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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Training for increased women's political participation in Myanmar
Creating women’s wings within political parties allows women greater influence over policymaking Nang Tin Shwe Oo is a member of the Pa’O National Organization (PNO), an ethnic political party from the Pa’O region in Myanmar’s Shan State. The PNO is...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The small-town takeout store worker who won over New Zealand -- and the world
It's Friday night in the small town of Morrinsville and a handful of locals are waiting at the Golden Kiwi on the main street for a greasy parcel of fish and chips. It wasn't so long ago that Jacinda Ardern was behind the counter, taking orders at...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on women’s political participation
The regional electoral assistance project will hold the 9th webinar about the impact of Covid-19 on women’s political participation. The webinar will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and marginalized communities, particularly the...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The 1975 Women in Politics Conference
In 1973 Elizabeth Reid became the first ever women’s adviser to a national leader, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. She went on to have a distinguished and influential career at the UN. To mark International Women's Year, Elizabeth organised the Women...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Tlaib joins call for govt action to end violence against women in politics
A group of Democratic U.S. House members have introduced a resolution that reads violence against women in politics is “a global phenomenon and that more research should be conducted to examine its extent and effects in the United States.” The...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Togo appoints its first woman Prime Minister
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe on Monday named the first-ever female prime minister to head the government in the West African nation. Victoire Tomegah Dogbe, 60, replaces Komi Selom Klassou, who resigned on Friday. A close ally of the president...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Taiwan president listed among TIME's 100 most influential people of 2020
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been selected for TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2020, primarily because of her administration’s effective measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan. Tsai is among the 54...
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The path to gender parity in politics
The EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 places equality at the centre of the EU political agenda. The gender mainstreaming perspective of the Strategy aims at strengthening gender equality in and through all the EU’s policies and key actions in...
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Tony Abbott just proved why we’re all looking to women leaders to get us out of this crisis
Oh Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony. Just when we thought we were free of your irrational, fear-mongering drivel, you pipe up with another nugget of gold. This time, you thought you’d share your wisdom on the Coronavirus pandemic and Australia’s response to...
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
The objectification of women in politics and why it matters
In January of 2019 the right-wing news outlet The Daily Caller published fake revenge-porn photographs of freshman Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The headline read “Here’s the Photo Some People Described As A Nude Selfie of Alexandria Ocasio...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Two Women nominated to chair IMF Development Committee, including Caribbean’s Mia Mottley
Two women representing the Caribbean and Latin America are nominated to chair the joint World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Development Committee (DC), further supporting the notion that the global financial crisis triggered by the...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The story of Black women in politics: How we got to Kamala Harris' ascent
In the late 1990s, Stacey Abrams faced a decision. Abrams was working on a master’s in public policy at the University of Texas-Austin, gleaning all that she could learn from Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, the first Black woman elected to Congress by...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time to prioritize women for transformative politics in new India
By Rami Chhabra, Tsunami Tsunamo has crested, propelled by people power. As one who entered the media in the late 1950s—then eighteen, now eighty—I stand witness to a rare karmic moment in the nation’s life. It has come only twice before: in 1971...
Friday, August 14, 2020
They might not win, but 3 women are 'giving hope' to Belarus with an unlikely presidential bid
Elections in Belarus are usually a boring, predictable affair. Often referred to as "Europe's last dictator," Alexander Lukashenko is normally crowned the victor in an event that has had the same outcome over his 26 years of iron-fisted rule. But...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The key to an inclusive recovery? Putting women in decision-making roles
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka pounds the table for women and girls. As she speaks, it’s like a drumbeat — how girls need to complete their education, how they need access to technology, how child marriage and pregnancy will set a girl on a path of economic...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The science behind women leaders’ success in fighting Covid-19
They have been observed, scrutinized, and then applauded. Women leaders around the world have had considerably more success in slowing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and its general outcomes, and two economists based in the United Kingdom can...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Trailblazing French feminist Gisele Halimi dies aged 93
Tunisian-born French lawyer Gisele Halimi, who devoted her life to the feminist cause and was instrumental in winning the decriminalisation of abortion in France, died Tuesday aged 93, her family told AFP. She died peacefully a day after her 93rd...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The future of representation and political parties: Opportunities and challenges
The indispensable and paramount significance of representation lies in its foundational basis for sustainable democracy. Hence, the future of representation is an imperative for the future of democracy, because representation is the main system of...

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