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Thursday, October 24, 2013
There's less hostility to women candidates than often thought
Hillary Clinton's near-tear on the eve of the 2008 New Hampshire primary was a political game-changer. "I couldn't do it if I didn't just passionately believe it was the right thing to do," Clinton told a local resident. "I have so many...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
India's AAP struggles to find women candidates willing to join politics
The Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi has only seven women candidates out of 62. AAP is struggling to find women candidates willing to join politics. CNN-IBN spoke to some of the women candidates, including Rakhi Birla, who is contesting from the Mangolpuri...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Why the police and the Tories should beware of 'that woman' Theresa May
Yesterday I sat through three hours of evidence trying to get to the bottom of who said what at a meeting about who said what during a five minute altercation a year ago. Keeping track of the twists and turns of “plebgate” isn’t easy, so spare a...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Afghan women vow to participate in elections
Hundreds of Paktia Province women October 23 rallied in Gardez to announce their intentions to actively participate in the upcoming elections next year. "We will be voting for the candidates who could help us achieve our rights," civil society...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Filipino women ‘breaking ground’ in government
The Philippines has hailed a UN Security Council resolution recognising women’s role in the peace process, saying that the measure raised the status of women from “victims” of conflict to agents of amity. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
New Nauru female MP say Parliaments are not just for men
The Pacific region has the lowest level of representation of women in national legislatures, a tag that it would like to shake off. But one woman who has made it into her national parliament is Charmaine Scotty. She recently became only the second...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Youth in Politics - Zimbabwe's Youngest Female Parliamentarian
No less than 35 percent of the newly elected MPs in Zimbabwe are women, thanks to a special electoral quota system to increase women's representation in Parliament. At age 29, Tionei Melody Dziva is the youngest of them. She has a strong desire to...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Push for more Cook Islands women to take on politics
The Cook Islands finance minister says interventions may be needed to fast track greater participation by women in politics. Mark Brown is chairing the 12th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, being held in the Cook Islands capital, Rarotonga,...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women’s leadership is central to peacebuilding: UN Women Executive Director
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security, 18 October 2013, in New York.
Friday, October 18, 2013
UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice
The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
French MP clucking at woman in parliament sparks anger over sexism
It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact. From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age. Now...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Barillari: ‘Elect Her’ initiative supports need for women in politics on SU campus
Her: A simple pronoun and basic linguistic tool in the everyday English vernacular. But, in the context of women in politics, “her” is more than a grammatical component. It is a symbol of slowly rising equality in representation — too slowly, in...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Incumbency Test Looms Larger for Female Governors, USA
The four female incumbents in the field of about 30 governors seeking reelection in November 2014 are doing something considered incumbent upon any female executive who wants her job back: playing up their accomplishments. The quartet includes three...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington
With the federal government at shutdown's door, the 20 female Senate members are setting new standards for civility and bipartisanship. Look out, old boys' club. At one of the darkest moments of the government shutdown, with markets dipping and both...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Men Got Us Into The Shutdown, Women Got Us Out , USA
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday afternoon that their female colleagues can take most of the credit for driving the compromise that is expected to temporarily reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11 Things You Don’t Know About The Senate Sisterhood, USA
I have a story in this week’s magazine about the 20 Senate women and their growing—and positive—influence on the Upper Chamber. You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
UN Women Executive Director meets with President of Dominican Republic to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality
During her visit to the Dominican Republic, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with President Danilo Medina to discuss national efforts to empower women. They further discussed the presence of UN Women in the country, where the...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Mitchell: ‘We need more women in politics’ USA
Beating breast cancer as a mom of young children made Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz reshape her priorities as a politician and leader of the Democratic Party, she told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, also a breast cancer survivor, on Tuesday...

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