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Thursday, April 02, 2020
Noda Seiko: Tackling gender imbalance in Japanese politics
Liberal Democratic Party politician Noda Seiko has been a member of the political elite for nearly three decades. She was still in her thirties when she was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time, and a few years later became the...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Numbers of women in parliament remain low in Caucasus and Central Asia
The presence of women in parliaments across the Caucasus and Central Asia has risen in the last 25 years, albeit slowly: in most countries in the region, between 15 and 25 percent of their MPs are women. That is the conclusion of a newly released...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
No, We don’t really want a female President
I still remember Wednesday, November 9, 2016 like it was yesterday. The decision was already clear the night before. But there was something of a nightmarish quality to the previous evening — something surreal. I thought maybe I would wake to a...
Friday, March 06, 2020
Nine out of 10 people found to be biased against women
Almost 90% of people are biased against women, according to a new index that highlights the “shocking” extent of the global backlash towards gender equality. Despite progress in closing the equality gap, 91% of men and 86% of women hold at least one...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Nancy Pelosi: why the house of democratic leader wants more women in Washington
For over a decade, Nancy Pelosi has been highly regarded as a trailblazer and change maker in Washington. As former Speaker of the House of Representatives—the first woman in American history to reach that milestone—and now as the Democratic Leader...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Nigeria: Two women win Imo constituencies’ elections
The call for women to actively participate in politics has again yielded fruits as two women in Imo State have been declared winners in two out of three constituencies in which results have been announced in last weekend’s re-run/supplementary polls...
Monday, January 27, 2020
New media outlet covering the intersection of women and politics launches as 2020 election kicks off
The idea of creating a new media outlet focused on women came to Emily Ramshaw four years ago during her maternity leave. “But I was covered in spit-up and baby diapers, and I knew it was the wrong time,” she recalled. Then came the election of...
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Naomi Masitsa Shiyonga
Naomi Masitsa Shiyonga is a Member of Parliament from Kenya. 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.
Friday, December 06, 2019
Namibia’s first female candidate vows to ‘restore dignity’
Calm and confident, Esther Muinjangue, Namibia’s first woman to run for president, says she feels a “wind of change” softly blowing through the southwest African country which goes to the polls on Wednesday. From her modest home in a quiet suburb of...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Namibia: ICT assessment for rural women parliamentarians
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) recently conducted an ICT assessment of rural women parliamentarians with male as partners as a means to identify the basic needs of information technologies. The ICT assessment was...
Friday, November 01, 2019
New Zealand: Enhancing women’s political participation the focus
This coming week, members of the New Zealand Parliament will be involved in two events aimed at strengthening women’s political participation and recognising the importance of diversity in democratic institutions. In Turkey, Deputy Speaker Hon Anne...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Network of arab women in elections launches in Tunis
The Network of Arab Women in Elections was launched Saturday in Tunis as part of a joint initiative involving the Arab Organisation for Electoral Management Bodies (ArabEMBs), the UNDP Regional Electoral Support Project and the International...
Friday, October 04, 2019
No gender equality globally without women's empowerment
By Sarah Costa, Four years ago, world leaders made a pledge to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by the year 2030. Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]) contains...
Friday, September 20, 2019
New Council of Europe action against sexism
In March 2019, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism. Not only does this text contain the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism, but it also proposes a set of...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
New minister vows to press on with Sweden's feminist foreign policy
Sweden on Tuesday named a new foreign minister, appointing trade minister Ann Linde who vowed to press on with the country's "feminist foreign policy". Linde, 57, replaces Margot Wallström 64, who made headlines in 2014 when she put gender equality...
Friday, July 12, 2019
New polling shows how much sexism is hurting the Democratic women running for president
Over the last several years, debates between Republicans and Democrats have increasingly involved extremely divergent attitudes toward women. The Republican Party, for instance, often treats discussions of sexual harassment or discrimination as...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
No women at the table as Canada’s premiers gather in Saskatoon
Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial leaders are in Saskatchewan this week, but for the first time in years, the annual gathering won’t have women at the table. “Symbolically, it’s very significant that there is no woman premier,” said Sylvia...
Monday, June 03, 2019
New data shows political violence targeting women on the rise
Cases of brutal murders and attacks of female politicians in recent years have raised the question, is political violence targeting women on the rise? Victims include British Member of Parliament Jo Cox in 2016 for her support for the European Union...