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Thursday, October 24, 2013
India's AAP struggles to find women candidates willing to join politics
The Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi has only seven women candidates out of 62. AAP is struggling to find women candidates willing to join politics. CNN-IBN spoke to some of the women candidates, including Rakhi Birla, who is contesting from the Mangolpuri...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ICT as a powerful means to advance women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality
Remarks of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, at the UN Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender, New York, 20 September 2013. We invite our users to read the complete speech here
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Incumbency Test Looms Larger for Female Governors, USA
The four female incumbents in the field of about 30 governors seeking reelection in November 2014 are doing something considered incumbent upon any female executive who wants her job back: playing up their accomplishments. The quartet includes three...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I wish women politicians are accepted in their own right: Preneet Kaur, MoS, External Affairs Minister
India had a woman Prime Minister long before the West elected one, but there have been very few women Cabinet ministers to date. Preneet Kaur of the erstwhile royal family of Patiala has been one of the few lady Minister of State in the Ministry of...
Friday, September 13, 2013
It's a Rich Man's World - Where Are the Women in Zambia's Legislature?
A poor record on female representation means Zambia lags behind other sub-Saharan African countries. Extravagant electoral campaigns may be to blame. In September 2011, no one in Zambia could have missed that the country was in the midst of a...
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...
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Italy’s Female Politicians Speak Out Against Death Threats
When Laura Boldrini, 52, was elected as speaker of Italy’s lower house last month, she knew the job would come with enormous challenges. But she didn’t expect it to come with death threats. Last week, the former United Nations high commisioner for...
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Inside Rwanda's gender revolution
Last month, Rwanda achieved something no other country had ever done before: produce a legislature in which women outnumber men. The results of last month's parliamentary elections gave women 45 out of the 80 seats in the chamber of deputies, or 56...