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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Congratulates the all Female Ticket and Decries Remarks
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates New Jersey's Democratic candidate for governor in 2013, State Senator Barbara Buono, in her choice on SEIU 1199 Vice-President Milly Silva as her running mate. According to Center for...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Women in spotlight in New Jersey's state elections, USA
Women politicians are making history in New Jersey this year. Because of a quirk in the state’s politics, five women — two Republicans and three Democrats — are running for statewide office. In a state where no women are currently holding...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: New York Senate played politics with women's rights
Constituents around the state have been receiving mail declaring that the state Senate has passed historic women's legislation. The Assembly passed the 10-point Women's Equality Act in its entirety, but the state Senate failed to do so. The state...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Initiative in Malaysia to set a 30 percent quota for women in local government
The All Women Action Society (Awam) welcomes the state of Selangor's initiative to make it compulsory to have 30 percent of members of the local council be women, from the Jan 1, 2014. This is a necessary step to even out an uneven playing field as...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
India: Major political parties still shy of fielding women
India may boast a woman President, Prime Minister and Speaker, but when it comes to selecting candidates, key political parties still have a long way to go. In the past 10 years, only 7 per cent or 4,148 candidates out of the 62,847 candidates were...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women’s Rights at Risk in Afghan Peace Process
Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the rights of Afghan have progressed: Women are in school, the workplace and government. But those advances could well be jeopardized in coming months, according to a new report by the United Nations Committee...
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...
Monday, July 29, 2013
India: Women contestants for better management of natural resources in Sarpanch elections
Women contestants in the fray for sarpanch elections scheduled for July 31, who are financially not too sound to woo voters with valuables, have taken up a unique stand of highlighting what other candidates failed to promise. All-round development...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Bangladesh: Caucus for women and children’s health mooted
Bangladesh has started a process to set up a ‘parliamentary caucus’ to better coordinate parliament’s actions on reproductive, maternal and child health, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has said. Speaking at the end of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (...
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 ...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Black Italian minister Kyenge suffers banana insult
Italian politicians have reacted with anger after the country's first black minister had bananas thrown at her during a political rally. Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge, who has suffered racial abuse in the past, dismissed the act as "a waste of...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
USA: Lindy Boggs, congresswoman and advocate for women, dies
Lindy Boggs was only 24 when she arrived in Washington as the top political adviser to her husband, newly elected to Congress. Thirty-two years later, the seat became hers after Hale Boggs was presumed dead in a plane crash, and she made her own...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Women With Bitter Past Run for Chile's Presidency
Their history is the history of Chile. Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei were childhood friends whose fathers became top generals on opposite sides of the country's deep political divide. Bachelet's father supported socialist President Salvador...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Ensuring women's participation in the upcoming elections in Zimbabwe
A group of non-governmental organizations has come up with a programme to ensure that women safely participate in the forthcoming elections. The programme, called The Women's Situation Room, will see women across the country and from different...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Women in New York City politics: The Numbers
Before Anthony Weiner cannonballed into the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the storyline of the election had been whether mayoral frontrunner and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn would become the city's first female mayor (and its first openly...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Beijing at 20: ECOSOC launches review of progress on women’s rights
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing,...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Premiers back national inquiry on missing aboriginal women
Canada's premiers are backing a call by aboriginal leaders to launch a national public inquiry into the case of missing or murdered aboriginal women, CBC News has learned. "The premiers at the table agreed to support the call of the Native Women's...

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