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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sonia Gandhi holds rally in Mizoram, lures youth and women voters
Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought to lure voters at a rally in Mizoram's Lunglei town on Monday with the prospect of joint sharing on a 50-50 basis the profits from oil and natural gas proceeds from the state. Indigenous rights groups and...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Swaziland Has the Lowest Number of Women in Parliament
Following the elections and recent government appointments made by King Mswati and members of parliament (MPs), Swaziland has hit rock bottom in women's representation in government, just at the time when the country should be giving its last push...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Shortage of female security forces could keep Afghan women from vote
Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year's presidential elections because of a severe shortage of women in the security forces, the country's election monitor said on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament, Swaziland
Archaic and chauvinistic practices are being used to prevent Swazi women from taking part in the upcoming primary elections, despite the country having a constitution that guarantees their rights, says political analyst Dr. Sikelela Dlamini. “The...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Safa first woman to win two consecutive times, Kuwait
Manama: Safa Al Hashem has made history in Kuwait by becoming the first woman lawmaker to win seats in two consecutive parliamentary elections. Taking 2,036 votes on Saturday, Safa, who made her parliamentary debut in December, was ranked fifth...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Stepping Stone: Jordan's quota for women's parliament seats is raising the profile of female politicians
Jordanian female parliamentarians have come a long way in the ten years since the quota system was first introduced for the 2003 elections. Crucially, the quota system has succeeded in changing society’s attitudes, to the extent that women are now...
Friday, June 22, 2012
She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland
The frontrunner for head of state believes she can move the new generation on, so why are young men and women her biggest critics? The workers at the Marel factory are filling up their lunch trays with salads, sausages and pickled fish when the...