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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Women voters outnumber men in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Women voters outnumbered male voters in Bhaktapur district in the CA election that concluded on Tuesday with the highest voter turnout in the country's electoral history. According to data provided by Bhaktapur district office, 88.94 percent female...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Questions Remain on Murder of Russian MP Galina Starovoitova 15 Years On
Fifteen years after the assassination of Russian MP and human rights activist Galina Starovoitova, those who masterminded her death are yet to be brought to justice. Starovoitova was shot to death in the lobby of her apartment in St. Petersburg on...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Egypt’s 'Muslim Sisterhood' moves from social work to politics
The Muslim Sisterhood, which remains under-reported, is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. But is it an organization that has a weight similar to that of the Brotherhood, or does it merely support the Brotherhood in times of need? The Muslim...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A ‘Head Start’ for Women Mayors and Councilors in Nicaragua
A revision to Nicaragua’s law on municipal elections last year required political parties to put up equal numbers of women and men as candidates for mayor and city council. It also increased the number of city council seats in each municipality. The...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Fiji women still hope for constitutional support
Advocates for women in Fiji say they are still hoping for special measures mandating women’s representation in parliament. Fiji’s new constitution does not contain temporary special measures for women, a mechanism some countries use to speed up...
Monday, November 18, 2013
A pioneer for women's equality, USA
When I arrived at the Capitol in 2007 to take my oath as a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I had the privilege of filling the seat held for so long and so well by my friend Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian-American woman elected...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Michelle Bachelet wins first round in Chile's presidential election
Socialist Michelle Bachelet handily won a first round of Chile's presidential race Sunday, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader following a runoff in December. Bachelet, Chile's first woman president 2006-...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Bill Clinton hopes for ‘woman president’
Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he would like to see a female president, but he has “no idea” if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run in 2016. “I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
John Kerry: "Afghan women on the march"
By John Kerry On my many trips to Afghanistan as a senator and as secretary of state, I’ve met with a remarkable array of Afghan government officials, businesses people, development experts, diplomats, brave American troops and their courageous...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sonia Gandhi holds rally in Mizoram, lures youth and women voters
Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought to lure voters at a rally in Mizoram's Lunglei town on Monday with the prospect of joint sharing on a 50-50 basis the profits from oil and natural gas proceeds from the state. Indigenous rights groups and...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Hillary Clinton and the sisterhood
A gathering of Washington's most important military leaders doesn't seem like the obvious place to champion the cause of increasing women's power around the world. Nor does Hillary Clinton seem like the obvious choice for an award from the National...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo elected to Congress
Camila Vallejo, who helped spearhead Chile's student uprising in 2011,has been elected to Congress alongside three other former university leaders, underscoring a generational shift in the country's politics. The 25-year-old communist shot to...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Rwanda: Women Leaders Elect New Representatives to Council
The National Women Council (NWC) has elected two new members to its board. Beatrice Mukasine and Liberatha Kakuze were elected to the council executive for a five-year term during a general assembly on Thursday at Nyandungu in Kigali. Mukasine was...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Chile's election: A tale of two daughters
Chile holds a presidential election on Sunday and both frontrunners are women - the socialist Michelle Bachelet and her right-wing rival Evelyn Matthei. In a region where politics is still very much a man's game, that, in itself, is remarkable...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Are women in politics just more honest than men?
What, I wonder, explains the gender gap in political corruption? Women make up almost 20 percent of the current Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, but they don’t come anywhere near that proportion when we are talking...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Helen Clark:Speech at the International Conference 'Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in Norway'
Keynote Speech by Helen Clark onThe Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on WomenAt the International ConferenceCelebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in NorwayOslo, Norway We invite you to read the full speech published November 15,...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hillary Clinton: ‘Turning point’ for Afghan women
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry and former First Lady Laura Bush on Friday said that as elections near in Afghanistan and U.S. troops continue to draw down, America must remain committed to the country during what they called a...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Women Speakers Put Gender Equality at Heart of Sustainable Development
Women Speakers of Parliament have stressed the need to put gender equality at the heart of new development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. At the eighth annual gathering of the world’s most senior women...

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