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September 11, 2018
Source: Politico
‘Something has actually changed’: Women, minorities, first-time candidates drive Democratic House hopes
A flood of women, minorities and first-time candidates is poised to radically alter the composition of Congress next year after winning Democratic primaries in record numbers in 2018. White men are in the minority in the House Democratic candidate pool, a POLITICO analysis shows. Democrats have...
September 11, 2018
Source: Ipolitics
Fighting sexual harassment helps women rise, says Canadian PM
TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says movements such as Me Too play a role in changing a workplace culture that often keeps women from top-level positions. Speaking at a women’s summit in Toronto, the prime minister said sexual harassment is one of the barriers that can prevent women from...
September 10, 2018
Source: RTE
Women parliamentarians from around the world meet in Dublin
Over 90 women parliamentarians from around the world, as well as members of Irish civil society groups, women in sport and in business have gathered at Dublin Castle for the first International Congress of Women's Caucuses. Almost 50 countries are represented by over 200 delegates who are...
September 10, 2018
Source: Irish Times
Ireland: Women in politics will be key measure of gender equality
"The proportion of women in national parliaments will be a key measure of success in achieving gender equality and would spur, in turn, further progress”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Speaking at the International Congress of Parliamentary Women’s Caucuses in Dublin Castle on Sunday night...
September 7, 2018
Source: New Times
Rwanda: Women to take 61 per cent of seats in the next Chamber of Deputies
Women will take 61 per cent of seats in the next Lower House of Parliament (Chamber of Deputies) going by the latest results from this week’s parliamentary elections. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) released provisional results from this week’s election, which saw the governing RPF-...
September 6, 2018
Source: VOX
In 2018, black women like Ayanna Pressley are fighting for political power — and winning
Ayanna Pressley pulled off an unexpected victory on Tuesday in the Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts’s Seventh District, beating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano with 59 percent of the vote. Barring a last-minute write-in campaign during the general election, Pressley will be...
August 31, 2018
Source: Pulse
President urges political parties in Nigeria to be fair to women aspirants in 2019 elections
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on political parties to ensure conducive atmosphere for women aspirants in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections. Buhari said this on Thursday while addressing Nigerian women at the Women Political Aspirants Advocacy Summit in Abuja. He called for an enabling...
August 31, 2018
Cynthia Nixon asked to turn down the AC. It isn’t silly. It’s symbolic
On Tuesday, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made a request that seemed both trivial and audacious. For an upcoming Democratic primary debate with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she wanted the thermostat set to 76 degrees. It was the kind of news nubbin that seemed ripe for mocking, for cheeky...
August 31, 2018
Source: UN Women
Historic leap in Tunisia: Women make up 47 per cent of local government
Seven years after the 2011 Revolution and four years after the adoption of the Constitution, women now make up 47 per cent of the local council positions in Tunisia following the May 2018 elections. The dramatic increase in women members is the result of a 2016 electoral law that includes the...