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The stories of the Fathers of Confederation have been well-told, but many of the women involved in politics and community life before, during and...
YAOUNDE — In Cameroon, civil society groups marked this year's International Women's Day by urging women to register to vote and take on larger roles...
Algerian law requires the next parliament to be made up of 30 percent women — but political parties across the spectrum have struggled to come up...
When Liberians go to the polls on October 10, they will see more women on the ballots. That is, if 138 “women’s leadership boot camp” graduates have...
MANILA — The Commission on Elections will be holding a special satellite voter registration for women and girls in Metro Manila and in other parts of...
Poor, populous Uttar Pradesh (UP) was the first Indian state to have a female chief minister–Sucheta Kriplani from 1963 to 1967–but this pioneering...
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: One of the key demands of the people’s movement in 2006 was increased representation of women, Dalits and people from marginalized...
Women may be deterred from entering politics because of abuse suffered by female MPs, Diane Abbott says. The shadow home secretary said she was...
Will the election of Donald Trump, who once boasted of grabbing women by the genitalia and has a history of sexist remarks, create a wave of female...
According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in...
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about the sexist attitudes she still battles as a senior woman politician. In a wide-ranging...
GUWAHATI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The chief minister of India's remote northeastern state of Nagaland has resigned after facing...
Nadia Ahmed Abdou is the first female to be appointed governor in Egypt after she was sworn into office on Thursday as the head of the Nile Delta...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pitiful show of female candidates in India's state elections is an indictment of...
LAHORE, PAKISTAN — Reforms to Pakistan's electoral laws making it mandatory for political parties to allot five percent of their tickets to women...
"Women don't vote for women" Niki Rattle says, the flower tucked into her bun, burning orange against the blend of grey and brown of her hair. "...
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An overwhelming majority of women MPs have received online and verbal abuse from the public and a third have considered quitting as a result, a BBC...
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KARACHI: A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely...
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Members of the public are invited to nominate suitable candidates for the Commission for Gender Equality (GCE), according to the Ad Hoc Committee...
By Alison Smale About five decades since the surge in modern feminism, it is unlikely that most women — in the United States, at least — would have...

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