India: Arya Rajendran was elected mayor of the capital city of Kerala. She is 21 years old and in her second year of a bachelor in Math. She is the youngest mayor in the state Thiruvananthapuram. Because of her young age, it was her first time voting Brasil: The artist Juliana Notari painted a 33-meter […]
What happened in December 2020?
France: Since 20 years, there is a law about parity but still less than 20% of the French Mayors are women. Moreover, the city of Paris has to pay 90 000 euros fine because there are too many women appointed to management positions at the Parisian city hall. Switzerland: Same-sex marriage law was accepted by […]
What happened in November 2020?
New Zealand: Nanaia Mahuta has become the first Maori woman to be appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs. She has vowed to bring a broader perspective to the role, promoting indigenous voices within global affairs. A member of parliament since she was 26, she served as the Minister for Maori Development between 2017-2020. Poland: After […]
What happened in October 2020?
Poland’s constitutional tribunal has ruled that abortion due to foetal defects is unconstitutional. The right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS) government previously attempted to ban all abortions in 2016 but scrapped the plan following the Black Protest, when women nationwide took to the streets wearing black, with many striking on Black Monday. Poland is a […]
What happened in September 2020?
Hello everyone, We will post every month a recap of the news related to gender and feminist issues around the world! The Covid-19 crisis has increased the number of girls forced to get married due to economic problems. In many countries, the girls often get married to sustain their family financially using the dowry, bringing […]