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Monday, November 18, 2019
Punched, stalked and harassed women abandon UK politics over safety fears
She had just finished taking photographs outside the picturesque Bourne Mill in Colchester, Essex, and was looking at her phone when the first blow came. By the time she looked up the male assailant was running away. "He punched me three times in...
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Parties without structure shouldn’t have female candidates – INEC Nigeria
Political parties that do not have structures on the ground should not present women as candidates during elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission warned on Tuesday. The commission said that being a candidate should not be the only...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Pakistan: Women parliamentarian in Sindh rise above political affiliation
Women members of Sindh Assembly, representing both treasury and opposition benches here Friday pledged to unanimously support the cause of gender sensitivity, including provision for economic empowerment of women and excluded groups. Actively...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Portugal's first black women lawmakers take office
Members of Portugal's new parliament took up office on Friday, among them the country's first black women lawmakers who campaigned on promises to fight racism and inequality. The three women, who all trace their origins to Guinea-Bissau, an...
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Political Finance - Design Tool
Drawing from comparative global data in International IDEA’s Political Finance Database, the Political Finance Design Tool provides governments and policy-makers with a user-friendly guide for exploring policy options in the realm of political...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Panel discussion challenges underrepresentation of women in politics
On October 11, the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions and UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) hosted a panel discussion on women’s representation in Canada. The event included two panels, one with academics and...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Professor of Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics talks struggles women face in seeking office
The issues women face when seeking elected office were discussed in a lecture Thursday at Iowa State. Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor of journalism and coordinator of research and outreach for the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Parity debate on the theme #NotInMyParliament at Inter-Parliamentary Union 141st Assembly
Following on from the IPU’s groundbreaking work on violence against women in politics, a parity debate on the theme #NotInMyParliament will examine strategies to end sexist harassment and gender-based violence in parliament. A workshop on quotas...
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Poor representation: In Mumbai, 31 out of 334 candidates are women
In a city where politicians are earnestly vying for women’s votes who account for 46 per cent of Mumbai’s population, female participation in electoral politics remains abysmally low. Of the total 334 candidates who will be fighting in the 36...
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Poland’s drift to right divides young male and female voters
Out on the campaign trail before Poland’s parliamentary elections, Jolanta Banach, a leftwing candidate, has noticed a recurring pattern. “There’s a young couple out for a walk with a pushchair, and I approach them to offer our campaign leaflets....
Friday, September 27, 2019
Presidential elections: How candidates are playing the « Tunisian woman » card
By Ikram Ben Said and Samah Krichah, The 2019 presidential campaign began on Monday, September 2, 2019. Between those who have it, those who want to have it, and those who are preventedfrom having it, the fight over power has just started. Like...
Friday, July 05, 2019
Prominent Israel rabbis say women should not be involved in politics
A number of Israeli rabbis have signed a letter criticising the possibility of appointing former Israeli Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, as head of the Union of Right-Wing Parties because “women should not be involved in politics”. Prominent...
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Political Participation of Women with Disabilities
Background It is estimated that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability and that prevalence is higher among women, as about 1 in 5 women 18 years and older live with one. The 12th session of the Conference of States Parties...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Political violence against women tracked for first time as attacks soar
Violence targeted against female politicians and activists will be tracked for the first time by a global database, amid indications of a recent rise in attacks. Researchers reviewed thousands of events dating back to 1997, where political violence...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Participation of persons with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in political and public life: A side event at COSP12
The 12th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 11 to 13 June 2019. The genuine participation of all citizens in political processes is a cornerstone of democracy. The Convention...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Political parties shy of fielding women
Women politicians have made it to the top headlines this poll season. Be it Priyanka Gandhi's formal entry into politics, Mayawati joining hands with the Yadavs, Hema Malini's luxurious campaign or Sadhvi Pragya's candidature, women politicians have...
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Presidents’ sex and popularity: baselines, dynamics and policy performance
Public approval is a crucial source of executive power in presidential systems. Does the public support female and male presidents similarly? Combining insights from gender and politics research with psychological evidence, this study theorizes sex-...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Pelosi to AP: 2020 Dem ticket doesn’t have to include woman
Ever pragmatic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she’d like to see a woman on the 2020 presidential ticket — but she’s not insisting on it. The California Democrat said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that it...