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Sunday, July 14, 2013
In liberated Libya, women struggle to raise their hand
Some women see Libya's transition as a prime opportunity to improve their standing in society and gain political power, but societal norms still stand in the way. A Libyan woman flashes the victory sign at Tahrir Square, during the second...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Turkish Women Push Back Against Patriarchy
Among the many issues bringing protestors together at Gezi Park, the now-iconic site of struggle in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, is the demand for women’s liberation. Coming from many walks of life and expressing a myriad of ideals and values, the...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Catherine Ashton Emerges as a Key Player in the European Union
A key player in the European Union, Catherine Ashton caps her turn as a diplomat by orchestrating an impossible seeming peace between Serbia and Kosovo. When Catherine Ashton was named High Representative for Foreign Affairs and National Security...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Journalists seek to avoid gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso
A free press, crucial to any democracy, plays a significant role in shaping public attitudes.  It can reinforce voter stereotypes about certain types of candidates, or it can help dispel the kinds of opinions that for many years in many places have...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Do Women Make Better Senators Than Men? USA
They make up one-fifth of the body. It doesn’t look anything like parity (or America), but they believe they can do what the men can’t — namely, get things done. We invite you to read the article published July 12 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Have more women as decision-makers’ levels, Borneo
KUCHING:More needs to be done to promote gender equality to strengthen women’s representation and allow women equal access to decision-making positions at all levels of society. Highlighting this yesterday, Minister of Women, Family and Community...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup. According to The New York Times, the "slowly unraveling" relationship between the two reached a "new low" when Karzai unloaded on Obama in a video...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Poll: Is It Easier or Harder for Women to Advance in Politics Than It Is for Men? USA
Do you think it's harder or easier for women to advance in politics than it is for men? We invite you to read the poll published July 11 2013 by The National Journal
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Daughter of murdered mayoral candidate wins election, Mexico
 On the same day that she buried her father, Alma Leticia Reyes decided that she would follow in his footsteps and continue his candidacy for mayor of a Mexican town herself, and now - after winning the election - she will have the chance to carry...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Parliament’s gender balance: Is a gender quota system the best way to get more women into Parliament? New Zealand
What is it about the “woman question” that drives so many pundits and politicians to despair in New Zealand? To call the all-women shortlist a “man ban” shows how clearly many of them see politics as being all about them, men. Thinking about it,...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa appointed as new UN Women Executive Director
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women, the organization leading UN’s work on advancing gender equality and women’s rights. We invite...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tanzania: Women Leaders - Still Long Way to Go
Zanzibar — WOMEN on Pemba Islands are eagerly waiting for any leadership opportunity to challenge men at any level. Many say the time of fear to compete with men in taking up leadership roles is over! "We are no longer scared, we are no longer...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Hillary Clinton Pushes Expanded Female Leadership, But Says Change Will Take More
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed over 50 female leaders at Bryn Mawr College on Tuesday, encouraging women to "step up and put themselves on the line" of civic leadership. The keynote address was delivered at the second annual...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri calls for Egyptian women’s voices to be heard without threat of violence
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their needs and priorities in any political solution is a...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Politics, Not Women's Cup of Tea?
They are just mere subjects for soft news like family, lifestyle and culture. Also, there are fewer women as politicians or as the ones on higher/senior public positions and this has made women follow news lesser than their male counterparts. We...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Advocacy group wants more women in politics, Ghana
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to...
Monday, July 08, 2013
NORWACGG calls for more women in politics, Ghana
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Merkel's road to a third term could be rocky, Germany
The German election is still more than two months away but for many the vote's final chapter has already been written. Angela Merkel, it is widely assumed, is cruising to a third victory at the polls. When she wins, the thinking goes, there will be...

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