The principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity are important, and taking action so that Canadian politics are not dominated by one segment of society is necessary to democratize our institutions.
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If we are to transform the culture of Canadian political institutions, we must take immediate, deliberate and intentional action by engaging more women, BIPOC and marginalized people.
There are many legitimate reasons why survivors of sexual violence may not immediately report to police. But a delay in reporting, in itself, should not affect the credibility of the allegations.
The male privilege in Australia’s parliament has given its members such a sense of exceptionalism, they think the standards of the corporate office should not apply to their workplace.
New research sheds light on why sexual misconduct and bullying is so common in political offices and why political staffers have few options to hold those in power to account.
This is not the first time that sexual harassment and abuse in the UK Armed Forces has been the subject of inquiry.
Previous enquiries into inappropriate behaviour have painted a concerning picture.
The constitutional requirement for better gender balance in Kenya’s institutions has been delayed for years.
For 10 years, Kenya's legislators have failed to enact a law to implement a two-thirds gender rule set down in the 2010 constitution, despite numerous court rulings.
Biosecurity and public health laws have given federal and state governments enormous powers to battle coronavirus. If we're not careful, though, some powers could remain long after the pandemic.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Judith Collins meet in the first TV debate on September 22.
During the MMP era, the average vote share of the highest-polling party has been steadily climbing — with big implications for New Zealand democracy.
Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has condemned the slimmed down, part-virtual COVID parliament as living “in a half life” and compromising democratic rights.
Elections belong to citizens, not politicians. There is no reason to deny or unduly delay this basic democratic right.
Delaying the election would be a balancing act between public health and political calculation.
The logistics of the House and Senate sittings are being negotiated by the government and opposition.
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There are many ideas on how Indigenous recognition can be achieved in line with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We need to keep exploring them until we find one that will work.
The University of Ghana is considered one of the leading centers of learning in West Africa.
The government wants more power over university appointments, using financial management as the reason.
Ghana is still finding ways of maximising its oil wealth.
Oversight over how Ghana's oil wealth is spent has become more important than ever.
Allowing MPs to vote electronically would go a long way to promoting gender equity in Canadian politics.
To boost inclusivity among its ranks, the House of Commons needs parliamentary reform of its voting procedures to allow electronic online voting, or e-voting, for its members.
The Greens' new leader has his work cut out to make sure the party is not just viable, but grows.
And the crowd says…
Crowd-based prediction markets have even been shown to outperform intelligence analysts.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is congratulated by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane after being elected president.
South Africa's parliamentary system would make it difficult to achieve a fusion of parties.
The UK Supreme Court ruled there was no good reason for Boris Johnson to advise the Queen to prorogue parliament.
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The UK court decision against Boris Johnson's move to prorogue, or suspend, parliament could set an important precedent for Australian governments that try to do the same thing.