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Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Election Commission of Nepal asks parties to field women candidates in polls
KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal has urged the political parties to ensure women’s candidacy in all posts contesting in the May 14 local level elections. “I, in person, request all political parties and their leaders to ensure women candidacy in all posts as far as possible,” said...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Tories ‘lag behind’ on gender balance for council elections
Fewer than one in six Scottish Conservative candidates in next month’s council elections are female. Women make up 30% of would-be councillors overall, with 775 of the 2,550 candidates who are standing in the local government elections. Female representation on councils has “flat-lined for decades...
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Price of Power: Power Seeking and Backlash Against Female Politicians
In an effort to address the persistent gender gap at the highest levels of political office, this study investigates one of the stereotype-based social costs that women face as political candidates. Because power and power-seeking are central to the way masculinity is socially constructed and...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Trump's Election Drives More Women To Consider Running For Office
Will the election of Donald Trump, who once boasted of grabbing women by the genitalia and has a history of sexist remarks, create a wave of female candidates at all levels of government in the coming years? Early signs from the groups that work with women considering a bid for office suggest a...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
The story of women’s political empowerment in the Pacific continues to be one of struggle and hardship. Commitments have been made by Pacific Leaders to facilitate women’s entry into politics. While some countries have translated these commitments into tangible actions, many have not. This...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The women who won in the United States elections: Down-ballot candidates make history
By Euan McKirdy, CNN The highest -- and toughest -- glass ceiling remains unshattered. This year's presidential election ultimately was not kind to Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major party, but down-ballot, some of the election's female candidates made history. From...
Friday, August 05, 2016
The Women on Top Theory
Foreign Policy has published an article on women’ss political leadership. Studies show that when women comprise around 25 percent of a group, their influence dramatically reshapes culture. Is 2016 the year women change the world? For the first time in history, the inner chambers of global...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The UK based International Women's Organization Womankind Worldwide published a statement on the implications of Brexit for women's rights
Womankind Worldwide is a women’s rights and international development organization making an impact through the power of partnership. Since it was founded just over 25 years ago Womankind has helped 18 million women and their families. Their vision is a fair world where being a woman does not limit...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tunisia moves closer to achieving gender equality in politics
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity in Article 49 of the electoral law. Horizontal...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tanzania: Women participation in polls ups amid challenges, IRI report says
Women participation in different aspects of elections is increasing in Tanzania, but candidates still have to contend with many challenges, the Tanzania National Elections Gender Assessment report says. The report by the International Republican Institute (IRI), notes, however, that while the...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Torild Skard
Torild Skard's most recent book, Women of Power, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. Ms Skard has led a vibrant political career. She was the first woman to hold the position of President of the Norwegian Upper House in 1973. She is also a...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from Scotland represent Scottish constituencies at the UK...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Three Caribbean countries run by females
Three Caribbean countries have been governed by women in the last twenty years. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana, three former British colonies, shared the experience of having been ruled by women leaders. In the case of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller is Prime Minister since January 2012,...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
TV Show "Madam President"
The Middle East has never tried giving a woman the position of president. The new television show “Madam President” imagined this scenario and put it on screen. Produced by Search for Common Ground, this series follows the fictional story of parliamentarian Noura Sa’ad, after she involuntarily...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist interviews a Saudi female councillor
The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life. For more information on the recent election in Saudi Arabia, the first in which women were...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The initiative + Women Best Democracy presents a proposal to increase the political participation of women
In Paraguay, the Ministry of Women, along with the Superior Electoral Court, UN Women and UNDP have developed the project + MujeresMejorDemocracia. Among the tasks that this initiative has developed is developing a guide that seeks to increase the participation of women making use of electoral...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Training for International Electoral Observers
International election observation plays an important role in international relations since almost thirty years. The Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation adopted by the UN in 2005 is one of the first attempts of the international Community to set up standard rules...
Flemish Parliament
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Flemish Parliament reaches a European top position in the percentage of women members
Report on the impact of the electoral gender quotas on the Flemish Parliament elections held on 25 May 2014 Following the elections of 25 May 2014, the Flemish Parliament carried out a study on the application of the statutory electoral gender quotas and its impact on the composition of the Flemish...