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Feisty, pushy, bossy, fierce,
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Feisty, flounce and bossy: the words used to put women down
Photo-Andrew Stocks/The Guardian Do you ever hear men described as ‘hysterical’? Do people say they ‘whine’ or ‘nag’? Thought not. Here are eight sexist words we’d like to never hear from again Feisty “Feisty? My least favourite word. Have you ever...
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Working towards connecting with women voters in Delhi (India)
In a bid to connect with women voters, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing has completed its first objective of setting up units in all the 70 Assembly segments of Delhi, the party has said. "AAP Ki Mahila Shakti has completed its first target of...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Pacific women politicians hailed for overcoming adversity
Across the Pacific less than 5 per cent of parliamentarians are women. While that figure is much higher in Australa, around 30 per cent, Ms Stott-Despoja says the difficulties faced by women elsewhere in the region are much greater ... such as...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
More women in politics
In March 2014, the Maltese electorate gave a resounding thumbs-up to four female Maltese candidates out of the six elected to the European Parliament. A month later the second female President of Malta was sworn into office. It is with great...
Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields
Sunday, August 10, 2014
David Cameron brings tranche of young, tech-friendly women into the House of Lords (UK)
From top left, clockwise: Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields  Photo: PA/Bloomberg A host of young, digitally savvy women are being made peers by David Cameron including the head of telecoms company and a former Google...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Five women contest in National Democratic Congress constituency election in Jirapa (Ghana)
Five women have successfully gone through vetting to contest positions in the Jirapa constituency election of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region. Mr Richard Kuunaah, Executive Director of GHANACare, a non-governmental...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Zambia: Nominate More Women Members Of Parliament
The call for more women to participate in politics need more commitment than mere political rhetoric. Women's role in African politics must go beyond being voters or 'airport dancers'. Women in Parliament are better placed to fight vices like gender...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Ireland: We need to change way we do politics to attract more women
Opinion by Breda O'Brien Ireland is among the 10 lowest-ranked EU countries when it comes to political and economic representation of women. In January, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, we ranked joint 60th in the world when it comes to...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Democrats look for money and votes from women (USA)
With just 99 days to go until election day in November, political parties and candidates are all hard at work, looking for votes. Democrats want to make sure they get as many women's votes as they can. So they brought national Democratic Party Chair...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Would you vote for a female politician who spoke openly about masturbation?
Eight years ago, artist Trish Kelly made a short video about masturbation - a Rick Mercer-style monologue about sex when you’re single that she filmed for an online TV channel in Vancouver. It was frank and funny, the kind of commentary you’d see...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Cambodian Civil Rights Leader Freed - Did Network Effect Help Her Cause?
Mu Sochua’s arrest by Cambodian authorities on charges of insurrection was hardly the biggest international news headline in a week of war, death and destruction on front pages and throughout news feeds. Indeed, after the elected opposition Member...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Serbia improves position of women in politics
Women are taking an increasingly active role as decision-makers in Serbian politics, but some bloggers say more steps should be taken to ensure greater participation at the highest levels of government. While there were virtually no women in...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Helped by quotas, more women enter Latin American politics
When Michelle Bachelet takes office as president of Chile for the second time on Tuesday, the person who places the blue, white and red striped presidential sash round her neck will be  Isabel Allende - the first woman in Chilean history to be...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Solomon MP calls for reserved seats for women in national parliament
Solomon Islands Member of Parliament Hon. Milner Tozaka says he supports reserved seats for women in the national parliament and calls on the government to legislate the proposal before parliament dissolves in September 2014. Mr Tozaka made these...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hasina 'allowed' to lead polls-time govt
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she has been granted permission by the president to lead the polls-time government. President Hamid has granted her the permission, she said on Wednesday evening during the 19th session of 9th Parliament....