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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Stepping Stone: Jordan's quota for women's parliament seats is raising the profile of female politicians
Jordanian female parliamentarians have come a long way in the ten years since the quota system was first introduced for the 2003 elections. Crucially, the quota system has succeeded in changing society’s attitudes, to the extent that women are now...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Ensuring women's participation in the upcoming elections in Zimbabwe
A group of non-governmental organizations has come up with a programme to ensure that women safely participate in the forthcoming elections. The programme, called The Women's Situation Room, will see women across the country and from different...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Norway's female MPs tell women to 'give a damn'
'Maybe women deserve men setting the agenda," a conservative female politician said Friday as emotions ran high over a study that showed men know more about politics than women, and that the gender gap was wider in Norway than in comparable...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Malian women press for peaceful, fair elections
“Women's organizations have been powerless in the face of everything our sisters have suffered. We are now in a process of national reform; I think that this should be done in a participative, inclusive manner that motivates us to become involved...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Zimbabwe’s Women Say They Still Lag Behind in Political Arena
HARARE — Zimbabweans go to the polls July 31 under a new constitution that some hoped would bring more women into politics. But, some women say the road to gender equity in Zimbabwean politics is a long one.   Zimbabwe’s 2012 census shows that women...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup. According to The New York Times, the "slowly unraveling" relationship between the two reached a "new low" when Karzai unloaded on Obama in a video...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Daughter of murdered mayoral candidate wins election, Mexico
 On the same day that she buried her father, Alma Leticia Reyes decided that she would follow in his footsteps and continue his candidacy for mayor of a Mexican town herself, and now - after winning the election - she will have the chance to carry...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The woman behind Zimbabwe's no-vote-no-sex campaign
As Zimbabwe’s voter registration closed yesterday, one can’t help but wonder if the country's recent sex boycott also came to a happy ending. Our correspondent caught up with the woman behind the no-vote-no-sex campaign, MDC minister Priscilla...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Eight women among 418 hopefuls in Kuwait election race
More than 400 people have signed up to run as candidates in the Kuwaiti parliamentary elections on July 27. The list of 418 hopefuls at the end of the 10-day registration process on Saturday afternoon includes eight women, Kuwait News Agency (...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Merkel's road to a third term could be rocky, Germany
The German election is still more than two months away but for many the vote's final chapter has already been written. Angela Merkel, it is widely assumed, is cruising to a third victory at the polls. When she wins, the thinking goes, there will be...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Why women win elections, Canada
North American experiments are showing that women have an electoral advantage. In one study in which only the names of a candidate were changed, participants rated the candidate they thought was female as stronger, more honest, and more...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
UNDP Lebanon: EU-funded workshop for stronger participation by women in political life
On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut -where local candidates, activists and members from the international community came together...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
ZANU-PF has more women candidates, Zimbabwe
WITH the presidential elections just around the corner, provisionally set for 31 July, tensions are high with a recent swell of infighting as political parties draw up primary election guidelines and hold their internal polls. However, the conflict...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Ncube defends women’s quota selection, Zimbabwe
MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube has defended the inclusion of the party’s secretary-general Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga on the list of women’s quota under proportional representation in Matabeleland South province. In an interview after...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Women Quarter Nomination Court sits Countrywide, Zimbabwe
The nomination court for the members of the House of Assembly, senatorial, women quarter and provincial councils has begun in different provinces of the country. In Mashonaland East province the nomination court was officially opened by elections...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women in Zimbabwe’s Parliament Will Change Widow’s Lives
When Maude Taruvinga* votes in Zimbabwe’s elections later this year, she will be voting for her local female politician as she has placed her hopes for a better future on the presence of more women in this southern African nation’s legislature. In...

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