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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Why the hell has Europe voted in a feminist party?
Feminists of the world, unite and celebrate. The European Parliament has the first member to be elected on a feminist ticket. Call me contrary, but I think that sounds like a defeat. Because if women need a separate party to represent them in...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Will Narendra Modi government bring in the Women's Reservation Bill?
The 2014 Lok Sabha elections saw many highs for women.  Does this mean that finally the Women’s Reservation Bill and others Bills pertaining to women’s representation, security and development will be passed? The 16th Lok Sabha will have the highest...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Why the European Parliament Elections Matter
Voters in all 28 member states of the European Union (EU) will go to the polls May 22–25, 2014, to elect representatives to the 751-seat European Parliament. It’s one of the largest democratic events in the world, and the upcoming vote is set to be...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Women make better choices, say voters, Ireland
SEVEN out of 10 voters believe their local authority would make better decisions if it had more female councillors, a new opinion poll reveals. The survey illustrates a strong desire among the electorate for greater female representation in local...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women need to organise as a pressure group, India
There is a need for women to organise themselves as a pressure group to be able to carve a niche in the political sphere, three Delhi-based women journalists said Saturday.  Speaking at a panel discussion organised by the Federation of Indian...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women may get 79 House seats, fewer than 2009, Indonesia
Women may get 79 or 14 percent of the total seats in the House of Representatives following April's legislative election; a figure that was lower than the historic high of 18 percent or 103 seats in the 2009 election, researchers said Monday. This...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women's rights barely a topic in Indian election, India
It is already the fifth time today that Rama makes a cross in the last column of the table that is displayed on her monitor screen. The column is reserved for sexual harassment. A 16-year-old girl has just informed her on the phone that she "was...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Women in politics, Fiji
WOMEN will continue to be an integral part of the society, says Fiji Labour Party. Party assistant general secretary Kini Marawai says FLP, since its inception almost 29 years ago, always advocated and championed the rights of women. "The party...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Woman Runs for President in Islamic Mauritania
Nouakchott, Mauritania:  A woman has put forward a rare bid for the presidency of Mauritania, a west African nation run under strict Islamic law, the country's Constitutional Council said Wednesday, "Lalla Mariem Mint Moulaye Idriss dropped off a...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women’s participation in Slovene politics
“Slovene politics is no longer a boys-only game”, said the Slovene prime minister Alenka Bratušek on 8.3.2013.  Slovenia is one of three EU countries with a female prime minister. The last parliamentary elections saw 34% of parliamentary seats taken...
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...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women's Participation in Elections
Across Asia, there is a growing commitment to democratic principles of governance and citizen participation. However, in many Asian countries, women still face serious cultural, social, and legal barriers that constrain their full participation in...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women’s Political Participation in Asia and the Pacific
This paper examines current patterns of women’s political participation in the four subregions (Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South Asia and the Pacific Islands) of the Asia-Pacific region. Key enablers and obstacles to women’s equal...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Woes of women in legislatures
Ever since women’s reserved seats have been introduced in the legislative houses, women occupying these seats have become a thorn in many eyes. Not a day has passed when in the corridors of the parliament sarcastic remarks aren’t heard. Men from...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Women Playing an Unusually Public Role in Afghan Elections
The campaign for Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan is featuring women in a more prominent role than ever before. One front-runner has a female running mate, and another has let his wife address campaign rallies—major departures from...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Women candidates get help from government in Indonesia
Camellia Lubis, a 28-year-old dangdut singer popularly known as Camel Petir (Thunder), is one of 2,467 women legislative candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives. The legislative candidate from the Indonesian Justice and Unity...
Friday, March 28, 2014
We Need an Act of Congress to Get More Women In Congress, USA
One of the big headlines for the 2012 elections was the historic number of women elected to state and national offices. New Hampshire became the first state to elect an all women congressional delegation and a woman governor. The U.S. House of...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Why more women must participate in the 2014 elections
In the run-up to the last round of Assembly elections in 2013, a Gender Manifesto was released by women’s organisations setting out a series of priorities across demographic groups and economic sectors. It is safe to assume that no political party...

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