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Friday, November 13, 2020
The sexist rhetoric around the election proves women still have to fight for respect
By Tina Tchen, Over the course of the last century, women fought tooth and nail for a basic right: the right to vote. Now, our country has elected the first Black and Asian woman to become the next vice president of the United States. As a first-...
Friday, November 13, 2020
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership 2020/2021
Women Political Leaders and Kantar came together in 2018 to create the Reykjavík Index for Leadership– the first measure of perceptions of women and men in terms of their suitability for leadership. The initial findings revealed significant, complex...
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution promoting women at peace tables
The U.N. Security Council defeated a Russian resolution Friday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a U.N. measure demanding equal participation for women in activities promoting global peace, with opponents objecting to its failure to adequately...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
The implications of young women and women with disabilities in Zimbabwe
Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) together with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) and Mutasa Youth Forum (MYF) on 17 September 2020 launched their collaborative research report titled: “The Implications of Young Women and Women...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Tanzania: Encourage women to take leadership roles
Traditional and religious leaders have been advised to take the leading role in ensuring that more women in their communities participate in the political process and leadership positions in Tanzania. The call was made over the weekend in Dar es...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Third OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference
Three years after the second Gender Equality Review Conference in 2017, the conference will review progress in the implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality. The aim of the conference is to promote a more systematic...
Monday, October 26, 2020
These fearless leaders are carving out a niche for themselves in the world of politics
This year has witnessed more women helming important political positions across the globe. As trailblazers these leaders are doing well in balancing a firm yet empathetic mindset towards people and have become harbingers of growth and development....
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...

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