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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Joyce Banda
Forbes Women Africa met up with former Malawian President Joyce Banda in Johannesburg just before her return to Malawi after four years away. One of four female presidents Africa has ever had, she spoke about her plans but is guarded about her...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Japan passes law to get more women into politics
Japan's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to encourage female candidates to stand for elections in a country where women are vastly underrepresented in politics. Under the new law, political parties are urged to make the number of male and female...
Friday, May 04, 2018
Jeffrey Lazarus and Amy Steigerwalt
In their new book, “Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay In Office” (University of Michigan Press), political science faculty members Amy Steigerwalt and Jeffrey Lazarus analyze the unique pressures faced by female politicians and...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Japan: Diet to fix low rate of women in national and local politics
The Lower House moved to address the low representation of women in politics with a bill April 12 urging political parties to field male and female candidates in national and local assembly elections in equal numbers. The proposed legislation could...
Monday, April 02, 2018
Japan’s internal affairs minister Seiko Noda opens political school for women
GIFU – Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Sunday opened a political school in Gifu Prefecture to foster female politicians. The school was set up in the city of Gifu, which...
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized Women’s Successes in Overcoming Political Exclusion identifies critical factors preventing marginalized women’s inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and describes how...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest woman leader
New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youngest prime minister since 1856. Her Labour Party...
Friday, September 08, 2017
Jordan's Parliamentary Women’s Caucus
The Parliamentary Women’s Caucus launched on 25 the of August 2013 represents a political step that aims at enhancing the role of Jordanian women in the parliament through establishing a nucleus for united women’s approach under the dome to promote...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Jamaica: Young men reject quotas for women in politics
The introduction of a quota system in the political landscape to facilitate a greater number of women at all levels of politics, has been shunned by a group of young men, majority of whom stated that gender presented no barrier to political...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Johanna Rickne
Johanna Rickne is a Associate Professor in Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University. Her research concerns gender quotas, careers in politics, and questions about family-work balance in the political and private...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Jordan: Enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections
As part of its ongoing effort to empower Jordanian women to more effectively engage in the political process, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) launched a program on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections.” The program targeted women...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Jennifer Estrada
Jennifer Estrada talked to iKNOW Politics on International Youth Day 2016 about the role of young women leaders. 
Friday, August 05, 2016
Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, urges Americans to call out sexism against Hillary Clinton
The Guardian has published an article on the support that former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is giving to Hillary Clinton. She has urged Americans to call out sexism against the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Gillard...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Joel Silberman
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Jiritmwa Goyit
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Jessica Gottsleben
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Joint Biennial Meeting of UN IANWGE and GENDERNET. Key Messages and Summary Record
Summary record of the Joint Biennial Meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) and the OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A game...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Jamaica to introduce legislated gender quotas
Within the national action plan for gender equity and sustainable development in Jamaica, Temporary Special Measures (TSMs) are to be established by the government in order to accelerate equality between men and women. Part of these TSMs, the...