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Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda - UNW
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda
Uganda adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was one of the first countries to integrate them into its National Development Plan. Under Goal 5, countries commit to promoting and guaranteeing women’s full and effective participation...
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Women in politics: Striving for genuine change in a rigged system, By Fidelis Nwagwu
The message seems quite clear that politics in Nigeria is a game for rich, old men, to the detriment of the real change-making demographics - women and youths. Politics has almost become an exclusive club of male actors, who prevent the...
Group work at a workshop in Cameroon to support people with disabilities address gender based violence. Credit: Sightsavers - African Arguments
Friday, June 10, 2022
We cannot keep leaving women with disabilities behind in leadership
I know first-hand the difference that having women at the table can make. “Women hold up half the sky, but they usually do not occupy half of the seats in the positions of influence” – Marcia VJ Cran, member of UN Human Rights committee. One in five...
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Thursday, June 09, 2022
Workplace gender equality: How do we create change that actually works?
In this video recorded at the Australian National University on the 1st of June, 2022 leading Australian thought leaders discuss how can we create change that actually works for women to attain workplace gender equality? That is the question this...
Women on Board - European Parliament
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Women on boards: deal to boost gender balance in companies
40% of non-executive director posts should go to the under-represented sex  Dissuasive penalties for non-compliance  Small and medium-sized enterprises with up to 249 employees will be excluded  After being blocked in the Council for a decade,...
The Senedd in Cardiff - Picture: Tivy-Side Advertiser
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Welsh Government to press ahead with plans to increase Senedd members
The Welsh Government is to press ahead with plans to increase the number of Senedd members despite opposition from senior Conservatives. The reforms, proposed by Labour and Plaid Cymru as part of a co-operation agreement, would see the number of...
A polling station in Kokopo, East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea, during the 2012 national election (Alexander Rheeney/AFP/GettyImages)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Where are the women? The challenge facing the next PNG parliament
A country ranking among the world’s lowest for political participation by women has enormous social bias to overcome. Papua New Guinea is about to issue the writs for its national elections to formally start a campaign that will culminate with two...
Newly-appointed French PM Elisabeth Borne attends a handover ceremony in Paris, on May 16, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Women in power across Europe
PARIS (AFP) - Elisabeth Borne, a 61-year-old engineer, was named French prime minister on Monday (May 16), becoming only the second woman to hold the position after Edith Cresson, a Socialist, who lasted less than a year in the job in the early...
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Photographer: Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Women fed up with flagrant sexism could swing Australia’s election
Decline in support for government is being driven by women Nation's gender inequality has worsened for more than a decade Women in Australia have endured more than a year of shocking allegations of misconduct from inside their nation’s parliament...
Women across British politics slam sexism of ‘Basic Instinct’ slur against lawmaker - PBS
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Women across British politics slam sexism of ‘Basic Instinct’ slur against lawmaker
LONDON (AP) — Women from across British politics called Monday for action to tackle misogyny after a newspaper ran a story accusing the deputy opposition leader of trying to “distract” the prime minister during debates by crossing and uncrossing her...
It's not just societal bias against women that poses a problem to female politicians
Monday, March 21, 2022
Why are there few women in Indian politics?
Despite studies showing widespread public acceptance of female politicians in India, women's political participation in the South Asian country remains low. More than one in every two Indians say that "women and men make equally good political...
Parliament session in Sirte, Libya on 9 March 2021 [MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images]
Friday, March 18, 2022
Why does Libya's incoming government have only two female ministers?
On 1 March, Libya's Tobruk-based Parliament voted in a new cabinet led by former Interior Minister, Fathi Bashaga, and its 29 ministers, six State Ministers and three Deputy Prime Ministers have all taken their constitutional oath. However it is...
Women need to see themselves in politics. It’s the only way change will come to Zimbabwe
Friday, March 18, 2022
Women need to see themselves in politics. It’s the only way change will come to Zimbabwe
As a young woman in politics I’ve experienced prejudice – audiences ask about my marital status instead of my policies. But we must continue to step up for the next generation. It is fair to say there has been reasonable progress for women in...
UNOWAS
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Women in West Africa and the Sahel define strategies for a meaningful participation of women in decision-making
The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Ms Giovanie Biha, chaired the first edition of the annual Women's Forum for Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel, held on 14 and 15...
Women MPs actively participating in parliamentary business  - PHOTO: APP/FILE
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Women MPs actively participating in parliamentary business
Constituting one-fifth of parliament, women parliamentarians accounted for nearly 35 per cent of parliamentary agenda during 2021-22 – 38 per cent in the National Assembly and 25 per cent in the Senate. According to the Annual Women Parliamentarians...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
When quotas go wrong and what to do about it
Quotas are critical in ensuring greater representation of women, according to the latest IPU Women in Parliament report. The numbers are clear. In 2021, countries with some form of gender quotas elected 31.9 per cent women on average to their lower/...
The Pathways to Politics Program for Women is a non-partisan initiative to change the face of politics in Australia.
Friday, March 11, 2022
Women invited to forge pathway into politics as new knowledge hub launches
An innovative program to advance female participation in Australian politics is calling for new participants and launching a knowledge hub, sharing leading research, articles and interviews on the eve of International Women’s Day 2022. The Pathways...
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Women's meaningful participation in transitional justice: Advancing gender equality and building sustainable peace
This report and accompanying policy brief is intended to trigger a UN ‘rethink’ about women’s participation in transitional justice at both the policy and programme levels. Fundamentally, ‘meaningful’ women’s participation in transitional justice...

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