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Sunday, September 07, 2014
Female politicians deal with stereotypes, challenges in politics
In the world of politics today, women are still not taken seriously.  Since 1920, our nation has come such a long way, but in what areas are we still lacking in our ability to acknowledge women as worthy opponents in the political battleground?...
Ayanna Pressley
Monday, August 11, 2014
Black Female Candidates Face Different Challenges—Some of Them From Black Voters
Black women are often the backbone of political campaigns—making calls, managing offices and registering voters. And we show up at the polls. In the last two presidential elections, the turnout percentage of African-American women was greater than...
Michelle Bachelet
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Once we make this dream a reality…
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Japan finally apologizes to its women
On June 23, a middle-aged male Japanese politician, dressed in the traditional dark suit and '80s-retro haircut, walked in front of a waiting line of news cameras, to where a younger female politician waited. As the cameras flashed, he apologized to...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Turkish women establishing political party
Turkey's first women-only party was established on June 26 after a group of women has submitted a petition to the Interior Ministry, allowing it to participate in parliamentary elections held in 2015. The party demands the construction of democratic...
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...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist abuse as a tool to muzzle women
The social media experience which came across as a liberating tool for women, was often equated with a living room where one could voice opinions in public sphere. However, of late, a series of incidents have sounded a note of caution against the...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of black women in politics
The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal of democratic representation. That’s a conclusion reached by the Center for American Progress and detailed in an article titled, “Why We...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The women of Westminster have had enough
Are the women of Whitehall and Westminster so hacked off with our degraded way of doing politics that they are finally going to force some revolutionary changes? I’ve never known so many senior women so dismayed by the one-upmanship games of male...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
David Cameron's 'Women Problem' - Time for Quotas?
It is worth saying again: Prejudice against women fulfilling their professional promise is one of the most pernicious discriminations still tolerated in the UK. Even politics, supposedly the bedrock of representation in our democracy, is riddled...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Tanzania's Anna Margareth Abdallah: 'They say, "Don't vote for the woman, she wears lipstick"'
When Anna Margareth Abdallah entered the Tanzanian parliament in 1975, she was one of only five female MPs. Today, she is one of 126 – more than a third of the total – and the first woman to chair the standing committee on defence and security. But...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Who would be a woman in politics?
Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones. Or so said Nancy Astor, who certainly should have known: as the first female MP to take a seat in the House of Commons, Samantha Cameron's step great-grandmother surely...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of running country like old boys' network
David Cameron has been accused of running the country like an old boys' network after he turned up to prime minister's questions with an entirely male frontbench. He was taunted about the Conservatives' "women problem" by Ed Miliband in the same...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Liberia: Recipe for Discrimination - Lofa Rep. Frowns On Women Wings in Political Parties
Lofa County district #4 Representative Hon. Mariamu B. Fofana has frown on the creation of women's wing in political parties in the country. Representative Fofana said putting women on the wing side of political parties deprives them of actively...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nowshera, Lakki Marwat: Re-polling in stations with women vote bar, Pakistan
The Peshawar High Court on Monday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold re-elections on polling stations of NA-5 Nowshera and NA-27 Lakki Marwat, where women were barred from voting on August 22 by-elections. The court has also...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament, Swaziland
Archaic and chauvinistic practices are being used to prevent Swazi women from taking part in the upcoming primary elections, despite the country having a constitution that guarantees their rights, says political analyst Dr. Sikelela Dlamini. “The...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Mugabe victory brings wave of intimidation against women activists
Amnesty International reports that especially in Zimbabwe's rural areas, away from any accountability, allies of Mugabe have been targeting opposition's female political activists. An election victory by Robert Mugabe and his party usually means...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sandra Fluke to Join Political Training Program for Women, USA
The Georgetown law student Rush Limbaugh labeled a "slut" and "prostitute" because of her comments before congressional leaders about insurance coverage of contraception in 2012 has joined a training program for Democratic women with ambitions of...