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Thursday, August 17, 2017
New Kenya Parliament could be dissolved for having less than one-third women
More women have been elected to Parliament this year compared to 2013, but the 12th Parliament might be plunged into an unprecedented constitutional crisis of meeting the two-thirds gender rule. The full implementation of the two-thirds gender...
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Nepal: Minority women to see big increase among elected in May local elections
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: One of the key demands of the people’s movement in 2006 was increased representation of women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities in various state structures. The local elections scheduled to be held on May 14 are set...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
New LSE Study Recommends Gender Quotas to Fight Gender Inequality
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon/©Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Nicola Sturgeon: 'I want to help women'
Nicola Sturgeon has been in the job only three months but already she is eyeing her legacy. “Being the first woman First Minister is a big responsibility and I feel the weight of that acutely. I’m determined to use that position to help further the...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigeria: Women Decry Political Party Primaries, Seek Deputy Governorship
Women have complained about the recent primaries carried out by different political parties in the country saying they did not favour them and they were also cowed and forced into submission to the men. Speaking under the aegis of the 100 Women...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nine women to fight election, Bahrain
Nine Bahraini women have confirmed their candidacy for the upcoming parliament and municipal council elections. However, they said they will reveal their election campaigns closer to the polls, which are expected to take place in November. Six women...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
NCW demands 100 out of 444 parliamentary seats for women, Egypt
Women should have at least 100 of the 444 seats in the next parliament, the National Council for Women said in a statement Thursday. Representation of women should be proportionate to their weight in society and their wide-scale participation in the...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Number of women in politics back in focus, Cambodia
Finding out why women’s voices are not being listened to is imperative to increasing the proportion of female political representation in Cambodia, a meeting heard yesterday. The Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP) – which is made up of 12...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Nigeria: Maina Wants Action for More Women in Govt
Women Affairs Minister Hajiya Zainab Maina has called for the adoption of special measures to entrench affirmative action-certain percentage of women- in both elective and appointive positions at all levels in the 2015 elections. She made the during...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Nigeria: Obiano Promises 35 Percent Affirmative Action for Women
IF elected, Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has promised to ensure that women constitute at least 35 per cent of all his appointments. In an interview with reporters shortly after attending the sensitisation...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
NGOs fear women will not make up 30% of new government, Serbia
NGOs in Serbia fear that in the coming reshuffle, the government will veer from the European standard of having at least 30 percent of women in its ranks. Belgrade-based daily Danas reports that a letter cautioning that women should make up at least...
Monday, June 24, 2013
New dawn for Samoan women: Seats reserved for them next Parliament
From the next general elections at least five seats in  Samoan Parliament will be occupied by women. Passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2013 this morning made that law. “It’s a new dawn for women,” Speaker of Parliament, La’auli Leuatea Fosi...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Nation Elects 16 Women Representatives out of 463 Candidates that Entered Political Ring for 324 National & Provincial General Seats, Pakistan
The Researchers (TR) under its initiatives - Pakistan Governance Forum (PGF) and Women & Politics in Asia Forum (WPAF) - undertook observation of Election 2013 with a gender lens. This was in pursuance of organizations ten years effort to...
Friday, April 26, 2013
NDI World Affairs Briefing: Gender Quotas: Lessons Learned from Kenya to Tunisia
The Women’s Political Participation Team at NDI cordially invites you to a World Affairs briefing: Gender Quotas: Lessons Learned from Kenya to Tunisia Tuesday, April 30, 201312:00pm - 1:00pm 8th Floor Board Room455 Massachusetts AvenueWashington,...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Nigeria: UNDP Advises Political Parties To Support Women For Elective Positions In 2015
Mrs Adekemi Ndieli, National Programme Officer, UNDP (UN Women), has challenged the political parties in Nigeria to be more affirmative in supporting women to win elective positions through concerted efforts. Ndieli told the News Agency of Nigeria (...