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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Turkish Women Push Back Against Patriarchy
Among the many issues bringing protestors together at Gezi Park, the now-iconic site of struggle in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, is the demand for women’s liberation. Coming from many walks of life and expressing a myriad of ideals and values, the...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Journalists seek to avoid gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso
A free press, crucial to any democracy, plays a significant role in shaping public attitudes.  It can reinforce voter stereotypes about certain types of candidates, or it can help dispel the kinds of opinions that for many years in many places have...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Do Women Make Better Senators Than Men? USA
They make up one-fifth of the body. It doesn’t look anything like parity (or America), but they believe they can do what the men can’t — namely, get things done. We invite you to read the article published July 12 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Have more women as decision-makers’ levels, Borneo
KUCHING:More needs to be done to promote gender equality to strengthen women’s representation and allow women equal access to decision-making positions at all levels of society. Highlighting this yesterday, Minister of Women, Family and Community...
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,...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup. According to The New York Times, the "slowly unraveling" relationship between the two reached a "new low" when Karzai unloaded on Obama in a video...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Daughter of murdered mayoral candidate wins election, Mexico
 On the same day that she buried her father, Alma Leticia Reyes decided that she would follow in his footsteps and continue his candidacy for mayor of a Mexican town herself, and now - after winning the election - she will have the chance to carry...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri calls for Egyptian women’s voices to be heard without threat of violence
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their needs and priorities in any political solution is a...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Radio Drama Promotes women and youth political participation in northern Nigeria
In one episode of the Nigerian radio drama Dukan Karshe, a young man and woman decide to run for their local council to correct injustices, including government funds being diverted from schools and hospitals to line the pockets of local politicians...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Awareness campaign for journalists on Haitian women’s quota
A useful workshop aimed at generating an understanding in the media of Haiti’s women’s quota was held on 13 June in Port au Prince. The workshop was arranged jointly by International IDEA and the Haitian committee charged with the implementation of...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Politics, elections and the "reality" of women's rights in Kuwait
Political authoritarianism has been constant feature in the Arab political systems, and despite the ongoing “Arab Spring,” there is a continuing tendency to prevent women from freely participating in political processes. Recently, a handful of Arab...

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