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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Leading ladies of Oireachtas, Ireland: 'Rare birds' on hunt for equality
THE Seanad chamber is always a handy place for a parliamentary photo shoot. For a start, it's a beautiful room, all corniced high ceilings, sparkly chandeliers and plush blue leather seats. Secondly, it's as under-used as a copy of Mao's 'Little Red...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ex-GOP Guv: Republicans Think They Can Solve Their Problems By Putting A Woman On Camera
A pair of female lawmakers provided two of the GOP's four responses to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, something a former Republican governor dismissed as a cosmetic solution to the party's problems with women. Prior to Tuesday night,...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC
It is a South African political match made in heaven: a revered black academic, international activist and former freedom fighter – Dr Mamphela Ramphele - joins the rising, but still largely white, main opposition party in South Africa to lead it in...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Do Women Not Care About Politics?
I do not consider myself to be a very political person. I pay a healthy amount of attention to politics during big election years and I enjoy the occasional West Wing rerun, but I certainly wouldn’t want to engage in a debate any time soon. However...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Thailand election will proceed despite threats
A controversial election in Thailand will proceed as scheduled Sunday despite threats of continued violence from antigovernment protesters and fear that the result will only deepen the country's eight-year political crisis. Thai election officials...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia signs new constitution into law
The new constitution, seen as one of the most progressive in the region, guarantees equal rights for men and women. We invite you to read the full article published January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Editorial: Why are so few women in politics?
Why are there so few women in politics? I think the wrong answer is “well, women don’t care about politics.” I think women are quite political. So why does this gender gap exist? We invite you to read the full article published January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Tanzania: Activists to Petition Constituent Assembly On Gender Issues
ACTIVISTS under a coalition of women and constitution intend to camp at the Constituent Assembly when it commences next month, with a view to guarding their proposals already infused into the Katiba draft. The move is also aimed at using the...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Ten Women To Watch in Politics This Year
We are kicking off a big week here at Levo League as it is Women in Politics week! We have an amazing roster of speakers stopping by Office Hours including Marie Wilson and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We felt it was important to put a special focus...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Women appointed to key posts in Tanzania cabinet reshuffle
Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed two women to powerful cabinet positions as the country prepares to enact a new constitution.  In a move seen by activists as a gesture to promote gender equality, Saada Mkuya becomes the new finance...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Will Helen Clark be the first woman to run the UN?
In the course of a political career that has lasted over 30 years, Helen Clark only thought of quitting once. With a personal poll rating of just 2% soon after becoming party leader in 1993, she asked a few close friends whether there was any point...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rules out bid for chief executive in 2017, Hong Kong
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has made clear that she has no interest in running for the city's top job in 2017. While senior figures in both the main political camps have been talking about her suitability for the role of chief...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Samba-Panza’s election represents a bright future for African women in politics
Last Monday, Central African Republic chose a leader the people believe can pull the country out of its destructive downward spiral. The leader the people of this troubled nation look to with great and hopeful expectations may come as a surprise....
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Absence of women at Syria talks could jeopardize future peace
There will be some 35 countries making statements in Montreux today. But there will be no voice for the people who have the greatest stake in these talks: the women of Syria and civil society.  The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Jessica Lee MP is fourth 2010 Tory woman to quit, UK
Jessica Lee, a Commons aide to Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, said she was stepping down from Parliament after considering her “personal circumstances and responsibilities”. She will be the fourth female Conservative MP elected in 2010 to...
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Women of Color Behind the Rise of Female U.S. Democrats
Democratic women have gained legislative seats at a much higher rate than Republican women in recent years. To a great extent, the rise of female Democrats is about the rise of Democratic women of color. Although they do not hold office in...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Which Caribbean Countries Have the Most Female Members of Parliament?
Across the world, female political representation continues to be an issue. Most recently, it’s become a significant issue in Jamaica, where the 51 Percent Coalition has been pushing for more women in Parliament (and in boardrooms) in the country....

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