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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Afghan women vow to participate in elections
Hundreds of Paktia Province women October 23 rallied in Gardez to announce their intentions to actively participate in the upcoming elections next year. "We will be voting for the candidates who could help us achieve our rights," civil society...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Africa: Women in Africa - Leading the Way?
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent. However, there is now growing recognition of the...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
As Election Nears in Afghanistan, Women’s Political Participation Is Critical
Last May, Afghanistan’s upper house of parliament quietly removed an electoral law that stipulated that a quarter of all provincial council seats should be allotted to women. When women politicians found out nearly a month later, they fought to have...
Monday, September 09, 2013
Albania’s 2009 Parliamentary Election: Monitoring the Implementation of Gender Quota and Women’s Participation
The 2009 election was the first to take place after the adoption of a quota for women’s participation in political life, and after the revisions to the Electoral Code approved in late 2008. The quota law, “On Equality in Society,” was enacted in...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
As Christine Quinn Fades, Why Aren’t More Women Winning? USA
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem? On Tuesday, after a press conference in East Harlem where Christine Quinn, the onetime frontrunner in New York...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Cate Faehrmann, lead Senate candidate for the Greens in NSW
Cate Faehrmann acknowledges the fact that she took a big risk in resigning from the NSW Legislative Assembly to contest the federal election on September 7. But for this traditional ‘greenie’ and founding director of GetUp!, “its absolutely a risk...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Teresa Gambaro, Federal Member for Brisbane
Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro learnt what it meant to have guts long before she went into politics. Her parents, who immigrated to Australia from Italy after World War II, ran a small fish store in Petrie Terrace, an inner-city suburb of Brisbane. Far...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Kelly O’Dwyer, Federal Member for Higgins
The key message conveyed in Kelly O’Dwyer’s maiden speech in parliament was that of aspiration. In February 2010, the Federal Member for Higgins *Vic) cited the story of her grandparents who established a small business and, through their...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Next up in our Women in Politics series is high profile Greens Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young. The Liberal Party have let it be known that the 31 year old Senator is in for the fight of her political life at the next Federal...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Bridget McKenzie, National Party Senator for Victoria
Next up in our Women in Politics series, is Senator Bridget McKenzie. Tall and blonde, Ms McKenzie gained unwanted media attention last year when fellow National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce referred to her in the Senate as “a flash bit of kit.” FROM...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party
At 38, Julie Bishop had achieved what many young lawyers aspire to do. Having worked as a barrister and a commercial litigation solicitor, she was managing partner of a national law firm’s Perth office. She was at the peak of her career, or so she...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Australia's Sarah Palin, and One Nation Candidate Aborts Election Bid Due to Pressure Over Viral Video
Stephanie Banister, dubbed as the "Sarah Palin of Australia", has dropped out of the election race on August 10 after committing several interview blunders and calling Islam a country.  The 27-year-old One Nation candidate was campaigning for...
Monday, August 05, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Anna Burke, Speaker of the House of Representatives
In the lead up to the Federal Election on 7 September 2013, Australian Women Online will be profiling women from the major political parties in both houses of Federal Parliament. First up is Anna Burke, Federal Member for Chisholm (ALP) and Speaker...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Australia's Julia Gillard reveals what she thought when she gave the 'misogyny speech'
As prime minister, Julia Gillard remained instinctively private, consistently contained and, for a figure so much in the public eye, oddly enigmatic. But in an interview with the Melbourne-based magazine the Monthly, conducted during her final...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Awareness campaign for journalists on Haitian women’s quota
A useful workshop aimed at generating an understanding in the media of Haiti’s women’s quota was held on 13 June in Port au Prince. The workshop was arranged jointly by International IDEA and the Haitian committee charged with the implementation of...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A party of, by, for women in Banglore, India
The failure of existing political parties to fulfill their promise of 33% quota for women in state legislatures and parliament has forced a group of city’s women to face the issue head on by floating a party for women — the Mahila Pradhana Paksha (...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Analysis: Cambodian Commune/Sangkat Council Election 2012
An analysis of data and views on Cambodian women's political participation, especially during the 3rd Mandate Commune/Sangkat Council elections in 2012.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Afghanistan: Women among victims of Afghanistan attacks
The UN says 1,145 civilians were killed in the Afghan war in the first six months of this year, blaming 80 per cent of the deaths on fighters - more than half of those caused by roadside bombs. Both developments come as the independent election...

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