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Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Papua New Guinea: An IFES assessment
Violence against women in politics is a substantial threat to the integrity of the electoral process, affecting women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists and political party leaders and undermining free, fair and...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Violence against women in elections in Afghanistan: An IFES assessment
On October 20, 2018, Afghanistan held its long-delayed national parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) elections. Overall, the election demonstrated how combined factors of insecurity and political instability, widespread impunity for and high rates of...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Leadership for policy change: Government, INGO, and DPO strategies for political inclusion
Data collection and awareness-raising at the international, regional, and national levels is critical for the creation of inclusive policies. This panel will discuss good practices and lessons learned for drafting and influencing policy. The U.S....
Friday, June 07, 2019
Strengthening political parties - Ensuring people’s voice towards the 2030 agenda
Political Parties of Finland for Democracy (Demo Finland) on behalf of The Political Party Peer Network is organizing the conference “Strengthening Political Parties - Ensuring People’s Voice Towards the 2030 Agenda” in Helsinki, Finland on 17-19...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Women's rights a pillar of UAE foreign policy, says minister
Women’s rights are a pillar of the UAE’s foreign policy, Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh told a conference on sexual and gender-based violence in Oslo on Thursday 23th. A UAE delegation, lead by Mr Nusseibeh, co-hosted the "International Conference...
Friday, June 07, 2019
UN organization lauds Egypt's plan of action on women
The UN Women Organization lauded the strong initiative adopted by Egypt and its decision to work out the first national plan of action to put into effect UN resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.  The resolution reaffirms the important role...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Ireland: ‘Mismatch’ between proportion of women who stand for election and get elected
Why does a lower proportion of women get elected than stand for election? That was a key question posed at a meeting held in Dublin to discuss the barriers facing women entering politics, in the wake of the recent local elections. The Minister for...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Canada: Where have all the female premiers gone?
By Jennifer Hollett, Politics is the worst. It needs to be said. We can’t have an honest conversation about getting more women in politics without acknowledging this. I know it first hand, as I’ve run for office one and a half times. The first time...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Why longer lives mean the future of US politics is female
By Nick Fouriezos, Women live longer than men. And in the realm of politics, simply sticking around has an advantage, as seniority often dictates power — particularly in Congress and state legislatures. But that hasn’t helped women traditionally....
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Breaking the glass ceiling: How these women parliamentarians made it
With a record 78 MPs, this election proved that female candidates can win. Meet some first-timers without any political lineage to find out the odds they conquered on the way to Parliament. RAMYA HARIDAS| CONGRESS She sang her way into people’s...
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
19th Amendment: A century of pioneering women in US politics
One hundred years ago - on 4 June 1919 - Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the US constitution guaranteeing the right of American women to vote. The amendment was the product of decades of campaigning and slow progress since the first...
Monday, June 03, 2019
Why female rage won't deliver a female president
BIf we believed the print headlines and TV chyrons, 2019 was going to be another "year of the woman." The afterglow of the midterm elections was a nuclear wash of "women's anger" — a deep-seated sense of fear, grief, and, of course, rage at the...
Monday, June 03, 2019
New data shows political violence targeting women on the rise
Cases of brutal murders and attacks of female politicians in recent years have raised the question, is political violence targeting women on the rise? Victims include British Member of Parliament Jo Cox in 2016 for her support for the European Union...
Monday, June 03, 2019
Record number of women become MEPs – but men still dominate
More women have been elected to the European parliament than ever before but men still account for 60% of MEPs, according to an early analysis of the European election results. The proportion of female MEPs has increased slightly from 36% five years...
Friday, May 31, 2019
Between glass ceilings and glass walls: A study of women's participation in public administration in the Arab States
Inclusive decision-making is necessary in terms of both legitimacy and good policy outcomes. Recognizing this, closing persistent gender gaps in public life has emerged as a critical policy issue as countries increase their efforts to foster...
Friday, May 31, 2019
UN names Russian diplomat to lead European HQ
Russian diplomat Tatiana Valovaya has been named the next director-general of the UN office at Geneva, making the former journalist the first woman appointed to run the world body's European headquarters. The appointment by UN Secretary General ...
Friday, May 31, 2019
724 women contested Lok Sabha polls, 78 were elected, yet only 3 made it to PM Modi's cabinet
The newly-elected 17th Lok Sabha set the record with highest number of woman: 78 MPs. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, which was sworn-in on Thursday, in a largest-ever gathering, has only six women ministers in the government. Three...
Friday, May 31, 2019
Nirmala breaches male bastion to become first full-time woman finance minister
Breaching a largely male bastion, India's new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday became the first woman in 48 years since then prime minister Indira Gandhi to hold charge of the key ministry. Sitharaman, who became the first full-time...