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Monday, February 10, 2014
Burma’s Government to Appoint a Second Woman Minister
Burma’s president is set to appoint Khin San Yi, formerly a deputy minister of planning and economic development, as the new education minister, bringing the number of woman ministers in the government to two. Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, And How The Fight For Reproductive Rights Is Inspiring Women To Run For Office
Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist who rose to national prominence after testifying in favor of Obamacare’s birth control provision, is reportedly preparing a run for Congress. Although she hasn’t officially announced her bid for retiring Rep....
Friday, January 31, 2014
Japanese women hold record 3% of senior government posts
Japanese women held a record-high ratio of senior positions in the central government, but at 3 percent, they are still well behind their counterparts in other developed nations, government figures showed Jan. 31. The administration of Prime...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
State of the Women: The GOP’s Tired Solution to Its Woman Problem
Last night, CBS introduced us to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Address, with just three sentences: “She chairs the House GOP conference, which means she ranks fourth in the House leadership....
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ex-GOP Guv: Republicans Think They Can Solve Their Problems By Putting A Woman On Camera
A pair of female lawmakers provided two of the GOP's four responses to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, something a former Republican governor dismissed as a cosmetic solution to the party's problems with women. Prior to Tuesday night,...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Women appointed to key posts in Tanzania cabinet reshuffle
Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed two women to powerful cabinet positions as the country prepares to enact a new constitution.  In a move seen by activists as a gesture to promote gender equality, Saada Mkuya becomes the new finance...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Rohani deputy reports on lack of women among Iranian leaders
The presidential deputy for women and family affairs says Iranian women are mostly excluded from top positions in the government. ILNA reports that Shahindokht Molaverdi said in a report that except for a few women in Parliament, the unfortunate...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Where is women’s place in local government?, Turkey
Dec. 5 was the 79th anniversary of the day Turkish women were granted the right to vote and to be elected.  The confusion in the domestic and external agenda caused this gain to be celebrated less than it deserved.  Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and friends...
Monday, December 09, 2013
Would higher salaries lure more women into politics in the UK?
What would it take to boost the number of women happy to put themselves forward to become MPs? Emma Sinclair, an entrepreneur, believes the controversial salary hike could hel. At present 147 of the 650 elected MPs are women. Anything that...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Fewer women still serve in public office, USA
On the third floor of Apex Town Hall, inside council chambers, visitors got to see a rare sight. Two women, Nicole Dozier and Denise Wilkie, were sworn into office. They are the first women to serve on the Apex Town Council in 12 years. As female...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Biden praises PM Abe’s push for women in politics and the workplace
While China’s air defense zone issues was topmost on everyone’s mind during United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan this week, he also had other agenda on his plate. Together with U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and U.S....
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Japan's Abe appoints first ever female PM aide
Japan's Shinzo Abe on Friday named the country's first ever female aide to the prime minister, just weeks after Caroline Kennedy arrived as the first woman US ambassador to Tokyo, AFP reports. Makiko Yamada, a 53-year-old internal ministry veteran,...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Push for more Cook Islands women to take on politics
The Cook Islands finance minister says interventions may be needed to fast track greater participation by women in politics. Mark Brown is chairing the 12th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, being held in the Cook Islands capital, Rarotonga,...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Incumbency Test Looms Larger for Female Governors, USA
The four female incumbents in the field of about 30 governors seeking reelection in November 2014 are doing something considered incumbent upon any female executive who wants her job back: playing up their accomplishments. The quartet includes three...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11 Things You Don’t Know About The Senate Sisterhood, USA
I have a story in this week’s magazine about the 20 Senate women and their growing—and positive—influence on the Upper Chamber. You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Men Got Us Into The Shutdown, Women Got Us Out , USA
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday afternoon that their female colleagues can take most of the credit for driving the compromise that is expected to temporarily reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington
With the federal government at shutdown's door, the 20 female Senate members are setting new standards for civility and bipartisanship. Look out, old boys' club. At one of the darkest moments of the government shutdown, with markets dipping and both...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Hon. Tangariki Reete is now 3rd female Cabinet Minister in Kiribati
Three new Cabinet Ministers were sworn-into office Monday in Tarawa to replace the two ministers who resigned from office last week. A statement from the Office of the President said the three ministers - Rimeta Beniamina, MP from Nikunau, Waysang...

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