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Friday, February 19, 2016
Rwanda Enacts Friendly Law for New Mothers
Rwanda, leader on women’s political empowerment, have recently passed a new law giving rights to new mothers. Thus, the new maternity protection law gives mothers a one year leave plus a payment that equals 100% of the salary. According to Yvonne...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Reforms stressed to strengthen women political leadership, Pakistan
Women political participation in Pakistan is constrained due to deep-rooted gender inequality and politics of patronage. There is need to not only sensitize political leadership but also introduce broader legislative and electoral reforms to...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Redford’s tenure follows a familiar script for women in politics in Canada
Alison Redford’s unexpected resignation has reignited the debate on gender in politics. Some declare that gender had everything to do with it, while others argue as strongly that nothing could be further from the truth. We think that gender was not...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Rosemary Butler launches training for women seeking public office, Wales
An initiative to encourage more women to apply for key roles in Welsh public life has been launched at the Senedd. It will offer mentoring, shadowing and training as part of Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler's women in public life development...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Rohani deputy reports on lack of women among Iranian leaders
The presidential deputy for women and family affairs says Iranian women are mostly excluded from top positions in the government. ILNA reports that Shahindokht Molaverdi said in a report that except for a few women in Parliament, the unfortunate...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Rethinking the role of women in politics
What is the appropriate role of women in political life? Are women fundamentally different than men? How does “femininity” qualify or disqualify women from political participation? These questions have been debated for millennia, going back to Plato...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
RI’s women peace activists receive 2013 N-Peace Awards
Two Indonesian women peace activists have won the 2013 N-Peace Awards for their efforts to promote women's equality and protection of women against discrimination. “The N-Peace Awards for Indonesia this year is awarded to Bapak Suprayoga Hadi and...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Rwanda: Women Candidates Hit Campaign Trail With Pomp
Candidates aspiring to join parliament on the women ticket have since Monday campaigned in different districts upcountry. A total of women have hit the campaign trail in the race for the 24 slots reserved for women, in a college vote that will take...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Ramona Manescu sworn in Romania’s new Transport Minister
 Liberal MEP Ramona Manescu was named Transport Minister, after Romanian president Traian Basescu approved the proposal made by the Prime minister Victor Ponta earlier on Monday (August 26). Manescu was already sworn in, and will start her mandate...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Rwanda: Over 400 to Compete for 80 Parliamentary Seats
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday released the final list of candidates who will run in the September 16 parliamentary elections, exactly a week ahead of the campaign trail. The majority of outgoing MPs are on the final list in the...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...