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#WomenLead (Issue 124): Your weekly round-up on women in politics
Hello, and welcome to Issue 124!
In today’s edition, our spotlight celebrates one more country taking a deliberate step to improve women’s representation in politics. We also have updates from Fiji, Italy and Slovenia.
In case you missed last week’s edition, you can read it here.
🙋♀️ A HISTORIC FIRST: Following up on our update from last week, Natasa Pirc Musar has been elected as Slovenia’s new President. She becomes the first woman to reach the position in the nation’s history. Pirc Musar is a former journalist and a lawyer, and contested as an independent.
👩🍼 A WELCOME STEP: In Italy, women MPs can now breastfeed babies in the Chamber during Parliamentary debates, the committee responsible for the Chamber's rules announced last week, AFP reported. So far, Parliamentarians had to use a separate room for this purpose. They will be allowed to do so till their child’s first birthday.