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Thursday, March 06, 2014
Kirsten Gillibrand's goal: Recruit female candidates, win elections
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been called a “sleeper” candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but the New York Democrat doesn’t sound as though the White House is in her sights. In an interview with...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Kenyan governor Kabogo apologises over single women slur
A Kenyan politician has apologised for suggesting that unmarried women are not effective leaders. Local leaders and activists criticised the comments by Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo, saying they were demeaning...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Korea Adopts Name-and-Shame Tool to Boost Jobs for Moms
South Korea will adopt a name-and-shame policy, publicly identifying companies with low female employment levels, as President Park Geun Hye targets 1.65 million extra jobs for women. Policy steps will include increased...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Kathleen Wynne says it’s time to ‘blow up’ myths that hinder women in politics, Canada
Premier Kathleen Wynne says it’s time to “blow up the myths” that hinder the progress of women in politics. Ontario’s first female premier signalled Monday that one of the things that most irks her is the suggestion...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Kosovo's path to gender equality
Celebrating only five years of independence and following recent fanfare surrounding its struggle to achieve recognition by 100 members of the United Nations, Kosovo may not necessarily be the first country that comes...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Keep 33 percent representation intact, Nepal
Women rights organizations have urged the political parties and election commission to take care "not to undermine the already won battle" regarding women empowerment by failing to ensure 33 representation of women in...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Kuwait’s First Female Candidate on Women’s Participation in Elections
Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwaitis went to the polls this week to elect their third parliament in 17 months. Despite having the oldest and most powerful parliament in the Arab Gulf, Kuwait has a turbulent political...