Lockdowns have led to increases in complaints or calls to report domestic abuse in several countries, according to UN data.
The wave of female candidates running for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections is expected to cause many upsets; in particular due to Democratic women dominating the race.
Lebanon's current parliament has a paltry number of female members. But now, 11 percent of the candidates contesting in the first parliamentary elections in a decade are women.
The country's first female head of government pledged to reform education and take steps to help get Serbia closer to EU membership.
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