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Helen Clark
Sunday, November 23, 2014
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25th 2014
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark  Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of other incidents occurring every day, on every...
Empower Malaysia
Friday, September 05, 2014
Women stay out. Politics is a boys club
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is gravely concerned with the quality of the debate going on regarding a woman candidate for the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) post. Impossibly high moral standards are placed on Wan Azizah. We have...
Women await parity in politics
Thursday, September 04, 2014
In politics, women still await parity
Photo illustration by Jeff Boyer / Times Union While I was in high school, Ms. Magazine appeared on newsstands, and before long my best friend's girlfriend announced that she was a feminist. I told her that the notion of women's rights didn't seem...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Stop Saying Women Are Too Pretty to Do Anything
Women in politics are just as big of a target as Hollywood celebrities. They find themselves perpetually plagued by their looks, be it because they are beautiful or because they are not. Either way, a single comment about a female politician's looks...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Female Labour Force Participation Remains Stagnant in Georgia
In a country where traditional roles of womanhood are persistent and widespread, women are often discouraged from seeking employment, either as a result of internalized patriarchal notions or more often, due to constraints from their domestic...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen A national meeting of Labor women has been told the government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek told the convention on Saturday that a range of budget measures...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Lack of gender equality in State’s decision-making (Ireland)
Women make up just one third of members of State boards and have been "consistently under-represented in economic portfolios," according to a report submitted to Cabinet on gender equality in decision-making roles. It says that the figures have...
Sunday, October 13, 2013
UN Ranks Nigeria Low In Gender Inclusion
The Country Director of the United Nations Women, Dr Grace Ongile has challenged the Nigerian government to ensure gender mainstreaming at all levels. Doctor Ongile at a meeting in Abuja pointed out that Nigeria has one of the worst cases of gender...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?
Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, may have pledged to promote women's rights and recently nominated a female vice president. But, if a striking image captured during Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's introduction is any indication, Iran...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
City council candidate 'too attractive' for Iranian politics
Despairing news from Iran... Nina Siahkali Moradi, 27, was barred from taking up her seat in Qazvin by the conservative electoral review board. An electoral candidate who won a place on a city council in Iran has reportedly been barred from taking...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Opinion: Are female leaders too cheerful for their own good? USA
(CNN) -- Early in Dara's career, she was told by a coach that "honey attracts more bees than vinegar," so she took pains to rein in her natural candor and soften her opinions. But when she started her present job as vice president at a national...