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Friday, July 05, 2013
Why women win elections, Canada
North American experiments are showing that women have an electoral advantage. In one study in which only the names of a candidate were changed, participants rated the candidate they thought was female as stronger, more honest, and more...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women starting in politics get tough warnings, USA
The guest instructor in a Philadelphia University classroom got right to the point: You can do what you're thinking of doing, and you can make a difference. Just be prepared for the brutality. "It is a dirty business, there is no doubt,"...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Opinion: Are female leaders too cheerful for their own good? USA
(CNN) -- Early in Dara's career, she was told by a coach that "honey attracts more bees than vinegar," so she took pains to rein in her natural candor and soften her opinions. But when she started her present job as vice president at a national...
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, 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...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest
Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests....
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...
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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