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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Proposed bill sets highest quota for women in Egypt's Parliament's history
The proposed amendments to the constitution have granted women a fixed quota. If the amendments are approved, women will hold 25 percent of the total parliamentary seats by the power of law.  The proposed bill stipulates that the number of total...
Friday, December 07, 2018
Political participation of women: What does this mean for gender equality?
By Donah Mbabazi, Any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its women and allow them to maximise their potential is doomed to fall behind in the global economy. Imagine if you have a team and you don’t let half the team play, that’s...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Parliaments are failing women MPs
By Gabriela Cuevas, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we call on...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Politics and science need more women, says Angela Merkel
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said that her role as the most powerful woman in Germany should not let society off the hook for the small proportion of women in politics. As Germany marked the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Merkel...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Promoting women’s political participation: A pathway to peace
The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act, which the US Congress passed in October 2017, recognizes that women’s political participation is essential to peace and security. The act mandates a national strategy on WPS; training of relevant personnel...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Paulette Jordan could become the nation's first native American Governor
As told to Madison Felleras, If Paulette Jordan wins Idaho’s governor race this November, she’ll be the first female governor of the state and the nation’s first Native American governor. It’ll be a tough race—she’s running in a deep red state that...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
PEW Research Center: Women and Leadership 2018
By Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Ruth Igielnik and Kim Parker, Two years after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party, and with a record number of women running for Congress in 2018, a...
Monday, September 10, 2018
ParlAmericas working session: Political Inclusion – Advancing Indigenous Women’s Leadership
From September 9 to 12, 2018, parliamentarians from across the Americas and the Caribbean will attend ParlAmericas’ 15th Plenary Assembly in Victoria, British Columbia. The conference will focus on fostering inclusion as an integral component of...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Politics is a ‘rough and tough game’, but women are more than cut out for it
Early this week, Victorian MP Julia Banks announced that she would not contest her seat at the next election and would be leaving Parliament citing last week’s dramatic leadership spill as “the final straw”. Banks, a supporter of former Prime...
Friday, August 31, 2018
President urges political parties in Nigeria to be fair to women aspirants in 2019 elections
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on political parties to ensure conducive atmosphere for women aspirants in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections. Buhari said this on Thursday while addressing Nigerian women at the Women Political Aspirants...
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Pavyuma Kalobo
Pavyuma Kalobo is a Member of Parliament in Zambia. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Friday, August 03, 2018
PAWO seeks recognition for African women leaders
The president of the Pan African Women's Organisation (PAWO), Assetou Koite, says Africa must recognise and honour the contribution of women to the decolonisation of the continent and take action to advance gender equality. Our continent...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Pakistan: 3.8m more women added to electoral rolls due to registration drive, says ECP representative
An election commission representative has informed that the ECP’s aggressive registration drive in collaboration with Nadra and civil society had registered as many as 3.8 million women voters in recent months, compared to the initially identified...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Parliamentarians Act: Step it up for gender equality, deliver on 2030 Agenda
‘Step it up for gender equality’ was one among the many commitments renewed at the third South Asian Speakers Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation, convened by the International Parliamentary Union and Sri Lanka’s Parliament...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ParlAmerica's Training guide: Promoting women's candidacies in the Americas and the Caribbean
In line with its commitment to strengthening democracy and governance in the Americas and the Caribbean, ParlAmericas carries out activities related to electoral processes and women’s political participation. With these objectives in mind,...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Paper on women legislators and economic performance
The ” Women legislators and economic performance” working paper by researchers at the universities of Essex, Michigan, Siegen, and Youngstown has found that Indian constituencies that elected women recorded “significantly higher growth” in economic...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Pennsylvania Primaries deliver strong wins for Democratic women
A state representative, an Air Force veteran and two high-powered lawyers — all women — won Democratic House primaries on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, where a record number of women ran for House seats in a year of intense political enthusiasm among...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Poor representation of women in politics
The 13% rise in the number of women voters compared to the 2013 Assembly elections is no doubt a good sign in a democratic set up. But, relatively, the number of women candidates fielded by all main political parties is abysmally low, although the...