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Friday, May 16, 2014
Indigenous voices
Each year thousands of indigenous organizations and civil society activists attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the 13th session of which will take place at UN Headquarters from 12 to 23 May. They come from across the world to share...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Almost 60 candidates MEPs for the 2014 European elections endorse the EWL Manifesto! Get your candidate to endorse too!
You will find here the list of MEPs who have already endorsed EWL Manifesto. Let’s get much more until the European elections! Thanks for your support! As the European Parliament elections are getting closer, we need to make sure that women’s rights...
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
Marathon poll ends with highest ever turnout as women, youth throng booths, India
As polling ended on Monday, the 2014 elections recorded the highest ever turnout with 66.38 per cent voters casting their votes to elect 543 members of the 16th Lok Sabha, beating the previous high of 64.01 per cent in the 1984-85 elections. With...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women need to organise as a pressure group, India
There is a need for women to organise themselves as a pressure group to be able to carve a niche in the political sphere, three Delhi-based women journalists said Saturday.  Speaking at a panel discussion organised by the Federation of Indian...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women may get 79 House seats, fewer than 2009, Indonesia
Women may get 79 or 14 percent of the total seats in the House of Representatives following April's legislative election; a figure that was lower than the historic high of 18 percent or 103 seats in the 2009 election, researchers said Monday. This...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women's rights barely a topic in Indian election, India
It is already the fifth time today that Rama makes a cross in the last column of the table that is displayed on her monitor screen. The column is reserved for sexual harassment. A 16-year-old girl has just informed her on the phone that she "was...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women in politics, Fiji
WOMEN will continue to be an integral part of the society, says Fiji Labour Party. Party assistant general secretary Kini Marawai says FLP, since its inception almost 29 years ago, always advocated and championed the rights of women. "The party...
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....
Thursday, May 08, 2014
17-year-olds voted at higher rate than parents in primary
Given the chance to vote for the first time in the March primary, 17 year olds turned out at a higher rate in Cook County than voters old enough to be their parents, according to a new study released today. A state law allowed 17 year olds who’d...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Woman Runs for President in Islamic Mauritania
Nouakchott, Mauritania:  A woman has put forward a rare bid for the presidency of Mauritania, a west African nation run under strict Islamic law, the country's Constitutional Council said Wednesday, "Lalla Mariem Mint Moulaye Idriss dropped off a...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Launch of new IDEA publication at the UN CSW 2014 - "Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens"
On 11 March 2014, the publicationPolitical Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on“Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making Development Sustainable, Making Governance Responsive...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Support to Egypt begins on fulfilling roadmap to democracy
IPU has kick-started its priority support to Egypt in its efforts to establish democracy by providing advice and expertise on the drafting on a new electoral law. The law would have to be in place before parliamentary elections can take place, the...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Press Release: New research reveals violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia
Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws,...
Monday, April 28, 2014
State Betters 2009 Turnout, Women on Top , India
Women in Tamil Nadu not only outnumbered men on the voter list, they beat them in the race for getting the indelible mark on April 24. While 73.51 per cent of men (2,02,27,493) exercised their franchise for the Lok Sabha elections, the number of...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Politics still a man’s game, India
Women’s issues may be high on the agenda for political parties vying for votes in India’s mammoth general election, but few female lawmakers will get an opportunity to implement the policies being proposed. Less than a fifth of the candidates...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Do not boycott the elections: Motshekga, South Africa
ANC Women's League President, Angie Motshekga, has called on young people not to heed calls to boycott upcoming elections. She was speaking at a Freedom Day rally organised by the Young Communist League (YCL) and other alliance partners in Mfuleni...

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