Canadian Parliament Primer

Canadian Parliament Primer CBC Your cheat sheet on the makeup of the House of Commons in the 43rd Canadian Parliament Read More

What It’s Really Like To Be A Woman In Canadian Politics

What It’s Really Like To Be A Woman in Canadian Politics Chatelaine “After hearing from 86 of Canada’s 91 female MPs, one thing became clear—if we want to see more women in government, there’s a lot of work left to be done.” Read More

Set up to fail: Why women still don’t win elections as often as men in Canada

Set up to fail: Why women still don’t win elections as often as men in Canada By Valerie Ouellet and Nael Shiab – CBC “It’s been a century since women won the right to run for federal office, yet they are still significantly underrepresented. CBC/Radio-Canada analyzed the election results of thousands of candidates to understand […]

Why does Canada now have no women premiers? Because it’s 2019

Why does Canada now have no women premiers? Because it’s 2019 Anne Kingston – MACLEAN’S “A photo taken at last year’s first minister’s conference in St. Andrew’s, N.B., telegraphed volumes about the provincial state of Canadian politics: it featured a line-up of 12 middle-aged white guys with a fondness for blue jackets and one lone […]

ELECT HER: A ROADMAP FOR IMPROVING THE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN CANADIAN POLITICS

ELECT HER: A ROADMAP FOR IMPROVING THE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN CANADIAN POLITICS Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women- Karen Vecchio, Chair “Women’s representation in Canadian politics has increased significantly since 1921 when the first woman, Agnes Macphail, was elected to the House of Commons. Despite their growing political participation, women […]

Changing the way we talk about women in politics

Changing the way we talk about women in politics Policy Options aving women hold the most powerful elected positions, including premiers, big-city mayors and the most important cabinet positions in the country, is no longer a novelty in Canada. Women made up 33 percent of candidates in the last federal election. And, yet, women in […]

Women Peace and Security Index 2019/20

Women Peace and Security Index 2019/20 Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security This first update of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index provides important insights into patterns and progress on women’s well-being and empowerment around the world. It reflects a shared vision that countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded […]

Percentage of women in national parliaments

Percentage of women in national parliaments Inter-Parliamentary Union New Parline contains monthly rankings of the percentage of women in parliament from January 2019 onwards Read More