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Given that she is deputy speaker in parliament, the holder of a PhD and has served as an assistant dean at one of Kenya’s leading universities, Joyce...
By Ellen Wulfhorst Sweden's top diplomat has a question: "Where are the women?" Taking a seat on the United Nations' influential Security Council,...
Sweden's minority center-left coalition will introduce legislation in February to make listed companies increase the number of women in their...
When she thinks about getting women involved in government, Kelly Dittmar can’t help but be reminded of asparagus. A few years ago, Dittmar, an...
uk
Political parties must face fines if they do not ensure at least 45% of general election candidates are female, MPs have recommended. The Women and...
zambia
The political environment in Zambia is still hostile for women but we are comforted by the fact that there are exemplary women like Vice-President...
As Hillary Clinton exits the national stage, US women continue to pursue a political life. Will a Trump presidency motivate more women to run for...
Credit: Pulse Ghana
Sources from the Electoral Commission indicate that the nationwide figure of women who won the parliamentary election on Wednesday, December 7, to...
oman
Seven women were elected to Oman’s Municipal Council in the second-ever such vote held in the country on Sunday. The result marks an increase from...
Dalia Grybauskaitė and theresa may
The Council of Women World Leaders issued a press release in December announcing that Joyce Banda, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Paula Cox, Kolinda...
From November 30 to December 2 leading activists in the field of women in politics from Europe and the US came together to jointly strategise around...
We are sharing the annual message from the Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby, Joanna Maycock. Dear EWL Friends and Family, Let me begin...
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The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has organized a discussion on “Political Participation in...
tuvalu
Seventeen women from a diverse range of backgrounds gathered for the start of Tuvalu’s second Women’s Practice Parliament. Deputy Prime Minister, H.E...
maldives un women
The United Nations in Maldives and the UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka organized a workshop to discuss women’...
By Rodney Reynolds Antonio Guterres, a former Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) who was sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General, will preside...
Adebule
The Lagos State Government on Saturday called on the Nigerian National Assembly to enact laws that would provide the enabling environment for more...
rempel
Michelle Rempel, the Conservative MP for Calgary Nose Hill, is again speaking out about the harassment and abuse Canada’s female politicians endure....
Sandra Jansen
Warning: This story contains foul language some readers will find offensive. Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen drew a standing ovation on November 22, 2016...
israel
By Charlotte England Israel’s parliament has banned politicians, other employees and visitors from wearing miniskirts and short dresses. The revised ...

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