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Sunday, January 05, 2014
Why It Didn’t Work for Liz Cheney, USA
Liz Cheney cited family health concerns as her reason for dropping out of the Wyoming Senate race, but her exit Monday came after months of struggling to gain traction in a Republican primary challenge to Sen. Michael B. Enzi. Nearly six months...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Where is women’s place in local government in Turkey?
Dec. 5 was the 79th anniversary of the day Turkish women were granted the right to vote and to be elected.  The confusion in the domestic and external agenda caused this gain to be celebrated less than it deserved.  Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and friends...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Women prepare for historic elections in Afghanistan
In the last presidential elections, women voters and MPs faced persecution, death threats and violence. With 2014’s elections drawing near, NATO Channel speaks to female MPs who discuss the real issues facing female voters. Women’s rights have come...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Women were beaten in the queues - Kenyan politician speaks about 2013 elections
In March 2013, Sophia Abdi Noor was the only woman to stand for parliament in northern Kenya, a marginalised region where Islam has a lot of sway. She spoke about the obstacles she has faced as a female politician at the launch of a report about...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Women voters outnumber men in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Women voters outnumbered male voters in Bhaktapur district in the CA election that concluded on Tuesday with the highest voter turnout in the country's electoral history. According to data provided by Bhaktapur district office, 88.94 percent female...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Westminster has enough women, say 40% of men
A poll published today suggests that almost 40 per cent of men in the UK think that there are enough women in Parliament. In contrast, only 13 per cent of women quizzed for the survey said their sex was properly represented. Tory backbencher...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wrapped up in Georgian Dream: Nino Burjanadze takes on fight for presidency
State officials have been deliberately pursuing a policy in Georgia to make the post of President, if not redundant, then significantly lacking in leverage. Nino Burjanadze, a Georgian politician and lawyer who chaired the Parliament from November...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women seek chance to lead New York cities, USA
In a state infamously governed by “three men in a room,” three women want to take the helm of upstate cities. Rochester and Albany can elect their first female mayors in November, when Lovely Warren and Kathy Sheehan will lead the Democratic ticket...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Women & Elections: Guide to promoting the participation of women in elections
There is growing recognition that stable peace and national prosperity can only be achieved when institutions are democratic and representative of all groups of society. The United Nations' support for electoral processes now plays a pivotal role in...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Women still struggling to win big-city mayoral jobs, USA
High-profile mayoral elections this year have already proved that the steps to City Hall remain steep for female candidates. Only one of the nation's 10 largest cities is run by a woman: Annise Parker of Houston, who faces re-election in November....
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Women Who Made It to Parliament, Rwanda
The just concluded parliamentary elections featured women who didn't ask for equality and leadership to be handed to them on a platter. They chose to fight it out with male candidates for their respective positions. They spent weeks of vigorous...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Women prevented from voting during NA-25 DI Khan by-elections, Pakistan
Women voters were prevented from participating in the by-elections taking place in the Union Council Kari Shamuzi NA-25 earlier today, Express News reported. The reason behind this is not yet known. There are 308 polling stations where voting will...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Where have all the women gone? Panel will talk L.A. gender politics, USA
Why are there so few female elected officials in the second largest city in the country? Of 18 elected positions in City Hall, only one is held by a woman — Nury Martinez, who joined the council in July. By comparison, at least 36 percent of the...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Women leading the way in Mackay politics, Australia
Tony Abbott's cabinet in Canberra is running short on girl power, but it's the sisters who continue to run the show in the Mackay region. With 18 blokes and only one woman, Mr Abbott's choice of LNP frontbenchers has been heavily criticised for a...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Women Encouraged To Contest National Elections, Ghana
A former PDP Women Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe, on Friday in Abuja advised women to work hard to secure positions in the party as the special convention gets underway. She explained that the purpose for the special convention was to elect new National...
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Wives of Ogun indigenes to contest elections in 2015, Nigeria
The women are mostly non-Ogun indigenes. A group of women in Ogun West senatorial district of Ogun State under the banner of ‘Yewa Wives in Diaspora’ said on Saturday that they would contest for key positions in the next political dispensation in...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Women in Politics: Fiona Patten, Leader of the Australian Sex Party
Possibly the most controversial inclusion in our Women in Politics series is Fiona Patten, Senate candidate for Victoria and Leader of the Australian Sex Party. Fiona Patten is regarded by many as the face of the Australian sex industry. As a...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
With defiant fury Cristina Fernandez launched the campaign for October election
In an extremely aggressive speech in the aftermath of primaries defeat, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez blasted the media for misinterpreting electoral results, charged against the Mayor of Tigre Sergio Massa who was the big winner on Sunday...

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