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Friday, July 07, 2017
Is public funding effectively increasing women’s political participation?
By Elin Falguera Today, nearly two-thirds of the world’s countries provide political parties and/or candidates with public funding, through either monetary or indirect financial support such as subsidised access to media. In a number of countries ,...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Irene P. Tillah
Irene P. Tillah is Assemblywoman in the second district of Sulu, Philippines. She is the Chairman of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Relations. This interview was conducted during an event organized by UN Women and the Inter-...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ikram Ben Said
Ikram Ben Said is a women’s rights advocate and Founder of “Aswat Nissa” (Voices of Women), a Tunisian nonprofit promoting women’s active participation in the political and policy-making spheres while fighting against all forms of discriminations...
Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
If not Hillary Clinton, then Sarah Palin for 2016, poll shows
When it comes to women in the White House, Sarah Palin takes the cake in Americans’ eyes, a new poll found. The Economist/YouGov poll asked participants which female candidate — other than Hillary Clinton — they’d like to see run for the high office...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in the Constituent Assembly
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...
Monday, July 29, 2013
India: Women contestants for better management of natural resources in Sarpanch elections
Women contestants in the fray for sarpanch elections scheduled for July 31, who are financially not too sound to woo voters with valuables, have taken up a unique stand of highlighting what other candidates failed to promise. All-round development...
Friday, April 12, 2013
Italy’s Women Still Getting Shafted
When Italian president Giorgio Napolitano appointed 10 expert consultants to lead Italy out of its political gridlock late last month, it would appear he could not find one qualified woman to add to the list. The list comprises 10 men, including...
Monday, December 10, 2012
India: The tale of two women who have taken on Gujarat’s "Iron Man"
It is 8.30 a.m. on Saturday in the middle class area of Chandra Nagar. Jagruti Pandya, widow of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya, who was murdered in 2003, is doing a walkabout. She is the Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) candidate from the...
Thursday, November 01, 2012
India: Rahul exhorts young guns and women to take the leap towards politics
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi took to the campaign trail in Himachal Pradesh by exhorting the youth to be more participative in politics. The young leader also talked about the merits of women in politics, saying states with politicians...
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Indonesia: Gubernatorial candidates try to woo women voters
In dealing with women’s issues in Jakarta, the candidates to be Jakarta’s next governor are apparently not all on the same page. During a public discussion entitled “Perempuan Jakarta Nyari Gubernur” (Jakarta women seek a governor) on Tuesday, Alex...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
International Women's Day 2012
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 2012 Theme: CONNECTING GIRLS,...
Monday, June 28, 2010
Inter-American Year of Women 2010: Women & Power - For a World of Equality
The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), proclaimed 2010 the “Inter-American Year of Women,” in recognition of the progress made and the challenges that remain to full equality between men and women. The Inter-American Year...
Monday, March 01, 2010
IDEA draft Code of conduct on media and elections
The purpose of this code of conduct is to address the areas where all three sets of ethical standards overlap. The mass media are increasingly recognised as playing a crucial role in free and democratic elections. The media are vital in conveying...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
iKNOW Politics Website Arabic Regional Launch
The iKNOW Politics Arabic regional launch will bring together approximately 100 women leaders, candidates, activists, and women’s organizations from the Middle East and North Africa. The conference will also engage prominent women leaders from every...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ina Puken Tula Tuen Lewotana - The Woman Who Changed the World
This video introduces Petronela Peni, the first woman village head in Flores. Gender inequality in her customs made the struggles of Peni and her women colleagues difficult, but gradually she won the trust and support of her people. As a village...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Independent Women Candidates in Local Elections in Mali
This consolidated response highlights recommendations on how to empower independent women candidates to succeed in elections. These recommendations include providing training sessions, working with civil society organizations, forming women’s...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Iron Range Go Run 2008!
Go Run is a weekend-long training to inspire, equip, and inform women from all walks of life to lead more effectively in your work, community, and politics. The training will focus on communications, fundraising, organizing and other leadership...