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May 11, 2018
Source: CNN
Iraq Elections: What role will gender quotas play?
Whatever the outcome of Iraq's May 12 parliamentary elections, female candidates are guaranteed at least 25% of the seats, as per the country's constitution. This year, nearly 2,600 female candidates are competing for a minimum of 83 seats reserved for women in the national parliament. ...
May 10, 2018
Source: The Guardian
Five women said to be in running to become Italy's transitional PM
Five women are among the names floated to lead a transitional government in Italy in what some speculate could be President Sergio Mattarella’s attempt to break with tradition while the country’s politics are mired in stalemate. Mattarella is seeking a neutral government after rival parties failed...
May 7, 2018
Source: Vanguard
Nigeria: INEC bemoans poor participation of women in politics
National Electoral Commission, INEC, has bemoaned the inadequate representation of women in political offices, pointing out that in spite of the numerical strength of women, they are not adequately represented. A national commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,...
May 4, 2018
Source: Daily Post
Female lawmaker laments non-participation of Northern women in politics
Hajia Maryam Bagel, a member representing Dass constituency, Bauchi state Assembly has lament the non-participation of Northern women in active politics. She made the observation while briefing newsmen Friday in Bauchi, saying it’s time women take active part in politics and begin to compete...
May 3, 2018
EU worries over apathy among women in politics in Nigeria
The European Union (EU) is worried that since its huge investment in Nigerian politics, there had been no improvement in women participation. The EU expressed worries over the low level of Nigerian women participation in politics in spite of several efforts to encourage them since 1999. Amb. Ketil...
May 3, 2018
Meet two of the women leading the effort to overhaul politics in Lebanon
There are only four women in Lebanon’s female-unfriendly parliament, where even the women’s affairs minister is a man. A record number of female candidates – 84 to be precise – are trying to correct that jarring imbalance in Sunday’s election. The wave of female – and mostly independent –...
May 2, 2018
Source: Daily Lobo
New Mexico College Democrats held a panel on women involved in politics
The University of New Mexico College Democrats held a panel, featuring women involved in politics in New Mexico, at the Student Union Building earlier this month. The event, Women in Politics, featured a panel made up of Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Deb Haaland, both running for a spot in the U.S....
May 2, 2018
Source: US News
Women Step Up for State Office
Nevada and Arizona could make history this fall, with both states positioned to elect the first female-majority legislative chambers in the nation's history. Nationally, campaign operatives say they cannot name a single state that does not have a record number of women running for state...
May 1, 2018
Source: Relief Web
Southeast communities strategize on women’s participation in elections
Participants at UN-backed events in the southeastern provinces of Paktya and Paktika called on community members to work together to support women’s participation in the upcoming elections. In two separate public events held in the provincial capitals of Gardez and Sharana, women’s rights activists...