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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s. USA
When I wrote my article on the subtle, sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen, my example of a rare not-so-subtle sexist comment came from Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve. Asked about Yellen on CNBC, he worried that...
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...
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
Sandra Fluke to Join Political Training Program for Women, USA
The Georgetown law student Rush Limbaugh labeled a "slut" and "prostitute" because of her comments before congressional leaders about insurance coverage of contraception in 2012 has joined a training program for Democratic women with ambitions of...
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
We need to encourage women to run for election - Sen. Averil Power, Ireland
In Ireland, the rate of female participation in politics is one of the lowest in Europe Just 15 per cent of Dail members are women, which ranks 5th in Europe, according to European Parliament figures collected after the general election in 2011. ...
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...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women's Safety A Concern For Zimbabwe Elections
 I moved away from Zimbabwe almost 15 years ago. In the early years I inhaled all the news I could; watching in shock as my home country descended into crisis. Each visit home and conversations with friends and family became about what used to be,...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: we have to become smarter on women's issues, UN Women
If women are not at the centre of the fight against poverty, we won't achieve what we want to, warns new head of UN Women.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has just witnessed blatant sexism on her doorstep. The Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, castigated...
Monday, July 29, 2013
UMass Boston Appoints New Leader of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, USA
Ann Bookman, a nationally known researcher and social policy expert on women's issues, work-family balance and community engagement, has been named director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP)of the McCormack Graduate...
Monday, July 29, 2013
What's Keeping Women From Getting Presidential Buzz? Hillary Clinton.
Clinton is a bigger obstacle than sexism for Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Amy Klobuchar. Dean Genth knew he was making mischief when he invited Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota  to keynote the North Iowa Democrats' 10th annual Wing Ding...
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
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
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 ...
Sunday, July 28, 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...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Safa first woman to win two consecutive times, Kuwait
Manama: Safa Al Hashem has made history in Kuwait by becoming the first woman lawmaker to win seats in two consecutive parliamentary elections. Taking 2,036 votes on Saturday, Safa, who made her parliamentary debut in December, was ranked fifth...

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