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Nicola Sturgeon
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling
Smashing the glass ceiling women face to "smithereens" is an important part of tackling inequality, Scotland's new First Minister has said. Nicola Sturgeon, who is the first female to take on the top job in Scottish politics, pledged she would work...
Somali Minister Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin
Monday, September 01, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women keen on more vehement role in politics [Interview with Minister]
Somali women have been facing formidable challenges and complain about marginalization in politics but they in turn played a pivotal role in securing peace deals between warring forces on the ground. Among the stumbling blocks are cultural and...
International Youth Day 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Shaping the agenda, youth march forward
Photo-UN Women/Marco Dormino Today 1.8 billion adolescents make up the largest youth generation in history – and they are stirring nations and raising their voices! The challenges faced by young women and girls in particular are making headlines...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Spanish politician Isabel Carrasco shot dead in Leon
A top politician in northern Spain has been shot dead in public and two women have been arrested. Isabel Carrasco, head of the provincial government in Leon and a member of the governing People's Party (PP), was shot as she crossed a footbridge....
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Support to Egypt begins on fulfilling roadmap to democracy
IPU has kick-started its priority support to Egypt in its efforts to establish democracy by providing advice and expertise on the drafting on a new electoral law. The law would have to be in place before parliamentary elections can take place, the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
State Betters 2009 Turnout, Women on Top , India
Women in Tamil Nadu not only outnumbered men on the voter list, they beat them in the race for getting the indelible mark on April 24. While 73.51 per cent of men (2,02,27,493) exercised their franchise for the Lok Sabha elections, the number of...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sen. Claire McCaskill gives advice to women in politics
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill shared her hard-earned advice and opinions about women in politics and leadership positions during a lecture on March 28, at Iowa State University. McCaskill said she was aware of the polarized opinions regarding women...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre. Member...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Somalia: Puntland’s New minister for Women affairs officially takes over Office
Puntland’s new minister for women affairs and Family Development Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin has today officially taken over office in a ceremony held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Garowe. Former Minister Halimo Haji Hassan handed over to the...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Shirley Temple’s run for Congress: ‘It wouldn’t hurt to have a woman’s viewpoint’
In 1967, Shirley Temple Black ran for Congress in California, attempting to become the first woman in the Golden State’s congressional delegation. “I think men are fine and here to stay but I have a hunch that it wouldn’t hurt to have a woman’s...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Sandra Fluke forgoes congressional bid to run for state Senate
Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate. “I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, And How The Fight For Reproductive Rights Is Inspiring Women To Run For Office
Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist who rose to national prominence after testifying in favor of Obamacare’s birth control provision, is reportedly preparing a run for Congress. Although she hasn’t officially announced her bid for retiring Rep....
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Solomon Islands Women in Parliament
Women in government or representation of women in Parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in this country, however since the national general election is just around the corner, it is the right time to give it a focus again. All alone, it...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
State of the Women: The GOP’s Tired Solution to Its Woman Problem
Last night, CBS introduced us to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Address, with just three sentences: “She chairs the House GOP conference, which means she ranks fourth in the House leadership....
Friday, January 24, 2014
Samba-Panza’s election represents a bright future for African women in politics
Last Monday, Central African Republic chose a leader the people believe can pull the country out of its destructive downward spiral. The leader the people of this troubled nation look to with great and hopeful expectations may come as a surprise....
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sierra Leone: Kailahun Women Councilors Climax '16 Days of Activism' - Adopt Gender Model Family
Twelve women councilors in the Kailahun District, east of Sierra Leone, have climaxed the 2013 commemoration of '16 Days of Activism' with the official adoption of the 'Gender Model Family' as an antidote to poverty reduction, improved social...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Sexist MPs aren't macho. They're pathetic dweebs
The MPs making obscene gestures at Sarah Champion and other women in the Commons are the backbench nonentities. There is a scene in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights when porn star Rollergirl (played by Heather Graham) is at college, and a male...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Soulaliyate Movement empowers rural women in Morocco
Morocco's Soulaliyate Movement has been gaining ground since 2007. On a daily basis, these women fight the absurdity of archaic laws and men whom they consider to be their enemies. The article provides details of a meeting with this movement. We...