Women in the News Newsletter | June 10, 2016 - June 24, 2016

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What's New at NDI Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD):

Electing Women Leaders

On Wednesday, June 29 2016, GWD director Sandra Pepera will be speaking on a panel at The Wilson Center, entitled Electing Women Leaders. Joining her on the panel will be: Michelle Bekkering, IRI; Jessica Reis, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; and Gwen Young, The Wilson Center. This event will be livetweeted and livestreamed. Follow the Women in Public Service Project Twitter and contribute to the conversation using the hashtag #ElectWomen

Women in Peace Processes

GWD, in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Security, has been accepted into the CSO pre-qualified network of organizations for the Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations on Peace Processes. Women play an integral role in ensuring the success peace agreements, and strong evidence shows that their inclusion has measurable positive effects on their durability. GWD and the Institute for Inclusive Security welcome the increasing recognition of women's importance on this vital front.



Violence should never be the cost of politics -- and our campaign to make sure it isn't was launched at our #NotTheCost Conference on March 17th in New York City. Register for a copy of our Call to Action, which provides practical tools for stopping violence against women in politics, and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NotTheCost.

Asia and the Pacific


Afghanistan's Women-Only Coding School Breaks Gender Barriers (Blog) >>


Female CWU Officers Target of Death Threats and Abuse, Former Senior Officials Claim  >>


'Internet Troll' Zane Alchin Who Mocked Women Threatening Legal Action Enters Guilty Plea  >>


In Rajasthan and Haryana, New Rules for Contesting Panchayat Polls Exclude Women, Minorities from Political System  >>


JUI-F Leader Allegedly Assaults Woman Rights Activist on TV Show  >>


Laws Fail to Check Violence Against Women >>

South Korea

Women's Presence in Politics Still Limited in South Korea >>

South Korea

Of Careers and Carers  >>

Central and Eastern Europe


No articles this week.

Central and West Africa


NCWS Renews Call for Tougher Penalty  >>



No articles this week.

Latin America and the Caribbean


Margarita Zavala May Become Mexico's First Female President (Opinion) >>

Middle East and North Africa


Parliamentary Elections Set for Sept. 20 >>

Southern and East Africa


Kenyan Women to Join Land Rights Talks >>


How Kenya Can Implement the Two Thirds Gender Rule (Opinion) >>


Female Candidates Implore Party Leaders to Stop Violence >>

North America and Western Europe


The Lefter Sex (Opinion)  >>


Five-Star Surprise  >>


Virginia Raggi Becomes First Female Mayor of Rome >>


Will Trump's Misogyny Deter Women From Entering Politics?(Opinion)  >>


For Women of Immigrant Heritage, the ABC's of Running for Office  >>


Donald Trump Calls her 'Crooked Hillary' but his Fans Just Say 'B----'  >>


Vile Online Abuse Against Women MPs 'Needs to be Challenged Now'  >>


After the Killing of a British MP, it's Time to Admit Violence has a Misogyny Problem (Opinion) >>

Global Policy

Gender Quotas

Gender Quotas: Do They Increase the Number of Women in Politics, Party Leadership Positions? (Blog)  >>

Feminist Issues

How About We Stop Policing Women's Language? (Blog)  >>

Women & Technology

HeForShe Wants Gamers to Commit to Gender Equality  >>

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