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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
SANTIAGO, Chile — No one relished the milestone more than President Michelle Bachelet of Chile. For a few years, she and two other female leaders presided over much of South America, representing more than half of the continent’s population. Their...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The National Conference on “Gender and Electoral Reform: Making A Difference” in Malaysia was envisioned to look at current debates and obstacles as well as innovative strategies and alternative models in women’s representation in the Malaysian...
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Polls have opened in Niue where a record number of candidates are vying for a seat in the common roll. A record number of 23 candidates are vying for the island's six common role seats, 10 of them women, also a record high. The other 14 seats in...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
MANILA — The Commission on Elections will be holding a special satellite voter registration for women and girls in Metro Manila and in other parts of the country in celebration of the National Women’s Day. In Comelec resolution 10175 promulgated on...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Join a conversation between members of the judiciary, executive and legislative branches and global policy experts organized by the Graduate Institute of Geneva in collaboration with Women@theTable and The Women in Public Service Project at the...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Alison Smale About five decades since the surge in modern feminism, it is unlikely that most women — in the United States, at least — would have anticipated the current political climate in which gender equality remains almost as elusive as ever...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
The impact of economic resources on the political participation of women has become a prominent issue in the field of comparative political finance. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that politics dominated by money is, more...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Party leader tells committee he backs all-female shortlists and is determined to have 50/50 representation by next election. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called for all-female shortlists to achieve equal representation in parliament and...
Friday, August 05, 2016
As the Democratic presidential primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has grown much closer, some commentators suggest that Clinton’s campaign is being bombarded with sexist invective — especially from Sanders supporters. But...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
We look to our parliaments to represent us, adopt laws that protect our fundamental rights and freedoms, and distribute resources to those in need. In such ways, parliaments are uniquely positioned to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
2016 has been a historic year for electing women to public office. In the US, the first woman has become the presumptive presidential nominee from a major political party. In Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen became the first female Prime Minister to take office...
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Are women in Congress really more likely than their male counterparts to work together and get things done, regardless of party lines? Or are they first and foremost partisan creatures? Watch the webinar offered by Political Parity with researchers...
Friday, May 20, 2016
In a political context marked by the historical fact that a woman is the leading candidate for presidential nomination of a major USA political party, Hillary Clinton, Pew Research Center Survey explains how gender relates to political attitudes....
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Newsletter for the period August-December 2015 of the Project for the Reinforcement of Technical and Functional Competences of the Superior Audit Institutions, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the Control of Public Finance in the PALOP and...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
This report, published in 2015 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy  presents findings from a study on political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics. It was conducted with...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes....
Friday, December 12, 2014
Ukraine’s new parliament has the highest number of female lawmakers in history. There are 50 of them, or 12 percent of the 421 lawmakers. They are also more educated, eloquent and elegant than ever before. All women lawmakers in this parliament have...
Women in Leadership in Fiji
Thursday, November 20, 2014
In the 2014 Fiji general election, 14% of elected parliamentarians were women. This percentage represents the largest proportion of women in Fiji’s parliament since independence in 1970. However, it also shows that Fiji is still a long way from...
Friday, September 12, 2014
As the 2015 general elections approach many womena re beginning to call for free elections without corruption to give a chance for everyone to participate. They held that the current system only allows for the participation of the afluent and...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Prepared and presented by Basma Soudani Belhadj (President  and founder of League of Tunisian Women Voters LET) and Najla Abbes  (board member and co-founder of LET): An overview of women's political participation after the 2011 revolution in...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Politics will continue to be an exclusive and largely male pursuit until political parties take a serious look at a more representative system, two female councillors with a strong family background in Fianna Fáil have said. Rachel Doherty, daughter...
Monday, July 07, 2014
The election scheduled to take place on July 13th follows the resignation of the centre-left Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek in May after she lost a battle for the leadership of the Positive Slovenia party. 33% of the outgoing parliament were women....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Following legislative elections on April 9, Indonesians return to the polls on July 9 to elect a new President. The race between Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and retired General Prabowo Subianto offers voters a stark choice between candidates...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships, funded by the Australian Government, will support the professional and skills development of Pacific women parliamentarians and parliamentary staff; develop engagement between women in the Pacific region...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, 9 practical women’s leadership “...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, 9 practical women’s leadership “...
Friday, May 16, 2014
The Vanuatu Council of Women says the government needs to come up with more strategies to push women's political representation in the country. The non-governmental organisation has launched a report on women's participation in politics from 2009 to...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Egyptians are scheduled to head to polls on 26-27 May to elect a new president for the second time in three years.The official results of the vote will be announced on 5 June. If no candidate garners more than half the vote in the first round,...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Presidential campaigns have been aggressively pursuing youth, reaching new levels in 2008 using innovative outreach methods and coupling the Internet with intense grassroots mobilization. Youth turnout in the 2008 caucuses and primaries was up to 17...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Young people's political participation has long been a concern. Loss of community ties, little interest in and knowledge of political processes, low levels of trust in politicians and growing cynicism of democratic institutions are often seen as...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women’s issues may be high on the agenda for political parties vying for votes in India’s mammoth general election, but few female lawmakers will get an opportunity to implement the policies being proposed. Less than a fifth of the candidates...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The May 20 elections are Malawi’s fifth since transitioning to multiparty democracy in 1994.This election carries special significance given the unexpected death of Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012, and the appointment of Vice...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
On April 17, Algerians will elect a President in the country's first post-Arab Spring presidential election.   Out of 39 million Algerian citizens, there are 23 million registered voters who will vote across 50,000 polling stations.   To find out...
Monday, March 17, 2014
More work needs to be done post-elections in the Pacific to ensure Pacific countries do not remain at the bottom globally for gender equality in politics.   The Fiji Women's Forum says more work needs to be done in the Pacific to boost the...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Since the "Velvet Divorce" from the Czech Republic just over a decade ago, Slovakia has steadily become stronger economically and politically. On Saturday, March 15, Slovaks will head to the polls to elect a successor to President Ivan Gasparovic...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Women legislators are more likely to say that they decided to seek elective office after receiving the suggestion to run, whereas men are more likely to say that the decision to run was entirely their idea. Thus, women candidates more often need to...
Friday, February 07, 2014
This will be the third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban. It should pave the way for the country's first-ever peaceful democratic transfer of power, seeing as the constitution bars the incumbent, Hamid Karzai, from standing again....
Monday, February 03, 2014
A group of Pacific women politicians and leaders have met in Fiji to find ways to boost the number of Pacific women in elected positions. The Pacific has the lowest number of women in government in the world at just 4-point-7 percent. Twenty women...
Friday, November 15, 2013
The percentage of women in Singapore's Parliament is better compared to a decade ago and it is more important to anchor political representation on meritocracy rather than impose gender quotas, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Chileans will vote for their next president on November 17. Ten candidates will compete in the election  - three of them are women (30%). Miranda Roxana Meneses is the candidate of the Igualdad party and has experience in local and national politics...

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