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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Elections in 2019 in Asian countries: A game-changer for women or not?
How do women in elections stand to gain in terms of power sharing? What are the takeaways for them? The long election season in India is finally over. No, not India alone, but a few more countries in the Asian neighbourhood had also undergone a...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Women representation in parliaments in Asia
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Philippines and Nepal has the highest percentage of parliamentary seats held by women. Womens’ representation in the political structure has always been a waxing issue for the Asian countries. The World Bank data shows...
Friday, July 27, 2018
South Asia: Parliamentarians need to step it up for gender equality
“STEP IT UP for gender equality” was one among the many commitments renewed at the South Asian Speakers Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation, convened by the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Sri Lanka’s Parliament...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Why are Asia’s women politicians facing a backlash?
By Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, In the global struggle to get more women into high political office, one of the more hopeful fronts is Asia. Taiwan recently celebrated two years of its first female president, Tsai Ing-Wen, and its national legislature...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Pacific Islands Forum leader plans more effort to help women as leaders
The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor wants to put more effort into empowering women leaders.  The PACNEWS agency reports Dame Meg, whose first term in the role finishes in December, says she hasn't done enough to...
Thursday, February 09, 2017
The voices are different - Pacific women in politics
"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. "Culturally, women don't vote for women because they're supporting the men in their families." But that...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Arjun Bahadur Thapa
Contributor Uday Nagaraju met in Nepal His Excellency Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General of SAARC, and discussed SAARC’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality and women’s empowerment. The South Asian Association for Regional...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
The story of women’s political empowerment in the Pacific continues to be one of struggle and hardship. Commitments have been made by Pacific Leaders to facilitate women’s entry into politics. While some countries have translated these commitments...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Call for Applications by the South Asia Women’s Fund
South Asia Women’s Fund is committed to supporting women’s organizations and activists working towards realizing women’s human rights in the South Asian region. Through its grant making portfolios, SAWF provides access to resources for women-led...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
History made in Taiwan: two women candidates compete in 2016 presidential campaign
Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman to run in the 2016 presidential election. With Tsai Ing-Wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Hung Hsiu-chu of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Taiwan is poised to have...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Nominations for the 2015 N-Peace Awards are now open!
The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The awards also recognize male peacebuilders who work...
Monday, February 16, 2015
Make It Happen-International Women's day 2015
Why is it important for women to be active in politics? Mary Rose Gurrea (Philippines) answers.
Women in rural India
Monday, February 16, 2015
Participation of Rural Women in Local Self-Government in India
By Gargi Sharma, The 73rd amendment to the Constitution of India in 1992 prescribes rules for elections at the lowest level, the third tier of government called local self-government. The idea behind these provisions is to ensure participation of...
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Participation of Rural Women in Local Self-Government in India
By Gargi Sharma, The 73rd amendment to the Constitution of India in 1992 prescribes rules for elections at the lowest level, the third tier of government called local self-government. The idea behind these provisions is to ensure participation of...
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Bomb Attack in Eastern Afghanistan Kills Female Politician
A popular female politician in east Afghanistan, Angiza Shinwari, died in hospital on Monday following a bomb attack on her vehicle last week, Afghan officials said, underscoring the growing dangers for women in the government. To read the full...
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Saturday, February 14, 2015
A day of firsts for women in politics, and one in particular
It’s a historic day for politics and women in Australia – and even more remarkable for one woman minister, who is also Queensland’s first ever Indigenous woman MP. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s cabinet marks an Australian first, with a majority of...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
She ran she won: identifying and overcoming obstacles to getting elected to parliament
iKNOW Politics has compiled video testimonies from women parliamentarians from all over the globe to create this video on identifying and overcoming obstacles that women women face when seeking election to parliament.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Resident Director for Women's Political Participation Programs: Afghanistan
 The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is seeking to hire a Resident Director for Women’s Political Participation to assist with its electoral support and political development programs in Afghanistan.  The Director will be based in Kabul,...