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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...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Towards 50/50 representation: women´s participation must be prioritized for inclusive democratic process
When the President, John Pombe Magufuli, addressed the National Assembly on June 16th, this year, the final day before Parliament was dissolved; He made a strong statement encouraging political parties to give adequate opportunities to women, youth...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Taking stock of progress on gender equality using the global state of democracy indices
Since 1995, the world has made important strides in advancing gender equality. The increase in female representation in parliaments across the globe has been driving these advances, although there has been some progress on other indicators used to...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
The politics of pantsuits. Teen grapples with unwritten dress code for women in leadership
For the first time in United States history, the country saw six women run for president in the 2020 election. Unlike the male candidates, the women were asked about their fashion choices. What women candidates wear plays a huge role in whether...
Monday, July 06, 2020
Tokyo’s first female governor sails to re-election even as virus cases rise
In rewarding Tokyo’s first female governor, Yuriko Koike, with a second term on Sunday, voters endorsed her highly visible leadership as the sprawling metropolis has avoided the kind of spiraling death toll from the coronavirus seen in other world...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Turkish women not represented enough in politics: CHP leader ANKARA
Women in Turkey are not adequately represented in the Turkish political system and civil society associations should impose pressure to secure at least a one third quota through an amendment of the Law on the Political Parties, the leader of the...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Ten years since Australia got its first female prime minister, how diverse is our parliament?
By Vivienne Pearson, On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard was sworn in as Australia’s 27th – and first female – prime minister. But a decade on, gender equality in politics has some way to go. It’s been a rocky decade for women in politics. “I couldn’t...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
To build back, women must be included in decision making
In December 2017 Bloomberg made headlines when it published a report that suggested inclusive teams made better decisions up to 87 percent of the time. The report also noted that having more inclusive decision-making led to swifter decisions. Recent...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The center for American women and politics launches public database of women elected officials
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
The black women who paved the way for this moment
In cities across the United States, black activists are denouncing state-sanctioned violence and demanding radical changes to American policing. Black women leaders occupy a central role in these movements. Utilizing public spaces—such as city parks...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
The importance of gender inclusion in COVID-19 responses
In late January, President Donald Trump announced the formation of a Coronavirus Task Force, made up of 12 senior officials who would be responsible for leading the U.S. response to COVID-19. All were men. On Feb. 29, Vice President Mike Pence, the...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
This pandemic threatens to undo what generations of feminists have fought for
By Moira Donegan, During this pandemic, a contracting economy, public health fears, and steadily reduced public services have shifted massive amounts of work and caregiving responsibilities to the home – and it is women who are picking up the slack...
Thursday, May 07, 2020
The pandemic recasts gender inequality
By Cathy Young, Amid a life-and-death health emergency and an economic crisis, the culture-war issues that dominated America’s national conversation a short time ago have receded — but not completely. Some argue, for instance, that gender inequality...
Monday, May 04, 2020
The quiet diplomacy of Marise Payne
On Sunday, Marise Payne left no one in doubt that Australia will use its suppression of the coronavirus to push its diplomatic weight on the world stage. After spending weeks working on getting stranded Australians home, the foreign affairs minister...
Friday, May 01, 2020
The Venezuelan perspective: for more women in Venezuelan politics
By Betide Muñoz-Pogossian, Having more women calling the shots in Venezuelan politics may be the way to move faster towards a democratic transition. You shouldn’t expect different results if you always do the same thing, so why not have more women...
Friday, May 01, 2020
Taking stock of the representation of women in senior positions in Kenya
The percentage of women in senior leadership positions among the top Kenyan companies and in the government is still dramatically lower than that of men. The obstacles hindering women in senior leadership positions in Kenya are either cultural,...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Coronavirus crisis is proving we need more women governors and mayors
A year that was supposed to be all about the presidency has suddenly become all about the governors. With the federal response to coronavirus lagging, national attention has turned to a group of lesser-known executive leaders now leading the fight...

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