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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Money talks: A look at female donors’ favorite presidential candidates
If you want to talk about putting your money where your mouth is, then look no further than the historic 2018 midterm election. Women donated a record amount to political candidates in the most expensive midterm race in history. And there are signs...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Ma. Theresa V. Collantes
Ma. Theresa V. Collantes a is a Member of Parliament of the Philippines. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, September 06, 2019
Men are more confident to enter politics and more likely to have been encouraged to run, poll shows
Men have greater confidence in their ability to serve as politicians and are more likely to have been personally encouraged to enter politics, a new poll shows, underscoring factors why women are under-represented at all levels of elected office in...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
More than 180 women set to contest Federal National Council elections
Close to 200 women are set to contest this year's Federal National Council elections — more than double the number who took part when the country last went to the polls. A total of 182 female candidates have been included on a 499-strong preliminary...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Making national legislatures more gender-balanced
By Archana Datta, The Global Gender Gap report for 2018 said that the widest gender disparity is in the field of political empowerment. To cite the Inter-Parliamentary Union 2018 report, women legislators account for barely 24% of all MPs across the...
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Meet the European Parliament's youngest ever MEP
The new-look European Parliament includes the youngest person ever to sit as an MEP. Kira Peter-Hansen, from Denmark, is just 21 and was still studying at university when she was elected. She told BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night "even the interns...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister
Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's center-left Socialist Democratic party, has announced that she will form a left-leaning, one-party minority government, making her the nation's youngest-ever prime minister. "It is with great pleasure I can...
Friday, June 21, 2019
Malawi Parliament picks first woman Speaker: Catherine Gotani Hara
Hon Catherine Gotani Hara, a lawmaker with the main opposition Malawi Congress Party, MCP, has been elected speaker of the country’s parliament becoming the first woman speaker. Multiple local media portals have reported that she won a closely...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Might greater gender equality in senior roles help reduce corruption in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?
Based on the definitions of “corruption” adopted by major international institutions and of “women in power” adopted by the United Nations, this note focuses on whether a larger number of women in power positions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Maldives: Quota proposed for women in political party leadership
The Elections Commission and political parties have agreed to introduce a quota to increase the number of women in leadership posts. The low participation of women in politics was among the issues discussed at a forum held Monday night to propose...
Friday, April 12, 2019
MPs discuss ways to achieve gender equality at CSW63
The IPU and UN Women held a joint parliamentary event at the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) on 13 March 2019 in New York. Participants at the event discussed ways of making social protection programmes more gender...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Maltese political parties will be paid by the state to recruit and train women candidates
The Maltese state will fund political parties to recruit, promote and train female candidates as part of a plan launched by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat unveiled. “Legal amendments are being proposed for the Financing of Political Parties Act to...
Friday, March 01, 2019
Malawi’s political parties snub women
Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – A Malawian NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has expressed concern on political parties that snubbed women in the internal election processes with many female parliamentary candidates forced to stand as...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Malawi: Gender focused CSOs condemn violence against women in politics
Gender Focused Civil Society Organisations have called on government to act on recent acts of violence against politically active women. Non-Governmental Organization’s Gender Coordination Network chair, Barbara Banda, told Malawi News Agency (MANA...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Meet the 32-year-old nurse who just became the youngest black woman in the US Congress
When the 116th Congress was sworn into office on Thursday, the class made history as the most diverse group ever with a record 127 women. Among those women was 32-year-old Democrat Lauren Underwood, who etched her name in the history book as the...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Multiple women are in the 2020 race already and people are so pumped
It's perhaps more likely than ever that the next U.S. president could be a woman. Following a history-making number of female candidates joining Congress this month, women in the 2020 presidential race have broken additional records less than three...
Monday, January 07, 2019
Margaret Kamar
Margaret Kamar is a Senator and member of the National Assembly of Kenya. This interview was conducted in March 2018 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Michelle Ciccolo, GLPP Alumna ’91, Wins 15th Middlesex District Seat in MA House of Representatives
Michelle Ciccolo earned a Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) in 1995 at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.  In this interview with...