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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Botswana: BNF Candidate urges women to be proactive in politics
The Botswana National Front (BNF) candidate, Abigail Mogalakwe, who is vying for the Mahalapye West parliamentary seat has urged women to fight for their rights and be a competitive force to their counterparts. She said that women remained...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
UNDP invites you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s Political Participation and Leadership
Warm greetings from the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Center’s (UNDP APRC) Gender and Democratic Governance Teams in Bangkok. We are pleased to invite you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment
  The recommendations in Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment offer multiple policies to speed up gender equality. As every country has its own specific social, political, economic and...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Palestinian Territories: Homepage Feature First All-Women’s List Seeks to Break Into Palestinian Politics
Maysoun Qawasmi does a TV interview in her Hebron office. She leads the first list of all women candidates for city council elections. (Photo: Matthew Bell)       Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron are gearing up for a municipal election...
Friday, September 07, 2012
Kenya: Radio Presenter Eyes Murang'a Women's Seat
Renowned media personality Wanjiru Chege has resigned to embark on her bid for the Women Representative seat for Murang'a County. The Coro FM presenter who was also the controller of commercial radio services in the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Australia: Group offers expertise to help get Pacific MPs
The Pacific lags behind much of the world when it comes to women in parliament and Australia could do much better too. One group has been working for the last 18 years to get Australian women into politics. They've helped elect 153 women to...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Venezuela: Henrique Capriles: 'Women Are My Weakness'
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him the presidency next month when he faces off at the ballot box against President Hugo...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Kenya: Ngilu Launches Bid for Top Seat
Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid on Sunday and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment if elected Kenya's fourth President in next year's General Elections. Launching her bid on the Narc party at...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Ghana: Negative Stereotype Hindering Women's Chance at Winning Political Seats - Report
  A new research study has revealed that negative stereotype and perception about women are the major contributory factors to the poor performance of women in district level elections. The study, launched in Accra on Thursday indicated that, most...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Korea: South Korea picks female presidential candidate
Park Geun-hye has won her party's nomination to run as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in December. If elected, Park would become the nation's first female head of state. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of South Korea's late military...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Kenya: IEBC Reduces Nomination Fee for Women
THE Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has agreed to reduce by half, the Sh500,000 it was demanding as nomination fee for any of the women hoping to join the country representative race. TheSh500,000 amount is among the proposals...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Somalia: Two Women Running For President
Two women are running for president: Amal Abdi Ibrahim and Asha Ahmed Abdalla. In announcing her candidature, Asha Ahmed Abdalla, a member of parliament, accused the current government of favouring corruption and intimidation in the parliament. This...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Vanuatu: Record number of female candidates for Vanuatu elections
18 women have shown their interest to run as candidates in Vanuatu's general elections in two months time. Since independence in 1980, only five women have been elected as members of Vanuatu's parliament.   Read the complete story at Australia News...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Electoral funding for women - Case studies in Latin America
In this document the author analyzes the legislation on political parties' electoral funding from a gender perspective in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Panama.  
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Costa Rica
The author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there for incompliance? Analyzing the...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Pakistani Women and Young People Work on Political Skills
In Pakistan, where instability, distrust, violence and political rivalries can impede interaction among political parties, women and young people — the majority of the population — often have difficulty making their voices heard. According to some...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Kenya: Mudavadi Targets Women's Vote
DEPUTY Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi is targeting the women vote as he campaigns for the presidency in the general election. The UDF presidential hopeful has said he wants to ensure that women aspirants in the party get 50 per cent representation...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
USA: Women in the war room
Across the country, female operatives are leading more campaigns, starting their own political consulting firms, taking the reins of Super PACs and controlling millions in independent expenditure dollars. “I think it’s pretty easy to say it’s a male...

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