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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...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Keep 33 percent representation intact, Nepal
Women rights organizations have urged the political parties and election commission to take care "not to undermine the already won battle" regarding women empowerment by failing to ensure 33 representation of women in the upcoming Constituent...
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 (...
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....
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kenya: No Women, No Elections
Kenya's rights activists are furious that the country's highest court "violated" women's constitutional rights by ruling against the implementation of a gender quota in parliament ahead of the 2013 general elections. Activists here are threatening...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Kenya: Why MPs want women to compete for elective positions
Women hoping to join Parliament will have to face elections if proposals made by MPs and political party leaders are approved by the House.   A two-day weekend meeting to discuss mechanisms to achieve gender parity in the General Election...