Women in Parliament

Change Starts At The Top, In Our Minds And Our Institutions

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Impact

Over the past year, the Australian community has become uncomfortably aware of the pervasive culture of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment within the medical profession. To those of us within the profession, it is clear that this deeply embedded culture of sexual harassment is a symptom of a much deeper problem.

I'm Proud to Campaign With a Leader Who Advances the Equality of Women

Jennifer Hollett | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Hollett

All party Leaders in this election will -- or at least should -- tell you that they want to see more women in politics, and that Canadians would be better served by a more balanced representation in the House of Commons. But what sets Tom Mulcair apart from Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, is that he won't simply wring his hands and lament the sad state of affairs.

Voters Prefer Women Candidates Over Men, Experiment Suggests

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Politics

A research experiment gauging how people react differently to female and male political candidates is raising questions about how gender stereotypes i...

The Country With the Most Women in Parliament? You Might Be Surprised

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Impact

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png A quick quiz for you -- which country has: the most women in parliament? The largest number on boards? Drum roll -- Rwanda 63.8 per cent and Norway 40.6 per cent. So it seems that when it comes to leadership, the glass ceiling in the U.S. and U.K. isn't about to be shattered any time soon. But does this really matter? I think it does.

Why Politics Is Too Important to Leave to the Men

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

More women in politics changes not only what is done but how. What is discussed changes; more time on health, child care, and environmental concerns; and more consensus-driven win-win approaches replace the testosterone-driven triumphalism of politics as usual.

Our (Surprisingly?) Diverse Parliament

Alison Loat | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada
Alison Loat

Our politicians tend to be older, whiter, more male, better educated and more 'white collar' than the average Canadian. So for those who would prefer a Parliament that better looks and feels more like Canada, the election of a few 20-something MPs is a good thing.