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Friday, March 20, 2020
UN: Japan's women in government ratio lowest in G7
An international survey has ranked Japan 113th of 190 countries for the percentage of women in ministerial positions. It is the lowest among the Group of Seven industrialized countries. The report was made by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Under-representation of women in power remains the norm, UN says
A report released Thursday by U.N. Women says "under-representation of women in power and decision-making is still the norm." The executive director of the U.N. agency dedicated to the empowerment of women said that men account for 75% of...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Uganda: More women urged to enter politics ahead of 2021 General Elections
Former Ethics and Integrity minister Dr. Miria Matembe has challenged women to take up more leadership positions in the forthcoming general elections, in order to achieve gender balance. Matembe also former Mbarara district woman Member of...
Friday, February 21, 2020
USA: Running for office? This company lends free clothes to women candidates
It's an offer candidates shouldn't refuse.  M.M. LaFleur, which designs professional women's attire, has announced it will be lending free clothing to women candidates running for office — whether for Congress or town council. The offer was inspired...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
UN chief calls for realizing aspirations on women empowerment
High-level experts and policymakers have issued a clarion call to African leaders to ensure the needs and perspectives of the continent’s women and girls are fully integrated into efforts to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies. Although in...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
UK names first woman US ambassador
The government has named Dame Karen Pierce as the new ambassador to the US. Dame Karen - who is currently the UK's permanent representative to the United Nations - will become the first woman in the post. She replaces Sir Kim Darroch, who resigned...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
USA: Women predominate among the most disengaged nonvoters
Despite the fact that women are more politically active than men and have comprised a majority of voters in recent elections, a comprehensive new survey finds that women also dominate at the other end of the spectrum: They’re disproportionately...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
UK: What's it like being an MP in your twenties?
“I liked it when my Twitter was just mine and it was only my friends”, says Amy Callaghan. “I could tweet about far more mundane things, more about what I was watching on Netflix than the political matters of the day.” Callaghan is 27 years old, and...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
US: Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters
In new research fittingly published in the year marking the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S., two political scientists trace the evolution of women's voting behavior, turnout and candidate choice. "A Century of Votes for Women...
Thursday, January 02, 2020
US: Child care remains an issue for women in politics
When Kimberly Dudik ran for her fourth term in the Montana House, state officials told her she could not use campaign money to pay for child care for her four young children. She is now running for attorney general and is trying to visit a big chunk...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
UK: Why are women less visible during the 2019 election?
Every general election is haunted by the ghosts of campaigns past. The most significant spectre in 2019 has to be Nancy Astor, who on 1 December 1919 was the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons as an elected member of parliament –...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
UN special rapporteur calls on PH govt to protect Filipina women in politics
The United Nations special rapporteur on ending violence against women is calling on the Philippine government to protect Filipino women in politics against verbal attacks coming from high-level politicians. Dubravka Šimonović, in a press conference...
Thursday, November 07, 2019
US: Ranked choice voting can help elect more women candidates
By Betsy Gotbaum and Meridith Maskara. New York City is number one inthecountry in many areas—we boast the most diverse population, tallest building,and best bagels. Yet, when it comes to our elections, New York City is failing—both in terms of...
Monday, October 28, 2019
USA: These candidates are proof: Investing in women who run for state and local office pays off
Many feminists celebrated the incredible progress made in 2018 when more women were elected to Congress than ever before—but victories at the state level warranted commemoration, too. In the days following the 2018 election, more than 2,000 women ...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Unfinished business: Women running in 2018 and beyond
Women ran for and were elected to office in record numbers in the 2018 election. They made historic gains across levels of office and reached new milestones for women’s political representation. But not all women achieved record levels of success in...
Friday, September 27, 2019
UN envoy applauds Uganda for empowering women
Bhatia, who also doubles as the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Women said she was pleased that at least 52 percent of positions on the committees in Maaji Refugee Settlement in Adjumani district, Northern Uganda were won by women. The United...
Friday, September 20, 2019
UN holds Event on Women's Empowerment
The President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, is holding this Thursday her latest informal High-Level Panel: Women in Power - Call to Action and Women Leaders - Voices for Change and Inclusion: Joining Forces and Redoubling...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
UNGA gender equality meeting sends message to September summits
12 September 2019: High-level representatives of governments, the UN system and civil society participated in a high-level event capping the “women in power” series of gatherings convened by the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) during the...