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Monday, December 29, 2014
Women take 7 of Taiwan's 22 council speaker seats
A new day for women dawned in Taiwan Thursday, with females winning seven of the 22 city and county council speaker positions throughout the country.  The seven are Wu Pi-chu of Taipei, Kang Yu-cheng of Kaohsiung city, Jao Ching-ling of Taitung...
Women await parity in politics
Thursday, September 04, 2014
In politics, women still await parity
Photo illustration by Jeff Boyer / Times Union While I was in high school, Ms. Magazine appeared on newsstands, and before long my best friend's girlfriend announced that she was a feminist. I told her that the notion of women's rights didn't seem...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Afghanistan’s Success Will Be Measured By Women’s Progress
While we were meeting with women journalists in Afghanistan this past May, another group of Afghan women journalists were in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional staff members. The overlap was coincidental, but both groups of Afghan women...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bahrainis encouraged to take active part in parliamentary elections
The new constitution allowed women to run as candidates in the parliament and municipal elections. While no woman won a seat in 2002, Lateefa A Gaood in 2006 made Bahrain and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) history when she became the first GCC...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Building Women's Political Presence: The AAP story, India
India's 16th General Election has been the most expensive exercise of its kind in the country's history. One estimate puts the figure at Rs 30,000 crore, a tad shy of the bill notched up in the 2012 US presidential polls. What does this tsunami of...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Why the Lack of Women in Politics? USA
Washington has been criticized for being under constant gridlock for the majority of the last five years. This gridlock leads many people to think cynically about our government. The issue of women holding political office is treated cynically as...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
What Makes Successful Women Politicians? India
Whoever thinks that women political leaders can’t survive the rough and tumble of electioneering and bring in the votes hasn’t met V. Sugnana Kumari Deo from Odisha. At 77, this senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Kabisuryanagar...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Nigeria: Amaechi Tasks Women On Greater Participation in Politics
More participation of women in politics will go along way in making democracy in Nigeria an interesting game, even as it would help in stamping out corruption in the political system. This position was made by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Low representation doesn't deter Indian women from voting
They might not be getting their due when it comes to representation in parliament, but women have increased their participation in the voting process by nearly 10 percent in this general election, even surpassing men in eight states. Comparatively,...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Reforms stressed to strengthen women political leadership, Pakistan
Women political participation in Pakistan is constrained due to deep-rooted gender inequality and politics of patronage. There is need to not only sensitize political leadership but also introduce broader legislative and electoral reforms to...
Friday, May 16, 2014
The 10 electoral appeals from the women’s movements in Belgium
  For the occasion of the upcoming elections on 25 May 2014, the major women’s organisations in Belgium present their 10 communal requests The major feminist umbrella organisations– the European Women’s Lobby, Conseil des Femmes Francophones de...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
WomenCan: World Bank, UN Women and Hillary Clinton to launch ground-breaking report
After two years of research and many in-depth consultations, on 14 May the World Bank team will launch a ground-breaking report, with Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Lack of political support curbs women's inclusion, Bangladesh
A lack of political support is one of the main barriers to women's participation in local government elections, speakers said at a national seminar yesterday, as data show a huge fall in the number of female candidates over past several years....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Depoliticisation, fiscal autonomy can improve police
What’s the role of the police in a community? Is it to serve the citizens by ensuring their security or to maintain public order by coercive power?  Lawyers, human rights activists, journalists and citizen-based groups deliberated over these vital...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Campaigners welcome 'milestone' agreement at UN gender equality talks
UN Member states have agreed that gender equality and women's rights must be prioritised in future discussions on what should be included in the next set of sustainable development goals. After two weeks of negotiations in New York, the Commission...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Pacific countries still low for gender equality in politics
More work needs to be done post-elections in the Pacific to ensure Pacific countries do not remain at the bottom globally for gender equality in politics.   The Fiji Women's Forum says more work needs to be done in the Pacific to boost the...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014