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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Reactions in Brazil after the horrendous raping of a 16-year old girl in Rio de Janeiro
After the brutal raping of a 16-year old girl by 30 men in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, different women's groups have carried out actions of rejection, as this demonstration in Goiania. The victim, who said she believed she would die, is now trying to...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Regional Course for Africa on Political Empowerment of Women
The aim of the course is to enhance women’s leadership skills as well to promote citizens’ participation and leadership in the community. The course will provide participants with direct exposure and learning from good practices and approaches from...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rafik Halouani
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Rwanda Enacts Friendly Law for New Mothers
Rwanda, leader on women’s political empowerment, have recently passed a new law giving rights to new mothers. Thus, the new maternity protection law gives mothers a one year leave plus a payment that equals 100% of the salary. According to Yvonne...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Recommendations of the "Egyptian woman in Parliament 2015" Conference
The Arab Consultancy Office (ACO) in cooperation with the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR) has concluded a conference “Egyptian Woman in Parliament 2015” that was held in partnership with the European Union and the Spanish Agency for...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Running Start Job Opening: Staff Assistant
Running Start, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization training young women to run for political office, is calling for applications to fill the position of Staff Assistant in Washington, DC. Join Running Start’s small, dynamic team to train young...
Women for democracy
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Rebuilding the Gates for Women in Politics
By Ashwath komath It is reasonable to assume that the best political system for a woman to get into politics is democracy. Of course, this is arguable given that most democracies, including Western democracies have not been able to provide women...
Monday, February 02, 2015
Rebuilding the Gates for Women in Politics
By Ashwath komath It is reasonable to assume that the best political system for a woman to get into politics is democracy. Of course, this is arguable given that most democracies, including Western democracies have not been able to provide women...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Rwanda study tour for African women parliamentarians
A delegation of women parliamentarians comprising representatives from national parliaments from eight African countries are expected in Rwanda next Monday on a week-long study tour.The parliamentarians will share ideas and exchange experiences on...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Recording of webinar on young women in parliament
In light of the first IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians which brought together young members of parliaments, youth leaders from other walks of life and experts from across the world in a bid to “take democracy to task” 10-11 October...
Ray of hope for women in Indian politics
Monday, October 20, 2014
Ray of hope for women in Indian politics
By Aarushi Koundal, India being the largest democracy of the world went through one of its most talked about elections few months back. The country saw the downfall of the incumbents from the political arena. Proving all the political priests wrong...
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ray of hope for women in Indian politics
By Aarushi Koundal, India being the largest democracy of the world went through one of its most talked about elections few months back. The country saw the downfall of the incumbents from the political arena. Proving all the political priests wrong...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Reasons women are not participating in politics
Unfriendly political environmental factors, culture, tradition and religious belief, low level of education as some of the barriers militating against Nigerian women’s participation in politics. Barriers, including gender discrimination,...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
“Recently, Uruguay has made headlines around the world by passing laws and measures considered progressive. However, on some basic issues we are still a long way from the headlines. We are more likely in the sidebars,” starts the ad starring well-...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Redford’s tenure follows a familiar script for women in politics in Canada
Alison Redford’s unexpected resignation has reignited the debate on gender in politics. Some declare that gender had everything to do with it, while others argue as strongly that nothing could be further from the truth. We think that gender was not...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Reshaping trust in Europe with women's vision
Women’s Forum Brussels Special Half‐Day Meeting: Reshaping trust in Europe with women’s vision European Parliament, Brussels 28 January 2014     Women’s Forum Brussels was created to bring together women members of the European Parliament and women...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Review of Inter-Parliamentary Union's Gender Programme 'Promoting Gender Equality in Politics'
A Joint Gender Review of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was commissioned by Sida together with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Irish Aid. The Review was carried out by two Gender Experts (Team Leader Lesley Abdela)...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Rwanda: Women Candidates Hit Campaign Trail With Pomp
Candidates aspiring to join parliament on the women ticket have since Monday campaigned in different districts upcountry. A total of women have hit the campaign trail in the race for the 24 slots reserved for women, in a college vote that will take...

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