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Friday, January 17, 2014
Meet The Women in Hillary Clinton’s Inner Circle
Hillary Clinton has had a successful and trailblazing career as First Lady, New York senator, and Secretary of State. Over the past 25 years, she has been surrounded by a fierce circle of female advisers who make up a large part of her team. Who are...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
UN Women - The Autocomplete Truth
A series of ads in which misogynistic Google autocomplete searches were superimposed over women's mouths became an Internet sensation last month, and the campaign from international advocacy group UN Women has now expanded.   We invit eour users to...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
As Election Nears in Afghanistan, Women’s Political Participation Is Critical
Last May, Afghanistan’s upper house of parliament quietly removed an electoral law that stipulated that a quarter of all provincial council seats should be allotted to women. When women politicians found out nearly a month later, they fought to have...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lib Dem all-women shortlist considered post-2015, United Kingdom
The Lib Dems could introduce positive discrimination to redress the party's gender and ethnic imbalance, one of its cabinet ministers has said. Seven of the the Lib Dems' 57 MPs are women - numerically and proportionally the fewest of the three...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
National Party Women’s Caucus celebrates Women in Politics, New Zealand
The National Party Women’s Caucus paid tribute to New Zealand’s first National Party Member of Parliament, Dame Hilda Ross, at an event held last night in her honour. The Party also holds a Memorial Fund in her name. “It is timely that we celebrate...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Women still struggling to win big-city mayoral jobs, USA
High-profile mayoral elections this year have already proved that the steps to City Hall remain steep for female candidates. Only one of the nation's 10 largest cities is run by a woman: Annise Parker of Houston, who faces re-election in November....
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
OFA Launches Women's Initiative To Step Up Pressure On Congress, State Legislatures, USA
Progressive groups unveiled a major initiative on Wednesday to draw attention to challenges that women still face and to promote public policies to address gender disparities. Organizing for Action, dedicated to promoting President Barack Obama's...
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...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Constitutional amendments 'fairer' to women: Council for Women, Egypt
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) said in a statement issued Wednesday that new amendments under-discussion to the currently suspended 2012 constitution are "fairer" to women. The Fundamental Principles subcommittee of the 50-member...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Disappointing Number of Women in Cabinet, Zimbabwe
Women make up 34% of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe, with 32% in the National Assembly and 48% of Senate. Although the quota for women in parliament led to the dramatic increase from 19% in 2008 to 34%, the number of women who actually won, fell...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Arab women: The key to Middle East progress?
Most American media coverage of the Middle East paints a bleak picture of the status of women. There certainly is reason for pessimism given the perpetuation of honor killings and child marriages and, more generally, the exclusion of women from...