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Monday, November 18, 2013
A pioneer for women's equality, USA
When I arrived at the Capitol in 2007 to take my oath as a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I had the privilege of filling the seat held for so long and so well by my friend Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian-American woman elected...
Monday, November 18, 2013
AU Observer team’s parting shot on elections, Swaziland
SWAZILAND needs to reserve a quota for women and physically challenged persons in the electoral process. This would guarantee full representation of women and marginalised groups in elective positions.The African Union made this recommendation to...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Stark inequality: Only 80 of 1,110 candidates are women, India
The 1,110 affidavits filed by candidates during the nomination process till Saturday throw up some interesting figures and information about those who want to represent Delhiites in the Assembly.  Hindustan Times did a random survey of 135...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Women candidates rue lack of party support, Nepal
Women candidates affiliated to major political parties contesting in the upcoming CA election have accused their parties of not being supportive toward them at all. Speaking at an interaction on ´Media Monitoring: Representation of Women in...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Percentage of women in Parliament better than a decade ago: Low Yen Ling
The percentage of women in Singapore's Parliament is better compared to a decade ago and it is more important to anchor political representation on meritocracy rather than impose gender quotas, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Westminster has enough women, say 40% of men
A poll published today suggests that almost 40 per cent of men in the UK think that there are enough women in Parliament. In contrast, only 13 per cent of women quizzed for the survey said their sex was properly represented. Tory backbencher...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Julia Gillard: Gender revolution has failed
Ms Gillard said while it is up to the nation to think in a sophisticated way about that, the gender revolution of the last 50 years had failed to leave as deep an impact as hoped. "In too many ways, that change has done no more than create a brittle...