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Mary Mariach and Christine Lemuya come from two tribes that have been involved in continual clashes in Kenya's ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) regions where resources are scarce. Photo: UN Women/Luke Horswell
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Kenyan women lead peace efforts in longstanding conflicts
Across Kenya, local conflicts driven by diverse factors have one thing in common: they’re increasingly being mediated by women. From ethnic tensions to land disputes, some of these conflicts stretch back decades; remaining unresolved despite the...
Kuwait signs up 115 candidates for coming elections (The National)
Monday, September 05, 2022
Kuwait signs up 115 candidates for coming elections
Kuwaitis to head to the polls on September 29 to elect next parliament after National Assembly was dissolved in June. Kuwait's Interior Ministry has received more than 115 registrations from candidates before polls to elect the next parliament after...
Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum (UN Women logo)
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum
On 21-22 August, women leaders, politicians and civil servants from all provinces of Kyrgyzstan gathered at the second National Forum Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era. The forum served as a platform for dialogue about the...
Anne Waiguru, who retained the governership of Kirinyaga county, is one of seven women to win gubernatorial races in this year's elections Tony KARUMBA AFP/File
Monday, August 22, 2022
Kenyan women make history with record election wins
Nairobi (AFP) – Kenyans have elected a record number of women to positions of power in this month's polls, with the list including seven governors, three senators and 26 MPs, in a step towards gender equality. The East African nation has long...
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls - Credits: Kuviraa
Friday, January 28, 2022
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls
Kuviraa, which means courageous women in multiple Indian languages, aims to work with young girls, especially from marginalised and minority communities, between the ages of 12 - 20 to change attitudes towards politics in India through the following...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Kicking sexism out of politics, Malaysia
The moment there was an inkling that Dyana Sofya would be DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan Parliamentary seat, a picture purportedly of her (it wasn’t) in a bikini was circulated on the internet. She has since been subjected to wolf whistles by...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Kuwait: ‘Women as judges, prosecutors step in right direction’
Women political activists say they feel proud of Kuwaiti women entering judicial circles following a decision to appoint them in position of Public Prosecutors and judges.They consider this a victory for women who until lately had been marginalized...