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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
David Cameron's 'Women Problem' - Time for Quotas?
It is worth saying again: Prejudice against women fulfilling their professional promise is one of the most pernicious discriminations still tolerated in the UK. Even politics, supposedly the bedrock of representation in our democracy, is riddled...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of running country like old boys' network
David Cameron has been accused of running the country like an old boys' network after he turned up to prime minister's questions with an entirely male frontbench. He was taunted about the Conservatives' "women problem" by Ed Miliband in the same...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
State of the Women: The GOP’s Tired Solution to Its Woman Problem
Last night, CBS introduced us to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Address, with just three sentences: “She chairs the House GOP conference, which means she ranks fourth in the House leadership....
Monday, January 27, 2014
Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC
It is a South African political match made in heaven: a revered black academic, international activist and former freedom fighter – Dr Mamphela Ramphele - joins the rising, but still largely white, main opposition party in South Africa to lead it in...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Jessica Lee MP is fourth 2010 Tory woman to quit, UK
Jessica Lee, a Commons aide to Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, said she was stepping down from Parliament after considering her “personal circumstances and responsibilities”. She will be the fourth female Conservative MP elected in 2010 to...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Delhi: Parties claim big, but still keep women out
Campaigning for the December 4 Assembly elections in Delhi ended on Monday with around 25 rallies and road shows being organised in the capital. The public engagement programmers included those by BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Can Women Save US Democrats in 2014?
The Democratic Party is hoping 2014 will be a Year of the Woman—again. As party operatives prepare for the midterm elections, Democratic women are being cast in starring roles, on the ballot and at the ballot box, as the party tries to take back...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Liberia: Recipe for Discrimination - Lofa Rep. Frowns On Women Wings in Political Parties
Lofa County district #4 Representative Hon. Mariamu B. Fofana has frown on the creation of women's wing in political parties in the country. Representative Fofana said putting women on the wing side of political parties deprives them of actively...
Saturday, November 30, 2013
German SPD chief vows women to get half of party cabinet jobs
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday pledged a 50-50 male-female split of the party's cabinet posts in a planned new 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, according to a newspaper interview. Sigmar Gabriel,...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Political Parties - Allies or Foes on Gender Sensitive Parliaments?
Women MPs have urged political parties to commit to gender equality as an inherent political objective and assume their role as key entry points to women’s political participation at an IPU-organized event during the Women in Parliaments Global...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Women and Israeli deMOCKracy
A little while back a lawsuit was filed with the Supreme Court to disallow funding of political parties that do not include women in the party list. I do not know what happened with that suit - I have not yet heard that it has been discussed or...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Does Nick Clegg really need to introduce 'sexist' all-women shortlists? UK
On the face of it, what could be more sexist? A system where women aren’t allowed to compete alongside men but only amongst themselves – presumably because nobody thinks they will manage to beat the blokes. We invite you to read the full article...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
India's AAP struggles to find women candidates willing to join politics
The Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi has only seven women candidates out of 62. AAP is struggling to find women candidates willing to join politics. CNN-IBN spoke to some of the women candidates, including Rakhi Birla, who is contesting from the Mangolpuri...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
There's less hostility to women candidates than often thought
Hillary Clinton's near-tear on the eve of the 2008 New Hampshire primary was a political game-changer. "I couldn't do it if I didn't just passionately believe it was the right thing to do," Clinton told a local resident. "I have so many...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Why the police and the Tories should beware of 'that woman' Theresa May
Yesterday I sat through three hours of evidence trying to get to the bottom of who said what at a meeting about who said what during a five minute altercation a year ago. Keeping track of the twists and turns of “plebgate” isn’t easy, so spare a...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Political Parties and PACs Key to Recruiting More Women for Congress, USA
Women aren't running for office because barriers to entry too high Since the 1980s, more women have registered to vote than men. In the 2012 election, 7.8 million more women cast ballots than men. Women are more engaged in politics than their male...
Monday, March 11, 2013
Caucus wants more women in politics, Indonesia
The Indonesian Women’s Caucus for Politics (KPPI) in Bali has started a movement for the greater representation of women in the legislature for the 2014 general elections.  The caucus will push political parties for a minimum of 30 percent women...