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Friday, July 12, 2013
KRANTIJYOTI, A Project for Empowerment of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) in Local Self Government
PowerPoint Presentation on the Krantijyoti Project; A Project for Empowerment of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) in Local Government” with Ms. Neela Satyanarayana, State Election Commissioner of the State of Maharashtra.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Kenyatta Nominations Fall Short of Gender Threshold, Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta's 26 nominations for principal secretary positions only include seven women, prompting criticism for failing to meet the constitutionally mandated one-third quota for female nominees, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Saturday (...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
KOSOVO'S 'WEEK OF WOMEN' EMPOWERS WOMEN TO RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE
When Ilirjana Gafurri, a political party activist in Peja, Kosovo, won a seat on her local council six years ago, she became an advocate for issues such as better health care and women’s equality in her community. But Gafurri had to struggle to make...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kenya: Five Per Cent Women MPs to Represent Kenyan Women Aspirations
"So far according to our estimates, it is about seven per cent of women for the senate, seven per cent for the county assembly, and only three per cent for women governor candidates," said Ms Monika Izydorczyk, a member of the EU observer mission....
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kenya: Is Kenya’s new constitution helping or hindering women’s political participation?
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Kenya: Is Kenya’s new constitution helping or hindering women’s political participation?
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Kenya: Martha Karua - I Am Going to Be the Next President
The detractors' script reads Martha Karua is a intransigent, tough, hard, mean lady and we saw this in the lead up to the coalition government and she has tried to soften her stand by wearing African prints, by going into studios to perform with rap...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Kenya: Women in Plea to 'Use My Ballot Not My Body'
The three women sit around a table tackling their breakfast at a five-star city hotel. One in a black T-Shirt, a red skirt, white rubber shoes and with her hair held up in a bun by a red cloth. The second sits in a black skirt and red T-Shirt and...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Kenya: Ngilu Launches Bid for Top Seat
Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid on Sunday and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment if elected Kenya's fourth President in next year's General Elections. Launching her bid on the Narc party at...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Korea: South Korea picks female presidential candidate
Park Geun-hye has won her party's nomination to run as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in December. If elected, Park would become the nation's first female head of state. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of South Korea's late military...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Kenya: IEBC Reduces Nomination Fee for Women
THE Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has agreed to reduce by half, the Sh500,000 it was demanding as nomination fee for any of the women hoping to join the country representative race. TheSh500,000 amount is among the proposals...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwait: Kuwaiti Women Aim for Third Time Luck in Elections
Women in the conservative Gulf state of Kuwait aim to make it third time lucky as they contest seats in parliament after two failed attempts in legislative elections. To read the full article click here.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwait: Women See Hope in Upcoming Elections
As May 16 draws near, hopes seems to be presiding the views of female voters. Even after the issuance of the recent fatwa forbidding voting for women, the supporters of the female a great majority still sees that change is only possible if...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwait: Academics Believe Women Will Make It in May 16 Elections
Academics agreed that the relative drop in performance of the former all-male parliament was likely to boost the chances of female candidates getting elected, found a study conducted by KUNA.Kuwait University's political science professor Dr....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwait: SCENARIOS-Possible Outcome of Kuwait's Elections
Kuwait votes in a parliamentary election on Saturday, two months after the ruler of the world's fourth largest oil exporter dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament to end a long-running dispute with the government. Following are...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwait: Q&A: Kuwaiti elections
Kuwaiti voters head to the polls on 16 May in an early general election triggered by the cabinet's resignation following a row with parliament.This is the third early election in less than three years and the third in which women are allowed...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Women Win First Parliamentary Seats
Four Kuwaitis have become the first women elected to their nation's parliament, a resounding victory in a conservative Persian Gulf country where the legislature has been men-only for almost half a century. Women gained the right to vote and run for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwait: Kuwaitis Head to Polls Tomorrow
Around 384,000 voters are expected to head to polling stations to select 50 members of Parliament tomorrow. Voters are to select from around 211 candidates vying for parliamentary seats. To read the full article please visit the Al Watan Daily...

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