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"I call on the members of the largest youth generation in history to face the challenges and consider what you can do to solve it. To control your destiny and translate your dreams into a better future for all." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Gender-responsive training by FAWE for Kenyan media

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The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), one of the seven partners within the Women In Political Participation (WPP) Project, recently convened a strategic 2-day gender-responsive training for select Kenyan journalists, editors and social media influencers drawn from various Kenya television, print media and radio stations.
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), one of the seven partners within the Women In Political Participation (WPP) Project, recently convened a strategic 2-day gender-responsive training for select Kenyan journalists, editors and social media influencers drawn from various Kenya television, print media and radio stations.

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Campaign costs impeding women’s political representation in Indonesia

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Campaign costs impeding women’s political representation in Indonesia

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In the 2019 general elections, Indonesian voters elected 118 women to the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR). Although an increase from 2014, when just 97 women were elected, women still only account for 21 per cent of the 575-member parliament. That means women’s political representation in Indonesia remains lower than the 30 per cent candidate quotaimposed by the Law on Elections No. 10, 2008.

In the 2019 general elections, Indonesian voters elected 118 women to the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR). Although an increase from 2014, when just 97 women were elected, women still only account for 21 per cent of the 575-member parliament. That means women’s political representation in Indonesia remains lower than the 30 per cent candidate quotaimposed by the Law on Elections No. 10, 2008.

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Do no harm | Programs to support for Pacific women leaders

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Do no harm | Programs to support for Pacific women leaders

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The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, last month committed to a revitalised gender equality declaration. This declaration, spearheaded by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, was subject to extensive consultation across the region.

The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, last month committed to a revitalised gender equality declaration. This declaration, spearheaded by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, was subject to extensive consultation across the region.

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Indonesia's 2024 presidential race lacks female candidates

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Indonesia's 2024 presidential race lacks female candidates

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Following President Megawati Soekarnoputri's term, Indonesia, the largest nation in Southeast Asia, has yet to witness a woman at its helm.

It has been 20 years since the country had a female leader. This situation will persist through the upcoming Presidential 2024 election, as female candidates have yet to emerge on the political horizon.

Following President Megawati Soekarnoputri's term, Indonesia, the largest nation in Southeast Asia, has yet to witness a woman at its helm.

It has been 20 years since the country had a female leader. This situation will persist through the upcoming Presidential 2024 election, as female candidates have yet to emerge on the political horizon.

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Political space is shrinking, but even worse for women

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Political space is shrinking, but even worse for women

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This is despite guarantees of equality as provided for in the constitution of Zimbabwe, chapter 4 part 3 section (80) (1), which states: “Every woman has the full and equal dignity of the person with men and this includes equal opportunities in political, economic and social activities.”

In chapter 5 part 3 section (104) (4) the constitution states: “In appointing Ministers and Deputy Ministers, the President must be guided by considerations of regional and gender balance.”

This is despite guarantees of equality as provided for in the constitution of Zimbabwe, chapter 4 part 3 section (80) (1), which states: “Every woman has the full and equal dignity of the person with men and this includes equal opportunities in political, economic and social activities.”

In chapter 5 part 3 section (104) (4) the constitution states: “In appointing Ministers and Deputy Ministers, the President must be guided by considerations of regional and gender balance.”

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Online abuse of female politicians is becoming more extreme and is discouraging woman from entering politics

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Online abuse of female politicians is becoming more extreme and is discouraging woman from entering politics

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Online abuse of female politicians is becoming more extreme and is having an impact in discouraging prospective female candidates.

IRELAND does not have enough women in political life.

Ahead of next year’s local and European elections, there will be a renewed focus on attracting more females into public life.

A report by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in 2023 criticised the poor progress in raising the number of women TDs.

Online abuse of female politicians is becoming more extreme and is having an impact in discouraging prospective female candidates.

IRELAND does not have enough women in political life.

Ahead of next year’s local and European elections, there will be a renewed focus on attracting more females into public life.

A report by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in 2023 criticised the poor progress in raising the number of women TDs.

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Pakistan parties bet big on women, youth ahead of general elections

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Pakistan parties bet big on women, youth ahead of general elections

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ISLAMABAD: As political parties get ready for the upcoming general elections in February, they ought to think about feeling the pulse of a populace that is eager for change, according to Dawn.

According to an opinion piece in a Pakistan-based media publication, the change of placing a wager on women and young people rather than conventional warhorses might help them win the tough battle of politics.

ISLAMABAD: As political parties get ready for the upcoming general elections in February, they ought to think about feeling the pulse of a populace that is eager for change, according to Dawn.

According to an opinion piece in a Pakistan-based media publication, the change of placing a wager on women and young people rather than conventional warhorses might help them win the tough battle of politics.

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Fewer women in parliament spells trouble

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Fewer women in parliament spells trouble

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Women’s political representation in Indonesia may fall for the first time since the 1999 election, even before the voting starts. 

Women’s political representation in Indonesia may fall for the first time since the 1999 election, even before the voting starts. 

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India's women voters will surpass male voters from 2029 general election onwards

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India's women voters will surpass male voters from 2029 general election onwards

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A major shift in India's electoral landscape is anticipated by the end of this decade. A report by the SBI has claimed that women voters in India will surpass male voters from 2029 onwards.

In the upcoming general election in 2024, the SBI report has projected a total voter turnout of around 68 crores, of which women voters could be at 33 crore (49%). From 2029 onwards, the women voters at 37 crores could be outstripping registered men voters at 36 crores, the SBI report said.

A major shift in India's electoral landscape is anticipated by the end of this decade. A report by the SBI has claimed that women voters in India will surpass male voters from 2029 onwards.

In the upcoming general election in 2024, the SBI report has projected a total voter turnout of around 68 crores, of which women voters could be at 33 crore (49%). From 2029 onwards, the women voters at 37 crores could be outstripping registered men voters at 36 crores, the SBI report said.