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Monday, July 27, 2020
Hong Kong elections: the shameful absence of women from politics
During these times of political polarisation and fragmentation in Hong Kong, there is one thing we can find in common across partisan lines – shutting out women from politics. The future for Hong Kong parliamentary politics is definitely not female...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
‘How much for an hour?’: Hong Kong female politicians speak out against sexual harassment culture
She decided the comments would stay online, and she will not be deterred. Had she decided to delete the whole conversation, it would not have been the first time. Leung has previously felt forced to remove political videos and pictures from her...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Taiwan's female politicians forge path to equality
In skinny jeans and chilly pepper red sneakers matching her lipstick, Kao Chia-yu was greeted like a film celebrity by her constituents. Shouts of "Congratulations!" echoed through the narrow streets, and fans chased her down for selfies and...
Friday, December 27, 2019
In progressive Taiwan, sexist slurs mar presidential election
Taiwan has forged a reputation as Asia’s most progressive democracy, and it boasts a higher proportion of women in parliament than anywhere else in the region — yet misogynistic insults have littered its presidential race. The campaign for the Jan....
Friday, September 23, 2016
Women gain political representation and leadership in rural China
Liao Bin, from the Hunan province in China, was elected as the head of her Village Committee at 27. Her average day looks like this: hours spent in efforts to boost the economy of the village, caring for left-behind children of migrant workers, and...
Monday, December 28, 2015
Promoting Women's Political Participation: A MONITORING GUIDE
The program “Enhancing Women’s Political Participation in China,” implemented between 2011 and 2015 by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) with the support of the UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, has three goals: (1) to improve laws and...
One of the activists, Wei TingTing
Sunday, April 12, 2015
China frees five women activists on bail after outcry
China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West and Chinese rights campaigners. The women were taken into custody on the weekend of March 8,...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Gender Equality in China, why not?
By Xingyu Lu  Country  Year      Value China     2014      23.4 China     2013      21.3 China     2012      21.3 China     2011      21.3 China     2010      21.3 China     2009      21.3 China     2008      20.6 China     2007      20.3 China...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh
The Tibetan Women's Association and its global network of regional chapters said they have successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14,...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Call for Consultants to a UN Women and All China Women’s Federation Programme on Chinese Women’s Political Participation
Job Titles: International Consultant and National Consultant Area of Consultancy: Develop a Guide that outlines International Good Practices on how to monitor Women’s Political Participation, and that outlines how these practices can be localized to...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
When women succeed, the world succeeds
Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights.” So proclaimed Hillary Clinton, US First Lady at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, in a landmark speech of her career. Despite Clinton’s...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rules out bid for chief executive in 2017, Hong Kong
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has made clear that she has no interest in running for the city's top job in 2017. While senior figures in both the main political camps have been talking about her suitability for the role of chief...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
China Women's federation pledges to promote gender equality
A senior official of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) pledged on Monday to improve awareness of gender equality among the country's policy makers. Song Xiuyan, federation vice president, told a national congress that the body will work to...
Monday, March 11, 2013
New age for China's female politicians
BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) has given Shen Jilan, 84, a chance to consolidate her position as one of the world's most venerable political figures. With her 59 years as an NPC...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
More Women Needed in Chinese Politics
Despite the fact that Fu Ying, vice minister of foreign affairs, recently became China's first female spokesperson for the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese women’s political participation still lags behind. Out of the 2,987 NPC...
Friday, March 01, 2013
China: Bright Future for Chinese Women's Political Participation
The annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) will open on March 5, 2013, and statistics show that the number of female deputies has risen to 699, accounting for 23.4 percent of all deputies, which is nearly 2.1 percent higher than the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Four women blaze trail in Hong Kong politics
They've taken abuse on the campaign trail, had their children picked on at school and been tagged with unflattering nicknames - but women are slowly climbing to the top in Hong Kong politics. Since December, an unprecedented four women - Emily Lau...

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