Women in the News Newsletter | December 22, 2016 - January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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What's New at NDI Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD)

Journal of Democracy

The January edition of the Journal of Democracy is out! This month, be sure to read the article on violence against women in politics, written by Dr. Mona Lena Krook following her collaboration on the #NotTheCost initiative. It draws on a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative data, as well as academic research on gendered and political violence, to map the contours of this phenomenon and proposes emerging solutions. Check the full piece here:>>

Vital Voices Global Partnership Fellowship

VVGP is looking for creative women heading up organizations and businesses, determined to challenge the status quo to apply to their new fellowship program! The customized fellowship experience includes specialized training, powerful networking relationships and increased international visibility, allowing women to deepen their impact and leadership abilities. Applications are due by January 31st. Find out more here: >>

#Not The Cost Incident Report

We are continuing to collect examples and stories of violence against politically active women through our #NotTheCost Incident Report Form, to highlight the overwhelming global prevalence of that violence. The information collected through this form will be passed by NDI to the office of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and Girls directly, and may be used to raise awareness and build the case for global action. If you have a story to tell, or know someone who does, follow the link here to our data collection form:>>



In politics, the glass ceiling is sturdier than it looks (Opinion)>>


How to Be More Than a Token Woman in Chinese Politics>>


2016 saw several Indian women breaking the glass ceiling>>

Central and Eastern Europe


A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career (Interview)>>

Central and West Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Women Stand Up to the Perils of Covering Politics in DRC>>


Low representation of women in parliament disturbing - Speaker>>



No articles this week. 

Latin America and the Caribbean


President of Chile Discards Continuing in Politics >>


Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua’s Powerful Vice President (Blog)>>

Middle East and North Africa


The Kurdish woman building a feminist democracy and fighting Isis at the same time>>

North America and Western Europe


Women in Politics, Part 1: Women, Inclusive Political Participation, and Canadian International Development Policy (Blog)>>


For women in Canadian politics, there is no universal experience (Opinion)>>


Address by Ambassador Anne Anderson (Speech)>>

United Kingdom

Women should make up at least 45% of MPs by law, say Commons equalities committee>>

United States

The new US congress is most diverse ever - but is it enough? (Video)>>

United States

These Are the Women Organizing the Women’s March on Washington>>

Southern and East Africa


Protect women against political violence (Opinion)>>


The Political Environment in Zambia is still hostile for women-Mumbi Phiri>>


Global Leadership

Sweden to Push for Greater Participation by Women in International Politics>>


The 2017 Elections to Watch for Progress on Gender Equality(Blog)>>

Political Leaders

The number of countries with female political leaders has plummeted (Analysis)>>

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