Yihui Yuan.
Friday, March 05, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021
Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions...
Photo: Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir/Facebook.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Iceland’s Parliament reschedules sessions, opens nursery to be a more family-friendly workplace
A nursery, complete with a diaper change facility, has been opened at the first floor of Iceland’s Parliament building. Secretary-General of Alþingi Ragna Árnadóttir told Vísir that this is a good step towards making Parliament a more family-...
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez watches President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Building on Feb. 5, 2019. A group of female Democratic lawmakers chose to wear white in a nod to the suffragist movement. ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
It takes more than a diverse cabinet to advance a feminist foreign policy
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars. Liberal world order is back, and ostensibly more inclusive than ever....
Femme First
Thursday, January 14, 2021
India: Applications open for The She Runs Government Fellowship
Femme First Foundation – a non-partisan, non-profit organisation committed to amplifying women’s leadership in Indian politics – has opened applications for the She Runs Government Fellowship, India's first fellowship for women in politics. The...
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Monday, December 07, 2020
It’s time for a woman to run the US Defense Department
If Joe Biden chooses a woman as his secretary of defense, he would send an important and long overdue message. President-elect Joe Biden has begun to announce his intended cabinet nominees, and it’s an impressive and diverse group: his picks include...
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Interactive map of the latest cases of MPs in danger
MPs can sometimes be subject to human rights violations, ranging from arbitrary detention and exclusion from public life to even kidnapping and murder in the worst cases. The IPU has been defending MPs in danger for the past 40 years through its...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Increasing Women’s Leadership in Public Finance Management (PFM)
Primary objectives for the workshop:  Identify primary structural and institutional barriers to women’s leadership in PFM institutions; Discuss current practices in ministries of finance that are supportive of women’s leadership; Recommend...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
IPU celebrates 10 years of empowering youth
On 12 August, International Youth Day 2020, the IPU celebrates the 10th anniversary of its resolution, Youth participation in the democratic process. Adopted by IPU Member Parliaments in 2010 in Thailand, the resolution is a call to action to...
Monday, October 12, 2020
Iranian women can register as candidates for presidential election
There are no obstacles for women to register as candidates for presidential election in Iran, said the Guardian Council Spokesman, said Abbasali Kadkhodaei, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency. "There are some cultural discussions about this topic...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Impact of COVID-19 on women’s political, electoral and governance participation in Africa and the Caribbean
This webinar series is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat effort at fostering virtual dialogues on the gendered and shadow impact of COVID-19 on women, through its Inclusive Dialogue and Women’s Political Participation Project. During these...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In Japan’s male-dominated politics, women face obstacles to making history
Lawmakers who were vying to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party including Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who won the overwhelming support of the party’s members, have vowed to continue outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
It’s official: Living in a female-led country is advantageous right now
By Susan Devaney, Currently, there are only 19 female world leaders.  And yet, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, several countries have made headlines for the notable leadership style of the women in charge. You only have to look to former British ...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
In ranked choice elections, women win
RepresentWomen tracks women's representation and leadership in the United States and around the world to identify the "best practices" for creating a more representative government. Our research indicates that even as more women run, electoral rules...
Friday, July 17, 2020
iKNOW Politics Newsletter July 2020
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the iKNOW Politics Newsletter! In this issue, we invite you to take a look at our most recent e-Discussion on women's leadership in the COVID-19 response, useful resources on gender-sensitive...

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