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Monday, March 10, 2014
Egypt 'needs more women in politics'
A new effort is under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life, to try to prepare them for future electoral contests. There have been longstanding complaints about the lack of female representation in Egypt's parliament and cabinet.   We...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Empowering change and actions
On the occasion of the 2014 International Women’s Day, International IDEA joins the rest of the world in awareness raising and celebrating women with the theme Empowering change and action. For International IDEA this presents an opportunity to...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Equality for Women is Progress for All
Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2014.   Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of running country like old boys' network
David Cameron has been accused of running the country like an old boys' network after he turned up to prime minister's questions with an entirely male frontbench. He was taunted about the Conservatives' "women problem" by Ed Miliband in the same...
Friday, January 31, 2014
El Salvador elections: Putting women's right on the agenda
Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned where women's voices fit into discussions surrounding the (in)famous gang truce brokered in 2012. While Pierce's question remains...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ex-GOP Guv: Republicans Think They Can Solve Their Problems By Putting A Woman On Camera
A pair of female lawmakers provided two of the GOP's four responses to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, something a former Republican governor dismissed as a cosmetic solution to the party's problems with women. Prior to Tuesday night,...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Editorial: Why are so few women in politics?
Why are there so few women in politics? I think the wrong answer is “well, women don’t care about politics.” I think women are quite political. So why does this gender gap exist? We invite you to read the full article published January 27, 2014
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Egyptian Women aim for 100 parliamentary seats
The Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU) announced Sunday the initiation of a 16 week campaign to raise EGP 30m to support female candidates running for the 2014 House of Representatives elections. The campaign’s aim is to help 100 female candidates. The...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Efforts to develop a gender perspective in NATO-led operations get mixed review
The Review of the Practical Implications of UNSCR 1325 for the Conduct of NATO-led Operations and Missions was commissioned by Allied leaders at the 2012 Chicago Summit. The aim was to take stock of efforts to integrate a gender perspective in the...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Egypt’s 'Muslim Sisterhood' moves from social work to politics
The Muslim Sisterhood, which remains under-reported, is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. But is it an organization that has a weight similar to that of the Brotherhood, or does it merely support the Brotherhood in times of need? The Muslim...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Event encourages women to tackle politics, Canada
For the fourth year, a campaign school to encourage women to consider a role in municipal politics will be run in Brantford. The event — which generally attracts up to 100 women — is aimed at getting more women to run for public office or to support...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Egypt: Council - Women Were Marginalized Under Brotherhood's Rule
Ambassador Mervat Talawi, the National Council for Women's head, called on all countries to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood's crimes to terrorize citizens and cause instability and turbulence in Egypt. Women were the first to suffer for a whole...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Every Effort Needed to Protect Afghan Women MPs
Afghan authorities must make every effort possible to ensure the release and safe return of abducted Afghan woman MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar and to provide greater protection for all women parliamentarians in the country, says the Inter-Parliamentary...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Ensuring women's participation in the upcoming elections in Zimbabwe
A group of non-governmental organizations has come up with a programme to ensure that women safely participate in the forthcoming elections. The programme, called The Women's Situation Room, will see women across the country and from different...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Egyptian Wants More Women in Politics
Director of Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT) in Cairo, since 1990 Kamel has prepared Egyptian women to run for political office while advocating laws that uphold women's rights and criminalize domestic violence. During the...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest
Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests....