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Friday, September 14, 2018
Can women achieve equal political representation in Ghana?
Despite Ghana’s strong democratic progress over the past two decades, it has fallen short of achieving equal representation for women in politics. IRI’s party exchanges aim to address this ongoing gap in democratic progress and to build momentum for...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Cynthia Nixon asked to turn down the AC. It isn’t silly. It’s symbolic
On Tuesday, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made a request that seemed both trivial and audacious. For an upcoming Democratic primary debate with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she wanted the thermostat set to 76 degrees. It was the kind of news...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Caroline Janvier
Caroline Janvier was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Loiret. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Colombia see summer of surge for women in politics
Last week, the new President of Colombia, Iván Duque, swore in his vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez. She is Colombia’s first female vice president. Ramírez’s oath of office would have been a historic enough moment – but the bigger story is that...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, wins Vermont Governor’s primary
On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognitionwhen she became the first transgender person elected to her...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Candidates in Tuesday’s primaries poised to break barriers for women of color and LGBTQ community
Voters head to the polls in Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont on Tuesday. This week’s round of primary voting will once again set the stage for more history-making moments for women in politics. Voters head to the polls in Connecticut,...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet
Colombia is to get its first female interior minister with women heading other key ministries including justice and energy By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half of Colombia's cabinet ministers will be women when...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Change in Pakistan as women seize right to vote
Hameeda Shahid is making history. She is standing for parliament in a conservative tribal area of Pakistan which borders Afghanistan. Dir was once a Taliban stronghold where women had few rights and were not even allowed vote. She is fighting for a...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Canada to host first women foreign ministers meeting
Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers in September, officials said Wednesday. The meeting will take place in Montreal on September 21 and 22 while the UN General Assembly is underway in New York, Canada's foreign...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Community Radios engaged to amplify voices of female aspirants in Malawi
UN Women Malawi has engaged community radios in the country in a campaign to promote female aspirants through radio messages and radio talk shows. Speaking in an interview, Communications Officer for UN Women Malawi Faith Mvula said Journalists from...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Call for parties to publish gender breakdown of candidates in UK
Political parties should be required to publish details of their election candidates by gender to highlight the "shameful" gap in numbers between men and women, campaigners are arguing. The Centenary Action Group, which wants equal representation in...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Can men help break Kenyan women's exclusion?
The women-led movement of GROOTS Kenya is supporting women candidates – including by providing them with bodyguards and volunteer support in the form of Humphrey Muriuki Ngaine and his ‘male champions’. Hannah O’Neill and Louise Donovan report from...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Charlotte Talks: The rise of women in politics
2018 has seen the rise of women in politics. With more women running for and holding office than in years past. For many people, 2018 is seen as a big moment for women in politics. 43 percent of the democratic nominees for the US House of...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
CWPPP & WGS event: Women mayors making a difference
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus organise a new event on the Go Local Spring Speaker Series. Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns; 48 of these have mayors. However, only 20% of the...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Closing the gender gap in politics
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, calls on Commonwealth countries to make democracy more democratic by ensuring that women can participate freely, fairly and safely in elections and politics....
Friday, April 13, 2018
Citizen engagement in Morocco: breaking down barriers to political inclusion
By Brechtje Kemp Morocco’s constitutional reform in 2011 forms the basis of new laws and practices which increased civil participation in the decision-making process, but more remains to be done. How to strengthen the role of civil society...
Monday, April 02, 2018
Costa Rica Just Elected Latin America's First Black Female Vice President
In a history-making election, Epsy Campbell became the first Afro-Latina vice president in Costa Rica, as well as the first black female vice president in Latin America. Winning alongside President-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the two ran on a...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus to Boost Equal Representation
This article was published by UNDP on March 8, 2018. Avarua, Cook Islands - With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body:...