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Friday, October 11, 2013
Nigeria Will Accelerate UN Resolutions On Women Peace
Nigeria has committed itself to accelerate the national and regional implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions, especially on women, peace and security, Women Affairs Minister Zainab Maina has said. Maina disclosed this when she...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
New Resources for Women’s Political Participation Training Programs
In 2011 the National Democracy Institute (NDI) released Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation, a guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Native American Woman Is Nominated to Federal Bench But Why Did It Take So Long? USA
Since the foundation of the United States, of the thousands upon thousands of citizens who have served in elected office, just 23 are Native Americans; this is at every level of government outside tribal lands.  And of those active politicians, not...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
National Party Women’s Caucus celebrates Women in Politics, New Zealand
The National Party Women’s Caucus paid tribute to New Zealand’s first National Party Member of Parliament, Dame Hilda Ross, at an event held last night in her honour. The Party also holds a Memorial Fund in her name. “It is timely that we celebrate...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
No Real Democracy Without Strong Political Opposition, International Day of Democracy
Geneva, 11 September 2013 – Countries around the world are too often stifling political opposition instead of embracing it as a tangible and natural sign of a healthy democracy, says the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) ahead of International Day of...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Nova Peris elected as first Indigenous woman in Federal Parliament, Australia
Nova Peris has become the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the Federal Parliament. The Olympic hockey gold medal winner will take a place in the Senate representing the Northern Territory for Labor. She gave her victory speech immediately...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
New Executive Director for UN Women meets with civil society members in New York and pledges close collaboration
  Just seven days after having been sworn into office, the new Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, welcomed civil society representatives based in New York at UN Women Headquarters and pledged strong collaboration. She...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nowshera, Lakki Marwat: Re-polling in stations with women vote bar, Pakistan
The Peshawar High Court on Monday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold re-elections on polling stations of NA-5 Nowshera and NA-27 Lakki Marwat, where women were barred from voting on August 22 by-elections. The court has also...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Nigeria, Senegal Partner On Women for Democratic Leadership
Nigeria and Senegal are planning to provide women at grassroots level with leadership and advocacy skills that would enable them contribute meaningfully to the development of their countries. To this end, a three-day capacity building workshop has...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
NGOs fear women will not make up 30% of new government, Serbia
NGOs in Serbia fear that in the coming reshuffle, the government will veer from the European standard of having at least 30 percent of women in its ranks. Belgrade-based daily Danas reports that a letter cautioning that women should make up at least...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
New bill to emancipate South African women
The adoption of a new bill, now before Cabinet, would help to fully emancipate South African women, said the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana. "Within the 100 years, a lot has been achieved to attain the total...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Norway's female MPs tell women to 'give a damn'
'Maybe women deserve men setting the agenda," a conservative female politician said Friday as emotions ran high over a study that showed men know more about politics than women, and that the gender gap was wider in Norway than in comparable...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Nigeria: Women Seek Better Deal Ahead of 2015 Elections
Two years away from the general elections, Nigerian women who converged under different organizations and auspices at a two-day summit organized by Nigerian Women in Parliament with the support of United Nations Development Programme and Democratic...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Nigeria: Politics - Still Hard for Women At the Top
The lot of Nigerian women in the workplace has not always been pleasant. It is even more brutish in the political arena. Gender activists and other stakeholders gathered in Abuja recently to ponder their lot. MRs. Rifkatu Samson Dannahn the only...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
New Chairperson of the Malaysian Women's Parliamentary Caucus appointed
Pengerang Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has been selected as the Chairperson of the Malaysian Women's Parliamentary Caucus. Azalina said as the chairperson of a women's caucus, she would definitely ensure that women-...
Monday, July 08, 2013
NORWACGG calls for more women in politics, Ghana
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Ncube defends women’s quota selection, Zimbabwe
MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube has defended the inclusion of the party’s secretary-general Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga on the list of women’s quota under proportional representation in Matabeleland South province. In an interview after...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
NDI staffer seeks to connect Somali women in parliament, civil society
Hodan Ahmed and her family were forced to flee Somalia in 1991. The civil war that drove them from their home would go on for two decades. Ahmed live abroad in India and then in Kenya, where she got her education and began her career, but her dream...

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