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Friday, July 26, 2013
Norway's female MPs tell women to 'give a damn'
'Maybe women deserve men setting the agenda," a conservative female politician said Friday as emotions ran high over a study that showed men know more about politics than women, and that the gender gap was wider in Norway than in comparable...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Stepping Stone: Jordan's quota for women's parliament seats is raising the profile of female politicians
Jordanian female parliamentarians have come a long way in the ten years since the quota system was first introduced for the 2003 elections. Crucially, the quota system has succeeded in changing society’s attitudes, to the extent that women are now...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Women get four key portfolios in new Egypt government
Cairo: Four key ministerial portfolios are set to go to women in Egypt’s new government, for the first time in the history of the conservative country. The line-up of the interim government, headed by liberal economist Hazem Al Beblawi, is...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Female encouraged for PM, Fiji
WITH more countries around the world voting in female prime ministers, Fiji's women are also being encouraged to add a female face to the words "Prime Minister". Such a change will obviously be accompanied by numerous challenges, explained Minister...
Sunday, July 14, 2013
In liberated Libya, women struggle to raise their hand
Some women see Libya's transition as a prime opportunity to improve their standing in society and gain political power, but societal norms still stand in the way. A Libyan woman flashes the victory sign at Tahrir Square, during the second...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Catherine Ashton Emerges as a Key Player in the European Union
A key player in the European Union, Catherine Ashton caps her turn as a diplomat by orchestrating an impossible seeming peace between Serbia and Kosovo. When Catherine Ashton was named High Representative for Foreign Affairs and National Security...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Do Women Make Better Senators Than Men? USA
They make up one-fifth of the body. It doesn’t look anything like parity (or America), but they believe they can do what the men can’t — namely, get things done. We invite you to read the article published July 12 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Daughter of murdered mayoral candidate wins election, Mexico
 On the same day that she buried her father, Alma Leticia Reyes decided that she would follow in his footsteps and continue his candidacy for mayor of a Mexican town herself, and now - after winning the election - she will have the chance to carry...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Parliament’s gender balance: Is a gender quota system the best way to get more women into Parliament? New Zealand
What is it about the “woman question” that drives so many pundits and politicians to despair in New Zealand? To call the all-women shortlist a “man ban” shows how clearly many of them see politics as being all about them, men. Thinking about it,...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Politics, Not Women's Cup of Tea?
They are just mere subjects for soft news like family, lifestyle and culture. Also, there are fewer women as politicians or as the ones on higher/senior public positions and this has made women follow news lesser than their male counterparts. We...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Minority women can flex their political muscle, but will they? USA
Conservatives refuse to give up their fight to pass legislation that affects women’s health, bodies, and civil rights, and after an election year when women of color turned out in force for Democrats, electing more of them to state offices....
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Awareness campaign for journalists on Haitian women’s quota
A useful workshop aimed at generating an understanding in the media of Haiti’s women’s quota was held on 13 June in Port au Prince. The workshop was arranged jointly by International IDEA and the Haitian committee charged with the implementation of...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Opinion: Are female leaders too cheerful for their own good? USA
(CNN) -- Early in Dara's career, she was told by a coach that "honey attracts more bees than vinegar," so she took pains to rein in her natural candor and soften her opinions. But when she started her present job as vice president at a national...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Zimbabweans say yes to new Constitution strong on gender equality and women's rights
“As a woman of Zimbabwe, I personally wanted a Constitution that is fit for me,” said Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome, who participated in Zimbabwe’s Constitution-...