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Although much of the iKNOW Politics network is dedicated to increasing women’s political knowledge and participation, there are a number of skills that, while not explicitly political, are necessary to succeed in politics.

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Nigeria: Only 5% of women in political offices – APC women leader

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The National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Mary Idele Alile, has said that only 6 per cent of women in Nigeria hold political office.

Dr Mary made the statement during her speech at the launch of “Project 774 Explode: Enhancing Gender Space in Politics” in Sokoto over the weekend.

The National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Mary Idele Alile, has said that only 6 per cent of women in Nigeria hold political office.

Dr Mary made the statement during her speech at the launch of “Project 774 Explode: Enhancing Gender Space in Politics” in Sokoto over the weekend.

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Despite Advances in Women’s Rights, Gender Equality Lags Around the World

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Despite Advances in Women’s Rights, Gender Equality Lags Around the World

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Despite progress in codifying women’s rights into law, advances in gender equality around the world have been halting, at best. This, despite the additional attention that the #MeToo movement brought to incidents of sexual assault and harassment in parts of the Global North—and increasingly in the Global South.

Despite progress in codifying women’s rights into law, advances in gender equality around the world have been halting, at best. This, despite the additional attention that the #MeToo movement brought to incidents of sexual assault and harassment in parts of the Global North—and increasingly in the Global South.

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Nigeria - NCWS, CSOs seek more women in governance

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Nigeria - NCWS, CSOs seek more women in governance

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The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has commended the House of Representatives for passing for second reading, a bill seeking to amend the Constitution to create extra legislative seats for women in the National and State Assemblies.

It also urged the Senate to concur so that Nigeria can join the ranks of countries that have made significant strides in promoting gender equality in governance.

The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has commended the House of Representatives for passing for second reading, a bill seeking to amend the Constitution to create extra legislative seats for women in the National and State Assemblies.

It also urged the Senate to concur so that Nigeria can join the ranks of countries that have made significant strides in promoting gender equality in governance.

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We should discourage politics of tokenism

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We should discourage politics of tokenism

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Garissa Woman representative Udgoon Siyad has urged fellow leaders to always strive to uplift the living standards of their electorates through empowerment programs.

She said that politics of tokenism and handouts had been overtaken with time reiterating the need to empower individuals and groups with tools of trade.

Garissa Woman representative Udgoon Siyad has urged fellow leaders to always strive to uplift the living standards of their electorates through empowerment programs.

She said that politics of tokenism and handouts had been overtaken with time reiterating the need to empower individuals and groups with tools of trade.

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Nigerian Government set to train, and encourage women in politics

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Nigerian Government set to train, and encourage women in politics

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In a landmark move, the Nigerian House of Representatives has taken a significant step towards empowering women in politics.

Spearheaded by one of the female lawmakers, Blessing Amadi, the House adopted a motion to establish a dedicated department within the Ministry of Women Affairs, complete with adequate funding to support and train women in politics.

The department will also work to integrate the importance of women’s political leadership into the secondary school curriculum.

In a landmark move, the Nigerian House of Representatives has taken a significant step towards empowering women in politics.

Spearheaded by one of the female lawmakers, Blessing Amadi, the House adopted a motion to establish a dedicated department within the Ministry of Women Affairs, complete with adequate funding to support and train women in politics.

The department will also work to integrate the importance of women’s political leadership into the secondary school curriculum.

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Leadership Program Empowers Stockton Students

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Leadership Program Empowers Stockton Students

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Galloway, N.J. – Did you know that New Jersey has never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate? Or that New Jersey ranks 23rd among the 50 states in the proportion of women serving in its legislature?

Galloway, N.J. – Did you know that New Jersey has never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate? Or that New Jersey ranks 23rd among the 50 states in the proportion of women serving in its legislature?

Women in Politics: Breaking Barriers in South India

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July 4, 2024

Women in Politics: Breaking Barriers in South India

Women in South India have made significant strides in various fields, but politics remains a challenging arena. Despite the region's progressive reputation, female politicians face numerous barriers in their careers.

Women in South India have made significant strides in various fields, but politics remains a challenging arena. Despite the region's progressive reputation, female politicians face numerous barriers in their careers.

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Gender equality: How many women hold cabinet positions in 2024?

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Gender equality: How many women hold cabinet positions in 2024?

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¨Global comparable data on women in cabinet positions, in the latest Global Gender Gap Report 2024, shows limited gains towards equal participation.

¨Most countries are far from reaching gender parity in cabinet positions, but global trends towards more inclusive cabinets can be accelerated.

¨Global comparable data on women in cabinet positions, in the latest Global Gender Gap Report 2024, shows limited gains towards equal participation.

¨Most countries are far from reaching gender parity in cabinet positions, but global trends towards more inclusive cabinets can be accelerated.

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Female politicians struggle to get off the blocks in the Solomon Islands

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Female politicians struggle to get off the blocks in the Solomon Islands

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After a 12-month delay, the 12th Solomon Islands national general elections were held on 17 April 2024. For the first time, joint elections were held, with most provincial assemblies and the Honiara City Council also going to the polls. For women, the results were mixed.

After a 12-month delay, the 12th Solomon Islands national general elections were held on 17 April 2024. For the first time, joint elections were held, with most provincial assemblies and the Honiara City Council also going to the polls. For women, the results were mixed.