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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Africa's first female president meets Namibian female parliamentarians
Liberia and Africa's first ever female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has jetted in the country to engage the parliamentary women caucus and committee on gender equality, social development and family affairs on gender related issues.  Sirleaf,...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Kenya to get its first female president in a new reality TV show ‘Ms. President
Women in Africa are not generally found in leadership positions. Research shows that women are not perceived to have the skills, knowledge or social status needed to bring about meaningful change in post-conflict environments. However this notion...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Win or lose, Tuesday’s primaries are a big deal for women
In a year that has broken records for the number of women running for office, the primaries in eight states this week might be considered Super Tuesday for female candidates. More of them will appear on ballots for congressional and statewide...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Quota shocks: electoral gender quotas and government spending priorities worldwide
The rapid expansion of electoral gender quotas in the past few decades has been met with considerable scholarly and public attention. Despite this, there has been little empirical work examining the global legislative consequences of gender quotas...
Monday, June 04, 2018
How a 'concrete floor' could get more women into power
Women are largely under-represented in governments and at the top of big businesses around the world. Could the answer be as simple as a 'concrete floor' created by those with the power to change things? Critics were quick to notice the irony of a...
Monday, June 04, 2018
GOP doubles female recruits for congressional races
House Republicans have doubled the number of female candidates they have recruited to run for congressional seats this year as they seek to hold their majority and counter accusations of a gender gap with Democrats. There are 103 Republican women,...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Lebanese women determined to continue fight for more political representation
BEIRUT — Earlier this month, Lebanon voted in parliamentary elections to fill seats based on a new system of proportional representation. After the ballots were counted, women occupied six of the 128 seats. This small number looks even smaller when...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Women ready to run for office in Egypt
CAIRO — Egypt has yet to pass a law needed to hold local elections, but hundreds of women will not be wallflowers waiting for an invitation to run for office. Thanks to an initiative dubbed “The Councils Are Ours,” potential candidates will be...
Monday, June 04, 2018
More women file for office, but Oklahoma’s gender gap persists
Just 35 women filed for one of the 125 Oklahoma legislative seats that were up for election in 2012. This year, there will be nearly four times as many women running for the same number of seats. And following a trend across the nation, women will...
Friday, June 01, 2018
US: Will 2018’s ‘pink wave’ of female candidates make it in Congress?
By Amanda Clayton and Pär Zetterberg, Articles about the “pink wave” — the record number of women who have entered midterm congressional races — are appearing regularly in top media outlets. And as this month’s primaries in Pennsylvania suggest,...
Friday, June 01, 2018
With more women running for office in US, new opportunities — and challenges — arise
The historic wave of women running for Congress and governor this year already has landed 78 women on November ballots in several states. It also has revealed an uncomfortable truth: To seize political power in a landscape still dominated by men,...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Women continuing to make headway in Georgia politics
Is this the year of the woman in Georgia politics? Based on the results of the May 22 primary election, including the local races, it may be. Politics has been a male-dominated industry in the state for centuries, with no female governors or even...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Why are Asia’s women politicians facing a backlash?
By Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, In the global struggle to get more women into high political office, one of the more hopeful fronts is Asia. Taiwan recently celebrated two years of its first female president, Tsai Ing-Wen, and its national legislature...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Record number of women on the ballot in Lebanon’s first parliamentary elections since 2009
In its highly anticipated parliamentary election in almost ten years, Lebanon saw a record number of women on the ballot. An unprecedented 113 women registered as candidates, and 86 of them made it to candidate lists. This was a whopping increase...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Charlotte Talks: The rise of women in politics
2018 has seen the rise of women in politics. With more women running for and holding office than in years past. For many people, 2018 is seen as a big moment for women in politics. 43 percent of the democratic nominees for the US House of...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Mia Mottley elected first female Prime Minister of Barbados as Labour Party wins election
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has won the country's 2018 General Elections claiming all 30 seats in the country's House of Assembly and unseating the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which has governed the country since 2008. The crushing victory...
Friday, May 25, 2018
A woman takes on Ireland’s old boy’s club
By Shawn McCreesh, On a misty Monday morning in the city’s north end, I am sipping coffee — not the Irish kind — with Mary Lou McDonald, the new president of Sinn Fein and the most exciting person in politics here today. At 5 foot 4, this fast-...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Tunisian women win at polls but long road remains
The Independent High Authority for Elections said May 9 that Tunisian women accounted for 47.7% of the total number of winners and headed 29.55% of the lists in the May 6 municipal elections. These elections, the first after the ousting of the Zine...