Parties strive for gender equality in preselecting candidates. But if they select more women than men in marginal seats, this isn’t true equality — it’s ticking a box.
Labour MP Stella Creasy’s battle over maternity pay shows the need for gender-sensitive parliaments.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the first woman and the first African director general of the World Trade Organisation is a win for women globally.
Half of Jacinda Ardern’s ten most senior ministers are now women, lifting NZ’s global gender ranking from 50th to 26th.
The people have spoken, and MMP has delivered the right result — even if it means Labour governs alone.
Reactions to Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as finance minister demonstrate how qualifications and arguments about merit are deployed to women’s disadvantage in politics.
Irish Republican, socialist, suffragette and revolutionary, Countess Constance Markievicz was a fearsome politician who was the true first female member of the British parliament.
No wonder several high-profile figures say they can’t take it any more. Are we really going to allow women to be harassed out of public service?
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
South Africa has a long history of women at the helm of its foreign affairs ministry but this hasn’t translated into a gender balanced foreign policy environment
The Prime Minister’s reaction to Kelly O'Dwyer’s decision says much about the Coalition’s attitude to women.
The minister for women’s decision to walk away is appalling timing, and the government’s most popular woman might follow suit.
It’s 100 years since women won the right to be MPs, but what was Parliament like for women back then?