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Friday, February 28, 2020
Women’s suffrage marks 100 years on election day in Slovakia
Many people see February 29 as a leap day, but it plays a much more important role in the history of the Slovaks and the Czechs. Their first democratic Constitution was adopted exactly 100 years ago. The 1920 Constitution was the first legally...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Women’s political representation and legislative achievements: How women are changing state legislatures
Women made great strides in political representation in 2018. There has been significant media attention devoted to the historic gains women made in Congress, but the shift in political representation the states was equally significant. Women’s...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Women in politics: overcoming the gender gap
Statistics about the participation of elected women in decision making across Europe are not comforting. In 2019, only 31% of the Parliaments members in the EU countries were women. Moreover, women counted only for 15% of mayors and 29% of local...
Friday, February 07, 2020
When it comes to women in politics, numbers matter – but policies matter even more
By James Kirkup, Predicting reshuffles is a mug’s game, but few at Westminster will be surprised if next month’s shake-up of ministerial jobs sees several women leave the cabinet. Justly or otherwise – and such things are rarely fair – the current...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Women's Power Index
Created by CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, the Women’s Power Index ranks countries on their progress toward gender parity in political participation. It analyzes the proportion of women who serve as heads of state or government, in cabinets...
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Women leaders absent from parties ahead of Israel's elections
By Emily Schrader, Israel is a pioneer in women’s rights in the region, and is perceived as a pioneer in women’s representation in government. Indeed, the situation for women in Israel is far better than for the women of many other countries in the...
Monday, February 03, 2020
Women in power: One Syrian town’s struggle for change
In spite of the powerful deterrents of Russian fighter jets, Assad regime barrel bombs and the extreme social politics of many radical militias, the women of Western Aleppo have fought their own battle for freedom, for women’s right to equality, and...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Women in politics: Looking beyond reservations
By Nancy D Cruz, As the US Presidential elections slowly sweeps your headlines, the amount of recognition the women in politics are getting is remarkable. After the 2018 historic rise of women parliamentarians in the House and Senate, we saw six...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
We need more women in politics. Here’s how you can help
By Kendra Seeley, The New York Times recently wrote an article about how Republican women are in crisis due to the lack of women in elected office. The article goes on to name several reasons why Republican women have suffered electorally. In Utah,...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Women human rights defenders: Insights from the struggle
Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) have long played a central role in the advancement of human rights. In the fight against impunity and repression, WHRDs have been among one of the most vocal in calling for human rights to be protected and upheld...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Women’s political representation: Progressing in Malaysia?
While female political representation has increased under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration, progress remains slow and women are still impeded from advancing towards roles of leadership. The political earthquake in Malaysia that brought...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Women still missing from top ranks of business, politics and law
Men still dominate the most senior roles in public life and the UK is “generations away” from achieving gender equality, according to a report published on Monday. The 2020 Sex and Power Index compiled by the Fawcett Society, a charity campaigning...
Friday, January 03, 2020
Women in politics have brought about hope in a time of turbulence
By Jess Phillips, A picture at the recent NATO summit in London showed the Queen surrounded by leaders of powerful international allies. Of the 31 world leaders, six were women. Men in dark suits took up the rest of the space, and women around the...
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Why very few women go into politics in Mauritius
Mauritius is an island that is famed for its beautiful beaches and for its reputation as an “African success story”. Since its independence from the UK in 1968, it has had tremendous economic progress, consolidated its democracy and maintained...
Thursday, December 26, 2019
What’s the main reason women candidates drop out early?
By Julie Kohler anb Rakeen Mabud, Months before a single primary vote is cast, the lineup is set for this Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. We will watch a group of predominantly white and male candidates take to the stage. It will be a far...
Friday, December 13, 2019
Women under attack
In recent years, a rising tide of women’s activism has swept across the world. Online and on the streets, millions of women have raised their voices and called for action against systemic abuse, harassment, and discrimination. This activism has...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Why do people really dislike the women running for President?
By Amanda Arnold, Regardless of their stance on universal health care, their voting record, or endorsements, the women running for president have been haunted by the same question: Are they “likable”? While all politicians are evaluated in terms of...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Who is Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-year-old Prime Minister?
When Sanna Marin, 34, was sworn into office on Tuesday, she became the world’s youngest prime minister, a fact that drew international attention this week when her party elected her as Finland’s next leader. But while the world is just becoming...