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Friday, November 13, 2015
Iran appointed its first female ambassador since 1979
On Sunday November 8th, 2015, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran appointed his country’s first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The new Ambassador of Iran in Malaysia is one of Iran’s most high-profile female...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Tanzania: Women Urged to Compete in Polls
Women in Zanzibar will have more courage to take part in future elections, should the BRIDGE training introduced in Zanzibar be effective. Speaking at the opening of the five-day BRIDGE training on 'Gender and Elections' to members of the Zanzibar...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Burundian Women Want a Greater Say in Running of Country
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women’s representation in parliament, women in this southeast African nation feel that they are yet to have a significant say in the management of their country....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Kabwila elected chair Woman Caucus: Malwai Parliament adjourns
Malawai Congress Party (MCP) member of Parliament for Salima NorthWest constituency, Dr Jessie Kabwila, has been elected as new chairperson for Women Caucus in Parliament. We invite our users to read the full article published on July 4th 2014.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Where are women winning? In state legislatures (USA)
Fewer than one in five members of Congress in the US is a woman -- and that's actually a record high. But one place where women are faring better is in state legislatures. Across the nation, nearly one-quarter (24.2 percent) of all state legislators...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate
Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
IPU's online Database and Guidelines for Women's Caucuses
Women account for only about 20 per cent of the world’s MPs. In nearly every country they form a minority in parliament, an institution traditionally governed according to the principles and worldviews of their predominantly male memberships. Under...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Percentage of women in Parliament better than a decade ago: Low Yen Ling
The percentage of women in Singapore's Parliament is better compared to a decade ago and it is more important to anchor political representation on meritocracy rather than impose gender quotas, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Turkish Parliament lifts ban on trousers for female lawmakers
Female lawmakers will now be able to enter the General Assembly meetings wearing trousers, after a controversial prohibition was lifted in the sequel to the removal of the ban on headscarves. The debate about the ban on trousers was brought forward...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Despite Success in Politics Many Latin American Women Still Experience Gender Discrimination
The likely victory of Michelle Bachelet in Chile’s presidential elections will strengthen women’s political power in Latin America, a region where while progressing, still sees millions of women as the victims of discrimination and violence. Despite...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Political awakening of Pakistani women
Do not be misled by the depiction of Pakistani women in popular media. While the thought of Pakistani women may conjure a stereotypical oppressed and burqa-clad image, times are changing fast. The reality is that women in Pakistan are striving to...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Lack of women in parly - a constitutional violation, Swaziland
MBABANE – A segment of the women electorate is disappointed with the poor representation of women in Parliament. The Chairperson of the Gender Consortium under the Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Orga-nisations (CANGO), Hleli Luhlanga,...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Where have all the women gone? Panel will talk L.A. gender politics, USA
Why are there so few female elected officials in the second largest city in the country? Of 18 elected positions in City Hall, only one is held by a woman — Nury Martinez, who joined the council in July. By comparison, at least 36 percent of the...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Politics of Women and the Women of Politics, Australia
In Australia, we congratulate Nova Peris on being the first indigenous female elected to the federal parliament and wish her success in her Senate journey ahead. Australia now has our first female Foreign Minister. Across the history of 28 Speakers...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Liberal Democrats and lack of women MPs in Westminster, United Kingdom
Former Education Minister Sarah Teather's decision to stand at the next general election highlighted a long-running problem for the Liberal Democrats. The party only has seven women MPs, and five of those are in the party's 12 most vulnerable seats...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Pakistani Women and Young People Work on Political Skills
In Pakistan, where instability, distrust, violence and political rivalries can impede interaction among political parties, women and young people — the majority of the population — often have difficulty making their voices heard. According to some...