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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...
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
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, July 09, 2013
Democratic Party Looking for Women Candidates in Indonesia
The Democratic Party of Indonesia (DPI) is seeking to attract more women to participate in the upcoming presidential candidate convention. Nova Riyanti Yusuf, member of the DPI, said: “Personally, I would like women to come forward at the convention...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Turkish politician slams the government for violating women's rights
Fatma Bostan Unsal, one of the founders of the Turkish ruling party Justice and Development Party, asserted that over 13 million women wearing hijab are barred from contesting the parliamentary elections.  A group of 57 women including journalists,...
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Women Know Less About Politics Than Men, Especially In Britain, Study Finds
Women still know less about politics than men despite progress in sexual equality, especially in Britain, academics have said. A study of 10 nations found an "unmistakable gender gap" even in apparently progressive richer nations. The division was...
Monday, February 04, 2013
The FYR of Macedonia : new initiative aims to raise number of women inpolitics
More female candidates are needed in local elections, along with better gender equality programmes in the FYR of Macedonia's local government, NGOs say. This is why the Macedonian Women's Lobby prompted 100 NGOs to sign a declaration...