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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Seema T Gala Vapi
Seema T Gala Vapi is a Municipal Councillor from India. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York
Monday, June 01, 2020
Summary of the e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response
This e-Discussion raised awareness about the lack of women’s leadership and representation in COVID-19 relief and recovery decision-making and on the importance of incorporating gender-sensitive responses during and after the crisis. Women and men...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Sugarcoating and brutal honesty: How leaders are handling coronavirus crisis
By Megan Specia, World leaders have spent the past several weeks grappling with the unexpected, as country after country has seen the coronavirus arrive at its borders and an outbreak has exploded into a pandemic. With the virus endangering citizens...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
South Korean feminist party plans school to train 'winning' candidates
South Korea’s first feminist party is set to launch a political school to train aspiring female candidates, as it vowed to fight on after failing to win a seat in national elections. The Women’s Party was unsuccessful in its attempts to win four...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Survey finds that gender gaps in political interest reduce after women’s representation doubles in Uruguay
The below findings and graph are from the book Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens, authored by Magda Hinojosa and Miki Caul Kittilson and released in 2020. Surveys of Uruguayan men and women—both...
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Scientists probe link between poll promises and chances of women getting elected
Researchers are studying the association between the campaign promises made during state elections and the chances of women politicians getting elected in four districts of Bihar. The ongoing study, led by Indian-origin researcher Sayan Banerjee...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Serbia steps up efforts for gender parity
The Serbian Parliament has announced an amendment to its electoral laws with a new minimum quota of 40 per cent of candidates on electoral lists for parliamentary and local elections from the less-represented gender. The Parliament adopted...
Monday, January 27, 2020
She’s the next president. Wait, did you read that right?
By Jessica Bennett It was a blip of a moment during the Democratic debate last week, one perhaps overshadowed by a long discussion of the prospect of a female president. Responding to a question about climate change, Senator Elizabeth Warren of...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Sen. Brittany Pettersen makes history as first state lawmaker to give birth during a legislative session in Colorado
State Sen. Brittany Pettersen made history late Sunday when she gave birth to her son, becoming the first state lawmaker in Colorado history to give birth during the course of a legislative session. Davis James Silverii was born weighing 7 pounds, 6...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on the Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
The e-Discussion on the Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics was launched on 13 August 2019 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 3 September 2019. Political party leaders and members, women in politics, experts,...
Friday, December 13, 2019
She’s 16 and wants to be President: Meet the teenagers planning their campaigns
Research shows that Generation Z is the first in which women are more likely than their male peers to be engaged in politics. Here’s what some of them told the The New York Times. Abby Cumming-Vukovic is going to be a state representative. You can...
Monday, December 09, 2019
Sanna Marin elected Finland’s, and the world’s youngest, Prime Minister
The 34-year-old Ms. Marin will struggle to defend her leftist views against coalition partner, the Centre Party, which wants action to boost Finnish employment to pay for the costly welfare state. Finland’s parliament on December 10 approved the...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Social media a double-edged sword for female politicians
On Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's Facebook page, you can find videos ranging from an announcement in Des Moines, Iowa, that her campaign has reached $2 million in donations to one with the Massachusetts senator looking into the...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Slovakia is not the best country for women
Slovakia is walking on the right path when it comes to women’s empowerment. But the country still lags, even behind its closest neighbours. This year's Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index placed Slovakia in 35th place. Despite observed...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sexism in parliament in Iceland: The numbers don’t lie
According to a new study, around 80% of women in Parliament are exposed to gender-based violence. In May, the study surveyed 33 women who are working in or have recently quit Parliament, with 25 women responding. The results of the study are...
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Sukarno heir elected as Indonesia's first female House speaker
Indonesia's new parliament elected its first female speaker, Puan Maharani Nakshatra Kusyala, granddaughter of the country's first president, after members of the House of Representatives were sworn in on Tuesday amid continuing protests against...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Women for peace, recognizing women’s role in peacebuilding
A side-event on “Women for Peace: Recognizing Women’s Role in Peacebuilding” will be held on the margins of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on September 26, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in New York City. The event will...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Advancing women’s roles and rights amid global challenges
For decades, governments, civil society, and the United Nations have recognized that women’s leadership and women’s status are inextricably linked with conflict prevention and conflict resolution. Indeed, women’s roles and rights can be seen as a...