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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Zimbawe: women bear brunt of violence in politics
Former MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe in February spent most of Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral holed up in a hut, fearing for her life, as party youths threatened her with violence. That same month, Zanu PF’s Zalerah Makari, the Epworth...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Solomon Islands: Practice parliament for women to level the playing field for women’s political participation
As a response to gender norms that continue to work against women’s entry into politics, 50 women across the eight provinces of the Solomon Islands are currently gathered in Honiara for the Second Practice Parliament for Women. According to the...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Anti-harassment panel will look for ways to promote more women in politics, Mendoza says
Democratic state Comptroller Susana Mendoza says the party’s panel on sexual harassment issues will go beyond that subject to look at ways to recruit more women to run for public office. Mendoza serves on the panel dealing with “anti-harassment and...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
UK: Mass march marks 100 years of women's vote
Women across the UK have marched together to create a living artwork, to mark 100 years since the first British women won the vote. Women in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London donned the colours of the suffragette movement - green, white and...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
'Women in Politics Night' in the Newburyport Public Library
The Greater Newburyport Women In Action Huddle has scheduled “Women in Politics Night” for June 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Newburyport Public Library program room. Candidates Jennifer Rocco-Runnion, Diana DiZoglio and Christina Eckert will...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
US: Record numbers of women are running, but how many can win?
With primary season underway and a record number of women on ballots nationwide, the question now is how many will make it to office after elections in November. The reality is that many of the women running face long odds. Of the 40 women who have...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Salote Radrodro
Salote Vuibureta Radrodro is a member of the Parliament of Fiji. She was elected for the first time in the Fijian general election, 2014, for the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA). Before entering parliament, Radrodro had worked for 36 years...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Paper on women legislators and economic performance
The ” Women legislators and economic performance” working paper by researchers at the universities of Essex, Michigan, Siegen, and Youngstown has found that Indian constituencies that elected women recorded “significantly higher growth” in economic...
Friday, June 08, 2018
Fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly dedicates her election to women in politics
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is the fourth woman in the UN's history to be elected President of the General Assembly.
Friday, June 08, 2018
Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first...
Friday, June 08, 2018
The women running in the midterms during the Trump era
By Margaret Talbot, Four hundred and seventy-two women have entered the race for the House this year, which is a lot of women. Fifty-seven women have filed or are likely to file their candidacies for the Senate. A useful comparison is to 2012, which...
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Women hold at least half of ministerial positions in these countries
Spain joins a handful of countries where women hold at least half of ministerial portfolios. 1. Spain The new government of Spain includes 11 women ministers and five men in addition to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. After the announcement of the...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Majority of women in charge of new Spanish government
Spain's new Socialist government announced Wednesday a female-dominated Cabinet, including women appointed to key positions overseeing the national economy, finance and defense. The new government includes 11 female ministers and five men, as well...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Brazil women bring fight against sexism on to political agenda
When a leftwing female congresswoman was described as too ugly to be raped, Manuela D’Avila’s stomach turned. The speaker was Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian far rightwing congressman and presidential candidate. That feeling only worsened after the...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
It may be slow progress, but women will keep fighting for political influence
By Jane Dudman, Every year, at the annual conference of global female political leaders, there is a group photo. It’s a heartwarming moment, when hundreds of elected politicians from almost every country in the world stand and smile for the camera....
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Video on women candidates and campaign finance
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Women running for office brings necessary change to American politics
By Blessing Aghimien, From the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, the world has seen a culture shift when it comes to women demanding respect from those in charge. Now, hundreds of women across the country are embarking on a new challenge —...