Being a woman and a candidate to the White House – the beginning of Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign

“I felt I had let down so many millions of people, especially the women and girls who had invested their dreams in me” Hillary Clinton commented in those words her defeat in 2008. Today she is preparing for a new … Continue reading Being a woman and a candidate to the White House – the beginning of Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign

Does a high percentage of women in the parliament mean a greater gender equality for a country? A quick look on numbers

Women in national parliaments are important actors of change. They bring new perspectives regarding political issues (their effectiveness has been proven over all in themes of peace-building and poverty’s reduction), give more visibility to women in decision-making process and modify … Continue reading Does a high percentage of women in the parliament mean a greater gender equality for a country? A quick look on numbers

2015, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

For updated 2016 version please click here   The International Women’s Day is approaching and a lot of politicians are speaking about women empowerment and leadership. I decided thus to create a list of female leaders in the world. The … Continue reading 2015, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

Why this blog

Some leaders are born women (Geraldine Ferraro) Welcome to this blog, a space meant to gather and analyse information about women as political leaders and especially a small and very badly known group of First Ladies. Since some decades we can observe … Continue reading Why this blog