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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Historic gains for women in politics worldwide
So far, 2016 proved eventful for women’s political participation and leadership in politics. In Rome, 37-year-old lawyer Virginia Raggia promised a new era for the city as she celebrated her victory in June over centre-left Democratic Party...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Vanuatu to reserve seats in parliament for women
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu will pass constitutional amendments to reserve seats in parliament for women, Justice Minister Ronald Warsal said. There are currently no women in Vanuatu's 52-seat parliament. The nation, made up of a string of...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Victory for women in Iran's parliamentary elections
The Islamic Republic’s 10th parliamentary elections is said to have ended with two main big winners: Reformists and women.  Early numbers show twice the number of female members as in the previous parliament. The youngest new Member of Parliament is...
Dorji Choden, Minister for Works and Human Settlement, Bhutan, speaking at the COP20 climate conference in Lima
Monday, April 13, 2015
Bhutan's first female minister: engineer, equality warrior and former civil servant
Being a civil servant in this country is a unique challenge. Moving from a 20-year civil service career to becoming a government minister – and becoming the first democratically elected female minister of the country in the process – could be seen...
Yulia Tymoshenko ex Prime Minister of Ukraine
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Study: Women in Ukrainian parliament give more speeches, propose more laws than men
Female members of parliament -- a distinct minority -- are more active about introducing legislation than their male counterparts, according to the civil network OPORA. To view the full article published on 6th February 2015, please click here.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Global Forum on Women in Parliaments in Rwanda
The Global Forum convened by Women in Parliaments (WIP) in Kigali, and co-organized by UN Women, was held from 1 to 3 July 2014. The meeting brought together 200 women leaders from 51 different countries who addressed issues of peace, reconciliation...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Support to Egypt begins on fulfilling roadmap to democracy
IPU has kick-started its priority support to Egypt in its efforts to establish democracy by providing advice and expertise on the drafting on a new electoral law. The law would have to be in place before parliamentary elections can take place, the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Politics still a man’s game, India
Women’s issues may be high on the agenda for political parties vying for votes in India’s mammoth general election, but few female lawmakers will get an opportunity to implement the policies being proposed. Less than a fifth of the candidates...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
30 women to enter Practice Parliament in Tonga
Thirty representatives will take part in Tonga's first “Practice Parliament for Women” on April 10-11 in Nuku'alofa, a two-day event that aims to encourage women to run for parliament in the upcoming 2014 General Election in November. Lord Fakafanua...
Friday, March 28, 2014
NWCI puts 6 important questions to local and EP election candidates, Ireland
As the May 23 local and European elections draw nearer, the National Woman's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has formulated six key questions to tease out the ways in which potential candidates are committed to promoting gender equality in political...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Impossible under the Taliban, there are now 69 female MPs in parliament
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their homes. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in all-encompassing burqas. While most women in conservative...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Women in parliament key for gender equality
The meaningful role women should play in parliament is to have an impact in changing the nature of politics and to create more honest government. In a bid to achieve gender equality and promote womens rights in Indonesia, the country needs to put...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Liberia: 'Gender Equality Bill Discriminatory'
The passage of a draft law seeking to provide 30 percent women participation in all political parties was stalled recently by a motion for reconsideration made by Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee. Senator Grupee's motion for reconsideration...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Solomon MP calls for reserved seats for women in national parliament
Solomon Islands Member of Parliament Hon. Milner Tozaka says he supports reserved seats for women in the national parliament and calls on the government to legislate the proposal before parliament dissolves in September 2014. Mr Tozaka made these...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Balance in the field to replace Therese Murray, USA
Today’s Cape Cod Times noted the imminent retirement of Senate President Therese Murray and listed two of the leading candidates for her seat, Plymouth state representative Vinnie deMacedo and former Falmouth state representative Matt Patrick....
Friday, February 07, 2014
Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence
Both houses of the Afghan Parliament have voted to pass an act that would prohibit relatives from testifying against a criminal defendant in a judicial proceeding. If signed by President Hamid Karzai, the proposed change to the Afghan criminal code...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
NCW demands 100 out of 444 parliamentary seats for women, Egypt
Women should have at least 100 of the 444 seats in the next parliament, the National Council for Women said in a statement Thursday. Representation of women should be proportionate to their weight in society and their wide-scale participation in the...