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Why Very Few Women Go Into Politics In Mauritius

Why Very Few Women Go Into Politics In Mauritius

Mauritius is an island that is famed for its beautiful beaches and for its reputation as an “African success story”. Since its independence from the UK in 1968, it has had tremendous economic progress, consolidated its democracy and maintained political stability. Mauritius has held 11 general elections since independence. But the recent general elections highlighted one serious political […]

Britain Elects Record Number Of Female Lawmakers In 2019 Election

Britain Elects Record Number Of Female Lawmakers In 2019 Election

A record number of women were elected as lawmakers in Britain’s general election, with women’s rights campaigners on Friday cheering the result but saying progress towards equal representation must speed up. Women now represent just over a third of all members of parliament (MPs), taking 220 seats out of 650 in Britain’s lower house compared […]

Women Under 35 Run Finland As World’s Youngest Leader Takes Office

Women Under 35 Run Finland As World’s Youngest Leader Takes Office

Thirty-four-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland on Tuesday as the world’s youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one of them under 35. Marin won the confidence of parliament with 99 votes in favour and 70 against. She replaced Antti Rinne, who resigned […]

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled cabinet, making changes in which women comprise 52 per cent, an increase from the 50 per cent women representation in the previous cabinet. The members of the cabinet have also increased from 26 to 27, as ministries and fully-fledged ministers also increased from 17 to 18, because of the […]

Bogota Elects First Woman Mayor In Colombia Regional Vote

Voters in Colombia’s capital Bogota elected a woman as mayor for the first time on Sunday in local and regional contests marked in some places by violence against candidates and the power of political clans. Left-wing Claudia Lopez, a former senator and vice-presidential candidate, won about 35% of the vote for Bogota mayor, widely considered […]

Projecting Our Sheroes By Above Whispers – Joyce Hilda Banda

Projecting Our Sheroes By Above Whispers – Joyce Hilda Banda

Joyce Banda is a Malawian Politician, She’s the Former, First Female President in Africa and the second head of state after Queen Elizabeth II. She was vice president (2009–12) and President (2012–14) of Malawi. She started her career as a secretary, a well-known public figure in Malawi. She had served in various roles as a […]

A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

The woman representative seat could be scrapped if a proposed constitutional amendment sails through. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2019 tabled by Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei in the National Assembly on Wednesday, seeks to create at least 179 positions for women in Parliament and county assemblies through elections and not party […]

The Story Corner : Just 7 Women?

The Story Corner :  Just 7 Women?

Our ministerial list is out, I mean in Nigeria. The list was published yesterday and tongues have been wagging, people have been talking, they have been analysing a lot of things. Some people thought the last tenure should be better than this one, some are disappointed and some people are not, some people feel there […]

Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Activists are calling on Sudan’s military and opposition leaders to open the country’s political process to women when the sides begin to implement their recent power-sharing deal. For most of Sudan’s 63 years as an independent country, women were not allowed to get involved in politics due to cultural norms and other restrictions. Women say […]

Japanese Women Are Running For Parliament In Record Numbers

Japanese Women Are Running For Parliament In Record Numbers

Japan’s parliament has fallen in terms of gender diversity in recent years, though parties have been urged to field more women When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan’s northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers. “I was asked to […]