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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Czech parties with few female candidates may lose subsidies
Political parties that have less than 30 percent female representation in their lists of candidates for the general and regional elections may get less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law,...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ombudsman concerned over lack of women in politics (Georgia)
The Public Defender’s Office has expressed its concerns over the declining rate of women's participation in the country’s political life experiences and there is no progress observed on the horizon.  According to Ombudsmen Ucha Nanuashvili, the...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Africa: Women in Politics - Beyond Numbers
Following David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle, the UK government has moved from having three women in the cabinet to five: and these two new members are working mothers, a presence not there before. This still fails to improve the overall gender...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Somali musician and Member of Parliament Saado Ali Warsame shot dead
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame has been shot dead by Islamist militants. She was killed along with her bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabab...
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...
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Gender Gap Exists When It Comes to Who Donates to Political Campaigns
The gender gap in American salaries is well documented, but it turns out this disparity in pay extends into the political realm as well. Women also donate much less to political campaigns than their male counterparts. So far in the 2014 election...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Female Lawmaker Describes Harassment in Parliament
A lawmaker in the Japan Restoration Party was jeered during a meeting at parliament and told by a male lawmaker she “should give birth to a baby.” The incident took place in April when Rep. Sayuri Uenishi was speaking on Japan’s declining population...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
World Cup ban? Iran's women just don't care
Iran’s female football fans have openly defied their country’s regime. How? By watching the World Cup in the company of their male family and friends. Over the past two weeks - before their national team crashed out of the tournament - women were...
Michelle Bachelet
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Once we make this dream a reality…
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Activists, Govt Push Forward Bill to Prevent Gender Violence
urmese women’s rights activists and government officials aim to finish drafting a bill by the end of the year to prevent violence against women, activists say. “Once enacted, it would be the first law to ensure the protection of women from all forms...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Drive for more women in upcoming elections, Fiji
This was discussed at the Fiji Women’s Forum Candidate Strengthening Workshop in the Holiday Inn in Suva, today. Representatives from Political parties met to discuss and support the women candidates that have been announced or with the intention of...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Japan finally apologizes to its women
On June 23, a middle-aged male Japanese politician, dressed in the traditional dark suit and '80s-retro haircut, walked in front of a waiting line of news cameras, to where a younger female politician waited. As the cameras flashed, he apologized to...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Turkish women establishing political party
Turkey's first women-only party was established on June 26 after a group of women has submitted a petition to the Interior Ministry, allowing it to participate in parliamentary elections held in 2015. The party demands the construction of democratic...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Alliance Party MLA calls for quotas to get women into politics, Ireland
Gender quotas have worked to increase the number of women getting elected in politics and should be looked at along with other measures to encourage women to become candidates, Northern Ireland MLA, Anna Lo of the Alliance Party told a Sinn Féin...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
UN Women launched a Constitutional Database
UN Women launched a Constitutional Database (http://constitutions.unwomen.org) which for the first time examines constitutions through a gender lens, mapping the principles and rules which guarantee, deny, or protect the rights of women and girls...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Gender Centre in Ghana prepares women for effective performance
The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre) has trained 40 women in human rights and leadership to enhance their performance. The training is to sharpen the women's leadership skills for management of their future...