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Friday, March 28, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Ghana needs Legislative Quota Seat system
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, at the weekend emphasised that a “Legislative Quota Seat” system is urgently required in Ghana’s electoral laws to consolidate the country’s fledging democracy. “Legislative Quota Seat “,...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Afghanistan's 69 women legislators reflect changing times, fight for rights
When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today's Afghan woman has choices she...
Friday, March 28, 2014
We Need an Act of Congress to Get More Women In Congress, USA
One of the big headlines for the 2012 elections was the historic number of women elected to state and national offices. New Hampshire became the first state to elect an all women congressional delegation and a woman governor. The U.S. House of...
Friday, March 28, 2014
NWCI puts 6 important questions to local and EP election candidates, Ireland
As the May 23 local and European elections draw nearer, the National Woman's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has formulated six key questions to tease out the ways in which potential candidates are committed to promoting gender equality in political...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Indonesian Women Marginalized at the Polls Too
“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” may have been the title of a best-selling book, but it also emphasizes how women have always been depicted differently to men. It also happens in politics. Physical and psychological differences aside,...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Impossible under the Taliban, there are now 69 female MPs in parliament
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their homes. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in all-encompassing burqas. While most women in conservative...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pakistan urged to consider women peacekeepers
A visiting senior UN official on Monday urged Pakistan to consider the possibility of sending women police personnel to take part in the world body’s peacekeeping missions. Herve Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Bachelet sends bill to create new Women and Gender Equality Ministry
President Michelle Bachelet expressed pride in realizing a “lifelong cause” Thursday when she sent a bill to establish a ministry that would champion the country’s women and contribute to diminishing the gender inequality that runs deep and wide...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Campaigners welcome 'milestone' agreement at UN gender equality talks
UN Member states have agreed that gender equality and women's rights must be prioritised in future discussions on what should be included in the next set of sustainable development goals. After two weeks of negotiations in New York, the Commission...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Redford’s tenure follows a familiar script for women in politics in Canada
Alison Redford’s unexpected resignation has reignited the debate on gender in politics. Some declare that gender had everything to do with it, while others argue as strongly that nothing could be further from the truth. We think that gender was not...
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
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...
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
AP Interview: Egyptian fights for women's equality
A year ago, Egyptian politician and women's rights activist Mervat Tallawy defied the Muslim Brotherhood to spearhead the adoption of a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women. Now she's back campaigning against conservatives to ensure that...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Namibia: Reflection On Women and Politics - What Next? How Next?
THE situation of women in Namibia cannot be understood without a thorough understanding of the historical, political, social and economic conditions of Namibia. It involves a critical examination of the on-going effects of pre-independence apartheid...

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