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Women face barriers in Japan local politics as shown in domestic gender gap index

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TOKYO -- A study group headed by Mari Miura, a professor at Sophia University's Faculty of Law in Tokyo, with an objective to achieve gender equality in Japan from local levels, has compiled a Japanese gender gap index by prefecture. Using the same method as the global gender gap index, the group collects data on women's participation in local politics, economy, education and administration.

TOKYO -- A study group headed by Mari Miura, a professor at Sophia University's Faculty of Law in Tokyo, with an objective to achieve gender equality in Japan from local levels, has compiled a Japanese gender gap index by prefecture. Using the same method as the global gender gap index, the group collects data on women's participation in local politics, economy, education and administration.

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Pakistan's political landscape: women's rising role and the ongoing pursuit of gender equality

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February 12, 2024

Pakistan's political landscape: women's rising role and the ongoing pursuit of gender equality

In the bustling political landscape of Pakistan, a resounding call for gender equality echoes through the halls of power.

In the bustling political landscape of Pakistan, a resounding call for gender equality echoes through the halls of power.

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Pakistan elections: How women candidates are fighting for change in polls?

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The Pakistan elections are only a day away, on February 8, and candidates of all genders, religions, and political parties are working hard to make their mark in the polls.

The Pakistan elections are only a day away, on February 8, and candidates of all genders, religions, and political parties are working hard to make their mark in the polls.

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Japan's youngest female city mayor is focused on women's empowerment

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Japan's youngest female city mayor is focused on women's empowerment

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In a sector where women are rarely seen at the forefront, 33-year-old Shoko Kawata made history by becoming Japan's youngest female city mayor when she was elected in Yawata, southern Kyoto Prefecture last year. Her victory was unexpected — but for some is a welcome change.

In a sector where women are rarely seen at the forefront, 33-year-old Shoko Kawata made history by becoming Japan's youngest female city mayor when she was elected in Yawata, southern Kyoto Prefecture last year. Her victory was unexpected — but for some is a welcome change.

Hitting the glass ceiling: women and politics in China

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February 6, 2024

Hitting the glass ceiling: women and politics in China

Countries all throughout the world struggle with providing equal opportunities and positions in regards to women when compared to their male counterparts (Brennan & Elkink, 2015). The People’s Republic of China is not an exception to this trend.

Countries all throughout the world struggle with providing equal opportunities and positions in regards to women when compared to their male counterparts (Brennan & Elkink, 2015). The People’s Republic of China is not an exception to this trend.

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Advancing women’s political participation and leadership for a resilient, connected and inclusive ASEAN

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Advancing women’s political participation and leadership for a resilient, connected and inclusive ASEAN

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Vientiane, February 5, 2024 – The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) and the National Assembly of Lao PDR, holding the AIPA Presidency 2023-2024, are set to host the Women Parliamentarians of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WAIPA) Events from 5 to 6 February 2024 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Vientiane, February 5, 2024 – The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) and the National Assembly of Lao PDR, holding the AIPA Presidency 2023-2024, are set to host the Women Parliamentarians of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WAIPA) Events from 5 to 6 February 2024 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Unraveling the layers of us politics: exploring prejudice against women in leadership

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February 2, 2024

Unraveling the layers of us politics: exploring prejudice against women in leadership

In the landscape of American politics, the pursuit of gender equality has been an ongoing struggle. While progress has undeniably been made, there remains a palpable undercurrent of prejudice about women in leadership roles. 

In the landscape of American politics, the pursuit of gender equality has been an ongoing struggle. While progress has undeniably been made, there remains a palpable undercurrent of prejudice about women in leadership roles. 

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‘All for one’: The women supporting the political careers of other women in Mexico

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‘All for one’: The women supporting the political careers of other women in Mexico

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At first, they thought they would be the ones preparing themselves for political positions in Mexico: “a feminist party,” they mused. But then, they realized that wasn’t their purpose. They came to the conclusion that, although they care deeply about the way politics are done in their country, they didn’t personally want to step into those roles.

At first, they thought they would be the ones preparing themselves for political positions in Mexico: “a feminist party,” they mused. But then, they realized that wasn’t their purpose. They came to the conclusion that, although they care deeply about the way politics are done in their country, they didn’t personally want to step into those roles.