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Friday, September 08, 2017
Women fight for political relevance in Zimbabwe
Women in Mutare have added their voices on the growing calls for women to register and vote for female candidates in the forthcoming elections. Women from various districts in the Manicaland province who attended a voter registration awareness workshop in Mutare on 30 August 2017 organised by Women...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Women experience in elections ‘positive’ overall, says SIGI
AMMAN –– The overall experience of women in the latest elections, whether as voters or candidates, was “positive”, despite some shortcomings related to legal loopholes, according to a coalition tasked with monitoring the elections from a gender perspective. “Ain” — an alliance established under the...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Why women don't run for office
Women represent 20 percent of Congress, 25 percent of state legislature seats and 12 percent of governorships. They hold 24 percent of statewide elected offices, such as attorney general and lieutenant governor. While women have proven that they can raise money and win elections at comparable, if...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Women’s Political Participation in the Commonwealth
A group of 25 people will be attending a workshop on Friday 7 July to discuss the findings of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s studies on Women’s Political Participation in the Commonwealth. They range from civil society expert and election management bodies, to parliamentarians, UN Women...
Monday, June 12, 2017
What it will take for women to win
Women are more politically mobilized than ever before — but that’s not enough to get them into office. A POLITICO investigation reveals what’s really stopping women from breaking through. One morning this spring, 80 women of different ages, parties and backgrounds gathered in a hotel ballroom in...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Women veterans take aim at a new target: Public office
Mikie Sherrill has never run for office. But after piloting Navy rescue missions to places like the Persian Gulf, Italy and Bahrain, where the heat and humidity rattle the helicopter engine and the only thing you can count on is your calculation that you've brought along enough fuel to save lives...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Women have been voting more than men for three decades in Finland
This article was originally published by Yle on 9 April 2017 here. If voter turnout is any indication, women care more about the future of their municipalities than men. Women under 35 years of age in particular are far more likely to vote than men in the same age bracket in Finland. Voter turnout...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Women prepare to take the lead in Cambodia’s local elections
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – In rural Cambodia, the women’s revolution is coming. It’s not happening with pink pussy hats, placards and chanting. Instead, it’s driven by quiet determination and a hunger to learn. They are gathered on the second floor of a newly rented house in Siem Reap. As removal men...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Women’s political participation in Latin America: some progress and many challenges
By Pilar Tello Rozas and Carolina Floru Over the last two decades, important regulatory progress has been made in Latin America on the promotion of women’s political participation. 16 of the 18 Latin American countries have implemented affirmative action mechanisms, aimed at enhancing women’s...
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Women and Ghana’s 2016 Parliamentary Election
iKNOW Politics expert Gretchen Bauer submitted the following article to be published on International Women’s Day 2017. In December 2016, Ghana held its seventh parliamentary and presidential elections since transitioning from decades of military rule in 1992. In keeping with a pattern of...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Women MPs are the key to progress, says Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
By Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP The report published yesterday by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on increasing the number of women at Westminster is an important contribution to the debate on how parliament and political parties must both adapt to become more reflective of the...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Will Trump's election lead to more women in politics?
As Hillary Clinton exits the national stage, US women continue to pursue a political life. Will a Trump presidency motivate more women to run for office? The election of Donald Trump delivered a crushing blow to US women's rights activists hoping to elect the first female president. But Hillary...
local elections
Friday, December 23, 2016
Women win record number of seats in Timor-Leste village elections
By Corinne Roberts It’s midday in one of Dili’s busiest markets. A man pushes a food-cart selling an Indonesian-style soup with spicy meatballs. In an aluminum-roofed market stall, Barbara Garma Soares is shopping for football jerseys. Soares is one of 21 women recently elected as Xefe Suku (...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Workshop to promote gender and social inclusion policy and electoral law reform in the Kingdom of Lesotho
Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is working to promote the organization of credible and participatory elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Building on past election experiences, post-election reports and election observation recommendations, to mention a few, the IEC has embarked on an...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Women gain ground in parliamentary election in Jordan
Women’s rights campaigners in Jordan believe the country is slowly moving towards more progressive political representation after female MPs won 20 of 130 seats in parliamentary elections on 20 September, compared with 18 out of 150 in the previous parliament. The growing relevance of women in...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Women’s Political Representation & Electoral Systems in Canada
Many Canadians are grappling with the prospect of changes to Canada’s First Past the Post electoral system. The current consultation phase represents an enormous opportunity to better understand the limitations and opportunities of electoral systems generally. This overview generated by Equal...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Women MPs Quotas Discussed in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
The U.S. isn’t the only country deep into an election season. The former Soviet republic of Georgia, which gained independence in 1991, is heading into parliamentary elections in October. But while Hillary Clinton is busy breaking down gender barriers in U.S. politics, in Georgia women remain...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Women in Politics: Representation and Reality
Women are chronically underrepresented in U.S. politics. Yet TV shows, fictions, and films have leapt ahead of the electoral curve to give us our first female president(s). What messages about women and power do these fictional representations of female politicians send? What connections (if any)...