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Monday, August 12, 2013
Women's Rights Should Not Be Used As A Political Tool: CPPW, Afghanistan
The Committee on Political Participation of Women (CPPW) urged political parties not to take advantage of the role of women in the 2014 election by using them as a tool to gain political mileage. The CPPW said that the need for sincerity in working...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women's Safety A Concern For Zimbabwe Elections
 I moved away from Zimbabwe almost 15 years ago. In the early years I inhaled all the news I could; watching in shock as my home country descended into crisis. Each visit home and conversations with friends and family became about what used to be,...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We need to encourage women to run for election - Sen. Averil Power, Ireland
In Ireland, the rate of female participation in politics is one of the lowest in Europe Just 15 per cent of Dail members are women, which ranks 5th in Europe, according to European Parliament figures collected after the general election in 2011. ...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Women in politics: The Serbia you have not heard of
Serbia, an aspiring European Union member, succeeded in increasing the percentage of women in its Parliament substantially within the last year. It is consequently ahead of the United States and many other developed countries and older democracies...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Why women win elections, Canada
North American experiments are showing that women have an electoral advantage. In one study in which only the names of a candidate were changed, participants rated the candidate they thought was female as stronger, more honest, and more...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Women Quarter Nomination Court sits Countrywide, Zimbabwe
The nomination court for the members of the House of Assembly, senatorial, women quarter and provincial councils has begun in different provinces of the country. In Mashonaland East province the nomination court was officially opened by elections...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women in Zimbabwe’s Parliament Will Change Widow’s Lives
When Maude Taruvinga* votes in Zimbabwe’s elections later this year, she will be voting for her local female politician as she has placed her hopes for a better future on the presence of more women in this southern African nation’s legislature. In...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Women, minority seats allotted, Pakistan
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Tuesday the names of candidates selected on seats reserved for women and minorities in the National Assembly after making some unexplained changes in the draft notification earlier prepared by...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Women’s issues: Who will be fair to the fairer sex?, Pakistan
According to a 2012 survey by the World Economic Forum, Pakistan is still considered to be one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. With a total of 37 million registered female voters, the policies adopted by political parties to ensure...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Why don't young women stay in UK politics?
Lots of vibrant young women enter UK politics - but only a few of them stand the test of time. Twenty-five year-old Charlotte Henry, a former Liberal Democrat candidate in the May 2010 London Assembly election and political blogger, explores why,...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
What are Female Politicians Doing for Women?, Pakistan
Though female participation helps in terms of making specific policies related to women, MNA Bushra Gohar of Awami National Party thinks serving women is not the only purpose of a woman politician.“We shouldn’t be asking these questions now. Women...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Women fail to win votes in Makkah chamber elections, Saudi Arabia
Three Saudi women running as candidates for the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (MCCI) board of directors only managed to garner a paltry four votes in the recently concluded elections.Amana Abdullah Zawavi, who fought in her second...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Women in Politics Infographic
An infographic of women's engagement in politics in Macedonia. (We invit eour users to access the resource here)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Women's movement in Pakistan: State, Class, Gender
Women in Pakistan like their counterparts elsewhere in the world have been victims of the double oppression of class and gender. Given a socio-economic milieu in which the vast majority of the populace are victims of social, political and economic...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Women activists demand higher political representation, Indonesia
Representatives of the government and the House of Representatives told a court hearing on Tuesday that the new legislative election law did not sideline women and was devised to empower them politically. They were responding to women activists’...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Women in Politics, USA
In 2013 men still earn disproportionally more than women, on average 30% more. Men also hold the award for securing the most senior leadership posts in both business and politics. According to a 2013 report by from Center for American Women and...
Friday, April 05, 2013
Women still outnumbered where it counts, Australia
That much-publicised milestone of political gender equality in the US? 20 per cent. Yes. Being outnumbered four to one is a milestone for women in the US Senate. Closer to home, Australia granted women the right to vote and to seek election in 1902...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Why Kenyan women perform below par in elective politics
Centre for Multi-Party Democracy executive director Njeri Kabeberi is concerned that even with the guaranteed 47 women representatives, Kenya has not met the constitutional threshold of no more than two-thirds of public office holders being of the...

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