#Women in Politics

  • Article: Kenyan Lawmaker Ordered to Leave After Bringing Her Baby to Parliament

    Kenyan Lawmaker Ordered to Leave After Bringing Her Baby to Parliament

    By Daniele Selby|Aug. 7, 2019

    “A baby is not an atomic bomb, they won’t explode in the House.” Read more

  • Article: India Elects a Record-Breaking Number of Women to Parliament

    India Elects a Record-Breaking Number of Women to Parliament

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 24, 2019

    Women will make up about 15% of the lower house of parliament — less than the global average. Read more

  • Article: Slovakia Welcomes Its First Female President — And She’s an Environmental Activist

    Slovakia Welcomes Its First Female President — And She’s an Environmental Activist

    By Sushmita Roy|April 1, 2019

    Zuzana Čaputová has been called the "Erin Brockovich of Slovakia." Read more

  • Article: New South Wales Elects a Female Premier for the First Time Ever

    New South Wales Elects a Female Premier for the First Time Ever

    By Madeleine Keck|March 26, 2019

    Berejiklian beat out Opposition Leader Michael Daley Saturday during the 2019 NSW State Election. Read more

  • Article: Female Politician Delivers Amazing Clapback After Sexist Comments in Parliamentary Hearing

    Female Politician Delivers Amazing Clapback After Sexist Comments in Parliamentary Hearing

    By Madeleine Keck|Oct. 28, 2018

    An "Office for Men"? It’s called Parliament. Read more

  • Article: Ethiopia Elects Its First Female President Ever

    Ethiopia Elects Its First Female President Ever

    By Daniele Selby|Oct. 25, 2018

    Sahle-Work Zewde is taking on the role after the former president resigned on Wednesday. Read more

  • Article: South Sudanese Women Call for 35% of Government Positions to Be Female

    South Sudanese Women Call for 35% of Government Positions to Be Female

    From Voice of America|Sept. 28, 2018

    Only 1 in 10 recently appointed committee members are women. Read more

  • Article: Vietnam Just Got Its First Female President, but Activists Are Unimpressed

    Vietnam Just Got Its First Female President, but Activists Are Unimpressed

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Sept. 24, 2018

    Activists say her appointment is symbolically important, but unlikely to lead to real change. Read more