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Monday, April 28, 2014
Stage Set for the Great Electoral Women's Day, India
With 59 winners of the total 556 contestants, women candidates seem to have had a dream run in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. May 16 will tell if their success story repeats this time too.Congress president Sonia Gandhi topped the list of best...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Proponents of women in politics to brace up, Ghana
Group and individual proponents advocating for increased participation of women in governance, have been urged to brace up for another round of advocacy, as the local government elections, approaches later this year. Ms. Esther Tawiah, Executive...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Egyptian women campaign for larger role in parliament
Egyptian women today still suffer from cultural, social and political discrimination with no indication from policymakers for progress. Though women attained the right to political participation in 1956, significant development has been minimal. The...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Woman breaks taboos, announces candidacy, Lebanon
Nadine Moussa, Lebanon’s first female candidate for the presidency, insists that Lebanon needs a “new social contract,” with women holding half of all parliamentary and governmental posts. “I know what Lebanese women are capable of, and I know how...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Beyond numbers: women and political leadership in Uganda
Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), an international feminist organization based in Uganda,conducted a study on Making a Difference: Towards Women’s Substantive Engagement in Parliament and Local Council Decision Making...
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, April 22, 2014
Is India on the cusp of a gender revolution?
In late March, Raveela Gangula rallied a dozen women to stop a drunken man from savagely beating his wife in Muthangi, a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Although they restrained him and called the police, he was released that...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Khamenei, Rouhani clash on women’s role in society
On the occasion of Women’s Day in Iran, Iran’s president and supreme leader presented contrasting roles in society for women. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has previously rebuked President Hassan Rouhani’s cultural policies, but this appears...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion...
Monday, April 21, 2014
KP govt to set up women desks at all police stations, Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced that women police desks would be established at all 500 police stations of the province to facilitate the province’s female population. Speaking at a ceremony in the provincial capital...
Monday, April 21, 2014
IPU deeply concerned by attack on another Afghan woman MP
IPU is deeply concerned by the shooting of Afghan MP Mariam Koofi, the latest in a string of attacks on parliamentarians in Afghanistan, particularly women legislators. Koofi, the sister of fellow MP and human rights activist Fawzia Koofi, was...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Morocco women march to demand gender equality
A group of around 800 Moroccans, mostly women, staged a march in the capital Rabat on Sunday demanding that a constitutional guarantee of gender equality be applied in the kingdom. The march from the city centre to parliament was led by the Civil...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tonga's future female politicians get a taste of parliament
It's been an historic few days in Tonga - with the country's first Practice Parliament for women being held. The 32 participants have debated a motion to combat Youth Violence, a Youth Diversion Scheme and a Special Fund to assist the work of...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
UNDP Viet Nam launched a new publication "Mentoring in Viet Nam – An effective capacity building approach for women leaders"
The purpose of this booklet is to support the Vietnamese partners of the UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affair’s project Women’s Leadership by providing information and guidance on an effective approach to build the capacity of potential women leaders...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Louisa Hanoune, First female candidate to stand for the Algerian presidential elections
Unlike many women she does not hide her age but actually has a tendency to flaunt it, in April she will be fifty: “ The age of the Algerian revolution” she says. This is how she likes to present herself, Louisa Hounane, proud and touching...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Algeria presidential race has one woman that ‘won’t hold back’
KOLEA, Algeria: A string of white pearls around her neck, her hair tied in a bun, Louisa Hanoune, the only woman running for Algeria’s presidency, holds out her palms and declares: “I have clean hands.” The remark triggers an outburst of celebratory...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Tonga’s Queen Nanasipau‘u Welcomes Women’s Parliament
Tonga (Matangi Tonga, April 7, 2014) –Tonga's first "Practice Parliament for Women" is a crucial milestone and marks a very positive step forward for Tonga, said Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho in opening the event today, April 7, in Nuku'alofa at the...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Afghan women take part in historic elections
Afghan women represented a third of the vote and a historic number of provincial candidates at the weekend's elections. Aid workers say that women are defiant in the progress of democracy and rights, and won't be deterred by violent insurgency. We...

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