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Political parties are too generic on issues affecting women

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May 28, 2024

Political parties are too generic on issues affecting women

Women comprise most of South Africa’s population and almost 55% of registered voters for next week’s watershed general elections. Historically they have been discriminated against and remain at the bottom of society’s food chain.

Women comprise most of South Africa’s population and almost 55% of registered voters for next week’s watershed general elections. Historically they have been discriminated against and remain at the bottom of society’s food chain.

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Shettima praises Nigerian women for enduring political marginalisation

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Shettima praises Nigerian women for enduring political marginalisation

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Nana Shettima, wife of Vice-President Kashim Shettima and other stakeholders, says political equity and women’s empowerment are crucial to sustainable development in Nigeria.

They stated this at the Women of Worth Group Global Magazine unveiling and Award Dinner in Abuja.

Ms Shettima said Nigerian women had faced numerous challenges yet were relentless in achieving their dreams.

Nana Shettima, wife of Vice-President Kashim Shettima and other stakeholders, says political equity and women’s empowerment are crucial to sustainable development in Nigeria.

They stated this at the Women of Worth Group Global Magazine unveiling and Award Dinner in Abuja.

Ms Shettima said Nigerian women had faced numerous challenges yet were relentless in achieving their dreams.

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Men still dominate Uganda’s party politics – women’s participation is mostly cosmetic

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Men still dominate Uganda’s party politics – women’s participation is mostly cosmetic

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Electoral gender quotas in Uganda – first introduced in 1989 – have increased women’s numbers in Uganda’s parliament to 34%. Today there are 189 women out of 557 members of parliament.

Electoral gender quotas in Uganda – first introduced in 1989 – have increased women’s numbers in Uganda’s parliament to 34%. Today there are 189 women out of 557 members of parliament.

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Women voters new centre of gravity in Indian politics, says SBI research department

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Women voters new centre of gravity in Indian politics, says SBI research department

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For every additional 100 male voters, 110 additional female voters voted in the first four phases of the general elections, the study says

For every 100 incremental male voters, there were 110 incremental female voters voting at any point of time in the first four phases of the 2024 General Elections, cementing their position as the new centre of gravity in Indian politics, according to State Bank of India’s economic research department (ERD).

For every additional 100 male voters, 110 additional female voters voted in the first four phases of the general elections, the study says

For every 100 incremental male voters, there were 110 incremental female voters voting at any point of time in the first four phases of the 2024 General Elections, cementing their position as the new centre of gravity in Indian politics, according to State Bank of India’s economic research department (ERD).

Oprah for President. No, Taylor Swift! Why celebrity women haven't crossed into politics

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May 23, 2024

Oprah for President. No, Taylor Swift! Why celebrity women haven't crossed into politics

Before Donald Trump was a president, he was a television celebrity and high-profile real estate mogul.

Before Donald Trump was a president, he was a television celebrity and high-profile real estate mogul.

Beyond quotas for women's political empowerment

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May 23, 2024

Beyond quotas for women's political empowerment

Politics has historically been a male-dominated space. Men hold the majority of power in the political sphere globally due to entrenched patriarchal norms that prioritize male leadership and decision-making.

Politics has historically been a male-dominated space. Men hold the majority of power in the political sphere globally due to entrenched patriarchal norms that prioritize male leadership and decision-making.

Impact Report 2023

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May 22, 2024

Impact Report 2023

The IPU grew in 2023 with the accession of the parliaments of Liberia and the Bahamas, its 179th and 180th Members respectively, as well as many observers and partners signing up to join or rejoin our global parliamentary community. 

The IPU grew in 2023 with the accession of the parliaments of Liberia and the Bahamas, its 179th and 180th Members respectively, as well as many observers and partners signing up to join or rejoin our global parliamentary community. 

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Why Tanzania political parties have few women in leadership, candidate lists

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Why Tanzania political parties have few women in leadership, candidate lists

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What you need to know:

While political parties have met the legal requirements for nominating women for special seats, concerns linger about the parties’ internal commitment to advancing women’s political participation.

Tanzania, in keeping with global political trends, reserves 30 percent of seats in parliament for women.

What you need to know:

While political parties have met the legal requirements for nominating women for special seats, concerns linger about the parties’ internal commitment to advancing women’s political participation.

Tanzania, in keeping with global political trends, reserves 30 percent of seats in parliament for women.