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Sunday, May 05, 2013
Italy’s Female Politicians Speak Out Against Death Threats
When Laura Boldrini, 52, was elected as speaker of Italy’s lower house last month, she knew the job would come with enormous challenges. But she didn’t expect it to come with death threats. Last week, the former United Nations high commisioner for...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Zimbabweans say yes to new Constitution strong on gender equality and women's rights
“As a woman of Zimbabwe, I personally wanted a Constitution that is fit for me,” said Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome, who participated in Zimbabwe’s Constitution-...
Friday, June 22, 2012
She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland
The frontrunner for head of state believes she can move the new generation on, so why are young men and women her biggest critics? The workers at the Marel factory are filling up their lunch trays with salads, sausages and pickled fish when the...
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Yingluck Shinawatra set to be Thailand's first female premier
Yingluck Shinawatra was poised to become Thailand's first female prime minister Sunday after her party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the nation's general elections. The official tally had not yet been completed, but with more than 90...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
WOMEN GAIN THE CONFIDENCE, SKILLS AND NETWORK TO WIN ELECTIONS IN LEBANON
The number of Lebanese women elected to municipal offices more than doubled this year, increasing from the 201 elected in 2004 to 530 who were successful in this year’s polls. The increase was particularly noteworthy because it came without the help...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dorothy Height, Largely Unsung Giant of the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 98
Dorothy Height, a leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements who was considered both the grande dame of the civil rights era and its unsung heroine, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 98. We invite you to read the full article...
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Inside Rwanda's gender revolution
Last month, Rwanda achieved something no other country had ever done before: produce a legislature in which women outnumber men. The results of last month's parliamentary elections gave women 45 out of the 80 seats in the chamber of deputies, or 56...
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Algerian feminist Marieme Lucas critiques Obama's Cairo Speech
Reinforcing presumed religious identities:Where are women and secularists of Muslim countries in Obama’s speech in Cairo? by Marieme Helie LucasSecularism is a Women's Issue (SIAWI) It is beyond doubt that many people around the world, of various...

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