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Minister for Justice and Equality-Frances Fitzgerald
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Is not having children the price women pay for political success?
There are many advocates for gender quotas to help women advance in politics - including front-bench politicians like Frances Fitzgerald. But sometimes events overtake arguments, and the astonishing rise of Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of...
Second from left- Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Samoa's longest standing Member of Parliament and the first female member of Cabinet. Photo: UN Women/Olivia Owen.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Joining efforts to increase political participation of women in Samoa
Joint Press ReleaseUNDP and UN Women Suva, Fiji - Today (01 April 2015) representatives from the Government of Samoa, the Government of Australia, UN agencies and civil society organisations gather in Apia to witness the signing of the Increasing...
Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Monday, March 30, 2015
The (slow) rise of women-oriented political parties
Since 2001, at least 14 political parties with a women-oriented political agenda have emerged across India, according to an analysis of an official list of political parties from April 2001 to January 2015. Five of these parties have contested...
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...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Initiative Works to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Mexico
This year marks Mexico’s 60th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and though the country has made progress in passing reforms to increase women’s political participation, women are still not well-represented in decision-making bodies. Mexico has a 60/...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Hillary Clinton Pushes Expanded Female Leadership, But Says Change Will Take More
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed over 50 female leaders at Bryn Mawr College on Tuesday, encouraging women to "step up and put themselves on the line" of civic leadership. The keynote address was delivered at the second annual...