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Kessy Sawang makes history as ninth woman elected to PNG's parliament (ABC)
Friday, August 12, 2022
Kessy Sawang makes history as ninth woman elected to PNG's parliament
Kessy Sawang has been elected as MP for Madang Rai Coast and joins Rufina Peter as the second woman admitted to PNG's parliament this election. Ms Peter and Ms Sawang are just the eighth and ninth women in the history of PNG politics to be elected...
Kenya Election 2022: The struggle of women aspirants in marginalised communities (BBC)
Monday, August 01, 2022
Kenya Election 2022: The struggle of women aspirants in marginalised communities
Three Kenyan women from marginalised communities share their experiences running for political office in the forthcoming general election and describe how they are determined to overcome their challenges. They describe their setbacks as unique...
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership (©KBC)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership
Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for any county or country. However, according to statistics, women are under-represented at all levels of decision-...
Anne Nderitu was driven to act after witnessing Kenya's post-election violence of 2007/8. She now heads the country's office for regulating political parties. Photo: UN Women/Luke Horswell
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Kenya Elections: Ann Nderitu on good governance and regulating the country's political parties
Kenya’s party primaries recently closed - a process for political parties to select candidates for the various elective seats in August’s General Election. Ann Nderitu, 47, heads Kenya’s Office of the Registrar for Political Parties (ORPP), which is...
Jane Apetet and Leah Audan. [Mike Ekutan, Standard]
Friday, December 31, 2021
Kenya: Turkana women defy culture to vie for top positions next year
Women in Turkana County have been locked out of political leadership for many years due to culture. According to the Turkana culture, leadership is for men, and this has disadvantaged many aspiring women leaders, as they are seen as incapable of...
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Kenya: What female politicians go through in quest to ascend to power
The political arena in the country appears to be far from offering a level playing field for women politicians, at least going by the recent party primaries where only handful of them successfully braved the bruising and bare-knuckled campaigns...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kenya: 10 women seek to make history in governor race
Kenya could get its first female governor in the next General Election after 10 women formally submitted their bids, as indicated in the list of aspirants published by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Unlike in the last elections...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Korea Adopts Name-and-Shame Tool to Boost Jobs for Moms
South Korea will adopt a name-and-shame policy, publicly identifying companies with low female employment levels, as President Park Geun Hye targets 1.65 million extra jobs for women. Policy steps will include increased subsidies for parents on...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kenya: Is Kenya’s new constitution helping or hindering women’s political participation?
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Kenya Decides - the Somali Woman Hoping to Make History
Ijara — As Kenyans go to the polls today, could Sophia Abdi Noor become the first ever Somali woman to be voted in to the Kenyan parliament? (Read article at: allAfrica)
Friday, September 07, 2012
Kenya: Radio Presenter Eyes Murang'a Women's Seat
Renowned media personality Wanjiru Chege has resigned to embark on her bid for the Women Representative seat for Murang'a County. The Coro FM presenter who was also the controller of commercial radio services in the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Kenya: Ngilu Launches Bid for Top Seat
Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid on Sunday and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment if elected Kenya's fourth President in next year's General Elections. Launching her bid on the Narc party at...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Korea: South Korea picks female presidential candidate
Park Geun-hye has won her party's nomination to run as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in December. If elected, Park would become the nation's first female head of state. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of South Korea's late military...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Kenya: IEBC Reduces Nomination Fee for Women
THE Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has agreed to reduce by half, the Sh500,000 it was demanding as nomination fee for any of the women hoping to join the country representative race. TheSh500,000 amount is among the proposals...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Kenya: Mudavadi Targets Women's Vote
DEPUTY Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi is targeting the women vote as he campaigns for the presidency in the general election. The UDF presidential hopeful has said he wants to ensure that women aspirants in the party get 50 per cent representation...