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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
In 2020, world “cannot afford” so few women in power
Press Release Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, USA – 10 March 15:00 CET/10:00 ET Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a sluggish pace according to new data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU‑UN...
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
International Women's Day 2020
Join the Global Institute for Women's Leadership and Ipsos MORI on Wednesday 11 March for an event to mark International Women's Day. We'll present findings from a new global survey looking at women and men's experiences of the world of work,...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Iraqi women seek rights – and to be part of a change
Amid attempts to transform the political system, feminists are looking for 50% representation in any new government. Hundreds of women and girls this week took to the streets of Najaf, a Shi’ite holy city in southern Iraq, asserting their right to...
Friday, February 21, 2020
Israel’s new women’s party promises a ‘different kind of leadership’
“I don’t matter to Knesset members,” says Elana Sztokman in a campaign video for the new women’s party she just co-founded. She rattles off a list of issues that she says are routinely ignored by lawmakers – from gender issues to education and...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Inauguration UNWOMEN exhibition “African Women and Political Leadership”
The exhibit pays tribute to the great courage of women in a particularly difficult and patriarchal continent. They have been at the forefront of ensuring peace and security, however their contribution is not often recognized and their representation...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In Israel’s endless elections, female candidates have been the biggest losers
In mid-January, Israel’s political parties finalized their lists for what will hopefully be the last general election for a while. A referendum on the future of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, dogged by corruption charges, and on the...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Indian women lawmakers face abuse as global online violence rises
Nearly 100 Indian women politicians faced abuse, including rape and death threats, on social media during elections last year, with researchers on Thursday raising concerns over rising online violence against women globally. A study by Amnesty...
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Is there (still) a gender gap in politics?
By Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis, “A few years ago I took my children on a tour of the state Capitol building. My daughter was very interested in the art — the woodwork, the decorative tiles, and the paintings. After viewing the gallery of governor...
Friday, January 03, 2020
India: Dear parties, ignore women and urban voters, face NOTA
By Smruti Koppikar, Now that Maharashtra finally has a government, it’s worthwhile revisiting the election result to pick out a few trends that were lost in the din over government formation. Three trends among many in the electoral basket stand out...
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
iKNOW Politics Newsletter December 2019
Dear members, 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 interviews with women in politics and learn about the latest trending stories from...
Friday, December 27, 2019
In progressive Taiwan, sexist slurs mar presidential election
Taiwan has forged a reputation as Asia’s most progressive democracy, and it boasts a higher proportion of women in parliament than anywhere else in the region — yet misogynistic insults have littered its presidential race. The campaign for the Jan....
Friday, December 20, 2019
I am Generation Equality: Francy Jaramillo Piedrahita, human rights defender and peacebuilder
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. I am Generation Equality because… In...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
IPU publishes new guidelines to eliminate sexism and harassment in parliament
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the IPU has published a comprehensive set of guidelines to combat sexual harassment and violence against women in parliament. The guidelines offer advice and...
Friday, November 22, 2019
Indonesia: ‘Leadership at grassroots must to boost women empowerment’
Speaking at the panel as the inaugural speaker, minister in the prime minister’s office of Singapore, Indranee Rajah, said the country has not been able to solve all gender issues but has made great strides since 1965. Female leadership has been...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ireland: Threatening phone calls among issues facing women in politics highlighted by NWCI
A TD says she left her home for a week after getting threatening phone calls in the middle of the night. It is one of a number of instances of abuse against female politicians, including death and rape threats. The National Women's Council of...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Inter-Regional Roundtable on the Intersections between Gender and Political Finance 2019
International IDEA organized the Inter-Regional Roundtable on the Intersections between Gender and Political Finance in Brussels on 16-17 October 2019. The Roundtable provided a forum for female and male politicians and practitioners from about 20...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
IGNITE empowers women in politics on and off campus
Two years ago, the UW created its own chapter of IGNITE, a non-partisan organization dedicated to supporting women in politics. Last year, the chapter officially became an RSO. IGNITE is the largest non-partisan organization that supports women and...
Friday, October 04, 2019
Iraqi women unite to help local governments respond to priorities
Nearly two years after the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), communities are working to rebuild, and local governments are challenged to respond to citizens’ needs in order to win their trust. Yet, decision-makers often overlook...