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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
How Europe’s Five Female Defense Ministers Could Impact the Ukraine Conflict
With the new appointment of Roberta Pinotti as Italy’s defense minister, Europe now has five female defense ministers in charge of executing defense strategy. She joined Mimi Kodheli of Albania, Ursula von der Leyen of Germany, Ine Marie Eriksen...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Gender parity in parliament possible within 20 years, new trends show
A one point five percentage point (1.5) increase in 2013 of the global average of women members of parliament (MPs) marks a significant and encouraging trend that could lead to gender parity within 20 years if fully capitalized upon, says the Inter-...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Africa: 'Africa Cannot Overcome Its Problems Unless Women Take the Lead'
The Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Michael Arietti, at the US Embassy in Banjul had said that Africa cannot overcome its problems unless women take the lead. Arietti was speaking Thursday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Young Women's...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Equality for Women is Progress for All
Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2014.   Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Gloria Steinem: Why Our Revolution Has Just Begun
If I had to pick a couple of myths about the women’s movement that are most wrong, I think two might be tied for worst place. One is that this movement—also known as women’s liberation, feminism, womanism, mujerista!, grrrls and more—is only for...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Palau senators inspired by Australian women politicians
Two senators from Palau say the women in politics they met during a recent visit to Australia have inspired them to be better politicians. Jerilin Senior and Rukebai Inabo spent time in the Australian capital, Canberra, and visiting the...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Hala Shukrallah: 'Something has changed', Egypt
Hala Shukrallah is the most sought-after politician by the Egyptian media. On Friday 21 February, her political party, the Constitution, held its general assembly and elected her as president. In that moment, she became the first woman to be elected...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
French women’s liberation movement founder dies
Antoinette Fouque, the co-founder the French Women’s Liberation Movement, has died at the age of 77. She died at her home in Paris between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Born in Marseille in 1936, she earned a doctorate in political...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Profile: Yulia Tymoshenko
A heroine of Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Yulia Tymoshenko has been released after spending three years in jail, in one of several dramatic events to have swept the country she once served as prime minister. The glamorous, fiery orator who helped...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Jordan joins COMMIT initiative, also signs MoU with UN Women
Under the patronage of His Excellency Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and in the presence of UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Jordanian Government today joined UN Women’s COMMIT initiative by announcing its commitment to...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Local government polls: Empowering women at the grass-roots, Pakistan
In anticipation of local government elections, much of the discourse in recent months has challenged the laws put forward by provincial governments under judiciary-induced deadlines, including lukewarm lobbying for the greater inclusion of women at...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Uneven Playing Field for Saudi Women in Local Elections?
Saudi women will have the chance for the first time next year to vote and run in the municipal elections, but they are possibly facing an uneven playing field. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs on Tuesday announced the rules and...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Women of Latin America build bridges, changing status quo in politics
In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates.  We women represent the majority of the population. To contemplate a situation in which the majority of the population is...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Women's rights in Turkey
Turkey has often been at the forefront of women's rights in the Middle East. But the recent rhetoric of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and more conservative social norms encouraged by the Justice and Development Party (or AKP), have raised...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Speaker wants more women in parliament, Tonga
The Speaker of the Tongan parliament, Lord Fakafanua today launched a program, the Practice Parliament for Women. The program aims at encouraging women to enter parliament.  Lord Fakafanua announced the initiative this morning, and launched a...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Somalia: Puntland’s New minister for Women affairs officially takes over Office
Puntland’s new minister for women affairs and Family Development Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin has today officially taken over office in a ceremony held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Garowe. Former Minister Halimo Haji Hassan handed over to the...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Hillary Clinton advice to women: Thick skin
Hillary Clinton told a packed auditorium of New York University students Thursday that the most important tip she could offer women in public life was a lesson she took from one of her role models, Eleanor Roosevelt: “Grow skin like a rhinoceros.” “...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mary Landrieu officially approved as ENR chair – W.H. climate task force meets in LA
It’s official: Before adjourning yesterday, the Senate formally approved the shift in chairmanships following Max Baucus’s departure that leaves Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu atop the Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Oregon Democrat Ron...

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