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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza inspires Congolese women politicians
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Is India on the cusp of a gender revolution?
In late March, Raveela Gangula rallied a dozen women to stop a drunken man from savagely beating his wife in Muthangi, a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Although they restrained him and called the police, he was released that...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Morocco women march to demand gender equality
A group of around 800 Moroccans, mostly women, staged a march in the capital Rabat on Sunday demanding that a constitutional guarantee of gender equality be applied in the kingdom. The march from the city centre to parliament was led by the Civil...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Louisa Hanoune, First female candidate to stand for the Algerian presidential elections
Unlike many women she does not hide her age but actually has a tendency to flaunt it, in April she will be fifty: “ The age of the Algerian revolution” she says. This is how she likes to present herself, Louisa Hounane, proud and touching...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
India, the message is clear: women want a say in politics
In 1952, a decade after the Indian independence activist Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted the flag of the Indian National Congress at the Gowalia Tank maidan, India held its first general elections. Women had come out in massive numbers to take part in the...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
GAMBIA: GAMCOTRAP & Co. Train Women On Leadership
Women from five West African countries converged at the Paradise Suites Hotel from 24 to 28th March 2014 to receive training on leadership skills. The five day training of the women activists from diverse walks of life was organised with the support...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Women in parliament key for gender equality
The meaningful role women should play in parliament is to have an impact in changing the nature of politics and to create more honest government. In a bid to achieve gender equality and promote womens rights in Indonesia, the country needs to put...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
ICTs and Women's and Girls' Empowerment
Recent advances made in technology have tremendously changed the way information is being shared in today's societies. However, adapting these advances in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the benefit of women's and girls...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Ted Cruz: Republican Women are the ‘Strongest Force’ in Politics
Thousands of Republican grassroots activists are gathering across Texas in Senate District (SD) and county conventions to continue the process that began in their local precincts on March 4th, of building the new 2014 Republican Party of Texas...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre. Member...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
People "less apathetic" to women leaders, Indonesia
Attitudes toward female leadership have changed ahead of the 2014 legislative election, as people have begun to be less apathetic toward them, activists working across Indonesia have said. Sutriyatmi of the Indonesian Womens’ Coalition (KPI) said on...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Timeline: 15 Years of Progress for Women in the Americas
Over the past decade and a half, more women have come to power in the Western Hemisphere, leading to an increasing number of female politicians and the creation of laws to protect women’s rights. Today, women hold their countries’ highest office in...
Monday, March 10, 2014
15 Acts Of Women’s Activism That Are Changing The World
These women haven’t won Nobel Prizes or hit the speaking circuit. But they’re pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, and speaking up — even where bad news dominates the headlines. We invite you to read the complete article published March...
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...
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...
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.” “...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
McCaskill: Why Does A Disagreement Between Two Women Get So Much Attention?
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Wednesday suggested that her disagreement with fellow Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on how best to prosecute sexual assault in the military has gotten outsized attention because of their gender. "I'm a little upset...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Women on the Rise in African Politics
Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activists say things are looking up. Women are breaking...

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