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The Peninsula Qatar
September 24, 2018
Vietnam has first female president, but activists are unimpressed
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vietnam’s appointment of its first female president belies a deep gender imbalance in the communist country’s politics and society and will do little to improve women’s rights, advocates said on Monday. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh was named acting president on Sunday...
September 13, 2018
Source: Face Africa
Meet Kamissa Camara, Mali’s youngest and first female minister for foreign affairs
Recently- re-elected president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named 35-year-old Kamissa Camara as the minister for foreign affairs in his recent cabinet reshuffle. With a rich background in foreign affairs and policies, Camara becomes the first woman to hold this post in the history of Mali....
September 12, 2018
Source: Daily Trust
Nigeria: Female aspirant, others eye Badaru’s seat in Jigawa
As the 2019 general elections draw near, those who want to wrest power from the governor of Jigawa State, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, are busy strategising. To this end, their posters have virtually taken over major towns of the state. For the meantime, however, most aspirants are from the Social...
September 12, 2018
Source: Daily Post
Nigeria: Women politicians reveal what men are doing to them
Women politicians in Kogi State have revealed what they have been going through in the hands of men in the state. The women alleged that they were being denied the opportunity to contest elective positions, and accused male politicians of “constantly seeking to dominate the political space”. Some...
September 12, 2018
Source: Quartz India
India’s sexual-assault crisis is what happens when few women are in power
India is the most dangerous country for sexual violence against women, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation 2018 survey. The survey, which measures sexual and non-sexual violence, discrimination, cultural traditions, health care and human trafficking, has been criticized for reflecting more...
September 12, 2018
Source: Africa News
Africa's young female ministers: Mali follows Botswana, Zimbabwe
Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Monday named Kamissa Camara as his new foreign minister, joining a 33 member cabinet tasked with restoring peace and rebuilding the economy in Keita’s second and final term. 35-year Camara previously served as Keita’s foreign policy adviser, a position...
September 12, 2018
Source: The Guardian
Female MPs from around world to gather for UK suffrage event
More than 100 female politicians from around the world, from Afghanistan to the Vatican, will sit in the House of Commons for a landmark event to mark the centenary of women first winning the right to vote in the UK. The Women MPs of the World conference, in which there will be parliamentarians...
September 12, 2018
Meet Morgan Murtaugh, the youngest female congressional candidate
A young, female 20-something is looking to upset how things are done in Washington D.C. by defeating a long-entrenched incumbent. She’s the youngest person running for Congress in 2018. She’s not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s not even a Democrat. Morgan Murtaugh is running as a Republican for...
September 12, 2018
‘And I’m a mom.’ Candidates and voters warm to kids on the trail
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate for Congress, had finished a radio interview and was heading toward the stage at the local library where a crowd waited for her to begin an event with the mayor and a native-son-turned-astronaut. But first, there was a smudge of chocolate to...