Las Mariposas or the feminist fight against dictatorship in the Dominican Republic

Their names were Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa. They were sisters, born in the family of a trader, Enrique Mirabal and were destined to live a comfortable life. Instead they became political activists and icons of the fight against one … Continue reading Las Mariposas or the feminist fight against dictatorship in the Dominican Republic

2017 Parliamentary elections in France – a major breakthrough made by women

Yesterday the second tour of parliamentary elections in France gave victory to 223 women. This result represents an absolute record regarding the presence of women in the French Parliament. In details, the parties with the highest percentage of women in … Continue reading 2017 Parliamentary elections in France – a major breakthrough made by women

2017, women and political leadership – female heads of State and heads of government

There are currently 20 women holding the office of the head of state or head of governement, which represents 6,3% of the total of 315 world leaders. This number represents a small decrease in comparison with 2016 when 22 women … Continue reading 2017, women and political leadership – female heads of State and heads of government

TOP 5 posts on women in international politics in 2016

What interested you most in 2016? Here is the list of the most popular posts on this blog published in the last year.   #5 Impeachment of Dilma Roussef or a staggering giant The Olympic Games in Brazil were supposed … Continue reading TOP 5 posts on women in international politics in 2016

“When they go low, we go high”: Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz and a story of successful speech writing

Although the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was all about Hillary Clinton, it was Michelle Obama who stole the show. Her stirring speech quickly became viral on the Internet, making it to the top 3 subjects of the convention. Barack … Continue reading “When they go low, we go high”: Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz and a story of successful speech writing

2016, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

For 2017 data click here. Following the last year post about the state of female leadership in highest political offices in the world, here you can find a freshly updated list of women who are heads of state or heads … Continue reading 2016, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

History of the First Ladyship in ten stories / Historia de las primeras damas en diez cuentos

Para leer este artículo en español, haga el clic aquí o visite la página de la revista Beerderberg. Today’s post is a translation into English of my article published by Beerderberg, online Political Communication Review in Spanish. “History of the … Continue reading History of the First Ladyship in ten stories / Historia de las primeras damas en diez cuentos

“May the best family win”: running for president in Poland is not a one-man show anymore

“First Lady, First Lady!” chanted the crowd in the Headquarters of the recently elected President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Agata Kornhauser-Duda thanked everyone for the support given to her husband and said she would do every effort to be a … Continue reading “May the best family win”: running for president in Poland is not a one-man show anymore