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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tunisia’s 2014 Parliamentary Elections: A Human Rights Agenda
Tunisian laws protect women’s equality more than the laws of most other countries of the Arab world. The law on personal status, promulgated in 1956 by then-President Habib Bourguiba, greatly reduced gender inequality in many facets of family life,...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Violence, social inequalities force women out of politics
Zimbabwe currently has 85 women parliamentarians in the National Assembly compared to 185 men. This means that the country would not meet the 2015 Sadc deadline, as the next elections in Zimbabwe are only expected in 2018. Of the 85 women...
Japanese Government
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Japanese politics includes women
Photos-AP and Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into...
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Working towards connecting with women voters in Delhi (India)
In a bid to connect with women voters, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing has completed its first objective of setting up units in all the 70 Assembly segments of Delhi, the party has said. "AAP Ki Mahila Shakti has completed its first target of...
Marina Silva
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll
Photo-AFP Some accused it of being predictable and even boring - a presidential election in which the incumbent was all but guaranteed of being re-elected without, perhaps, even the need for a second round of voting. But then tragedy intervened and...
Marina Silva and Dilma Roussef
Monday, August 18, 2014
Brazil’s presidential election now features two frontrunners with amazing stories
AP Photo/Andre Penner, Felipe Dana In the wake of Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos’ death in a plane crash last week in Santos, Sao Paulo, there has been much discussion over who would succeed him as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s (...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
More women in politics
In March 2014, the Maltese electorate gave a resounding thumbs-up to four female Maltese candidates out of the six elected to the European Parliament. A month later the second female President of Malta was sworn into office. It is with great...
Angie Motshekga
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Woman could take on Cyril for presidency (South Africa)
It is “highly likely” a woman will challenge Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the race to replace President Jacob Zuma in 2017. This is the view of ANC Women’s League president Angie Motshekga, who told The Mercury at the weekend there were...
Amberin Zaman
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Europe’s security body alarmed over Turkish PM’s intimidation of female journalist
Europe’s security body has released a strongly-worded statement voicing concern over the targeting of prominent Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman by presidential hopeful Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Dunja Mijatović, OSCE [Organization for...
Saturday, August 02, 2014
First Black Woman wins Virgin Islands primary elections
There may have been storms on election day, but for Delegate Donna Christensen the sun was shining.  She and her running mate, Basil Ottley, beat out a crowded six candidate field to win the Democratic primary for Governor of the Virgin Islands. Del...
Friday, August 01, 2014
More women should contest forthcoming district elections-Ghana
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes. Mrs...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Five Black Women In Georgia Are Making National Political History (USA)
Black female politicians have made history in the state of Georgia. For the first time ever, not just in the state but the nation, five African-American women will be on a statewide ballot. These candidates are:  Doreen Carter for secretary of state...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Democrats look for money and votes from women (USA)
With just 99 days to go until election day in November, political parties and candidates are all hard at work, looking for votes. Democrats want to make sure they get as many women's votes as they can. So they brought national Democratic Party Chair...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Liberia: 'We Will Support Women' - Liberty Party Push Candidates for Senatorial Race
The Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party, Atty. Fonati Koffa, said the Liberty is in the lead pushing the gender parity. Speaking at a fundraising dinner organized by Senator Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence and held at the Cape Hotel on Friday July 25...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ombudsman concerned over lack of women in politics (Georgia)
The Public Defender’s Office has expressed its concerns over the declining rate of women's participation in the country’s political life experiences and there is no progress observed on the horizon.  According to Ombudsmen Ucha Nanuashvili, the...
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González-Foto PNUD
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Women gain ground in El Salvador’s politics
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González has already served four terms as the mayor of Atiquizaya. She won her first election in 2003. In that same year, of the 262 municipal councils holding elections, only 15 were led by women. "These first elections I...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Women miss out in NSW parliament (Australia)
The heady days when Sydney women looked up to a female prime minister, female premier, governor and governor-general are long gone. There is just one female cabinet minister in Canberra. And now the NSW parliament is likely to emerge from the next...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Alliance Party MLA calls for quotas to get women into politics, Ireland
Gender quotas have worked to increase the number of women getting elected in politics and should be looked at along with other measures to encourage women to become candidates, Northern Ireland MLA, Anna Lo of the Alliance Party told a Sinn Féin...

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