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Monday, November 09, 2020
Record number of women to serve in the 117th U.S. Congress
At least 131 women are set to serve in the U.S. Congress in 2021, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The count surpasses the previous record of 127 women,...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Record number of women to serve in the 117th U.S. Congress
At least 131 women are set to serve in the U.S. Congress in 2021, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The count surpasses the previous record of 127 women,...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Rare win for a woman in Bougainville election
A 29 year old has become just the second woman to win an open seat in the Bougainville parliament. Theonila Roka Matbob's Ioro constituency in central Bougainville includes the Panguna mine within its boundaries. The university graduate, who is a...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Revisiting the Obama effect
On Aug. 11, 2020, democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.  Senator Harris is the first black woman and first Asian American person to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. In a...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Represent: inside a timely film about the tough road women in politics face
The decision to run for office arrived for Myya Jones in the winter of 2016. She was 22, a campus leader for the Black Student Union at Michigan State University, and determined to change her home town of Detroit for the better. For months, she...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho hits home for many other women in politics and business
On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took to the House floor to deliver a powerful response to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla) after he aggressively confronted her outside the Capitol, then delivered a non-apology defending his own behavior....
Monday, June 15, 2020
Raising women’s voices and leadership in COVID-19 policies
GENEVA (22 April 2020) – The UN Women’s rights committee calls on governments and multilateral institutions to ensure women’s equal representation in formulating responses to COVID-19 and strategies to recover from the crisis. The UN Committee on...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Respond, restructure, recover: Women and the COVID-19 response in the Caribbean
CIWiL is interested in collecting feedback from you on topics for discussion for a webinar series on COVID-19 and its impact on Caribbean Women. Rsvp here.
Friday, May 08, 2020
Roundtable discussion: Safeguarding elections amid COVID-19
Across the globe, more than 50 elections have already been postponed due to COVID-19, and, in some cases, there is a risk that elections will be postponed indefinitely. Some governments may hold elections in a manner and time that benefits the...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we have curated a selection of resources and information on gender-sensitive responses and women’s leadership in times of pandemic. You will find a list of relevant resolutions, useful tools, virtual...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Ruth B. Mandel, a voice for women in politics, dies at 81
Ruth B. Mandel was an infant when she and her parents fled Germany on the eve of World War II. They were among the 937 passengers, almost all of them Jewish refugees, aboard the ocean liner St. Louis on what was often called the Voyage of the Damned...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Rozaina Adam
Rozaina Adam is a Member of Parliament from The Maldives. This interview was conducted in September 2019 in the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) in New York.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Regional seminar on the SDGs for Asia-Pacific Parliaments
The National Assembly of Pakistan and the IPU are jointly organizing a regional seminar for the Asia-Pacific region’s parliaments entitled Development for all: Parliament’s road map on the Sustainable Development Goals. This event is the third in a...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Rose Kabagyenyi
Rose Kabagyenyi is a Member of Parliament from Uganda. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Friday, January 03, 2020
Republican women are in crisis
By Nancy L. Cohen, The 2010s were a transformative decade for women in politics. But the biggest trend has been obscured by 2018’s female-led Democratic wave in Congress: Republican women, at both the national and state levels, are on the brink of...
Friday, December 13, 2019
Removing obstacles to women’s participation at the peace table and in politics
Women who seek to participate in peace processes and political decision-making face many obstacles. To achieve sustainable peace and development, societies emerging from conflict must remove these obstacles. In so doing, they must recognize and...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ravza Kavakçı Kan
Ravza Kavakçı Kan is a Member of Parliament from Turkey and President of the Turkish Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Record number of women to stand as candidates in UK election
A record number of female candidates are expected to stand in next month’s UK general election. More than 1,100 women have registered as candidates across political divides, making up 34 per cent of the total number of candidates. This number marks...

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