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Friday, August 17, 2018
Colombia see summer of surge for women in politics
Last week, the new President of Colombia, Iván Duque, swore in his vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez. She is Colombia’s first female vice president. Ramírez’s oath of office would have been a historic enough moment – but the bigger story is that...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Democratic women candidates continue to expand their numbers, Republicans stay static
Results from Tuesday night’s primaries in four states offered yet another strong showing by women candidates this cycle, particularly on the Democratic side. CRP took this opportunity to examine the data on women candidates over time, with special...
Friday, August 17, 2018
When the resistance meets the polls: A historic week for women politicians
By Maya Salam, Yes, that’s the sound of glass shattering ahead of the midterm elections. And female candidates are stomping through the wreckage. It’s been an election year already dominated by a surge of women, and a record number of L.G.B.T....
Friday, August 17, 2018
France's gender equality Minister has already cracked down on catcalling and online abuse. She's just getting started
The first time a man stopped Marlène Schiappa and said something obscene, she was 14 years old and walking down a street in Paris’ northern 19th arrondissement. Shocked, she rushed home to her apartment and told her family. They were unsurprised. “...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where are all the women in Nigerian politics?
Daring to join the male-dominated world of Nigerian politics was a tough decision for Ladi Mamman Watila, particularly in the conservative north-eastern state of Borno. But in 2003, Watila ran for a seat in the House of Representatives (the lower...
Friday, August 17, 2018
What gender-gap parity? Men still more likely to be perceived as leaders than women
Despite progress, gender gap in leadership still persists, a new study has found.  According to the study by researchers of University at Buffalo School of Management, men are more likely than women to emerge as leaders.  The research team led by...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Online rape threats, abuse and vicious attacks: The price that Indian women in politics pay for being opinionated
Though women account for over 48 percent of India’s population, the number of female parliamentarians in the country is disproportionately low (12.5 percent). The alarming figures and increased awareness over women's rights have led to the Congress...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Agate Report: The political participation of Armenian women with disabilities: barriers and recommendations
The Agate Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities, with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United States Agency for International Development, has published new research on the barriers to and...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Two Democrats are poised to become the first Muslim women in Congress
Two Democrats are poised to become the first Muslim women in Congress, offering a sharp counterpoint to the anti-Muslim policies and sentiment surfacing in Washington and across the country. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota state lawmaker and Somali-American...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, wins Vermont Governor’s primary
On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognitionwhen she became the first transgender person elected to her...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Michigan’s all-female ticket may mark the start of something different
This year, Democrats in Michigan have done something unprecedented. They have selected women to be their standard-bearers for every statewide office on the November ballot: governor, U.S. senator, attorney general and secretary of state. Which is...
Friday, August 10, 2018
US: Female veterans run for congress
MJ Hegar does not hold back. "I'm an ass kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat. That's who I am!" She says that emphatically, unblinkingly and unapologetically to a constituent at a political meet-and-greet in a suburban Austin, Texas, home....
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Michelle Bachelet of Chile nominated to be next UN Rights Commissioner
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has nominated Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, to become the next UN high commissioner for human rights. The nomination has been sent to the General Assembly for approval. Bachelet,...
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Women just broke a record: The most female nominees for governor in a single year
By Amber Phillips, Nowhere is there a stronger gender disparity in U.S. politics than in governor’s mansions. Right now there are a grand total of six female governors. Tuesday may go down as a day that helps change that dismal number. Primary...
Friday, August 03, 2018
PAWO seeks recognition for African women leaders
The president of the Pan African Women's Organisation (PAWO), Assetou Koite, says Africa must recognise and honour the contribution of women to the decolonisation of the continent and take action to advance gender equality. Our continent...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Nigeria: Women mobilise for effective participation ahead of 2019 polls
Scores of female contestants under the aegis of Women Aspirants Summit in Abuja mobilised for effective participation in politics as the 2019 general elections draw nearer. It was also canvassed that women should support themselves beyond their...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Ghana: Nine women file to contest NDC elections in Central Region
Efforts at encouraging strong women representation in active politics received a major boost as nine women filed their forms to contest for various positions in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region. Seven out of the number...
Friday, August 03, 2018
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern returns from maternity leave
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has returned to work after spending "the fastest six weeks" of her life on maternity leave. Ms Ardern, 38, had her daughter, Neve Te Aroha, in June, making her the second world leader to give birth while...