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Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Press Release: New research reveals violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia
Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws,...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Politics still a man’s game, India
Women’s issues may be high on the agenda for political parties vying for votes in India’s mammoth general election, but few female lawmakers will get an opportunity to implement the policies being proposed. Less than a fifth of the candidates...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Proponents of women in politics to brace up, Ghana
Group and individual proponents advocating for increased participation of women in governance, have been urged to brace up for another round of advocacy, as the local government elections, approaches later this year. Ms. Esther Tawiah, Executive...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Progress too slow: PM laments pace at which women advance in politics in Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says not enough progress has been made to increase the number of women involved in parliamentary decision-making since adult suffrage in 1944, arguing that the pace at which they are being integrated leaves much...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pakistan urged to consider women peacekeepers
A visiting senior UN official on Monday urged Pakistan to consider the possibility of sending women police personnel to take part in the world body’s peacekeeping missions. Herve Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Pacific countries still low for gender equality in politics
More work needs to be done post-elections in the Pacific to ensure Pacific countries do not remain at the bottom globally for gender equality in politics.   The Fiji Women's Forum says more work needs to be done in the Pacific to boost the...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Progress for women in politics, but glass ceiling remains firm
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Palau senators inspired by Australian women politicians
Two senators from Palau say the women in politics they met during a recent visit to Australia have inspired them to be better politicians. Jerilin Senior and Rukebai Inabo spent time in the Australian capital, Canberra, and visiting the...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Profile: Yulia Tymoshenko
A heroine of Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Yulia Tymoshenko has been released after spending three years in jail, in one of several dramatic events to have swept the country she once served as prime minister. The glamorous, fiery orator who helped...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Politics 101: How to Get Involved as a Young Woman
If someone would have told me five years ago that I’d be co-directing a website with a state representative, connecting with progressive women leaders from around the country, and going to conferences to speak on young women in politics in 2014, I...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Promoting a Gender Sensitive Budget in Côte d’Ivoire
Ivorian MPs and parliamentary staff  have taken a first step in strengthening parliamentary oversight on gender equality policies in the country through better information on gender budgeting and allocation. During a two-day event on 6-7 December...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Political Parties - Allies or Foes on Gender Sensitive Parliaments?
Women MPs have urged political parties to commit to gender equality as an inherent political objective and assume their role as key entry points to women’s political participation at an IPU-organized event during the Women in Parliaments Global...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Political awakening of Pakistani women
Do not be misled by the depiction of Pakistani women in popular media. While the thought of Pakistani women may conjure a stereotypical oppressed and burqa-clad image, times are changing fast. The reality is that women in Pakistan are striving to...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Push for more Cook Islands women to take on politics
The Cook Islands finance minister says interventions may be needed to fast track greater participation by women in politics. Mark Brown is chairing the 12th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, being held in the Cook Islands capital, Rarotonga,...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Priorities set for women’s development in Myanmar
Authorities have determined the areas of concentration for the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women (NSPAW) and have assigned relevant duties to participating organizations, Aung Tun Khaing, Deputy Director General of the Department...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Palau hosts second Mock Congress for Women
“I hope that this Mock Congress exercise will give the participating women the confidence to realize their potential as leaders in Palau, and can give them the courage to put up their names and stand for national elections.” These were the...