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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Teres Lindberg
Teres Lindberg is a Member of Parliament from Sweden. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
There are fewer Israeli women in politics than it may seem
It would appear that women in Israel have broken through the glass ceiling. Women have filled positions of prime minister, foreign minister, deputy defense minister, justice minister, Bank of Israel governor, state comptroller, Supreme Court...
Friday, February 21, 2020
The future is female: How the growing political power of women will remake American politics
The most profound change in American politics today and in the years to come will result from a massive movement of women into the Democratic Party. As this realignment takes place Hillary Clinton may well go down in history as this century’s...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality
In skinny jeans and chilly pepper red sneakers matching her lipstick, Kao Chia-yu was greeted like a film celebrity by her constituents. Shouts of "Congratulations!" echoed through the narrow streets, and fans chased her down for selfies and...
Monday, February 03, 2020
The Liberia Elections Observation Network campaigns for 30% women’s representation at capitol
The Liberia Elections Observation Network (LEON), in collaboration with Carter Center, has begun an aggressive campaign to bring to realization the 30% representation of women in the political and governance process that has lingered in the...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The electable female candidate
By Claire Friedman, The electable female candidate reaches across the aisle with soft, moisturized hands. She knows how to fire a gun, but also has never held a gun, and doesn’t know what a gun is. She’s becoming a vegan, but stands behind Arby’s in...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The political spouse: It’s not a job just for women anymore
By Markos Kounalakis, Women on the world stage are increasingly playing lead roles. Whether New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the newest all-female Finnish government’s cabinet led by 35-year old Prime Minister Sanna Marin or the record number of...
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Thailand: Women 'inferior' in politics
Young women in politics are still looked down upon as being inexperienced, while their ability to perform roles is often questioned, a forum was told on Wednesday. Speaking at a discussion organised by the Thai Journalists Association, deputy...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The Tories have a record number of female candidates – in seats they can’t win
By Caroline Molloy, In what has otherwise been a pretty dispiriting election campaign, we were given one bit of seemingly good news at the outset. Record numbers of female parliamentary candidates are standing for election this year. Labour had...
Friday, December 06, 2019
The biggest barrier facing women running for president
BY Julie Rodin Zebrak, As any Democrat knows, black women are the backbone of the party. It’s a ubiquitous fact in virtually all coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Yet as of this writing, there are six candidates who qualify for December’s...
Friday, December 06, 2019
Threats and abuse change how female candidates campaign in U.K. election
By Megan Specia, The campaign office is deliberately inconspicuous — tucked above a salon through an unmarked doorway in a 1970s-era shopping center. There are no campaign posters in the windows. Two cameras are trained on the entrance. The door...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Tweets that chill: Analyzing online violence against women in politics
In the three case study countries (Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya), NDI's Gender, Women, and Democracy team worked with women in politics, those in  civic technology and women’s rights organizations to develop a way to examine the country specific...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Three reasons why an intersectional approach to women’s peace and security agenda is important
By Sagal Bafo, October 31st marks 19 years since the historical recognition of the unique gendered impact of violence on the well-being of women and girls. The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was the first time where...
Friday, November 08, 2019
There were never more women in UK Parliament. Now there's an exodus
A growing number of female British lawmakers have quit ahead of the UK general election, with some citing vicious abuse and intimidation as reasons for stepping down. In total, six female politicians have resigned since Monday because of the...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The history of indigenous women’s leadership
In the 2018 midterms, Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (KS-03) won their respective elections and became the first Native American women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Out of 18 total Native Americans who have served in the...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The role of political parties in promoting women in politics - UPLA
The Women's Network of the Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA) is a political platform that seeks to promote and strengthen the participation and positioning of women in public decision-making roles in Latin America and the Caribbean. UPLA...
Friday, October 11, 2019
The unfinished business of achieving gender parity in U.S. politics
There is no doubt that women made history in the 2018 election, running for and winning elected office in record numbers. Non-incumbent women won at higher rates than men across most levels of office and were responsible for the majority of...
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Twitter in India launches initiatives for engagement between leaders and voters during Assembly Elections
As the voting for Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections draw close, Twitter India has launched several initiatives to provide real-time updates on campaign trail, working closely with political parties and leaders on how to leverage Twitter for...