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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Pandemics, politics and the impact of women in leadership roles
Despite enormous strides in business, government and other areas, women don’t always get the respect men do for their leadership abilities, even when they can boast greater accomplishments. But the combination of a...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Patriarchy rules politics too, but these women want to change that
Urmila Singh has been helping women in Bihar nurture their political ambitions for over two decades now. She remembers how the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution in 1993 had reserved a third of seats in all...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Power parity: getting to a new normal in political representation
Women Political Leaders (WPL) and Women 20 (W20) are delighted to announce the first Webinar in a short series of virtual gatherings of eminent political and corporate leaders, both women and men, who are strong...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Pregnant MPs warn they are being shut out of inflexible Parliament
Pregnant federal MPs have warned they risk being shut out of parliamentary discussions because of the failure to agree on virtual participation with video-conferencing technology when Parliament returns later this month...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Promoting women’s participation and leadership in political parties
Political parties are the main entryway to politics and should serve as gatekeepers of democracy. When political parties adopt effective gender equality measures within their own structures, they widen their support...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Pakistan: Empowering women key to sustainable development:
“Empowering young women is key to Pakistan’s sustainable social and economic development,” said Usman Dar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs.   Addressing the launching ceremony of “Young Women in...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Power politics and diplomacy of women in politics and what to wear
Never before has the media focused so intensely on women in power, analysing not just their leadership style but a woman’s right to govern and what she wears. Fashion, Women & Power: The politics of Dress is a soon...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Preventing and combatting sexism at local level in Ukraine: A guide for women and men in local politics
On 2 July 2020, the Congress organised a webinar on “Preventing and Combatting Sexism at Local Level in Ukraine” to release a guide for women and men in local politics. It aims to equip local politicians in Ukraine with...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Put women at the centre of Syria crisis response
As the Syria crisis enters its 10th year, the situation is especially dire for women and girls, with the effects of COVID-19 compounding the risks and hardships for millions of people inside the country and for refugees...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Proportional representation needs national support
By Ruth Butaumocho, “For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect, but to be elected.” The above words from former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, in an...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Gabriela Cuevas discuss women in politics
The new Women in Politics Map from the IPU and UN Women shows that women continue to be underrepresented across all levels of power. Watch this interview with Gabriela Cuevas, President of the IPU, and Phumzile Mlambo-...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response
A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and robust measures around the world attempt to contain its spread, social impact of the Novel Coronavirus is hitting women hard. As well...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Picturing the past: A brief history of women in Transylvania politics
In April 1922, Roxie Dunn announced that she was running on the Democratic ticket for county treasurer. In his endorsement, Oat Bryson stated, "Much has been said about the desirability of the woman voter, if we have...
Monday, March 02, 2020
Protecting political campaigns from digital threats
Political campaigns online have demonstrated that they can help candidates win elections, include more citizens’ concerns in political debates or allow upcoming parties to gain political exposure. However, social media...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Pursuing equality in rights and representation – Women’s experiences running for parliament in Lebanon’s 2018 elections
In late 2018 and early 2019 UN Women interviewed 87 per cent of the women who ran for Parliamentary election (75 of the 86 women; of the 113 women who registered to run, 86 made it on to candidate lists). This report...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Podcast: Countries with more female politicians pass more ambitious climate policies, study suggests
People worried about global warming often want their leaders to enact ambitious climate policies. A recent study suggests that electing female politicians can help make that happen. Astghik Mavisakalyan is an economics...
Monday, January 06, 2020
Poll: Majority of women say male candidates have advantage running for public office in the US
A majority of women believe male candidates have an advantage when it comes to running for public office, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll. In the survey released on Thursday, 65 percent of female voters said men...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Politicians in the line of fire: Incivility and the treatment of women on social
A seemingly inescapable feature of the digital age is that people choosing to devote their lives to politics must now be ready to face a barrage of insults and disparaging comments targeted at them through social media...

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