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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...
Monday, December 03, 2018
Record number of Bahraini women elected to parliament
A record number of women have been elected in Bahrain's elections in what officials say is an historic achievement that has broken the glass ceiling of representation in the country's parliament. By the election's second and final round of voting on...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Record number of women contest in Bahrain’s local elections
Bahrain will field a record number of women candidates in the upcoming parliamentary and municipality elections to be held on November 24, although two of the three incumbent female MPs have decided to opt out of this year’s race. While two women...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Relaunch: Resilience and rebuilding for women candidates after an electoral loss (2018)
Some women candidates may be hesitant to run again because they know that the barriers for women running for office are higher than they are for men - why should the standard after a loss be any different? This research shows that voters think women...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Record level of women in New Zealand Parliament
There are 46 women in the 52nd Parliament of New Zealand, the highest level of representation for women in its history. Women make up 38.4 percent of the total 120 MPs in the new Parliament, a boost of 7 percent on the previous Parliament which was...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Record number of women elected in Israeli municipal elections
Female politicians made history this week in Israel with a record of at least 11 women chosen to head cities and local councils across the country, five more than in the previous municipal elections. Six additional female candidates will contest run...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences analyses the issue of violence against women in politics, including in parliament and elections, and outlines her conclusion and recommendations on...
Friday, September 07, 2018
Regional network to promote women in elections working group meeting in Tunis
To further discuss the establishment of a gender electoral network in the Arab region, the Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies (Arab EMBs), the UNDP and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Revisiting Rwanda five years after record-breaking parliamentary elections
Five years back something historic happened. The 2013 Rwandan Parliamentary elections ushered in a record-breaking 64 per cent of seats for women candidates, making Rwanda the top country for women in politics. The incredible progress was spurred by...
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, 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, March 06, 2018
Record number of women elected in Kenya’s 2017 general elections, but women’s representation remains low
A new report published by NDI and the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) highlights a number of important political gains made by women during the 2017 general elections. For the first time in Kenya’s history, women were elected to serve as...
Friday, June 09, 2017
Record number of female MPs win seats in 2017 general election
More than 200 women have been elected to House of Commons, beating previous high of 196 over last parliament. There will be a record number of female MPs in the House of Commons after at least 207 women were elected in Thursday’s general election....
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Record 111 women ran in British Columbia election, just 34 elected
A record number of women ran in British Columbia's (B.C.) provincial election, but that failed to translate into an increase of women in the province's legislative assembly. While 111 women were on the ballot, only 34 were elected. Based on the...
Monday, April 24, 2017
RAU report finds that violence discourages young women from participating in politics in Zimbabwe
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has cited violence as a leading factor discouraging young women from actively participating in politics. Zimbabwe will hold general elections next year, and women participation is pivotal as they constitute 52%...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Resistance to Women’s Political Leadership: Problems and Advocated Solutions
This paper was submitted by Catherine M. Watuka, Executive Director of the NGO Women United for Social, Economic & Total Empowerment based in Kenya. The  purpose of this paper is to outline and evaluate the barriers women face in becoming...
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Resisting Women’s Political Leadership: Theories, Data, Solutions
Over the last twenty years, the world has witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of women serving in elected and appointed political roles. Having more women in politics has been viewed in largely positive terms, as leading to attention to a wider...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Report: Why Are Women Still Not Running for Public Office?
Extensive research shows that when women run for office, they perform just as well as men. Yet women remain severely under-represented in our political institutions. In this report, we argue that the fundamental reason for women’s under-...