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Friday, December 06, 2019
We’re seeing more women in politics. Is it a quick ‘wave’ or a lasting trend?
By Joshua J. Weikert, Coming off the Nov. 5 election, I am prompted to reflect on a feature of our politics that is both a significant challenge and a source of optimism: gender representation. There is a dramatic deficit in the relative number of...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Win with women assessment toolkit
The Win With Women Political Party Assessment (WWW Assessment) is an initiative designed to help political parties become more inclusive and representative through an assessment that gauges men and women's perceptions of women in leadership, the...
Monday, December 02, 2019
Women are doing better in European politics, but still not well enough
Ursula von der Leyen will be the first woman to chair the European Commission and will do it with the most gender-balanced college ever, but even though the participation of women in politics has improved in the EU, it is still not enough. The new...
Friday, November 29, 2019
Women MPs in Westminster need more than a hashtag campaign to fight misogyny
By Ruhi Khan, A hundred years ago, on November 28 1919, Nancy Astor was elected and became the first woman Member of Parliament to take up her seat and enter Westminster. A hundred years later, in a series of shocking revelations, more and more...
Friday, November 29, 2019
Women have been a lot less visible in this UK general election campaign – why?
Every general election is haunted by the ghosts of campaigns past. The most significant spectre in 2019 has to be Nancy Astor, who on December 1 1919 was the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons as an elected member of the UK...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Women’s freedom from violence, participation in politics and economic empowerment are the Asia-Pacific’s next challenges
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality 25 years ago....
Friday, November 22, 2019
What do we hear when women speak?
By Jessica Bennett, Four female moderators. Four female candidates. That’s more women on a presidential debate stage than ever before. So what will listeners hear? Carole Simpson, a longtime television newscaster, was told early in her career that...
Friday, November 22, 2019
Women and politics: Too emotional?
By Becca Blaser, In a recent Twitter exchange, a female journalist stated that United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “frequent crying” reinforce stereotypes that women are too emotional for politics. The journalist was...
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Women make up 52% of the Cabinet in Rwanda. Here’s why it’s a big deal
By Lerato Mogoatlhe, Rwanda celebrated another victory for gender representation on Nov. 5 when President Paul Kagame reshuffled his cabinet — and in the process, increased the number of female ministers from from 26 to 27.As a result, the country...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Women make up 52% of the Cabinet in Rwanda. Here’s why it’s a big deal
Rwanda celebrated another victory for gender representation on Nov. 5 when President Paul Kagame reshuffled his cabinet — and in the process, increased the number of female ministers from from 26 to 27.As a result, the country now has more female...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Women & Politics: Changing trends and emerging patterns executive summary
This collaborative report between, Lokniti a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung has attempted to look at women and politics from a multi-track perspective. While the assessment relied quite...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Women running for office have to worry about one more thing: Their phones
For groups training the next generation of women in politics, the main message is: Do not post. Anything. It’s not fair. It’s not the same for men. But anything you post will be fair game. The young women in the room knew the story of the California...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Women running for office have to worry about one more thing: Their phones
For groups training the next generation of women in politics, the main message is: Do not post. Anything. It’s not fair. It’s not the same for men. But anything you post will be fair game. The young women in the room knew the story of the California...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Women are more likely than men to leave politics after an early loss
Americans elected more than 100 women to office in the 2018 midterm elections, but women still hold less than a quarter of the seats in Congress. Why are women so poorly represented? Theories include: women are less politically ambitious; there is a...
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Women to the rescue: The gendered effects of public discontent on legislative nominations in Latin America
Political parties act as gatekeepers, meaning that improvements in the representation of women depend on parties’ willingness to nominate women candidates. Previous research suggests that party characteristics and gender quotas largely explain women...
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Women in politics: Local and European trends
From mayors to MEPs: new study reveals women’s representation across Europe. Women make up half of humanity, yet account for only 1/3 of political decision-makers in Europe and around 15% of mayors. A new study by the Council of European...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Women remain excluded from peace tables
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was unusually blunt on Tuesday: Women are still excluded from many peace negotiations nearly two decades after the U.N. adopted a landmark resolution calling for women to be included in decision-making positions at...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Women MPs say abuse forcing them from politics
MPs have increasingly become the target of abuse - and some women politicians say they are bearing the brunt of it. Labour MP Rachel Reeves - who has written a history of women in Parliament - recalls how the first female MP to take up her seat,...