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Friday, August 01, 2014
More women should contest forthcoming district elections-Ghana
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes. Mrs...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Toledo women undergo leadership training in Punta Gorda (Belize)
Women in public/leaderships position in the Toledo district have begun a series of workshops on capacity building. Project coordinator Sheena Gentle explains that the during the course of the training, which is expected to last eight days, the women...
Monday, July 21, 2014
2015: The hurdles before women
From time being, sex stereotyping has always been an issue in contemporary setting. It assumes that masculine and feminine traits are intertwined with leadership. Due to the aggressive and competitive nature of politics, the belief is that...
Monday, July 21, 2014
We must protect the victims of FGM, says Theresa May
Theresa May has said it was "crucial" that the Government "do more" to end female genital mutilation as she announced a raft of changes to tackle the practice in Britain. The Home Secretary told the Girl Summit 2014 in London she had decided to...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women Demand More Representation in Politics
Somali women leaders met in Mogadishu on Sunday (July 20th) to demand greater representation in national politics and clear constitutional provisions protecting their participation, Somalia's Hiiraan Online reported. Chair of the Somali National...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Australia's women's envoy tours Pacific to boost political participation
Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls says Australia can help Pacific nations improve poor levels of female leadership. Natasha Stott-Despoja is the head of an Australian delegation to Tonga to meet about 30 women in politics from around the...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Black Women Underepresented At All Levels Of Political Office (USA)
A recent study found black women are underrepresented at all levels of politics — federal, state and local government. Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics and Higher Heights for America, a national nonprofit that seeks to elevate the...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Behind Wismer's candidacy, groups advocate having more women in government leadership (USA)
Susan Wismer, challenger of incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is the first woman to be nominated by a major party for the state's high office. Wismer says that had nothing to do with her decision to run, but she knows it matters to some of the women...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Somaliland’s first female deputy prosecutor
Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, made history by becoming Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor, dealing with a range of cases including theft, gang-related violence, and even terrorism. Across Somaliland, UNDP is supporting a fundamental...
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Women in parliament: Britain has ‘real problem’ with lack of female MPs as report and cabinet reshuffle put gender in the spotlight
With the role of women in British politics again coming under the spotlight this week, MPs and former ministers have warned that there is a “real problem” with the issue of gender in Westminster. David Cameron is expected to reveal a major Cabinet...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Female Commissioners wrote Juncker a letter: nominate “at least ten female Commissioners”
Outgoing female Commissioners are “extremely concerned” for the possibility of women being under-represented in the next European Commission. This is why they wrote Juncker a letter for calling him to be committed into guaranteeing gender balance....
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Tanzania: Women Urged to Compete in Polls
Women in Zanzibar will have more courage to take part in future elections, should the BRIDGE training introduced in Zanzibar be effective. Speaking at the opening of the five-day BRIDGE training on 'Gender and Elections' to members of the Zanzibar...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri meets with key ministers during visit to India
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri yesterday met with key ministers of the new Government in India whose efforts will be crucial to the progress of the country’s women and girls – who represent over 18 per cent of the world’s women. In...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Bringing HOPE to women's empowerment in the Balkans
On May 27, the National Democratic Institute hosted the 2014 HOPE Fellows for a presentation titled, “When Legislation is Not Enough: Addressing Gaps in Implementation of Kosovo’s Laws on Gender Equality.” Speaking directly to the topic of realizing...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Azerbaijan to join OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference
An Azerbaijani delegation led by chairwoman of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova will attend the OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference to take place in the Austrian capital of Vienna on July 10-11. The...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
UN Women seeks youth nominations for its global and regional Civil Society Advisory Groups
UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG). In 2012, UN Women established the GCSAG as a consultative forum and a platform for regular...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Nigeria: FG Reiterates Commitment to Women Empowerment
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, has reiterated Federal Government's commitment to economic empowerment of women in the country. The minister spoke at the weekend when she received the executive members of the...
Saturday, July 05, 2014
The achievements for women in the Arab world
Tunisian civil society activist Ahlem Hachicha and University of Tunis El Manar professor Fatima Radhouani talk to Marwan Bishara about the achievements for women in the Arab world. We invite our users to watch the video published on July 6th 2014.

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