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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Fianna Fáil ‘disappointed’ as it fails on female candidate targets
Fianna Fáil has conceded it is “disappointed” with the proportion of female candidates it is running in the local and European elections in May. The party’s enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary said today that less than 20 per cent of its candidates...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
114, and raring to vote in Kerala, India
If what she and her family claims and what her voter identity card shows is true, she is 114. Pathumuthu (Fathima) Shahul will have her moment in the sun on April 10 when she becomes the oldest voter in Kerala, exercising her franchise at the...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Liberia: 'Gender Equality Bill Discriminatory'
The passage of a draft law seeking to provide 30 percent women participation in all political parties was stalled recently by a motion for reconsideration made by Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee. Senator Grupee's motion for reconsideration...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
When women succeed, the world succeeds
Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights.” So proclaimed Hillary Clinton, US First Lady at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, in a landmark speech of her career. Despite Clinton’s...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Pacific countries still low for gender equality in politics
More work needs to be done post-elections in the Pacific to ensure Pacific countries do not remain at the bottom globally for gender equality in politics.   The Fiji Women's Forum says more work needs to be done in the Pacific to boost the...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Two Tunisians out of three support women's participation in politics
Two thirds of Tunisians support women's participation in political life, according to the results of a survey presented Saturday in Tunis. "The support for women's participation in politics is however less pronounced in the case women are members of...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Tunisia: Two Thirds of Tunisians Support Women's Participation in Politics (survey)
Two thirds of Tunisians support women's participation in political life, according to the results of a survey presented Saturday in Tunis. "The support for women's participation in politics is however less pronounced in the case women are members of...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Grassroots women: game changers in the fight against corruption
New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Huairou Commission, a global network of grassroots women’s organizations, convened a global dialogue to discuss how supporting women can further contribute to building transparent...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
UN Undersecretary-General Praises Iran for Achievements in Women Affairs
“Iran can be introduced as the role model of women education to the world, given its achievements in this field,” Mlambo, also Executive Director of UN-Women, said in a meeting with Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Quiz: Celebrating Women's Political Participation
Participate in IFES' (International Foundations for Electoral Systems) quiz celebrating women's political participation!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A LOOK AT THE RIGHTS OF ARAB WOMEN
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution
After intensive lobbying by a coalition of women's rights groups, gender equality is climbing the agenda in Tanzania at a key time. This year is critical for women in Tanzania. In just a few months, we'll find out if the country is to have a new...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Hillary Is Using the Internet to Accomplish Everything She Was Told She Could Never Do
Many Republicans rubbed their hands with glee in anticipation of the so-called "secret Clinton files" in the hopes that the documents would reveal some nasty information about the Democratic Party's current front-runner, Hillary Clinton. But while...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Women voters will play decisive role in Indian elections
Women voters in India will play a decisive role in determining the outcome in the country’s general election, polling for which begins on April 7th. According to India’s election commission, the independent body that oversees all legislative polls,...
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...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Liberia: 'Inspiring Change' - Yes Promotes Women's Leadership
The Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), a passionate, nonprofit and voluntary grassroots youth-led development organization that is primarily a self-sponsored institution since its inception in 2007 has organized Women's Leadership & Governance...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Progress for women in politics, but glass ceiling remains firm
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place...
Monday, March 10, 2014
UNDP Africa head at the Commission on the Status of Women 2014
As we are approaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiating the Post-2015 Agenda, there is no other sub-region that better confirms that gender equality and women’s empowerment are a prerequisite, a means, and an...

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