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July 5, 2019
Rejecting rabbi’s comments, Jewish Home says it backs women in politics
The Jewish Home party affirmed its support for women in political leadership roles after a prominent religious Zionist rabbi said politics “is no place for a woman.” Amid talk of uniting the fractious political parties of the national religious camp, Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, a former chief rabbi of the...
July 5, 2019
Prominent Israel rabbis say women should not be involved in politics
A number of Israeli rabbis have signed a letter criticising the possibility of appointing former Israeli Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, as head of the Union of Right-Wing Parties because “women should not be involved in politics”. Prominent religious Zionist Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, who signed the...
July 5, 2019
Source: The Guardian
Women to head top EU institutions for first time
Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance at the top of the bloc’s institutions. After three days of tortuous negotiations, Germany’s defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen,...
July 3, 2019
Source: BBC
Meet the European Parliament's youngest ever MEP
The new-look European Parliament includes the youngest person ever to sit as an MEP. Kira Peter-Hansen, from Denmark, is just 21 and was still studying at university when she was elected. She told BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night "even the interns are at least two years older than me". The Green MEP...
June 28, 2019
The 6 women running for president in the US have answers
“The opportunities for the next president are enormous. We can show worldwide leadership.” — Senator Elizabeth Warren, on whether it’s possible for the next president to help stop climate change. There are a lot of Democrats running for president of the United States. And as someone with a middling...
June 28, 2019
Source: Vox
The 2019 Democratic debate shows how striking it is to have more representation onstage
This week’s Democratic debates were historic: They mark the first time ever that more than one woman candidate was onstage at a US presidential debate. On Wednesday, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) stood alongside Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) in the first night of the debates....
June 28, 2019
Source: Punch
Women in Politics: Nigeria ranks 181 out of 193 countries
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has said that Nigeria currently ranked 181 out of 193 countries polled in terms women’s participation in politics. Dr Joy Onyesoh, Country Director, WILPF Nigeria, said this on Thursday in Abuja. Onnyesoh was speaking during the National Conference...
June 28, 2019
Is this why there are so few women in politics?
The lack of female federal MPs could be due in part to women being held back from climbing the political staffer career ladder, says the author of a study that reveals women start lower in the staffer hierarchy and progress at a slower rate than men. The Australian National University study looked...
June 26, 2019
Source: CNN
Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister
Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's center-left Socialist Democratic party, has announced that she will form a left-leaning, one-party minority government, making her the nation's youngest-ever prime minister. "It is with great pleasure I can announce that after three weeks of negotiations,...