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Monday, May 15, 2017
The government of Kenya launched a strategy to support participation of women in politics
The government of Kenya has launched a strategy aimed at supporting greater participation of women in elective politics. This comes ahead of the two third gender rule bill set to be reintroduced in parliament. The bill set to come up for voting for...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Teresa Morais
Teresa Morais is a Portuguese politician and jurist. She is currently Member of Parliament and Vice President of the Social Democratic Party. She previously held the position of Minister of Culture, Equality and Citizenship. Ms Morais was...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
The story of women’s political empowerment in the Pacific continues to be one of struggle and hardship. Commitments have been made by Pacific Leaders to facilitate women’s entry into politics. While some countries have translated these commitments...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tunisia moves closer to achieving gender equality in politics
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Torild Skard
Torild Skard's most recent book, Women of Power, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. Ms Skard has led a vibrant political career. She was the first woman to hold the position of President of...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network statement on International Women's Day 2016
As Global Women Movement celebrates International Women's day on March 8th, while everyone is silent listening to the anthem of freedom and peace, and what has been achieved in progress toward full substantive equality in rights, Iraqi women...
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Friday, December 05, 2014
The political gender spat that sparked endless memes in Jordan
The Jordanian parliament is no stranger to screaming matches but a recent incident was so controversial that it provoked people to poke fun at their MPs online. Earlier this week, during a heated argument over the Muslim Brotherhood, independent MP...
Monday, August 25, 2014
The increased number of female members of parliament: Identifying its origins and obstacles in Indonesia, the Phillippine and Timor-Leste
It is generally recognized that women worldwide make substantial contributions towards politics, society and the economy in their country. In newly democratic countries in Southeast Asia the role of women in politics in particular has been...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The incredibly poor gender diversity of elected state officials in the U.S., in 7 maps and charts
South Carolina’s Senate is the nation’s least gender-diverse legislative chamber, with just 2 percent representation, according to data from theCenter for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. Of the 45...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Twitter chat with Sonja Lokar
Twitter Chat with iKNOW Politics expert Sonia Lokar on women’s political participation during the electoral process and elections taking place July 13 in Slovenia. #electionsSlovenia Host:  @iKNOW_Politics Guest:    Sonja Lokar @CEEGENDERNET Time: ...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Twitter chat on women in the Slovenian Elections
Twitter Chat with iKNOW Politics expert Sonia Lokar on women’s political participation during the electoral process and elections taking place July 13 in Slovenia. #electionsSlovenia Host:  @iKNOW_Politics Guest: Twitter name Sonia Lokar   @...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Twitter chat on women in the Slovenian Elections
  Twitter Chat with iKNOW Politics expert Sonia Lokar on women’s political participation during the electoral process and elections taking place July 13 in Slovenia. #electionsSlovenia Host:  @iKNOW_Politics Guest: Twitter name Sonia Lokar   @...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Turkish women establishing political party
Turkey's first women-only party was established on June 26 after a group of women has submitted a petition to the Interior Ministry, allowing it to participate in parliamentary elections held in 2015. The party demands the construction of democratic...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Towards genuine application of the gender quota in Haiti: the importance of strengthening the capacity of women in political parties
Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very limited. Only seven of the 144 political parties...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Effects of Political Reservations for Women on Local Governance and Rural Service Provision
In 1993, India introduced quota-based political reservations for women in rural areas with the objective to promote gender equality in human development by making rural service provision and local governance inclusive and responsive to the needs of...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Turkey: New Model Offered to Battle Low Female Representation
KA-DER (Female Electoral Candidates Support Association) released a statement today--on the 78th anniversary of Turkish women's acquisition of suffrage rights--urging the political parties to revise their quota system in their decision-making...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Tanzania: Tanzanian speaker encourages women to look beyond quota
Tanzanian National Assembly Speaker Anne Makinda has urged women to look beyond their allotted 30% quota in the National Assembly and seek full 50% representation by participating in elections in constituencies, Tanzania's Daily News reported Monday...

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