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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Why more women must participate in the 2014 elections
In the run-up to the last round of Assembly elections in 2013, a Gender Manifesto was released by women’s organisations setting out a series of priorities across demographic groups and economic sectors. It is safe to assume that no political party...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The World Could Do with More Helen Clarks
Ranked 21st most powerful woman in the world, Helen Clark, 63, New Zealand’s Prime Minister for nine years, and now head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), gives Telegraph journalist Louisa Peacock a masterclass on how women can...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, And How The Fight For Reproductive Rights Is Inspiring Women To Run For Office
Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist who rose to national prominence after testifying in favor of Obamacare’s birth control provision, is reportedly preparing a run for Congress. Although she hasn’t officially announced her bid for retiring Rep....
Monday, February 03, 2014
Pacific women gather in Fiji to boost representation in politics
A group of Pacific women politicians and leaders have met in Fiji to find ways to boost the number of Pacific women in elected positions. The Pacific has the lowest number of women in government in the world at just 4-point-7 percent. Twenty women...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Afghan Youth Debates: Women's Limited Role in Politics Under Threat
Efforts to boost the participation of women in Afghan politics are in serious jeopardy, an IWPR debate has heard. Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), said that attitudes towards female members of...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Growing Number of Kentucky Women Running for State Legislature
A growing number of women are vying for seats in the Kentucky General Assembly this year. Of the 220 candidates running for either the state House or Senate in the 2014 election cycle, about 20 percent are women. That’s a five-point increase...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Women in Politics
Women in Politics: It’s about substance, not style By Sheila Wood, Provincial Chief Financial Officer Years ago, when women were supposedly liberating themselves from male dominance some “bright” corporate marketing person used the expression “you’...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Korea Adopts Name-and-Shame Tool to Boost Jobs for Moms
South Korea will adopt a name-and-shame policy, publicly identifying companies with low female employment levels, as President Park Geun Hye targets 1.65 million extra jobs for women. Policy steps will include increased subsidies for parents on...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
A look at Costa Rica's 2014 elections
Photos from election day in Costa Rica, February 2, 2014 We invite you to see the full article published February 2, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Female defence ministers pledge to break Europe's old boys' network
It happened at around 3pm on Saturday, in one of the conference rooms at Munich's Bayerischer Hof hotel, where politicians from around the world had gathered for an annual security conference. The female defence ministers of Norway, Sweden and the...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women, Ireland
POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE been busy over recent weeks and months making selections for the upcoming local elections. Research from Women for Election shows that of the 1278 selections made already by political parties, just 24 per cent are women. Not...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Japanese women hold record 3% of senior government posts
Japanese women held a record-high ratio of senior positions in the central government, but at 3 percent, they are still well behind their counterparts in other developed nations, government figures showed Jan. 31. The administration of Prime...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Politics 101: How to Get Involved as a Young Woman
If someone would have told me five years ago that I’d be co-directing a website with a state representative, connecting with progressive women leaders from around the country, and going to conferences to speak on young women in politics in 2014, I...
Friday, January 31, 2014
El Salvador elections: Putting women's right on the agenda
Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned where women's voices fit into discussions surrounding the (in)famous gang truce brokered in 2012. While Pierce's question remains...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thailand elections: Politics of crisis
A state of emergency, streets paralyzed with protesters, the fatal shooting of a leading pro-government activist and an election campaign teetering on chaos may not sound like the script from a rising Southeast Asian economic powerhouse. But for...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Mexican MPs reinforce commitment to a gender-sensitive parliament
Mexican MPs and experts have called on the need to push forward a gender-sensitive parliament as a key step in advancing towards equality between men and women in society at large. In a self-assessment seminar and debate on gender mainstreaming...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Women Presidents Outperform Their Male Counterparts in Complex Economies
As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address this past week, he may have had more female peers watching this time than any president in U.S. history. In fact, female heads of state are more common now than ever before -- the...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Lack Of Women At Davos Reflects The Gender Gap In Global Leadership
As world leaders met on a global stage for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this past week, it wasn’t hard to notice that something was missing. Women make up half of our planet’s population, yet this year only 15% of the attendees at...

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