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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Sanna Marin: Finland’s fearless prime minister is challenging sexism in politics
In an interview with the Finnish magazine Trendi, the country’s 34-year-old prime minister Sanna Marin described being asked by one journalist, ahead of a meeting of her centre-left Social Democratic Party (SDP), whether she had cleaned her house...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Strengthening women’s political participation in Bhutan
Identifying obstacles and focusing on long-term solutions to propose strategies for equal representation Former minister Dasho Dorji Choden, the first female minister, addresses the challenges Bhutanese women politicians face before her fellow...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Supporting women candidates for parliamentary elections in Tunisia
Removing the remaining barriers to women’s political participation through trainings in media relations, electoral management and strategic planning. At 36 per cent, Tunisia has the highest proportion of female representatives in parliament in the...
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Summary e-Discussion on Women's Participation in Public Life
This e-Discussion raised awareness on the different ways and forms women participate in public life outside of formal political institutions, such as in women’s and feminist movements, civic demonstrations and initiatives and online activism. Women...
Monday, October 05, 2020
Sex abuse scandals rock Denmark after missed ‘MeToo’ moment
A country generally admired for its high standards of gender equality is now dealing with allegations of systematic sexual harassment at the top of the political establishment. Denmark’s parliament has for years allegedly served as a backdrop for...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Shinzo Abe wanted Japanese women to ‘shine’ in politics. What happened?
Like every political leader since Ito Hirobumi became Japan’s very first prime minister in 1885, the next leader of this nation will be a man. And that, say women, is a disappointment given how much outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe insisted that...
Friday, September 25, 2020
SIGI urges women planning to run for elections to form their own lists
A local organisation on Sunday called on women wishing to run for the upcoming parliamentary elections to form their own lists and not to wait to be included in other candidates' lists. Sisterhood is Global Institute Jordan (SIGI) stated that...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Still a long way to go for women in politics
It was a historic day. Fifteen women named to the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. “Because it’s 2015,” explained newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when asked why parity was important to him. Many Canadians nodded in...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Singapore: Younger and more diverse Parliament faces age-old challenge of tackling job issues amid COVID-19
A younger and more gender-diverse Parliament, which opens on Monday (Aug 24), will have its hands full with one important job in the near future: creating and matching employment opportunities for Singaporeans. The 14th Parliament will convene in...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Senate elections in Egypt: 91 women compete for individual seats with 20 constituencies
In the fierce competition for individual seats in the Senate elections, women compete for 91 seats in 20 electoral districts nationwide, out of 787 candidatesin Cairo Governorate. Alexandria Governoraterankssecond in terms of the number of female...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
States with women governors had fewer COVID-19 deaths and more optimistic public briefings
Having a woman as governor of a U.S. state is associated with fewer COVID-19 related deaths, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study also found that women governors exhibited greater empathy and confidence...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
State Govt. doesn’t give anganwadi workers their due: Jharkhand MP Annapurna Devi
BJP’s Annapurna Devi became the Member of Parliament from Kodarma in Jharkhand in 2019 Lok Sabha election. A first-time MP, Devi isn’t new to politics. While she was forced to join politics with Rashtriya Janta Dal in 1998 after her husband, Ramesh...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
SNP to launch project aiming to get more Scots women into politics
THE SNP will tomorrow unveil a new project aimed at combating the gender balance in Scotland’s politics. Writing exclusively in The National, the party’s national women's convenor, Rhiannon Spear, says: “Women make up over half of the population in...
Monday, August 24, 2020
Susan B. Anthony Museum rejects President Trump's pardon of the suffragist
On Tuesday, President Trump officially pardoned leading suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who died in 1906. He noted she was arrested in 1872 for voting before it was legal for women to do so. "She was never pardoned!" he exclaimed in a White House...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Stella Creasy: “Coronavirus is like a magnifying lens on inequalities”
She thought she had everything lined up perfectly. Stella Creasy, the Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow, would get off at Green Park station and walk her seven-month-old daughter, Hettie, in the pram to Westminster. This would get Hettie to...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Singapore's record 40 female candidates change election discussion
When Singaporeans go to the polls to elect a new government on Friday, the People's Action Party is all but certain to emerge victorious. It will also be a watershed moment for female politicians in the city-state. A record 40 women are vying for...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Sexist attacks against women in Turkish politics reveal resistance to social change
Women in Turkish politics along with the wives and daughters of politicians have become targets of sexist attacks on social media over the past couple of weeks. Although women in politics tend to receive backlash based on their gender rather than...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Sudanese women ready to ‘break taboos’ and run for office
Much has already changed for women since the protests: laws restricting freedom of dress, movement and work were repealed, and female genital mutilation was criminalized. The transitional constitution guarantees 40 per cent representation in the...

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