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Left: Representative Shirley Chisholm announces her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Right: Vice President Kamala Harris wears purple during hte 59th Presidential Inauguration. AP Photo; Greg Nash - Pool/Getty Images
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Kamala Harris' purple Inauguration Day outfit may have been a nod to the first Black woman to run for president
Kamala Harris made history on January 20 when she became the United States' first female, Black, and Asian American vice president. During the historic inauguration, she wore a bright purple dress and coat. The color purple has several possible...
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president as her husband, Doug Emhoff, looks on at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20. Alex Wong / Getty Images
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Kamala Harris became the first Black, South Asian VP with 'firsts' surrounding her
Harris, whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, was surrounded by firsts as she took the oath of office Wednesday. Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father — both immigrants — broke a nearly...
Kuwaiti women cast their ballots at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kuwait City on December 5, 2020. (AFP)
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Kuwaitis wonder why even the women voted for men
Some women suggested on social media that time has come for a quota system. KUWAIT – The curtain has fallen on the legislative elections in Kuwait. Preliminary results show that women gained no new seats in the new parliament and that the only...
Some 30 candidates under the age of 45 will join the new lawmaking body
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Kuwait election delivers all-male parliament
All of the female candidates in Kuwait's parliamentary election lost their races. The unofficial opposition took nearly half of the seats, amid calls for reforms over corruption and high debt.  Kuwait's new parliament will be led by an all-male ...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Kamala Harris's impact on women in politics
The historic victory of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has underscored the expanding opportunities for women in politics, from running to office to helping others run. The 2020 election inspired record numbers of voters to cast their ballots...
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Kamala Harris makes history as first woman elected US vice-president
Kamala Harris has become vice-president-elect of the US, the first time in history that a woman, and a woman of color, has been elected to such a position in the White House. Joe Biden won the presidency by clinching Pennsylvania and its 20...
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Kamala Harris: The many identities of the first woman vice-president
Kamala Harris savoured the moment she became the first woman, and the first black and Asian American, to be vice-president-elect, with a very hearty laugh. In a video posted to her social media she shares the news with President-Elect Joe Biden: "We...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Kenya's parliament to challenge dissolution bid over lack of women
Justin Muturi, speaker of the National Assembly and chairman of the Parliamentary Service Commission, said Maraga's advisory was unconstitutional, while organisations that pushed for the petition called it an unprecedented test of Kenyan law. "The...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Kamala Harris seeks to crack glass ceiling in US politics as backlash against Trump galvanizes women
By Maureen Groppe, The force of women in the Democratic Party will be on full display Wednesday when vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivers her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Harris looks to make history as the...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Kamala Harris named by Joe Biden as his VP pick
Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris, the prominent senator from California whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, as his running mate, his campaign announced on Tuesday. The decision comes more than a year after Harris,...
Friday, October 19, 2018
Kagame reshuffles Cabinet in Rwanda, women take up more slots
President Paul Kagame yesterday reshuffled his cabinet, making broad changes in a trimmed cabinet, in which women comprise 50 per cent. The members of cabinet have also reduced from 31 down to 26. The changes were announced yesterday by the Prime...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Karnataka polls: Low proportion of women candidates across political divide shows they still face disadvantages aplenty
Congress member Motamma is a veteran in Karnataka politics. A former leader of Opposition in Karnataka Legislative Council from 2010 to 2012, she is the first woman to be appointed to that position. Representing Mudigere first in 1978, Motamma is a...
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...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Khadija Arib is the New Chairman of the Dutch Parliament
Labour MP Khadija Arib has been elected the new chairman of the Dutch lower chamber of parliament. Arib was born in Morocco and has been an MP since 1998. The leadership of the Freedom Party does not agree with her appointment because of her dual...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Kicking sexism out of politics, Malaysia
The moment there was an inkling that Dyana Sofya would be DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan Parliamentary seat, a picture purportedly of her (it wasn’t) in a bikini was circulated on the internet. She has since been subjected to wolf whistles by...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Key Gains and Challenges: A Gender Audit of Kenya's 2013 Election Process
“Every country deserves to have the best possible leader and that means that women have to be given a chance to compete. If they’re never allowed to compete in the electoral process, then the countries are really robbing  themselves of a great deal...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Kuwait’s First Female Candidate on Women’s Participation in Elections
Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwaitis went to the polls this week to elect their third parliament in 17 months. Despite having the oldest and most powerful parliament in the Arab Gulf, Kuwait has a turbulent political scene: no parliament has served...

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