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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Barriers to Women Entering Parliament and Local Government in the United Kingdom
In January 2018, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) commissioned this rapid evidence review, the two broad aims of which were to identify: a) barriers to women’s participation in local and national government; and b) evidence of policies and...
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Brazil votes on Sunday. And Brazilian women have a better chance at reshaping its politics than ever before
With just one week to go before Brazil’s Oct. 7 presidential elections, up to 10 percent of the country’s male voters remain undecided — and roughly 19 percent of female voters. Many voters and observers, both inside and outside Brazil, are worried...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
By the numbers: women congressional candidates in 2018
All congressional primary elections other than Louisiana (which holds a jungle primary on November 6th) are now complete, giving us the opportunity to take stock of women's candidacies and put their successes into context. Note that our findings on...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Brazil women bring fight against sexism on to political agenda
When a leftwing female congresswoman was described as too ugly to be raped, Manuela D’Avila’s stomach turned. The speaker was Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian far rightwing congressman and presidential candidate. That feeling only worsened after the...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Brazil: The City 50-50 Platform
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute...
Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy -Photo Commons
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Bangladesh’s only female big-city mayor may also be its most effective
Narayanganj, Bangladesh — This Muslim-majority nation may have a female prime minister, but at the local level it remains difficult for women to gain and hold political power. Salina Hayat Ivy knows this better than anybody. As the mayor of this...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Book launch: Political ‘barriers to entry’ for women highlighted
South Asian writers avoid writing on gender issues, but Dr Anita Weiss rightly explained the political paths of domestic powers in South Asian countries and identified the power distribution, political priorities, identity and women empowerment...
Kanela Zuko
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bosnia Elects First Veiled MP
SARAJEVO – Sending a message of hope to Bosnian Muslim women, a veiled woman was elected to the House of Representatives in October's elections, becoming the first woman to enter the parliament with the Islamic headscarf. "I think my being elected...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Ayanna Pressley
Monday, August 11, 2014
Black Female Candidates Face Different Challenges—Some of Them From Black Voters
Black women are often the backbone of political campaigns—making calls, managing offices and registering voters. And we show up at the polls. In the last two presidential elections, the turnout percentage of African-American women was greater than...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Bharatiya Janata Party committed to give 33 per cent reservation to women: Saroj Pandey (India)
Charging the former Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government of "betraying women by not giving reservation to them in decision-making bodies", BJP today said it was committed to political empowerment of the fairer sex by granting 33 per...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Behind Wismer's candidacy, groups advocate having more women in government leadership (USA)
Susan Wismer, challenger of incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is the first woman to be nominated by a major party for the state's high office. Wismer says that had nothing to do with her decision to run, but she knows it matters to some of the women...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Beyond numbers: women and political leadership in Uganda
Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), an international feminist organization based in Uganda,conducted a study on Making a Difference: Towards Women’s Substantive Engagement in Parliament and Local Council Decision Making...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Backward States put up more women candidates than developed States, India
While women remain under-represented in elections, an interesting new dimension has emerged from the first analysis of 50 years of Assembly election data. India’s backward States systematically put up more female candidates than the developed...