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Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in...
Image: scottish.parliament.uk
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Gender equality: time for quotas in Scottish politics?
We have a woman who is First Minister if that’s not an example of us reaching gender equality, what is? It’s a statement the Women 5050 campaign, seeking a 50/50 representation of women in Scotland’s public life, hears at least daily. It is indeed...
Emily's list
Monday, December 01, 2014
The woman behind a massively influential political movement
Since Stephanie Schriock became president of EMILY's List, the political action committee focused on getting more pro-choice Democratic women elected to office, much has changed. The organization has raised more than $52 million and helped elect 62...
Nicola Sturgeon
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling
Smashing the glass ceiling women face to "smithereens" is an important part of tackling inequality, Scotland's new First Minister has said. Nicola Sturgeon, who is the first female to take on the top job in Scottish politics, pledged she would work...
Grabar Kitarovic and Tomasic
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Tomasic supports Grabar Kitarovic as next president of Croatia
Member of the European Parliament Ruza Tomasic on Sunday supported HDZ candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic in the race for the next president of Croatia, saying that Croatia was ready for a woman president. "Croatia is ready for a woman president and...
Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Women in high office: Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has appointed eight women to his cabinet, vastly outdoing the Australian government when it comes to female representation. The humble furniture maker-turned president, more accustomed to carving wooden cabinets...
Female President Ghana
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Female president will solve Ghana’s problems — Dr Baah
The Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, has said that the country’s economic problems could be solved when a female is elected as the president. “If you want Ghana to develop, make a woman the president," he said...
Emma Watson ONU Mujeres
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
On visit to Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
Photo-UN Women/Marco Grob On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson today highlighted the need for women’s political participation and leadership at all levels. Ms. Watson’s visit to Uruguay...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
State recognizes rights of indigenous peoples
June 12, 2014 became a landmark date in the history of El Salvador and marked a victory for Betty Pérez, coordinator of the Salvadoran National Indigenous Coordinating Council (CCNIS). The indigenous community of this Central American country...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Leading ladies of Oireachtas, Ireland: 'Rare birds' on hunt for equality
THE Seanad chamber is always a handy place for a parliamentary photo shoot. For a start, it's a beautiful room, all corniced high ceilings, sparkly chandeliers and plush blue leather seats. Secondly, it's as under-used as a copy of Mao's 'Little Red...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia signs new constitution into law
The new constitution, seen as one of the most progressive in the region, guarantees equal rights for men and women. We invite you to read the full article published January 27, 2014
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Soulaliyate Movement empowers rural women in Morocco
Morocco's Soulaliyate Movement has been gaining ground since 2007. On a daily basis, these women fight the absurdity of archaic laws and men whom they consider to be their enemies. The article provides details of a meeting with this movement. We...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Women In Politics: Coverage Focuses More On Personality Traits, Less On Issues, Study Finds
When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different? Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mass Communication of Louisiana State University. The study,...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
No, It's Not Sexist to Describe Women Politicians' Clothes
A new study disputes the claim that it harms female politicians when the media discuss their appearance.I first found out I wasn't supposed to write about women politicians' clothes in 2006. Profiling the Democratic nominee for Nevada governor for...