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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Women in technology gain new political clout
When first lady Michelle Obama comes to San Francisco on a two-day trip starting Saturday to raise money for the Democratic Party, she doesn't plan the typical meet-and-greets. One of her events will include a small roundtable in the San Francisco...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Women's discussion club of Kyrgyzstan uses Albright Award to bring women together across party lines
Even though Kyrgyzstan has had a female president and women hold 23 percent of the seats in its 120-member parliament, women are still struggling to carve out leadership roles in the legislature and political parties. But a local women’s group is...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Women as Agents of Change: Advancing the Role of Women in Politics and Civil Society
There is growing recognition of the untapped capacity and talents of women and women’s leadership. In the last 10 years, the rate of women’s representation in national parliaments globally has grown from 13.1 percent at the end of 1999 to 18.6...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
What keeps women from running for top elected offices?
With Janet Yellen slated to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve, the nation is abuzz with the implications of her historic nomination. But while Yellen is the 28th woman Obama has chosen for an executive role, the percentage of women...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame
The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Futurerecently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing Partner at Academy for Systemic Change, the panel included Cylvia Hayes, Oregon’s First...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Women Encouraged To Contest National Elections, Ghana
A former PDP Women Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe, on Friday in Abuja advised women to work hard to secure positions in the party as the special convention gets underway. She explained that the purpose for the special convention was to elect new National...
Friday, August 02, 2013
Women’s Movement Building: Lessons From Transitions to Democracy
As the world continues to watch the wave of uprisings across Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) nations, AWID and other women’s rights organizations around the world, together with our partners in the region, strategize on how to best hold the...
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...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Women ablaze: Australia's fiery gender-war election
Loud, crude, risky, seductive, personal and at times violent, Australia's "gender war" will go down as the legacy of the 2013 national elections, no matter the political outcome. And one of the loudest battles recently, with about two months left...
Friday, March 15, 2013
Women Finding Their Way in German Politics
Within minutes of being sworn in as governor of the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer turned to members of the opposition and gestured to lawmakers seated across the aisle from her center-left party, offering not a...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Will a woman be the next British prime minister?
For years women have been treated as outsiders at Westminster. Now, the time feels right for female politicians. So can the Tories' Theresa May and Labour's Yvette Cooper seize the moment?   (We invite our readers to read the full article published...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Women’s Law Association conference focused on increasing women’s political participation (video)
In an effort to build momentum following the 2012 races, the Women’s Law Association hosted its annual conference on February 8, entitled “19%: When Will Women Have the Floor?” Experts and professionals gathered to discuss how to close the gender...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Sidelined In Upcoming Campaign
The All People's Congress (APC), Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) all come in well below the goal of 30% representation of women in parliament, as set out in the Commonwealth Plan of Action and...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Women in Leadership
The 2nd Annual WIL Forum Asia and the WIL Asia Awards 2012 Some of the world’s most successful business executives are speaking at the Women in Leadership (WIL) conference.   This year’s conference is a mini-MBA style, two-day program. WIL features...
Monday, June 06, 2011
Women in politics and decision making positions
Political party manifestos are a strategy to ensure women representation in all the political party structures. This is evident in manifesto of The African National Congress Party as an example. With such a provision in place women are covered in...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Women and Referenda
This consolidated response highlights the important role that women play in referendum campaigns. It also discusses the importance of active participation of women and sensitivity to potential barriers to women’s participation in a referendum,...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
WOMEN GAIN THE CONFIDENCE, SKILLS AND NETWORK TO WIN ELECTIONS IN LEBANON
The number of Lebanese women elected to municipal offices more than doubled this year, increasing from the 201 elected in 2004 to 530 who were successful in this year’s polls. The increase was particularly noteworthy because it came without the help...
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Women's Participation in Politics and Government in Indonesia
Just as Indonesia varies geographically, culturally and socially, so do women across the archipelago. Women’s roles have become increasingly public; women today enjoy many of the same educational opportunities as men and make up a significant...