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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Women in the Workplace: State Sen. LeAnna Washington shares how hardships lead to career success, USA
State Sen. LeAnna Washington, D-4, was a high school dropout, had her first child at age 17, was a single mother, grew up in a tumultuous household, was a victim of domestic violence and received government assistance well into her adult years....
Monday, September 02, 2013
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest, United Kingdom
It is often said that the protest at Greenham Common was ineffectual. The eventual closure of the US base at Newbury is deemed to have been an almost inadvertent side effect of much more important (ie male) political forces. In this version of...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Shot Afghan female senator to return to politics
In Afghanistan, a female politician who escaped an assassination attempt in the south of the country says she fully intends to return to work. Senator Rooh Gul Khirzard, speaking from her hospital bed where she has been recovering from multiple...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Women Behind Nigeria’s Most Powerful Politicians
As often said, beside every successful man, there is a woman. It has just come to the fore that every successful politician has a woman of great influence who plays along with him. If it was the man’s spouse, it is considered better because courage...
Friday, August 30, 2013
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission urges women to participate in politics
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau on Wednesday said only 90 women contested for Parliamentary seats compared to 603 men during the 2013 harmonised elections. Makarau told delegates at a workshop in Harare aimed...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Under Obama, Little Progress on High-Level Jobs for Women
Behind the roiling conversation over whether President Obama might make Janet L. Yellen the first female leader of the Federal Reserve is an uncomfortable reality for the White House: the administration has named no more women to high-level...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Mauritian women get political training
At least 300 women would have been trained in politics by the end of 2013 under a programme aimed at politically empowering women in Mauritius, PANA reported. The training, which includes campaign planning and development of campaign materials,...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Iranian president names female vice president
Iranian president Hasan Rouhani on Monday appointed Elham Aminzadeh, a law and public policy professor at Tehran University, as Vice-President of Legal Affairs, effectively making her the first woman in the Islamic Republic’s history to hold the...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The rise of USA's political heiresses
American political dynasties historically have been built on power passed from fathers to sons, brothers to brothers, even husbands to wives: the Adamses, the Kennedys, the Bushes, the Clintons. Now, it is the daughters' turn. When Michelle Nunn ...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Quotas for Women in Government Remain Key in Mali
“I have always wanted to represent the people in my area as a ward councillor, but l gave up this dream because I was afraid to contest against men, thinking that I cannot win.” Sarah Kulemeka of the Ntcheu district also gave up on this dream...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Hillary Clinton’s theme, pre-2016: Women who break barriers
Hillary Rodham Clinton took to a Toronto stage in June before about 5,000 supporters, many of them women and many looking for a hint that she might run for president in 2016 — and she gave them one. “Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Political parties called on government to do more to protect women and children in South Africa
“The hosting of festivals and gatherings is important, but more important is the assurance of the safety of not only women, but young girls as well,” Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said in a speech prepared for delivery. “In this regard,...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls.  Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities...
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Women Scarce in the Top Posts of Los Angeles, USA
There are 1.9 million women in Los Angeles. The two senators from California are women, as is the state’s attorney general. ut this city, a bastion of progressive politics, has a curious distinction these days. Only one woman holds elective office...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Women Creating Change in Society and Politics in the Middle East
The women of the Middle East are offering a huge contribution to the ongoing fight to regain freedom and human rights, yet the mainstream media usually focuses only on negatives and violations. In this series I will share facts, figures, and real...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
New bill to emancipate South African women
The adoption of a new bill, now before Cabinet, would help to fully emancipate South African women, said the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana. "Within the 100 years, a lot has been achieved to attain the total...
Friday, August 02, 2013
Women’s Movement Building: Lessons From Transitions to Democracy
As the world continues to watch the wave of uprisings across Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) nations, AWID and other women’s rights organizations around the world, together with our partners in the region, strategize on how to best hold the...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Africa: Quotas Are Not Enough
Women's political representation is vital to securing greater gender equality, feminists and others argue. Africa has made great strides in electing more women to its parliaments. Four African countries are among the top ten countries with the...

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