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Monday, December 29, 2014
Women take 7 of Taiwan's 22 council speaker seats
A new day for women dawned in Taiwan Thursday, with females winning seven of the 22 city and county council speaker positions throughout the country.  The seven are Wu Pi-chu of Taipei, Kang Yu-cheng of Kaohsiung city, Jao Ching-ling of Taitung...
Kelly O'Dwyer: "There are lots of very good female colleagues of mine who are ripe for promotion."
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Women in cabinet: Prime Minister doubles women's cabinet representation to two
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, Lady and gentlemen". Now the Prime Minister has doubled his number of female ministers, from one to two, he can amend his opening line to reflect...
Women in Leadership in Fiji
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
What do women and men in Fiji think about women in politics? New insights on where change is happening
A new report on Public perceptions of women in leadership, released in Suva on 5 November, provides a window onto changing community attitudes about the role of women in political leadership in Fiji. The research also provides insight into the views...
Pueblos Indigenas
Sunday, September 21, 2014
World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Youth 2014
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main deliberative organ policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, is integrated by 193 Member States. The General Assembly meets in regular session each year from September to...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Women in politics (Fiji)
The Fiji Women's Rights Movement acknowledged women candidates, young women voters, the elderly and those living with disability who were part of the election on Wednesday. The organisation congratulated all the candidates on their individual...
Women in leadership will curb corruption – RDP
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Women in leadership will curb corruption (Namibia)
WINDHOEK - The National Secretary of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Women’s League is of the view that corruption will drastically decrease if more capable women occupy leadership positions. Speaking to New Era just after the official...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Women supported Zanu PF out of fear: Study (Zimbabwe)
A REGIONAL research body, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), has said although Zimbabwean women are largely marginalised, they still exerted a lot of influence through voting even in the face of serious fears about violence during elections. STAFF...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Women should not laugh in public, Turkish deputy PM says
Women should not laugh out loud in public, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has said while complaining about “moral corruption” in Turkey.  Speaking during an Eid el-Fitr meeting on July 28, Arınç described his ideal of the chaste man or woman,...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Women’s Parliamentary Caucuses as agents of change
Nation-building processes cannot work and development goals cannot be achieved if women are denied meaningful political participation. To ensure this, Pakistan’s Parliament introduced in 2002 a 17 percent gender quota in all legislative houses. But...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Why the hell has Europe voted in a feminist party?
Feminists of the world, unite and celebrate. The European Parliament has the first member to be elected on a feminist ticket. Call me contrary, but I think that sounds like a defeat. Because if women need a separate party to represent them in...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
WomenCan: World Bank, UN Women and Hillary Clinton to launch ground-breaking report
After two years of research and many in-depth consultations, on 14 May the World Bank team will launch a ground-breaking report, with Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women need to organise as a pressure group, India
There is a need for women to organise themselves as a pressure group to be able to carve a niche in the political sphere, three Delhi-based women journalists said Saturday.  Speaking at a panel discussion organised by the Federation of Indian...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women may get 79 House seats, fewer than 2009, Indonesia
Women may get 79 or 14 percent of the total seats in the House of Representatives following April's legislative election; a figure that was lower than the historic high of 18 percent or 103 seats in the 2009 election, researchers said Monday. This...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women's rights barely a topic in Indian election, India
It is already the fifth time today that Rama makes a cross in the last column of the table that is displayed on her monitor screen. The column is reserved for sexual harassment. A 16-year-old girl has just informed her on the phone that she "was...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Women Not Safe in Politics Too, India
Political power has not insulated women from facing gender-based violence. A recent report by the United Nations (UN) has found that verbal-sexual abuse and character assassination of women are rampant in South Asia politics. Worse, Karnataka is one...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Woman breaks taboos, announces candidacy, Lebanon
Nadine Moussa, Lebanon’s first female candidate for the presidency, insists that Lebanon needs a “new social contract,” with women holding half of all parliamentary and governmental posts. “I know what Lebanese women are capable of, and I know how...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Why Fianna Fáil isn’t meeting local election target on female candidates
In the halls of Leinster House, Constance Markievicz cuts a lonely figure as the only portrait of a female parliamentarian in the entire building. When I pass her portrait, I often think this trailblazing woman would be horrified that the party she...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Women Playing an Unusually Public Role in Afghan Elections
The campaign for Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan is featuring women in a more prominent role than ever before. One front-runner has a female running mate, and another has let his wife address campaign rallies—major departures from...