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Powerful women tend to be called by their first name. It's not an accident

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July 25, 2024

Powerful women tend to be called by their first name. It's not an accident

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to University of Houston's Mirya Holman about why women in political leadership tend to be referred to by their first names more often than their male counterparts.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to University of Houston's Mirya Holman about why women in political leadership tend to be referred to by their first names more often than their male counterparts.

Harris’ national rise follows trend of growing power for women in politics

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July 24, 2024

Harris’ national rise follows trend of growing power for women in politics

Vice President Kamala Harris is gaining support to become the Democratic nominee for president.

Vice President Kamala Harris is gaining support to become the Democratic nominee for president.

Luzha: Only 3% of Kosovo women participate directly in politics

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July 18, 2024

Luzha: Only 3% of Kosovo women participate directly in politics

Only three percent of women are directly engaged in politics, while 11 percent have no interest in involvement at all. This is what the research findings of the "Friedrich Eber" foundation say, which were presented by professor Besa Luzha.

Only three percent of women are directly engaged in politics, while 11 percent have no interest in involvement at all. This is what the research findings of the "Friedrich Eber" foundation say, which were presented by professor Besa Luzha.

In the words of Ljupka Mihajlovska: "Men play in the first league, women in the second, while women with disabilities in the third"

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July 8, 2024

In the words of Ljupka Mihajlovska: "Men play in the first league, women in the second, while women with disabilities in the third"

Ljupka Mihajlovska is a politician and human rights advocate with special focus on women with disabilities. She served in the Serbian Parliament until 2020 and is now a program director of the non-governmental organisation "For accessible environment".

Ljupka Mihajlovska is a politician and human rights advocate with special focus on women with disabilities. She served in the Serbian Parliament until 2020 and is now a program director of the non-governmental organisation "For accessible environment".

Pacific women in leadership still battle cultural and social pushback

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May 16, 2024

Pacific women in leadership still battle cultural and social pushback

There are calls for more support for Pacific women to get into politics, while also recognising cultural leadership roles.

There are calls for more support for Pacific women to get into politics, while also recognising cultural leadership roles.

‘I can rise above expectations’: the woman breaking barriers in Pacific politics

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May 8, 2024

‘I can rise above expectations’: the woman breaking barriers in Pacific politics

In the final days of her election campaign, Cathy Nori considered giving up.

In the final days of her election campaign, Cathy Nori considered giving up.

A conversation with... Seiko Noda, Japan

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May 6, 2024

A conversation with... Seiko Noda, Japan

As part of the IPU series 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them.

As part of the IPU series 'A conversation with...', we interview parliamentarians from all over the world to find out who they represent and what motivates them.