Denmark has elected its first female prime minister, ousting the right-wing government from power after 10 years of pro-market reforms and ever-stricter controls on immigration.
Near-complete official results showed a left-leaning bloc led by Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt would gain a narrow majority in the 179-seat Parliament.
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Drude Dahlerup is a Political Science Professor at Stockholm University and has written extensively on Women's Political Representation, Gender quotas, women's movement, women in political parties and women as voters. Professor Dahlerup was the Vice-Chair of the Danish Government's Council for European Politics 1993-2000, a Member of the board of KVINFO, The Danish Center for Information on Women and Gender, Copenhagen, 1998-2003, the Head of Cekvina, Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Aarhus, 1991-92 and 1997 and the Chair of the International Political Science Association's... Read more
Opposition leader Aleqa Hammond, who heads social democratic party called Siumut, won 42 per cent of the vote and 14 seats in Greenland’s 31-seat parliament. Ms. Hammond is expected to form a coalition within a few days, making her the first female Prime Minister of Greenland, which has semi-autonomous status within the kingdom of Denmark.
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This report includes salient points and recommendations from the BRIDGE 1996 report on National Machineries for Women (NWMs), updated with more recent thinking, policy and practice. Also included are summaries of some best practice examples. The original report reviews the experience of national machineries for women in developing countries, drawing on case study material from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries (including Belize, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Uganda and Zambia) as well as comparative material from Chile and the Philippines... Read more
This paper describes Danish policies regarding economic independence, reconciliation policies, participation in decision-making, gender-based violence and trafficking, gender stereotype and gender equality in development policies.
In the recent years, Danish policies and practices regarding gender equality have increased their focus on ethnic minorities and on the role of men. The Danish Parliament has 70 parliamentary women (39.11%). Read more