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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Women Leaders as Changemakers in Local Governance
As part of the partnership with UN Women, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (Local Governance) of the Government of India will be convening an event on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly, to showcase the model of local governance in India,...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Social media and elections: Helpful or hurtful to women?
Erin Schrode, who was running for Congress in her Northern California district in 2016, reports that while she was running, she would wake up each morning to countless abusive messages on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Erin Schrode is far from...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
On Sept. 6, 1870 — Election Day — officials in Wyoming were concerned. The previous year, a violent mob in South Pass had attempted to prevent African American men from voting. And since then, the territorial Legislature had granted full political...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Sudan's first cabinet since Omar al-Bashir's removal sworn in
Sudan swore in its first cabinet since the removal of former president Omar al-Bashir in April following nationwide protests against his rule. The 18-member cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, which includes four women, took the oath at...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Scottish women invited to take the step into politics
Hundreds of women aspiring for a career in politics will be gathering for a dynamic day at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Saturday 7 September). The event has been put together by Scotland's Women Stand, a movement to support and empower women of...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Sudan: While peace deal is signed, feminists fight for representation
In Sudan, women are well-represented in the workforce. They are not lacking in any public spaces. And over the past few months, they have made up half, if not more, of the protest crowds making demands of their new transitional government. Women...
Monday, August 26, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities
The e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities was launched on 14 June 2019 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 8 July 2019. Civil society advocates including representatives of organizations of persons with...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Stop asking if women are electable
By Amanda Renteria, “Electability” has become perhaps the most discussed term in all of U.S. politics, and it’s a focal point of the 2020 presidential race. Pundits, pollsters and journalists continue debating who is electable and why. Yet even...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
South Africa not psychologically ready for a female president
Former National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete believes South Africa is not psychologically ready for a female president. Mbete was talking to SAfm's Masechaba Ndlovu on Monday evening as the radio station celebrates powerful women during Women's...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Sanda Rašković Ivić
Sanda Rašković Ivić is a Member of Parliament of Serbia. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Silvia Dinica
Silvia Dinica is a Member of Parliament of Romania. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Scottish Parliament campaign launched to get more women to becomes MSPs
A major Holyrood drive has been unveiled aimed at getting more women to become MSPs after numbers stalled in recent years. More than 400 women from across Scotland are to be invited to a day at the Scottish Parliament aimed at generating interest...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Strengthening political parties - Ensuring people’s voice towards the 2030 agenda
Political Parties of Finland for Democracy (Demo Finland) on behalf of The Political Party Peer Network is organizing the conference “Strengthening Political Parties - Ensuring People’s Voice Towards the 2030 Agenda” in Helsinki, Finland on 17-19...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
South Africa's president names Cabinet that is 50% women
South Africa's president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country's one of few in the world to be "gender-balanced." President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on Women in Public Administration
The e-Discussion on Women in Public Administration was launched on 28 March 2019 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 19 April 2019. Women and men in politics and in public administration, national and local government representatives...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Spain's parliament leads Europe in gender-equality despite rise of far right
Spain’s new parliament, sworn in on Tuesday, has the largest share of women in any European legislature, no small achievement for a country still reinventing itself four decades after the end of a right-wing, traditionalist dictatorship. Women’s...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Suwannee Sirivejchapun
Suwannee Sirivejchapun is a Member of Parliament of Thailand. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Survey: When should a woman have children if she’s thinking about running for office?
By Ruth Igielnik and Kim Parker, As moms across the United States celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, five of the six women vying for the Democratic residential nomination are themselves mothers. These women, all seeking the same high political...