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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
More Women Needed in Chinese Politics
Despite the fact that Fu Ying, vice minister of foreign affairs, recently became China's first female spokesperson for the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese women’s political participation still lags behind. Out of the 2,987 NPC...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Interview with María Eugenia Rojas Valverde, Expert on issues of democracy and women's rights, and an expert for iKNOW Politics, Bolivia
iKNOW Politics: In May of 2012 the Bolivian law relating to harassment and violence against women in politics was passed. Could you summarize the process leading to the enactment of this law, which actors played a key role in it and why? The process...
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch seminar “Women and Political Decision-Making” in Ireland
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch Seminar: ‘Women and Political Decision-Making’ hosted by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013. (Source: UN Women)
Friday, June 22, 2012
She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland
The frontrunner for head of state believes she can move the new generation on, so why are young men and women her biggest critics? The workers at the Marel factory are filling up their lunch trays with salads, sausages and pickled fish when the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tunisia: Mixed Messages for Women
Is the glass half full or half empty? After the tumult of the Arab Spring, that is the question posed by and for many women affected by the uprisings when it comes to preserving or expanding their rights. Mr. Ben Ali “gave women some rights,” Ms....
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest
Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests....
Sunday, October 09, 2011
DRC Women Running for Office with Help from Global Women’s Network
iKNOW Politics, an online network dedicated to the advancement of women in politics around the world, has come to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s a country where women are significantly underrepresented politically and where, as the...
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
YOUNG WOMEN GAIN CONFIDENCE, MENTORS FROM LEADERSHIP SCHOOL IN IRAQ
Over the last eight years, Iraqi women have become increasingly active in politics, taking on some of the country’s most vexing issues — peace and security, economic empowerment, social justice, education and the environment. Their goal is to...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dorothy Height, Largely Unsung Giant of the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 98
Dorothy Height, a leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements who was considered both the grande dame of the civil rights era and its unsung heroine, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 98. We invite you to read the full article...
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Algerian feminist Marieme Lucas critiques Obama's Cairo Speech
Reinforcing presumed religious identities:Where are women and secularists of Muslim countries in Obama’s speech in Cairo? by Marieme Helie LucasSecularism is a Women's Issue (SIAWI) It is beyond doubt that many people around the world, of various...

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