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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Solomon Islands Women in Parliament
Women in government or representation of women in Parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in this country, however since the national general election is just around the corner, it is the right time to give it a focus again. All alone, it...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Is Giving A New Voice To Working Women
It’s only been a few days, but already the crutches are getting on Kirsten Gillibrand’s last nerve. A mid-October misstep on the squash court has left the famously energetic senator with a torn calf muscle that prevents her from putting weight on...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Hillary Easily Tops Christie In 2016 Poll
Chris Christie has been billed as the GOP's best hope against Hillary Clinton in 2016, but a poll out Thursday showed the former secretary of state with a comfortable (and very early) lead over the New Jersey governor. The latest ABC News/...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Women's Groups Use SOTU to Stake Out Agenda
While President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Jan. 28 fell short of the peroration about economic inequality that partisans had either hoped or feared, it did offer women's groups a chance to showcase political and legislative...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Rosemary Butler launches training for women seeking public office, Wales
An initiative to encourage more women to apply for key roles in Welsh public life has been launched at the Senedd. It will offer mentoring, shadowing and training as part of Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler's women in public life development...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Addressing the under-representation of women in Parliament in the UK
Regardless of the role or industry in question, networking is often an essential part of the modern day-to-day job. We all build up an array of contacts during our professional lives and we learn from the people we meet and work with. As a...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
State of the Women: The GOP’s Tired Solution to Its Woman Problem
Last night, CBS introduced us to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Address, with just three sentences: “She chairs the House GOP conference, which means she ranks fourth in the House leadership....
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Leading ladies of Oireachtas, Ireland: 'Rare birds' on hunt for equality
THE Seanad chamber is always a handy place for a parliamentary photo shoot. For a start, it's a beautiful room, all corniced high ceilings, sparkly chandeliers and plush blue leather seats. Secondly, it's as under-used as a copy of Mao's 'Little Red...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ex-GOP Guv: Republicans Think They Can Solve Their Problems By Putting A Woman On Camera
A pair of female lawmakers provided two of the GOP's four responses to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, something a former Republican governor dismissed as a cosmetic solution to the party's problems with women. Prior to Tuesday night,...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NGOs push for boost in female candidates, Cambodia
More than 50 per cent of candidates nominated by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in the upcoming provincial and district council elections should be women, a coalition of 12 civil society groups...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
VIDEO: Women’s groups renew call for 10-point agenda, USA
Women’s rights advocates gathered at the Capitol today to renew their call for state legislators to pass the Women’s Equality Act. Family Planning Advocates of NYS, Planned Parenthood Advocates of NY, along with state legislators spoke about the...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Assemblyman Buchwald Reports Passage Of Women's Equality Act, USA
In an effort to provide equality and justice for all New York state citizens, Assemblyman David Buchwald announced passage of the full 10-point Women's Equality Act (WEA). The legislation addresses pay inequity, sexual harassment, pregnancy...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Municipal politics needs more women, Canada
Municipal governments across Ontario need more elected representatives who are women, say some local politicians and women’s groups. Fifty per cent of the province’s population is female, but that statistic is not reflected on municipal councils,...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate
Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Do Women Not Care About Politics?
I do not consider myself to be a very political person. I pay a healthy amount of attention to politics during big election years and I enjoy the occasional West Wing rerun, but I certainly wouldn’t want to engage in a debate any time soon. However...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Thailand election will proceed despite threats
A controversial election in Thailand will proceed as scheduled Sunday despite threats of continued violence from antigovernment protesters and fear that the result will only deepen the country's eight-year political crisis. Thai election officials...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC
It is a South African political match made in heaven: a revered black academic, international activist and former freedom fighter – Dr Mamphela Ramphele - joins the rising, but still largely white, main opposition party in South Africa to lead it in...

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