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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament, Swaziland
Archaic and chauvinistic practices are being used to prevent Swazi women from taking part in the upcoming primary elections, despite the country having a constitution that guarantees their rights, says political analyst Dr. Sikelela Dlamini. “The...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Women’s group in Papua New Guinea still fighting for better representation
A women’s group in Papua New Guinea says having three women in Parliament is a victory, but there is an ongoing struggle to have allocated seats. Susan Setae, the Executive Officer of Papua Hahine Social Action Forum, says the awareness work the...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Quotas for women in parliament could 'effect real change', UK
Quotas should be introduced to increase the numbers of women in parliament and public life to address the "dire" gender balance in Westminster, authors have told the Edinburgh international book festival. Kamila Shamsie, the novelist, and Kate Mosse...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A Political Star Rises in Britain, Helped by Twitter
Stella Creasy is young, female and very blonde, which would describe any number of aides around Parliament. But there aren’t a whole lot of anecdotes about this British politician being mistaken for a secretary or an intern. There is one: In 2011, a...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Safa first woman to win two consecutive times, Kuwait
Manama: Safa Al Hashem has made history in Kuwait by becoming the first woman lawmaker to win seats in two consecutive parliamentary elections. Taking 2,036 votes on Saturday, Safa, who made her parliamentary debut in December, was ranked fifth...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Parliament’s gender balance: Is a gender quota system the best way to get more women into Parliament? New Zealand
What is it about the “woman question” that drives so many pundits and politicians to despair in New Zealand? To call the all-women shortlist a “man ban” shows how clearly many of them see politics as being all about them, men. Thinking about it,...
Monday, March 11, 2013
President calls for more women in politics, Ireland
President Michael D Higgins said last night that the low level of women in the political world was of serious concern. Speaking at an event at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark International Women's Day, he said: "We must do much more to reform our...