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Monday, October 19, 2015
The Women’s Forum events bring together women and men leaders from all over the world representing the private sector, governments, academic circles, culture and others. These meetings aim to create a powerful and global network that would help...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Antoinette Fouque, the co-founder the French Women’s Liberation Movement, has died at the age of 77. She died at her home in Paris between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Born in Marseille in 1936, she earned a doctorate in political...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact. From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age. Now...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Four women, one seat. So far, the 2014 mayoral election in Paris is a single-sex contest. The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo...
Friday, August 16, 2013
The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo of the Parti Socialiste (PS). Two other women are also widely expected to fight for the...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
One thing is certain in the race to lead France's cultural and political center: A woman will be mayor of Paris for the first time in the city's 2,000-year history. The outcome of the conservative primary that begins May 31 is all but decided -...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Monday, July 23, 2012
the kind of the Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 University Workshop launched a proposal to colleagues and student of the universities of Bordeaux and academic institutions members of the PRESS to present their research on the genus at the 1st forum...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to shake up and renew France when he took office. And he started with his cabinet, which includes 11 women - three of them from minority backgrounds. To read the full article, please visit...
Monday, May 25, 2009
This consolidated response highlights strategies and policies that may be used in addition to gender quotas by political parties to increase the numbers of women in politics. The strategies described in this response include establishing women’s...
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
This handbook sets out practical examples of parliament's active engagement in the budgetary process. It seeks to advance parliament's own institutional capacity to make a positive impact on the budget, and to equip parliament, its members and...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This paper examines the role of presiding officers in three general models of legislatures: the Westminster Model, the U.S. Congress Model, and the French Bureau Model. It elaborates on the characteristics of each model and outlines the distinct...