Vanuatu finally breaks its decade-long streak of male-only Parliament, and other stories
#WomenLead (Issue 121): Your weekly round-up on women in politics
Hello, and welcome to Issue 121!
We are back after our mini-break, and there’s so much to catch up on! In this week’s edition we bring you lots of readings, and also updates from China, India, New Zealand and the United States of America.
The world is bracing itself for #COP27. Here’s our piece from last year where we discussed how without gender-parity, summits like the COP are not in the spirit of climate justice. The piece is also available in Spanish!
In case you missed the previous edition, you can read it here. And if you have any feedback, thoughts, ideas, comments for us, please do write in by replying to this email. Thank you!
✊ WAY TO GO: New Zealand has added another feather to its cap – the country now has more women in Parliament than men for the first time in its history. This historic moment was made possible when Soraya Peke-Mason was sworn in as the replacement for outgoing speaker Trevor Mallard. With her swearing-in, the 120-member Parliament now has 60 women and 59 men, and one seat remains vacant. With this, the country will become one in only four countries around the world which have more women than men in Parliament. #WayToGo