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Friday, October 16, 2020
Making legislation more gender-sensitive
As part of their research to produce a handbook to address the issue of legislation that discriminates against women, the IPU and UN Women recently held virtual consultations with parliamentarians from around the world. Laws that discriminate...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Myanmar still fails to bring more women into politics
Women account for 51 percent of Myanmar’s population and 19 million out of 37 million eligible voters at the 2020 general election. In the previous election in 2015, 13 percent of the 6,200 candidates were female and in 2020 the rate has increased...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Males dominate COVID-19 decision making
Who drives global and national COVID-19 decisions? Mostly males, according to a new study and commentary by an international group of researchers. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world looked to hastily established expert task forces to...
Friday, October 09, 2020
Michela Montevecchi
Michela Montevecchi is a Secretary of the Senate Precidency from Italy. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Men overwhelmingly dominate the decision-making on Covid-19
Men are making most of the decisions related to the coronavirus pandemic -- a disturbing pattern that could be costing lives.  An analysis of 115 decision-making and key advisory bodies from 87 countries found that over 85% contain mostly men and...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Meet the first woman to run for president in the US
The first woman to formally declare herself a candidate for president of the United States did not build a national campaign or make a splash in debates. In fact, when Victoria Woodhull ran for office in 1872, she could not even vote for herself....
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Men promised a woman for Ginsburg’s seat. Is that what women want?
By Sydney Ember and Rebecca R. Ruiz, In 1993, when Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court, then-Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. thanked her for saving his daughter “from having to be the second woman nominee to the Supreme Court.”...
Monday, September 21, 2020
Mudhawi’s List: Kuwait creates platform to support women in politics
Kuwait City: As the 2020 Kuwait National Assembly elections are approaching, candidates are beginning to campaign for a seat in parliament. In an effort to support women running for office, Mudhawi’s list, an online platform, just launched in time...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
More women need to enter politics to ensure effective control over govt machinery
As far as abilities go, women have shown their prowess time and again. Women are not inferior to men in any field. As prime ministers, industrialists, sportspersons or doctors, they have proved their mettle in every profession. But there is a reason...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Meet two of the women running for president in male-dominated Ivory Coast
Despite the male-dominated political landscape in Ivory Coast, a handful of women intend to stand for president in the October election. Among them are Marie Carine Bladi and Danièle Boni Claverie, who offer a study in contrasts: one is a relative...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Meet The 19th*, a new gender and politics news organization by women and for women
Four years ago, Emily Ramshaw was on maternity leave from her job as editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Hillary Clinton was running for president. Two questions followed Clinton. Is she electable? Is she likable? “That felt so unfairly narrowly...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More black women are running for Congress than ever before
122 black, or multi-racial black women have run in this year´s congressional elections, in America. At the end of the primary season, nearly 60 Black women remain in the running. According to the Center of Women and Politics and Higher Heights for...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More women should lead Africa's coronavirus response
By Damaris Matoke-Muhia,  As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one critically important element...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Modernizing our Parliament shouldn’t end with COVID-19
By Eleanor Fast, In unprecedented times come unprecedented measures. Amid COVID-19, Canadians have learned this first hand. Just six weeks ago, social distancing was a concept most had never heard of. Working from home, while on the rise in many...
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief
Speaking to faculty and students at The New School, a university in New York City, the UN chief declared himself a proud feminist and called for men everywhere to support women’s rights. “Just as slavery and colonialism were a stain on previous...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Media's gendered stereotyping was worse for Gillard than Thatcher 30 years earlier, research shows
You might think that with more women entering politics the media would have become less likely to report on the appearance, fashion choices and relationship status of female prime ministers. But research from the Australian National University shows...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Meet the 6 new ministers who got everyone in Lebanon talking
Amidst all the gloomy news and dispiriting just-ins invading our feeds every day, it's quite nice to come across some uplifting stories, every now and then, that remind us that there are still things, however small, to rejoice over in Lebanon. One...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Marlène Schiappa: “For generations, we have been nominating men just because they are men”
Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination in France, attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region. She...

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