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Kalthoum Kennou
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Woman Running for President Shows Tunisia’s Arab Spring Progress
In a life spanning colonial rule, war, autocracy and revolution, Tunis resident Halima never saw a reason to vote. A chance meeting in a souk earlier this month gave her one. She was introduced to Kalthoum Kannou, who has three children, a long...
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Working towards connecting with women voters in Delhi (India)
In a bid to connect with women voters, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing has completed its first objective of setting up units in all the 70 Assembly segments of Delhi, the party has said. "AAP Ki Mahila Shakti has completed its first target of...
Angie Motshekga
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Woman could take on Cyril for presidency (South Africa)
It is “highly likely” a woman will challenge Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the race to replace President Jacob Zuma in 2017. This is the view of ANC Women’s League president Angie Motshekga, who told The Mercury at the weekend there were...
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González-Foto PNUD
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Women gain ground in El Salvador’s politics
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González has already served four terms as the mayor of Atiquizaya. She won her first election in 2003. In that same year, of the 262 municipal councils holding elections, only 15 were led by women. "These first elections I...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Women miss out in NSW parliament (Australia)
The heady days when Sydney women looked up to a female prime minister, female premier, governor and governor-general are long gone. There is just one female cabinet minister in Canberra. And now the NSW parliament is likely to emerge from the next...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Women Playing an Unusually Public Role in Afghan Elections
The campaign for Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan is featuring women in a more prominent role than ever before. One front-runner has a female running mate, and another has let his wife address campaign rallies—major departures from...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Women candidates get help from government in Indonesia
Camellia Lubis, a 28-year-old dangdut singer popularly known as Camel Petir (Thunder), is one of 2,467 women legislative candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives. The legislative candidate from the Indonesian Justice and Unity...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Why more women must participate in the 2014 elections
In the run-up to the last round of Assembly elections in 2013, a Gender Manifesto was released by women’s organisations setting out a series of priorities across demographic groups and economic sectors. It is safe to assume that no political party...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Women prepare for historic elections in Afghanistan
In the last presidential elections, women voters and MPs faced persecution, death threats and violence. With 2014’s elections drawing near, NATO Channel speaks to female MPs who discuss the real issues facing female voters. Women’s rights have come...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Women were beaten in the queues - Kenyan politician speaks about 2013 elections
In March 2013, Sophia Abdi Noor was the only woman to stand for parliament in northern Kenya, a marginalised region where Islam has a lot of sway. She spoke about the obstacles she has faced as a female politician at the launch of a report about...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Women prevented from voting during NA-25 DI Khan by-elections, Pakistan
Women voters were prevented from participating in the by-elections taking place in the Union Council Kari Shamuzi NA-25 earlier today, Express News reported. The reason behind this is not yet known. There are 308 polling stations where voting will...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Women Encouraged To Contest National Elections, Ghana
A former PDP Women Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe, on Friday in Abuja advised women to work hard to secure positions in the party as the special convention gets underway. She explained that the purpose for the special convention was to elect new National...
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Wives of Ogun indigenes to contest elections in 2015, Nigeria
The women are mostly non-Ogun indigenes. A group of women in Ogun West senatorial district of Ogun State under the banner of ‘Yewa Wives in Diaspora’ said on Saturday that they would contest for key positions in the next political dispensation in...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Women in Politics: Fiona Patten, Leader of the Australian Sex Party
Possibly the most controversial inclusion in our Women in Politics series is Fiona Patten, Senate candidate for Victoria and Leader of the Australian Sex Party. Fiona Patten is regarded by many as the face of the Australian sex industry. As a...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
With defiant fury Cristina Fernandez launched the campaign for October election
In an extremely aggressive speech in the aftermath of primaries defeat, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez blasted the media for misinterpreting electoral results, charged against the Mayor of Tigre Sergio Massa who was the big winner on Sunday...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Women's Rights Should Not Be Used As A Political Tool: CPPW, Afghanistan
The Committee on Political Participation of Women (CPPW) urged political parties not to take advantage of the role of women in the 2014 election by using them as a tool to gain political mileage. The CPPW said that the need for sincerity in working...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Women in spotlight in New Jersey's state elections, USA
Women politicians are making history in New Jersey this year. Because of a quirk in the state’s politics, five women — two Republicans and three Democrats — are running for statewide office. In a state where no women are currently holding...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women's Safety A Concern For Zimbabwe Elections
 I moved away from Zimbabwe almost 15 years ago. In the early years I inhaled all the news I could; watching in shock as my home country descended into crisis. Each visit home and conversations with friends and family became about what used to be,...

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