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 Natasha Asghar said she hopes to see people from more diverse backgrounds in Welsh politics.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Welsh election 2021: First woman of colour elected to Welsh Parliament
The first woman of colour elected to the Welsh Parliament said she wants to inspire and be "a voice" for those who have faced barriers entering politics. Conservative MS Natasha Asghar said the Senedd is "very outdated" and should reflect "more...
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters as he holds his first formal news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Friday, April 16, 2021
Women dominate Biden's first slate of judicial nominees
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden released his first slate of 11 federal judicial nominations on Tuesday, nine of them women of diverse backgrounds including several Black candidates and an Asian American. “This trailblazing slate of...
UN Women
Monday, March 08, 2021
Why we support women’s leadership
The data is clear. Despite women’s increased engagement in public decision-making roles, equality is far off: women hold about 21 percent of ministerial positions globally, only three countries have 50 percent or more women in parliament, and 22...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Why aren’t there even more women political leaders?
By Naomi Cahn, The 2020 election set numerous records with respect to women’s election to federal office:  the first woman – and the first woman of color — has been elected to national office as vice-president, a record number of women were elected...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Women veterans take aim at a new target: Public office
Mikie Sherrill has never run for office. But after piloting Navy rescue missions to places like the Persian Gulf, Italy and Bahrain, where the heat and humidity rattle the helicopter engine and the only thing you can count on is your calculation...
Pueblos Indigenas
Sunday, September 21, 2014
World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Youth 2014
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main deliberative organ policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, is integrated by 193 Member States. The General Assembly meets in regular session each year from September to...
Monday, May 26, 2014
We want to be actors in our own futures with full rights
Tarcila Rivera Zea was 44 years old when she took part in the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Today, this indigenous Peruvian activist is President of the Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru (CHIRAPAQ) and a member of the UN Women...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential
This report looks at women's potential contributions to peacebuilding from the under-explored angle of natural resources, relating the ways they use, manage, benefit from the latter to their access to participation in peacebuilding.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women's Political Participation
The Asia Foundation has had a dedicated program to increasing women’s participation in democratic processes and public decisionmaking across the Asia-Pacific region since 1992. The Foundation’s commitment to advancing women’s political participation...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Women’s issues: Who will be fair to the fairer sex?, Pakistan
According to a 2012 survey by the World Economic Forum, Pakistan is still considered to be one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. With a total of 37 million registered female voters, the policies adopted by political parties to ensure...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Women in Pakistani Politics
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder, reporting from Islamabad, discusses women in Pakistani politics. (We invite our users to watch the video posted Arpil 2 2013)
Monday, April 08, 2013
Where voters would ‘rattle ancestors’ for entrusting leadership to women, Kenya
Traditional belief and practice that women should not hold positions of power was the ultimate hurdle for female aspirants in the General Election last month. In the Coast, of all the women who declared interest in different competitive elections,...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Woman runs for election in Pakistan tribal area
For most women in Pakistan's war-torn and ultra-conservative frontier region, casting a vote in an election is an impossible dream, let alone standing as a candidate.But one woman from Bajaur, a strife-ridden area bordering Afghanistan, has stunned...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Women’s political stride towards change, Vanuatu
While no women managed to secure a seat in the national election and again in the provincial election, this does not represent a failure on the women part as the high number of women contesting recent elections has set a record for the country. In...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2004: Women and International Migration
This report sets out recommendations to improve the situation of migrant, refugee and trafficked women. It discusses issues relating to gender equality and international migration; poverty reduction and sustainable development; family and labor...