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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Progress too slow: PM laments pace at which women advance in politics in Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says not enough progress has been made to increase the number of women involved in parliamentary decision-making since adult suffrage in 1944, arguing that the pace at which they are being integrated leaves much...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
More women participation in governance in the Philippines?
Would increasing women participation in politics improve Philippine governance? Some lawmakers and women's rights advocates believe it would. In line with Women’s Month, lawmakers and women's rights advocate organized a Legislator’s forum last March...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of black women in politics
The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal of democratic representation. That’s a conclusion reached by the Center for American Progress and detailed in an article titled, “Why We...
Friday, March 28, 2014
California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics
California boasts two female senators. We are the only state to advance women's reproductive rights in the last few years. The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Women candidates get help from government in Indonesia
Camellia Lubis, a 28-year-old dangdut singer popularly known as Camel Petir (Thunder), is one of 2,467 women legislative candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives. The legislative candidate from the Indonesian Justice and Unity...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Sex symbols, a poor proxy in Sri Lanka
A movie star, a beauty queen and a popular model are among candidates running in Sri Lankan's provincial elections on March 29, leading some Sri Lankans to accuse political parties of pushing "sex symbols" in the name of female 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...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Indonesian Women Marginalized at the Polls Too
“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” may have been the title of a best-selling book, but it also emphasizes how women have always been depicted differently to men. It also happens in politics. Physical and psychological differences aside,...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Bachelet sends bill to create new Women and Gender Equality Ministry
President Michelle Bachelet expressed pride in realizing a “lifelong cause” Thursday when she sent a bill to establish a ministry that would champion the country’s women and contribute to diminishing the gender inequality that runs deep and wide...
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...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Campaigners welcome 'milestone' agreement at UN gender equality talks
UN Member states have agreed that gender equality and women's rights must be prioritised in future discussions on what should be included in the next set of sustainable development goals. After two weeks of negotiations in New York, the Commission...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Redford’s tenure follows a familiar script for women in politics in Canada
Alison Redford’s unexpected resignation has reignited the debate on gender in politics. Some declare that gender had everything to do with it, while others argue as strongly that nothing could be further from the truth. We think that gender was not...
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...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Ted Cruz: Republican Women are the ‘Strongest Force’ in Politics
Thousands of Republican grassroots activists are gathering across Texas in Senate District (SD) and county conventions to continue the process that began in their local precincts on March 4th, of building the new 2014 Republican Party of Texas...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Namibia: Reflection On Women and Politics - What Next? How Next?
THE situation of women in Namibia cannot be understood without a thorough understanding of the historical, political, social and economic conditions of Namibia. It involves a critical examination of the on-going effects of pre-independence apartheid...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Fianna Fáil ‘disappointed’ as it fails on female candidate targets
Fianna Fáil has conceded it is “disappointed” with the proportion of female candidates it is running in the local and European elections in May. The party’s enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary said today that less than 20 per cent of its candidates...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
114, and raring to vote in Kerala, India
If what she and her family claims and what her voter identity card shows is true, she is 114. Pathumuthu (Fathima) Shahul will have her moment in the sun on April 10 when she becomes the oldest voter in Kerala, exercising her franchise at the...
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...

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