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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
On the issue of women’s rights in Indonesian politics
By Nisfi Mubarokah, Indonesian women can hardly forget the country’s presidential debate held two weeks ago. The issue of women’s rights was front and center. The incumbent, Joko Widodo, questioned his challenger’s commitment to women’s rights...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here's why it matters
By Malliga Och, Idaho State University and Shauna Shames, Rutgers University The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in U.S. history: 126 women will take office, including 43 women of color. Yet, as many have noted, this new diversity is...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Omezzine Khelifa
Omezzine Khelifa is a Tunisian youth and political activist. She is a former candidate in Tunisia's 2011 and 2014 legislative elections and a former Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance. She is the Founder and CEO of Mobdiun - Creative Youth....
Monday, September 10, 2018
Online streaming of the documentary "Strike A Rock" in September
Streaming throughout September on SIMA RAMA, Strike A Rock tells the deeply personal journey of two South African mothers and best-friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana. After a police massacre that claims the lives of 37 striking mine...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Online rape threats, abuse and vicious attacks: The price that Indian women in politics pay for being opinionated
Though women account for over 48 percent of India’s population, the number of female parliamentarians in the country is disproportionately low (12.5 percent). The alarming figures and increased awareness over women's rights have led to the Congress...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee is a Member of Parliament in Kuwait. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Only three women want to contest in 2019 polls in Chiradzulu, Malawi
The National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice Trust) in Chiradzulu has called on political parties to create space for women to compete in various positions as only three women have shown interest to contest in the forthcoming tripartite...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Obama says ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately,’ urges women to enter political fray
Men in positions of power are dropping the ball, according to former president Barack Obama, who thinks perhaps a way to fix that is to get more women at the table. Democrats, in particular, have high hopes for the impact women could make in the...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Online streaming of the documentary "Burden of Peace" in April
Streaming throughout April on SIMA RAMA, Burden of Peace follows Guatemala’s first female Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz in her fight against impunity. Faced with a system that has permitted corruption for decades and allowed over 90% of crimes...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Old boys’ club puts women off politics
An old boys’ network in local political parties is deterring women from standing as councillors, a report has said. Only one in three local councillors and one in seven council leaders are women. The gender imbalance has worsened after recent...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Online course on youth participation in electoral processes
This online course offers a dynamic and interactive approach to the question of youth participation in electoral processes and constitutes an important knowledge tool for electoral management bodies (EMBs). It aims to provide key understanding of...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Online trolling putting women off politics, a union has warned
Abuse targeted at politicians on social media is putting some women off standing for public office, a union has warned. Sexist comments and insults have become too common for people trying to serve their community, Unison Wales said. Labour's...
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Friday, November 25, 2016
Only One Woman Will Serve in GOP Congressional Leadership in 2017
By Leigh Ann Caldwell Republicans in the House and Senate have chosen their party's leaders for the next two years, and fewer women will be present in the top ranks. Just one woman, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, was re-elected to her slot as...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
OAS and ParlAmericas Agree to Strengthen Legislative Transparency and Policies of Gender Equality
OAS and ParlAmericas Agree to Strengthen Legislative Transparency and Policies of Gender Equality
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Online Course: Public Speaking and Debating 101
Public Speaking and Debating 101 is a course specifically created for women running for public office. This course offers instruction on public speaking techniques, debating techniques, debate preparation and candidate presentation. This course is...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Online Course: Candidate Campaign Preparation
Candidate Campaign Preparation is a course for women actively planning to run for office. This course gives candidate an overview of the process along with a list of steps to take to get prepared for the campaign process including network building,...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
OpenDemocracy defends grassroots women crisis responders
OpenDemocracy has published the following report in defense of grassroots women crisis responders. “False claims that deny the impact of grassroots women's crisis responses are diverting much needed resources away from the very people making the...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
OAS approves the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a special recognition of gender equality
The Organization of American States, OAS, approves a historical American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 17 years after the first meetings to sign this Declaration. Héctor Huertas, lawyer and indigenous leader of the Guna people in...