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Girls on Film documentary
Friday, September 26, 2014
Girls on Film: A documentary series that finally puts women back in the history books
In a perfect world, there would be no need for a media platform highlighting groundbreaking women in history. But if history has taught us anything, it's that female achievements are often forgotten or filtered out. Female journalists, spies,...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
GAMBIA: GAMCOTRAP & Co. Train Women On Leadership
Women from five West African countries converged at the Paradise Suites Hotel from 24 to 28th March 2014 to receive training on leadership skills. The five day training of the women activists from diverse walks of life was organised with the support...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Ghana needs Legislative Quota Seat system
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, at the weekend emphasised that a “Legislative Quota Seat” system is urgently required in Ghana’s electoral laws to consolidate the country’s fledging democracy. “Legislative Quota Seat “,...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Grassroots women: game changers in the fight against corruption
New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Huairou Commission, a global network of grassroots women’s organizations, convened a global dialogue to discuss how supporting women can further contribute to building transparent...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Gender parity in parliament possible within 20 years, new trends show
A one point five percentage point (1.5) increase in 2013 of the global average of women members of parliament (MPs) marks a significant and encouraging trend that could lead to gender parity within 20 years if fully capitalized upon, says the Inter-...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Gloria Steinem: Why Our Revolution Has Just Begun
If I had to pick a couple of myths about the women’s movement that are most wrong, I think two might be tied for worst place. One is that this movement—also known as women’s liberation, feminism, womanism, mujerista!, grrrls and more—is only for...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Growing Number of Kentucky Women Running for State Legislature
A growing number of women are vying for seats in the Kentucky General Assembly this year. Of the 220 candidates running for either the state House or Senate in the 2014 election cycle, about 20 percent are women. That’s a five-point increase...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Monday, January 13, 2014
GOP PAC targets young women voters, USA
Sen. Kelly Ayotte says a new Republican women’s political action committee is “Democrats’ worst nightmare.” Surrounded in a room full of 400 people, primarily young women, Ayotte gave the keynote address at the launch party of RightNOW Women PAC on...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Gillibrand: Women-run Hill to focus on economy
Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand explained Wednesday how politics would be different with more women in office. “If the Congress today — there are only 20 women out of the 100 in the U.S. Senate. … Obviously that’s not representative of America,” Gillibrand...
Saturday, November 30, 2013
German SPD chief vows women to get half of party cabinet jobs
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday pledged a 50-50 male-female split of the party's cabinet posts in a planned new 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, according to a newspaper interview. Sigmar Gabriel,...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Gambia: 'Women Are the Major Players in Politics'
Madi Jobarteh, the programme manager of The Association of Non-governmental Organisations (TANGO) has said that women are the major players in politics but quality participation of women in politics is needed. He made these remarks during an...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Gender Equality a Catch-22 Issue in Estonia, Says Presidential Adviser
After a report placed Estonia 59th in gender equality in the world, far behind Latvia and Lithuania, presidential adviser Iivi Anna Masso said that the issue in Estonia seems to be stuck in an endless loop. People say that women are paid less...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Gender Centre in Ghana prepares women for effective performance
The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre) has trained 40 women in human rights and leadership to enhance their performance. The training is to sharpen the women's leadership skills for management of their future...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Gender equality and Turkey’s 2023 goals
2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The symbolism of this date has led to 2023 being set as the “deadline” for many financial, political, and social targets. However, any growth needs to be social for it to be sustainable....
Friday, August 16, 2013
Ghana: Put More Women in Decision-Making Positions
A civil society group, Gender Studies and Human Right Documentation Centre (GSHRDC) is calling on Government to fulfill its promise of having majority of women occupying decision-making positions in the country. The call was necessitated by the...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Grace, Kenya’s first Iron Lady of politics
Grace Akech Onyango was the first African Iron Lady of Kenyan politics. Born in Sakwa, Bondo and married in Gem to a teacher-journalist Onyango Baridi she became the first woman to be elected mayor of Kisumu Town in 1967 and MP in 1969. She...