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Sunday, July 07, 2013
GCC Women: Challenging Stereotypes
Arab women are not new to being typecasted.  For most they are "burqa clad imprisoned women with little say inside or outside the home". This constant stereotyping leaves many people in the Middle East, both men and women, confused and bewildered as...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Don't blame women if we ignore what passes for politics
A report claims women are less interested in current affairs. Maybe that's because of the level of discussion. Why are so many women so detached from politics? It is a mystery and one that only deepens with the publication of Gender Matters Globally...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Minority women can flex their political muscle, but will they? USA
Conservatives refuse to give up their fight to pass legislation that affects women’s health, bodies, and civil rights, and after an election year when women of color turned out in force for Democrats, electing more of them to state offices....
Friday, July 05, 2013
Why women win elections, Canada
North American experiments are showing that women have an electoral advantage. In one study in which only the names of a candidate were changed, participants rated the candidate they thought was female as stronger, more honest, and more...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Peru's first lady firmly denies 2016 presidential bid
Peru's powerful first lady Nadine Heredia on Friday made her strongest denial yet that she will run for president in 2016, responding to criticism that she might try to have an anti-nepotism law thrown out so she could launch a bid. Heredia's...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Rwanda: Women Urged to Participate in Forthcoming Parliamentary Polls
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has urged women to participate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections by turning up in large numbers on Election Day. The polls are slated for September. In a meeting on Wednesday, NEC Chairperson Prof....
Thursday, July 04, 2013
UNDP Lebanon: EU-funded workshop for stronger participation by women in political life
On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut -where local candidates, activists and members from the international community came together...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
NDI staffer seeks to connect Somali women in parliament, civil society
Hodan Ahmed and her family were forced to flee Somalia in 1991. The civil war that drove them from their home would go on for two decades. Ahmed live abroad in India and then in Kenya, where she got her education and began her career, but her dream...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
No, It's Not Sexist to Describe Women Politicians' Clothes
A new study disputes the claim that it harms female politicians when the media discuss their appearance.I first found out I wasn't supposed to write about women politicians' clothes in 2006. Profiling the Democratic nominee for Nevada governor for...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Ncube defends women’s quota selection, Zimbabwe
MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube has defended the inclusion of the party’s secretary-general Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga on the list of women’s quota under proportional representation in Matabeleland South province. In an interview after...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Women Quarter Nomination Court sits Countrywide, Zimbabwe
The nomination court for the members of the House of Assembly, senatorial, women quarter and provincial councils has begun in different provinces of the country. In Mashonaland East province the nomination court was officially opened by elections...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Labor Women under attack from the Sisterhood for betraying Julia Gillard, Australia
Women in the Labor caucus have come under fire from the ‘sisterhood’ for siding with the men who brought down Julia Gillard. By comparison, the men who actually orchestrated the rise and fall of our first female Prime Minister, got off relatively...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Radio Drama Promotes women and youth political participation in northern Nigeria
In one episode of the Nigerian radio drama Dukan Karshe, a young man and woman decide to run for their local council to correct injustices, including government funds being diverted from schools and hospitals to line the pockets of local politicians...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women starting in politics get tough warnings, USA
The guest instructor in a Philadelphia University classroom got right to the point: You can do what you're thinking of doing, and you can make a difference. Just be prepared for the brutality. "It is a dirty business, there is no doubt,"...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women in Zimbabwe’s Parliament Will Change Widow’s Lives
When Maude Taruvinga* votes in Zimbabwe’s elections later this year, she will be voting for her local female politician as she has placed her hopes for a better future on the presence of more women in this southern African nation’s legislature. In...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Awareness campaign for journalists on Haitian women’s quota
A useful workshop aimed at generating an understanding in the media of Haiti’s women’s quota was held on 13 June in Port au Prince. The workshop was arranged jointly by International IDEA and the Haitian committee charged with the implementation of...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Opinion: Are female leaders too cheerful for their own good? USA
(CNN) -- Early in Dara's career, she was told by a coach that "honey attracts more bees than vinegar," so she took pains to rein in her natural candor and soften her opinions. But when she started her present job as vice president at a national...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Push for a woman to replace Ferguson, Australia
A political lobby group is pushing for a female candidate to replace long-term Labor MP Martin Ferguson when he steps down from politics in September. The 59-year-old announced that he would not contest his safe inner-Melbourne seat of Batman at the...

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