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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Khamenei, Rouhani clash on women’s role in society
On the occasion of Women’s Day in Iran, Iran’s president and supreme leader presented contrasting roles in society for women. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has previously rebuked President Hassan Rouhani’s cultural policies, but this appears...
Monday, April 21, 2014
KP govt to set up women desks at all police stations, Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced that women police desks would be established at all 500 police stations of the province to facilitate the province’s female population. Speaking at a ceremony in the provincial capital...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Kirsten Gillibrand's goal: Recruit female candidates, win elections
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been called a “sleeper” candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but the New York Democrat doesn’t sound as though the White House is in her sights. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Gillibrand said...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Korea Adopts Name-and-Shame Tool to Boost Jobs for Moms
South Korea will adopt a name-and-shame policy, publicly identifying companies with low female employment levels, as President Park Geun Hye targets 1.65 million extra jobs for women. Policy steps will include increased subsidies for parents on...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Kosovo's path to gender equality
Celebrating only five years of independence and following recent fanfare surrounding its struggle to achieve recognition by 100 members of the United Nations, Kosovo may not necessarily be the first country that comes to mind in contemporary...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Keep 33 percent representation intact, Nepal
Women rights organizations have urged the political parties and election commission to take care "not to undermine the already won battle" regarding women empowerment by failing to ensure 33 representation of women in the upcoming Constituent...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Kuwait’s First Female Candidate on Women’s Participation in Elections
Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwaitis went to the polls this week to elect their third parliament in 17 months. Despite having the oldest and most powerful parliament in the Arab Gulf, Kuwait has a turbulent political scene: no parliament has served...