Minorities and Indigenous Women


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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Women in Pakistani Politics
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder, reporting from Islamabad, discusses women in Pakistani politics. (We invite our users to watch the video posted Arpil 2 2013)
Monday, April 08, 2013
Where voters would ‘rattle ancestors’ for entrusting leadership to women, Kenya
Traditional belief and practice that women should not hold positions of power was the ultimate hurdle for female aspirants in the General Election last month. In the Coast, of all the women who declared interest in different competitive elections,...
Friday, April 05, 2013
Sudan: Jonglei Women Vow to Leave Men If Violence Continues
Participants in a women's only peace conference in South Sudan's Jonglei state took the drastic step of saying they would leave their homes and refrain from child bearing if men in their communities continued to seek violent solutions to ongoing...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Woman runs for election in Pakistan tribal area
For most women in Pakistan's war-torn and ultra-conservative frontier region, casting a vote in an election is an impossible dream, let alone standing as a candidate.But one woman from Bajaur, a strife-ridden area bordering Afghanistan, has stunned...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Violence against indigenous women and the two fold challenge, Colombia
In many contexts, woman in Latin America face an uphill battle to maintain even the most basic human rights. This is magnified for indigenous women. There have been some significant international treaties and conventions created to address such a...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Voices from the Himalayas, Nepal
As Nepal grapples with finding a political alternative to the Baburam Bhattarai-led government and awaits an election date, women in the Himalayan nation look to protect their rights within the constitutional framework. At the forefront of this...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Dir women ‘allowed’ to cast vote
All political and religious parties in Lower Dir agreed on Tuesday to back women’s participation in voting and follow the election code of conduct during the upcoming general election.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published on...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Effects of Political Reservations for Women on Local Governance and Rural Service Provision
In 1993, India introduced quota-based political reservations for women in rural areas with the objective to promote gender equality in human development by making rural service provision and local governance inclusive and responsive to the needs of...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Promoting the Participation of Women in Local Governance and Development: The Case of Ghana
This paper describes initiatives in Ghana to promote the participation of women in local governance and the role of European support. Local governance is interpreted as the active involvement of the local population within the territorial boundaries...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Political representation of women and indigenous peoples: Evidence from the Peruvian quotas
This paper seeks to advance the analysis of substantive representation of marginalised groups through a critical assessment of quotas in Peru. It provides a review of theoretical underpinnings and key concepts of political representation of...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Women’s political stride towards change, Vanuatu
While no women managed to secure a seat in the national election and again in the provincial election, this does not represent a failure on the women part as the high number of women contesting recent elections has set a record for the country. In...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Rape in DR Congo: A 'weapon of war'
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been dubbed the rape capital of the world. The United Nations says more than 200,000 people have been raped in the country since 1998. And now the UN has issued an ultimatum to two army battallions accused...
Friday, March 08, 2013
In the Philippines, women stand up for peace
At the heart of Manila’s main thoroughfare, right at the People Power monument, a large group of Muslim women gathered one Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012), in pink hijabs no less, to send an important message to the rest of the Filipino nation as the...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
First Maasai woman MP beats ‘curse’ to win seat, Kenya
 Ms Peris Pesi Tobiko has become the first Maasai woman to be elected MP after she won the Kajiado East constituency on Wednesday. Ms Tobiko triumphed despite being “cursed” at one time by Maasai elders after she beat seven TNA aspirants in the...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based organizations that create greater roles for women in civic...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Kenya Decides - the Somali Woman Hoping to Make History
Ijara — As Kenyans go to the polls today, could Sophia Abdi Noor become the first ever Somali woman to be voted in to the Kenyan parliament? (Read article at: allAfrica)
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Turkey: A Woman, a Kurd, and an Optimist
Leyla Zana: Married at 14 to Mehdi Zana, a political Kurd some 20 years her senior who became mayor of Diyarbakir and spent 16 years in jail after the 1980 military coup, she found herself the single mother of two children. Learning Turkish with...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Bolivia: Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom
Photo credit: Franz Chávez/IPS A growing number of Bolivia’s indigenous women are participating in politics, ready to break the barriers of gender and ethnicity. Though spread across great distances and representing various realities,  many...