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May 25, 2018
Source: Telesur TV
Mia Mottley Elected First Female Prime Minister of Barbados as Labour Party Wins Election
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has won the country's 2018 General Elections claiming all 30 seats in the country's House of Assembly and unseating the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which has governed the country since 2008. The crushing victory for the BLP means that its political leader Mia Amor...
May 25, 2018
Source: Al-monitor
Tunisian women win at polls but long road remains
The Independent High Authority for Elections said May 9 that Tunisian women accounted for 47.7% of the total number of winners and headed 29.55% of the lists in the May 6 municipal elections. These elections, the first after the ousting of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime, constituted a great...
May 25, 2018
Turkey enters electoral process with highest ratio of female parliamentary candidates ever
A total of 904 women from seven political parties are running to become parliamentarians in the June 24 elections, a record in the Republic's history. The number constitutes to 21.5 percent of all candidates running for Parliament. Monday was the last day for political parties to deliver their...
May 23, 2018
Source: Psmag
Single mothers are having their moment in American politics
A growing number of single women are running for public office. In order to beat their opponents, they may need to shatter some unfair stigmas first. Lily Espinoza Ploski is a Latina single mom to a 14-year-old son. She's also frustrated with a society that she says has told her time and again that...
May 23, 2018
Source: NY Times
Stacey Abrams wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor
Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States on Tuesday, choosing Stacey Abrams, a liberal former State House leader, who will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting. By defeating Stacey Evans...
May 21, 2018
The struggle of African women in politics continues
Most African countries are signatories of numerous protocols that encourage gender equality in politics, yet analysts say more still needs to be done to implement these protocols and ensure women are not sidelined. Women in the region and beyond are breaking the glass ceiling in politics as...
May 18, 2018
Gambia: Banjul elects first female mayor Rohey Malick Lowe
The City of Banjul made history by electing its first female mayor. Mayoress-elect Rohey Malick Lowe will be the first woman to steer the affairs of The Gambia’s capital; which houses the country’s Central Bank and is the country’s economic and administrative center. Rohey Malick Lowe follows the...
May 17, 2018
USA: Women will probably lose more than they will win in 2018, but their candidacies are still a big deal
A record number of women are running at all levels of government this year, and for the second consecutive week of primaries, a notable number of them are winning. Across four states Tuesday, women won competitive primaries in four House races in Pennsylvania and the Democratic gubernatorial...
May 17, 2018
Source: The Guardian
MP who called Jacinda Ardern a ‘stupid little girl’ refuses to own up
Member of New Zealand’s opposition made comment about prime minister in parliament A male MP from New Zealand’s opposition party who called the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, a “stupid little girl” remains unidentified more than a week after making the remark in parliament. A search of...