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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Afghanistan’s Success Will Be Measured By Women’s Progress
While we were meeting with women journalists in Afghanistan this past May, another group of Afghan women journalists were in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional staff members. The overlap was coincidental, but both groups of Afghan women...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Afghanistan’s first ever female cabbie meters out election advice
When Afghan taxi driver Sara Bahai has male passengers in her cab, she takes the chance to lobby them on female rights — and she hopes the country’s next president will also listen to her. Bahai has been driving the streets of Mazar-i-Sharif city...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Lose an Election? If You're Female, It May Have Been Because Of Your Eyebrows
Big brows may be trendy, but the American public’s sense of propriety gets inflamed if they’re on a female elected official’s face. According to a recent study from Dartmouth University, and published in Social Psychological and Personality Science...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Indigenous voices
Each year thousands of indigenous organizations and civil society activists attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the 13th session of which will take place at UN Headquarters from 12 to 23 May. They come from across the world to share...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Egyptian women campaign for larger role in parliament
Egyptian women today still suffer from cultural, social and political discrimination with no indication from policymakers for progress. Though women attained the right to political participation in 1956, significant development has been minimal. The...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Morocco, UN Women Sign Partnership Agreement to Promote Gender Equality
The Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development, and UN Women signed, Wednesday in Rabat, a partnership agreement to promote the institutionalization of the principles of gender equality in the public policy making process in...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Depoliticisation, fiscal autonomy can improve police
What’s the role of the police in a community? Is it to serve the citizens by ensuring their security or to maintain public order by coercive power?  Lawyers, human rights activists, journalists and citizen-based groups deliberated over these vital...
Monday, April 21, 2014
KP govt to set up women desks at all police stations, Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced that women police desks would be established at all 500 police stations of the province to facilitate the province’s female population. Speaking at a ceremony in the provincial capital...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
When women succeed, the world succeeds
Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights.” So proclaimed Hillary Clinton, US First Lady at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, in a landmark speech of her career. Despite Clinton’s...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Women voters will play decisive role in Indian elections
Women voters in India will play a decisive role in determining the outcome in the country’s general election, polling for which begins on April 7th. According to India’s election commission, the independent body that oversees all legislative polls,...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence
Both houses of the Afghan Parliament have voted to pass an act that would prohibit relatives from testifying against a criminal defendant in a judicial proceeding. If signed by President Hamid Karzai, the proposed change to the Afghan criminal code...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Familiar Faces and Warlords Set To Dominate Afghan Election Campaign
Twenty-seven presidential hopefuls have registered as candidates for Afghanistan's crucial April 5 vote, setting the stage for a wide-open race among former warlords, powerful officials, and several prominent Western-educated technocrats... The...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
NCW demands 100 out of 444 parliamentary seats for women, Egypt
Women should have at least 100 of the 444 seats in the next parliament, the National Council for Women said in a statement Thursday. Representation of women should be proportionate to their weight in society and their wide-scale participation in the...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Trying to break through Egypt’s political glass ceiling
Mariam Milad was the first Christian woman to found an Egyptian political party. She has run for parliament, and lost, three times. Undaunted, she is now preparing for her fourth parliamentary election, to be held sometime after the as-yet...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Mexican MPs reinforce commitment to a gender-sensitive parliament
Mexican MPs and experts have called on the need to push forward a gender-sensitive parliament as a key step in advancing towards equality between men and women in society at large. In a self-assessment seminar and debate on gender mainstreaming...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NGOs push for boost in female candidates, Cambodia
More than 50 per cent of candidates nominated by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in the upcoming provincial and district council elections should be women, a coalition of 12 civil society groups...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Assemblyman Buchwald Reports Passage Of Women's Equality Act, USA
In an effort to provide equality and justice for all New York state citizens, Assemblyman David Buchwald announced passage of the full 10-point Women's Equality Act (WEA). The legislation addresses pay inequity, sexual harassment, pregnancy...