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Friday, April 05, 2013
Sudan: Jonglei Women Vow to Leave Men If Violence Continues
Participants in a women's only peace conference in South Sudan's Jonglei state took the drastic step of saying they would leave their homes and refrain from child bearing if men in their communities continued to seek violent solutions to ongoing...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Southeast Asia: Women politicians call for increased participation
As many as 14 women politicians from Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Timor Leste called for bigger and better female political representation and participation in Southeast Asia. The call was made during the regional Women’s...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
South Korea: S. Korea's first woman president?
If Park Geun-Hye is elected South Korea's first-ever woman president on Wednesday, she will lead a country that is ranked below the likes of Suriname and the United Arab Emirates in gender equality. South Korea's journey from war-torn poverty to...
Monday, November 19, 2012
South Korea: Fashion Chief Rallies to Make Park South Korean President
Kim Sung Joo, who refused an arranged marriage to pursue her fortune selling luxury goods, said electing Park Geun Hye next month as South Korea’s first female president would help destroy its entrenched gender gap. “If she becomes the top leader in...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sierra Leone: Number of women in Sierra Leone vote seen as test of stability
The elections are seen as a test of stability 10 years after its civil war, with no women standing for president despite a push to register more female candidates. "All presidential candidates nominated by nine out of the 10 officially recognised...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Somalia: Two Women Running For President
Two women are running for president: Amal Abdi Ibrahim and Asha Ahmed Abdalla. In announcing her candidature, Asha Ahmed Abdalla, a member of parliament, accused the current government of favouring corruption and intimidation in the parliament. This...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
South Korea: Park Geun-hye aims to become South Korea's first female president
Photo credit: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA The daughter of a former South Korean dictator who was assassinated more than 30 years ago has announced a campaign to become the country's first female president with promises to tackle inequality and...
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...
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
START: A Guide To Campaigning for Pacific Women
This is a quick guide to campaigning for Pacific women. It features case studies of Pacific women who have stood for national elections in their respective countries. In these case studies, they share practical tips for campaigning, their struggles...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Summary from the E-Discussion Forum on Financing Women in Politics (October 22-29, 2008)
Launch message: One of the commonly-cited barriers to women’s political participation is lack of sufficient funds and in-kind contributions to campaign competitively. Women, who are frequently under-represented in business and commerce, often do...
Monday, June 04, 2007
South African Review Of 50/50 Campaign
This report reviews the progress made in South Africa since tthe launch of the Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) campaign, "50/50 by 2005: Get the Balance Right!" It discusses the increase in women's political representation...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Seven Tips on Writing a Better Speech
This manual provides seven tips for writing an effective speech. It offers advice for assessing an audience, keeping it simple, and involving an audience in the speech.

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