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Monday, October 14, 2013
How one state trained generations of women for political careers, USA
When it comes to helping women build careers in politics, some states do better than others. For more than two decades, women in Indiana have been getting their first taste of public service through the Lugar Series. What we have learned here in...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Chilean presidential election is between “Michelle Bachelet and I” says Evelyn Matthei
Chilean presidential candidate for the ruling party Evelyn Matthei was the target of her competitors’ criticism during a televised debate in which she brushed aside hopefuls’ aspirations arguing that it was obvious that the race was between her and...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
What keeps women from running for top elected offices?
With Janet Yellen slated to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve, the nation is abuzz with the implications of her historic nomination. But while Yellen is the 28th woman Obama has chosen for an executive role, the percentage of women...
Monday, October 07, 2013
Susan Nakawuki
Interview with Hon. Susan Nakawuki, Member of the East African Legislative Assembly and member of the Parliament in Uganda, speaking on stereotypes, contesting against men and succeeding. In Geneva during IPU's General Assembly, October 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Prominent Women Political Leaders Gather to Commemorate 175 Years of Women in Politics, USA
In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the first American woman to address a legislative body, Simmons College will co-host "How Women Become Political." This forum will feature prominent women political leaders including: feminist activist and...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame
The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Futurerecently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing Partner at Academy for Systemic Change, the panel included Cylvia Hayes, Oregon’s First...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Habitat for Humanity making history by bringing over 35 women politicians to build safe and decent homes for families, Canada
For the first time in Habitat Toronto history, over 35 female politicians, from all levels of government, will set aside their political differences and come together to help build six Habitat homes in support of the 2013 Women Build. Dubbed Women...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
New Campaign Encourages Women to Participate in Afghanistan’s Next Election
On Tuesday, September 17, the Afghan Women’s Political Participation Committee held a press conference on their “For Whom Am I Voting?” campaign in Herat, Afghanistan. The conference was meant to support and promote women’s participation and...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hazel Brown hoping for more women councillors in Trinidad and Tobago
Hazel Brown, co-ordinator of the Network of NGOs for the advancement of women, hopes after the October 21 local government elections that 50 per cent of councillors will be women as well as 50 per cent of aldermen elected under the newly-implemented...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
First Lady Urges Women To Vie For Elective Positions In 2015, Nigeria
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday urged more Nigerian women to vie for elective positions in 2015. Dame Jonathan said this in Owerri in a message to the inauguration of Coordinators of Women for Change and Development Initiative (...
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Cameroon: Female Candidates, Media in Election Campaign Synergy
They rounded off a series of training workshops in Yaounde on September 14. Female candidates in the September 30, 2013 legislative and municipal elections are expected to be more performing during the election campaign, making proper use of the...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Cambodia's Women Call For Free And Fair Elections
“Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia”: Once a phrase commonly seen on banners in Phnom Penh, it has now taken to the streets. Over a month after the 2013 general elections in Cambodia, planned demonstrations against the results are taking place...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
As Christine Quinn Fades, Why Aren’t More Women Winning? USA
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem? On Tuesday, after a press conference in East Harlem where Christine Quinn, the onetime frontrunner in New York...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Women Encouraged To Contest National Elections, Ghana
A former PDP Women Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe, on Friday in Abuja advised women to work hard to secure positions in the party as the special convention gets underway. She explained that the purpose for the special convention was to elect new National...
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
Mauritian women get political training
At least 300 women would have been trained in politics by the end of 2013 under a programme aimed at politically empowering women in Mauritius, PANA reported. The training, which includes campaign planning and development of campaign materials,...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Hillary Clinton’s theme, pre-2016: Women who break barriers
Hillary Rodham Clinton took to a Toronto stage in June before about 5,000 supporters, many of them women and many looking for a hint that she might run for president in 2016 — and she gave them one. “Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls.  Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities...

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