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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Addressing the under-representation of women in Parliament in the UK
Regardless of the role or industry in question, networking is often an essential part of the modern day-to-day job. We all build up an array of contacts during our professional lives and we learn from the people we meet and work with. As a...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
AU wants more women representation in Mauritanian politics
Nouakchott, Mauritania - An African Union (AU) observer mission to the Mauritanian municipal and legislative polls, led by former Algerian Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, has recommended that the Mauritanian government should create an environment...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Asma Kader, Jordanian Senator
Listen to the interview with Senator Asma Khader on key milestones reached for women in politics in Jordan in 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Ala Talabani
iKNOW Politics interview with Ms. Ala Talabani, Member of Parliament in Iraq on the creation of the Multi-Party Women's Caucus during the International Conference on Effective and Sustainable Participation of Women, December 11, 2013,  Algeria.
Monday, November 18, 2013
A pioneer for women's equality, USA
When I arrived at the Capitol in 2007 to take my oath as a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I had the privilege of filling the seat held for so long and so well by my friend Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian-American woman elected...
Monday, November 18, 2013
AU Observer team’s parting shot on elections, Swaziland
SWAZILAND needs to reserve a quota for women and physically challenged persons in the electoral process. This would guarantee full representation of women and marginalised groups in elective positions.The African Union made this recommendation to...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Annual Summit: The Spirit of women in Parliaments: advancing society
Dear Member of Parliament, The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is delighted to invite you to the Annual Summit 2013, taking place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium from 27 to 29 November 2013. This exceptional meeting coincides...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Africa: Women in Africa - Leading the Way?
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent. However, there is now growing recognition of the...
Friday, October 11, 2013
A comparative study of structures for women MPs in the OSCE
As a first of its kind in the OSCE region, this study is concerned with the presence and operation of dedicated women’s parliamentary bodies (alternatively referred to as parliamentary struc­tures for women members of parliament (MPs)) that promote...
Sunday, September 22, 2013
African women are blazing a feminist trail – why don't we hear their voices?
Rwanda's parliament is now almost two-thirds female, while Malawi, Liberia and Senegal have women at the helm. Western feminists, take note. What would have once sounded like a far-fetched feminist fantasy – namely women forming the majority of a...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
As Christine Quinn Fades, Why Aren’t More Women Winning? USA
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem? On Tuesday, after a press conference in East Harlem where Christine Quinn, the onetime frontrunner in New York...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Cate Faehrmann, lead Senate candidate for the Greens in NSW
Cate Faehrmann acknowledges the fact that she took a big risk in resigning from the NSW Legislative Assembly to contest the federal election on September 7. But for this traditional ‘greenie’ and founding director of GetUp!, “its absolutely a risk...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Teresa Gambaro, Federal Member for Brisbane
Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro learnt what it meant to have guts long before she went into politics. Her parents, who immigrated to Australia from Italy after World War II, ran a small fish store in Petrie Terrace, an inner-city suburb of Brisbane. Far...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Kelly O’Dwyer, Federal Member for Higgins
The key message conveyed in Kelly O’Dwyer’s maiden speech in parliament was that of aspiration. In February 2010, the Federal Member for Higgins *Vic) cited the story of her grandparents who established a small business and, through their...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A Political Star Rises in Britain, Helped by Twitter
Stella Creasy is young, female and very blonde, which would describe any number of aides around Parliament. But there aren’t a whole lot of anecdotes about this British politician being mistaken for a secretary or an intern. There is one: In 2011, a...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party
At 38, Julie Bishop had achieved what many young lawyers aspire to do. Having worked as a barrister and a commercial litigation solicitor, she was managing partner of a national law firm’s Perth office. She was at the peak of her career, or so she...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels
Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with her colleagues to show that things were changing. That was three years ago. Now, she lives in a shelter for battered women, the victim of an...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Albania sets gender precedent in the region
Albania's new government will include six women ministers, representing a drastic change not only in the country, but also setting a positive example in the region. "Having six women in the government is a positive step for Albania and the region...

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