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Monday, July 29, 2013
What's Keeping Women From Getting Presidential Buzz? Hillary Clinton.
Clinton is a bigger obstacle than sexism for Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Amy Klobuchar. Dean Genth knew he was making mischief when he invited Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota  to keynote the North Iowa Democrats' 10th annual Wing Ding...
Monday, July 29, 2013
USA: Why are there so few women in the Michigan legislature?
Women are outnumbered in state legislatures around the country, particularly in Michigan, where female representation is at its lowest point in more than two decades. As MLive reported Sunday, women inside and outside the state legislature are ...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Women in politics: The Serbia you have not heard of
Serbia, an aspiring European Union member, succeeded in increasing the percentage of women in its Parliament substantially within the last year. It is consequently ahead of the United States and many other developed countries and older democracies...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Safa first woman to win two consecutive times, Kuwait
Manama: Safa Al Hashem has made history in Kuwait by becoming the first woman lawmaker to win seats in two consecutive parliamentary elections. Taking 2,036 votes on Saturday, Safa, who made her parliamentary debut in December, was ranked fifth...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Kuwait’s First Female Candidate on Women’s Participation in Elections
Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwaitis went to the polls this week to elect their third parliament in 17 months. Despite having the oldest and most powerful parliament in the Arab Gulf, Kuwait has a turbulent political scene: no parliament has served...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Australia's Julia Gillard reveals what she thought when she gave the 'misogyny speech'
As prime minister, Julia Gillard remained instinctively private, consistently contained and, for a figure so much in the public eye, oddly enigmatic. But in an interview with the Melbourne-based magazine the Monthly, conducted during her final...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Indonesia Penalizes Parties in Fight for Women
When Diah Pitaloka took over the youth wing of Indonesia’s third-biggest political party two years ago, her male colleagues addressed her as “Pak,” which in Indonesian means “Mr.” The world’s most populous Muslim country will now penalize political...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Eight women among 418 hopefuls in Kuwait election race
More than 400 people have signed up to run as candidates in the Kuwaiti parliamentary elections on July 27. The list of 418 hopefuls at the end of the 10-day registration process on Saturday afternoon includes eight women, Kuwait News Agency (...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Why women win elections, Canada
North American experiments are showing that women have an electoral advantage. In one study in which only the names of a candidate were changed, participants rated the candidate they thought was female as stronger, more honest, and more...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women in Zimbabwe’s Parliament Will Change Widow’s Lives
When Maude Taruvinga* votes in Zimbabwe’s elections later this year, she will be voting for her local female politician as she has placed her hopes for a better future on the presence of more women in this southern African nation’s legislature. In...
Friday, June 22, 2012
She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland
The frontrunner for head of state believes she can move the new generation on, so why are young men and women her biggest critics? The workers at the Marel factory are filling up their lunch trays with salads, sausages and pickled fish when the...
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Yingluck Shinawatra set to be Thailand's first female premier
Yingluck Shinawatra was poised to become Thailand's first female prime minister Sunday after her party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the nation's general elections. The official tally had not yet been completed, but with more than 90...

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