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Martin Schulz Women conference
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Long way to go, on achieving gender equality
This week Schulz kicked off the spring forward for women conference, which aims to bring about ideas for encouraging political representation of women, with particular focus on women in Arab countries. The conference comes as world leaders gear up...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed
A prominent Libyan human rights lawyer and activist has been assassinated in her home in Benghazi. Armed men fought their way into the house of Salwa Bughaighis before shooting her. Ms Bughaighis was an outspoken critic of many of the armed groups,...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Libyan women’s rights advocate Salwa Abugaigis assassinated
Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi late Wednesday, hospital and security sources said. “Unknown hooded men wearing military uniforms attacked Mrs...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Launch of new IDEA publication at the UN CSW 2014 - "Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens"
On 11 March 2014, the publicationPolitical Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on“Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making Development Sustainable, Making Governance Responsive...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Liberia: 'Gender Equality Bill Discriminatory'
The passage of a draft law seeking to provide 30 percent women participation in all political parties was stalled recently by a motion for reconsideration made by Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee. Senator Grupee's motion for reconsideration...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Liberia: 'Inspiring Change' - Yes Promotes Women's Leadership
The Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), a passionate, nonprofit and voluntary grassroots youth-led development organization that is primarily a self-sponsored institution since its inception in 2007 has organized Women's Leadership & Governance...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women, Ireland
POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE been busy over recent weeks and months making selections for the upcoming local elections. Research from Women for Election shows that of the 1278 selections made already by political parties, just 24 per cent are women. Not...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Lack Of Women At Davos Reflects The Gender Gap In Global Leadership
As world leaders met on a global stage for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this past week, it wasn’t hard to notice that something was missing. Women make up half of our planet’s population, yet this year only 15% of the attendees at...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Leading ladies of Oireachtas, Ireland: 'Rare birds' on hunt for equality
THE Seanad chamber is always a handy place for a parliamentary photo shoot. For a start, it's a beautiful room, all corniced high ceilings, sparkly chandeliers and plush blue leather seats. Secondly, it's as under-used as a copy of Mao's 'Little Red...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Looking Ahead: Opportunities & Challenges for Women's Political Participation in 2014
Remarks by Catherine M. Russell, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) Offices in Washington, DC  We invite you to read the full remarks published December 12, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Lagarde, Suu Kyi head line-up at women’s forum in Rangoon
The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, which describes itself as the “world’s leading platform featuring women’s views and voices on major social and economic issues,” is hosting its inaugural conference in Rangoon on Friday and Saturday (6...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Liberia: Recipe for Discrimination - Lofa Rep. Frowns On Women Wings in Political Parties
Lofa County district #4 Representative Hon. Mariamu B. Fofana has frown on the creation of women's wing in political parties in the country. Representative Fofana said putting women on the wing side of political parties deprives them of actively...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Lack of women in parly - a constitutional violation, Swaziland
MBABANE – A segment of the women electorate is disappointed with the poor representation of women in Parliament. The Chairperson of the Gender Consortium under the Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Orga-nisations (CANGO), Hleli Luhlanga,...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Land Reform, Women's Empowerment and the Nepal Elections
In Nepal, only twenty percent of women have some form of land ownership. Deprivation of land rights is synonymous with poverty and denial of rights. But over time a number of women-led land rights campaigns have brought about important changes at...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lib Dem all-women shortlist considered post-2015, United Kingdom
The Lib Dems could introduce positive discrimination to redress the party's gender and ethnic imbalance, one of its cabinet ministers has said. Seven of the the Lib Dems' 57 MPs are women - numerically and proportionally the fewest of the three...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Liberia: Women Present Resolution to Ellen After 10 Years of Peace
Continuing the celebrations marking ten years of uninterrupted peace, the women of Liberia presented a five-count resolution to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf highlighting their plight and how they can be resolved for the common good of Liberian...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Liberal Democrats and lack of women MPs in Westminster, United Kingdom
Former Education Minister Sarah Teather's decision to stand at the next general election highlighted a long-running problem for the Liberal Democrats. The party only has seven women MPs, and five of those are in the party's 12 most vulnerable seats...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Leaders need to look at gender equality, New Zealand
This week our Prime Minister will join the leaders of 15 Pacific Island countries at the 44th meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum. The 16 all-male leaders will meet for three days in the Marshall Islands, and discuss important issues such as...