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Monday, November 18, 2013
Michelle Bachelet wins first round in Chile's presidential election
Socialist Michelle Bachelet handily won a first round of Chile's presidential race Sunday, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader following a runoff in December. Bachelet, Chile's first woman president 2006-...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Hillary Clinton and the sisterhood
A gathering of Washington's most important military leaders doesn't seem like the obvious place to champion the cause of increasing women's power around the world. Nor does Hillary Clinton seem like the obvious choice for an award from the National...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Vacancy: INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT TRAININGS OF WOMEN AND YOUTH ON PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN SOUTH SUDAN
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT TRAININGS OF WOMEN AND YOUTH ON PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN SOUTH SUDAN Location : Juba/Home based, SOUTH SUDAN Application Deadline : 18-Oct-13 Additional Category Democratic Governance...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Sexist attitudes discourage women in politics, Canada
With only three female aldermen on the last council and just one woman running for mayor, some people are wondering why more women aren’t interested in seeking public office. According to Druh Farrell, who has represented the people of Ward 7 for 12...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
What keeps women from running for top elected offices?
With Janet Yellen slated to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve, the nation is abuzz with the implications of her historic nomination. But while Yellen is the 28th woman Obama has chosen for an executive role, the percentage of women...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
25 Other Senior Government Jobs Never Held by a Woman
President Obama's nomination of the qualified, prescient, and eminently deserving Janet Yellen as the chairman (chairwoman?) of the Federal Reserve yesterday will make her — if confirmed — the first woman in history to hold the position. It's far...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament, Swaziland
Archaic and chauvinistic practices are being used to prevent Swazi women from taking part in the upcoming primary elections, despite the country having a constitution that guarantees their rights, says political analyst Dr. Sikelela Dlamini. “The...