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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
France elects record number of women to parliament
France voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on Monday, after President Emmanuel Macron's victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list. Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers, 223 were female, beating the previous record of 155...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Macron cabinet: Women are half of France's new minsters
French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women. Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister. Bruno Le Maire is economy minister, Gérard Collomb is...
Monday, May 15, 2017
France: Half of Macron's legislative election candidates are women
The party of French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled the names of more than 400 candidates for the June legislative elections -- and half of them are women. At 39, Macron was sworn in on Sunday as the youngest president in France's history, and he has promised to breathe new life into French...
Monday, October 19, 2015
Women's Forum Global Meeting 2015
The Women’s Forum events bring together women and men leaders from all over the world representing the private sector, governments, academic circles, culture and others. These meetings aim to create a powerful and global network that would help strengthen the influence of women throughout the world...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
French women’s liberation movement founder dies
Antoinette Fouque, the co-founder the French Women’s Liberation Movement, has died at the age of 77. She died at her home in Paris between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Born in Marseille in 1936, she earned a doctorate in political science, and started out as a teacher. In 1964 became...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
French MP clucking at woman in parliament sparks anger over sexism
It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact. From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age. Now, thanks to the name-and-shame tactics of social...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Historic All-Woman Race For Mayor of Paris
Four women, one seat. So far, the 2014 mayoral election in Paris is a single-sex contest. The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo of the Parti Socialiste (PS). Two other women are...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Paris Mayoral Race Hosts an All-Female Field
The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo of the Parti Socialiste (PS). Two other women are also widely expected to fight for the mayor seat against candidates from several smaller...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Monday, July 23, 2012
Universities of Bordeaux: Workshop type of the Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3
the kind of the Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 University Workshop launched a proposal to colleagues and student of the universities of Bordeaux and academic institutions members of the PRESS to present their research on the genus at the 1st forum: "The Genre appears at the University", as well as...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sarkozy's Gender Revolution
New French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to shake up and renew France when he took office. And he started with his cabinet, which includes 11 women - three of them from minority backgrounds. To read the full article, please visit Spiegel Online's Website.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Best Practices Used by Political Parties to Promote Women in Politics
This consolidated response highlights strategies and policies that may be used in addition to gender quotas by political parties to increase the numbers of women in politics. The strategies described in this response include establishing women’s sections in political parties, providing women...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Presiding Officers: Speakers and Presidents of Legislatures
This paper examines the role of presiding officers in three general models of legislatures: the Westminster Model, the U.S. Congress Model, and the French Bureau Model. It elaborates on the characteristics of each model and outlines the distinct responsibilities of presiding officers within each...