women in politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on women in politics


[ANALYSIS] Contextualizing Sara Duterte’s courage

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Is the Davao mayor the courageous woman leader that this country needs? How about Vice President Leni Robredo and her 'quiet courage'?

Advocates push for fair representation of women in politics

Mar 23, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Ahead of the elections, Angat Bayi fellow Mayen Juico says that proper representation of women in politics is essential in nation building

WOMEN AND THE ELECTIONS. Dr. Nathalie Verceles sits down with Canadian Ambassador John Holmes, Ilocos Sur Councilor Joanne Valdez, Quezon City Councilor Mayen Juico and Angat Bayi mentor Dr. Carol Sobritchea on a roundtable discussion on women and the elections. Screenshot from Rappler Talk.

[OPINION] Women in legislature: Do they really matter?

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Let's do away with the stereotype that women will never be as good as men in the political arena

She dreams to be first Muslim woman in U.S. Congress

Aug 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who is running in the Democratic primary for US Congress in Massachusetts’ First District, goes on a door-knocking and voter registration drive in Chicopee, Massachusetts, July 21, 2018. Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan. Now aged 44, she faces the biggest hurdle of her life: asking a majority white constituency, where Catholics are the biggest religious group, to make her the first Muslim woman elected into Congress. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Here are some of the other historic moments for women in government.

NEW MOM. In this file photo taken on October 20, 2017 then New Zealand's Labour party leader Jacinda Ardern receives applause as she is welcomed to her first caucus meeting as Prime Minister-elect at Parliament in Wellington. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Ang patotoo ng mga drug lord at kidnapper

Feb 20, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Kagalang galang na talaga ang hustisya sa Pilipinas Ang salita ng kidnapper ay ebidensya na ngayon [at] sinasanto na natin ang salita ng mga drug lord

CHAIN OF LOVE : Women's leaders trroped to the Senate to express support to Senator Leila De Lima even as they condemned the government move to arrest her on trump-up illegal drugs charges. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

May 01, 2016 - 4:43 PM

After the second round of elections 17 women will become lawmakers in the 290 seat parliament – one more than the number of clerics which has hit an all time low

WOMEN. In this file photo, an Iranian woman fills in her ballot paper in the last minutes of voting in the parliamentary and Experts Assembly election at a polling station at Ershad Mosque in Tehran, Iran, February 26, 2016. File photo by Abedin Taherkenareh /EPA

CALL-OUT: Who is the woman leader you want?

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Tell us how an incumbent official inspired you or why you want a candidate to win Write about her politics on X

IN NUMBERS: Women in PH politics

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:04 PM

In the past 6 elections – from 1998 to 2013 – more men have participated and won than women


Jan 11, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Let the fight be as much as women’s as it is men’s Women are in fact much stronger than they have long been portrayed

Change.org petition to Aquino: Apologize over 'offensive' LP show

Oct 02, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The petition also calls for an investigation into the conduct of government officials in violation of the Magna Carta of Women

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the Press Conference at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday (September 17, 2015). The President also showed images of the slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, killed by the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in the January 25 encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Q and A: ‘Glass ceiling, not brick wall, for PH women’

Aug 31, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano tells Rappler why the Philippines does not have enough women leaders and why poor mothers continue to die of childbirth

India's new parliament sees few women

May 18, 2014 - 12:11 AM

Women in India have served as prime minister president and political partiy heads but politics is still mostly dominated by men

Gov't fund sought for parties with more women candidates

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Political parties having women as 30 of its candidates can have access to an empowerment fund that can augment campaign kitties

WAIT ENDS. The House of Representatives passes the RH Bill on 3rd reading. Photo by Egay G. AguilarWAIT ENDS. The House of Representatives passes the RH Bill on 3rd reading. Photo by Egay G. Aguilar

Japan mulls revision of 'comfort women' apology

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The move is the latest in a series of statements and gaffes from senior officials around Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that are being interpreted as questioning accepted wisdom on Japan s brutal wartime behavior in East Asia