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Saturday, July 05, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks
Myanmar's younger opposition members urge elders to step aside for new generation as they aspire towards bigger roles and louder voice. The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy (NLD), founded after a bloody crackdown on a failed...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Australia has gone backwards on women in politics
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says Australia has gone backwards on female participation at the highest levels of politics and decried the perception that leadership is a man’s game. Addressing the annual YWCA breakfast on Tuesday, Ms Gallagher said...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
African Women Convene to Deliberate and Strategize on Political Leadership
African women from 15 countries across the continent gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from April 23rd to the 24th to deliberate and strategize on women's political leadership in Africa. Convened by FEMNET (African Women's Development and Communication...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Afghan Women See Hope in the Ballot Box
Mariam Wardak is one of those young Afghans with her feet in two worlds: At 28, she has spent much of her adult life in Afghanistan, but she grew up in the United States after her family fled there. She vividly remembers the culture shock of visits...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Africa: 'Africa Cannot Overcome Its Problems Unless Women Take the Lead'
The Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Michael Arietti, at the US Embassy in Banjul had said that Africa cannot overcome its problems unless women take the lead. Arietti was speaking Thursday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Young Women's...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Afghan Youth Debates: Women's Limited Role in Politics Under Threat
Efforts to boost the participation of women in Afghan politics are in serious jeopardy, an IWPR debate has heard. Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), said that attitudes towards female members of...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
A look at Costa Rica's 2014 elections
Photos from election day in Costa Rica, February 2, 2014 We invite you to see the full article published February 2, 2014
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...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Assemblyman Buchwald Reports Passage Of Women's Equality Act, USA
In an effort to provide equality and justice for all New York state citizens, Assemblyman David Buchwald announced passage of the full 10-point Women's Equality Act (WEA). The legislation addresses pay inequity, sexual harassment, pregnancy...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Advancing women's participation in politics is a work in progress, EU
The principle of equal access for women and men to electoral mandates and elective functions has been a constitutional principle since 1999 in France, but the country is lagging behind. Time to legislate and ensure women’s representation in...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Absence of women at Syria talks could jeopardize future peace
There will be some 35 countries making statements in Montreux today. But there will be no voice for the people who have the greatest stake in these talks: the women of Syria and civil society.  The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Advice From Top Women Leaders About Finding a Mentor
I’m often surprised when young ambitious women ask me how to find a mentor.  It’s something that I think most professional women would not find challenging. Yet, this question persists. We invite you to read the full article published January 6, 2014
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...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Activists promote "Womanifesto" as Delhi heads to polls, India
On the eve of elections in Delhi, women's rights activists called on political parties on Tuesday to commit to a "Womanifesto" - a gender-sensitive agenda - to combat rising crimes against women in the Indian capital. The gang rape and murder of a...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
As Fund-Raisers in Congress, Women Break the Cash Ceiling
The first time Senator Patty Murray ran for local office, she was so embarrassed to ask people for money for her campaign that she and her husband held a garage sale. But her generous husband could not stop himself from giving away an expensive lawn...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A ‘Head Start’ for Women Mayors and Councilors in Nicaragua
A revision to Nicaragua’s law on municipal elections last year required political parties to put up equal numbers of women and men as candidates for mayor and city council. It also increased the number of city council seats in each municipality. The...
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...

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