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Monday, March 16, 2020
Liberia: Women need financial backing to stay in politics, Says VP Taylor
At a seminar on the way forward for an enforceable gender quota and strategies for implementing Elections Law 4.5 b and c, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor stressed that without a good financial backing, women will find it difficult to remain in...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Liberia: Women’s Rights Groups demand electoral reform
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, a group of civil society organizations, led by women’s rights groups and networks assembled outside the National Elections Commission (NEC’s) headquarters in Sinkor and released a communique...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Liberia: Activist encourages women to rise for elective posts
For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia B. Harris, is encouraging young women of Liberia to make use of every opportunity available to them to...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Lebanon presents new government with multiple female ministers
Lebanon unveiled a new government on January 22, 85 days after the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri. Headed by Hassan Diab, it includes six female ministers, among them the defense minister, who has also been appointed deputy prime...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Leadership, Women and the UN Programme
The Leadership, Women and the UN Programme aims to promote the expansion and renewal of prevalent paradigms of leadership and ensure a more gender-balanced workplace across and beyond the UN system to advance the transformational, principled and...
Friday, December 27, 2019
Liberia: Women leaders launch network with call for female to step-up
The Liberia Women Leaders Network (LWLN), the local chapter of the African Women Leaders Network (ALWN), was officially launched on Wednesday, December 18 in Monrovia. The launch, which took place at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, brought...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Labour MP Gloria De Piero urges women to change parliament
Gloria De Piero, who is stepping down after nine years as a Labour MP, is urging women to “come into parliament and change it,” despite the proliferation of threats and abuse faced by many female MPs. One of 58 MPs who have announced that they will...
Monday, October 21, 2019
Launch of the Second Edition of the Women, Peace and Security Index
The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo invite you to join a high-level event to...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Lead on! 2019 women in communication leadership forum
Public Relations is a $15 billion global industry with a workforce that is approximately 70% female (Holmes Report). Yet, about 70% of C-suite and executive positions in agencies and corporate communications departments are held by men. Lead On!...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Likeability v. electability: Different word, same sexism
By Nicole Carlsburg, The influence of the #MeToo movement. The historic number of diverse women elected in 2018. The fact that multiple women have been on the last two presidential debate stages – and will be on the next one. All of these factors...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Le Thu Ha
Le Thu Ha is a Member of Parliament of Vietnam. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, June 07, 2019
Libyan women at the frontline of war, but with no seat at the peace table
On April 4, General Khalifa Haftar advanced with his Libyan National Army (LNA) on Tripoli in an attempt to take over the capital from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).  Prime Minister Fayez Serraj who leads the GNA described the...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Leadership for policy change: Government, INGO, and DPO strategies for political inclusion
Data collection and awareness-raising at the international, regional, and national levels is critical for the creation of inclusive policies. This panel will discuss good practices and lessons learned for drafting and influencing policy. The U.S....
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Lori Lightfoot elected as Chicago’s first black female mayor
CHICAGO — Lori Lightfoot has made history on several fronts after winning Chicago’s mayoral runoff on Tuesday. She will become the city’s first black woman and its first openly gay person to hold the office when sworn in next month. The nation’s...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Lebanon appoints first female Arab interior minister
Lebanese politician Raya Hassan made history on Thursday when she became the first woman interior minister in the Arab world. Mrs Hassan, 51, becomes the most senior of four women in the 30-strong government formed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Liberia: Women brainstorm to increase political participation in Sinoe
A local pro-democracy and women's rights advocacy group working in Southeastern Liberia, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO), has concluded a one-day dialogue on women's political participation in Sinoe County. The dialogue was aimed at...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulations
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and election campaigns are not effectively regulated,...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Lady of the Rings: Jacinda Rules
Jacinda Ardern, one of the young, progressive leaders countering Donald Trump, talks about being only the second world leader to give birth. At first, the skies were cloudless in the Land of the Long White Cloud. When she took office last October at...