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Friday, February 15, 2019
Who’d be a woman politician? Shattering glass ceilings is not for the faint of heart
By Nerima Wako-Ojiwa, Student politics in our universities is a replica of our national politics. When it comes to heavy debates, the competitive candidates are printing hundreds of fliers, forming voting blocs (causing some institutions to forbid...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a real difference
Women are gaining ground in politics around the world. Last year, the so-called “pink wave” saw a record number of women elected to Congressin the US’s mid-term elections. There are signs of progress in Africa, too. Last October, Ethiopia’s Prime...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Workshop Tasks Media On Support for Women in Politics, Nigeria
Participants at a two-day workshop organised by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, for journalists in Abuja, have been charged to support women in politics and also set the agenda for issue-based campaign for aspirants aspiring for various...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Women in Government
This wonderful infographic summarizes all the relevant data on women in all branches of government as well as legislation in place for women's political participation from around the world.
Women in leadership will curb corruption – RDP
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Women in leadership will curb corruption (Namibia)
WINDHOEK - The National Secretary of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Women’s League is of the view that corruption will drastically decrease if more capable women occupy leadership positions. Speaking to New Era just after the official...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Women supported Zanu PF out of fear: Study (Zimbabwe)
A REGIONAL research body, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), has said although Zimbabwean women are largely marginalised, they still exerted a lot of influence through voting even in the face of serious fears about violence during elections. STAFF...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Why Nigerian Women Shy Away From Politics
Sexual harassments and intimidation are two major reasons why women shy away from politics, representative of Ikorodu Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, western Nigeria, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, has said. Akinsola, a first-term...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Women’s Parliamentary Caucuses as agents of change
Nation-building processes cannot work and development goals cannot be achieved if women are denied meaningful political participation. To ensure this, Pakistan’s Parliament introduced in 2002 a 17 percent gender quota in all legislative houses. But...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
WomenCan: World Bank, UN Women and Hillary Clinton to launch ground-breaking report
After two years of research and many in-depth consultations, on 14 May the World Bank team will launch a ground-breaking report, with Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Woman Runs for President in Islamic Mauritania
Nouakchott, Mauritania:  A woman has put forward a rare bid for the presidency of Mauritania, a west African nation run under strict Islamic law, the country's Constitutional Council said Wednesday, "Lalla Mariem Mint Moulaye Idriss dropped off a...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Women, Business and the Law 2014 : Removing Restrictions to enhance Gender Equality
The World Bank and IFC report finds that while 42 economies reduced legal differences between women and men, 128 out of 143 economies studied still impose legal differences on the basis of gender in at least one of the report’s key indicators. The...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Women Building Peace
This volume looks back at a wealth of women’s peacebuilding practice documented by Accord since 1998. Case studies from Cambodia,  Sierra Leone, northern Uganda, Papua New Guinea–Bougainville, Northern  Ireland, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia–Aceh and ...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Women as Agents of Change: Having Voice in Society and Influencing Policy
The World Bank’s World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development (WDR2012)identified women’s voice, agency and participation as a key dimension of gender equality and as a majorpolicy priority. Agency, as defined in the WDR2012, is the...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential
This report looks at women's potential contributions to peacebuilding from the under-explored angle of natural resources, relating the ways they use, manage, benefit from the latter to their access to participation in peacebuilding.
Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda. (Image: Maxppp/
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Women in Post-genocide Rwanda Have Helped Heal Their Country
The document reflects on how Rwandan women have secured big gains in the halls of power, although challenges remain.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Women call for political co-existance, Zambia
FEMALE political stakeholders have condemned the violence that characterised 2013 and have implored political parties to learn to co-exist.  They said yesterday that violence was a hindrance to the participation of citizens, including women and...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Women Movement for Peace and Security in Africa
In order to study the role of women in the various stages of peace and conflict, we must first understand the underlying concepts inherent in these processes and the ways in which women understand and use these concepts in their work. Also important...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Women pin rights hopes on new Parliament, Zimbabwe
WHEN Maude Taruvinga votes in new elections this year, she will be voting for her local female politician as she has placed her hopes for a better future on the presence of more women in country’s legislature. In January 2012, Taruvinga became a...