Women's political participation

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Quotas for female politicians, elections in Brazil
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Do Quotas for Female Politicians Work?
Photo-Paulo Whitaker/Reuters SÃO PAULO—This year, for the first time in Brazil’s history, two women—incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and former environment minister Marina Silva—had a serious chance of winning the presidency. Marina, who sought...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Don’t like the number of women in politics? Step up and change it
Like many Australian women, Nicola Quin has become disillusioned with the number of women in parliament, both at the Federal level and in her home state of Victoria where women hold just 30% of parliamentary positions. But upon realising there was...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Don’t negotiate women in Pakistan
While we women welcome the initiative of talks taken by the government and stand in full solidarity with them, we would like to clearly state that women will not be a negotiating chip this time. We have dealt with the Taliban for over a decade and...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
David Cameron's 'Women Problem' - Time for Quotas?
It is worth saying again: Prejudice against women fulfilling their professional promise is one of the most pernicious discriminations still tolerated in the UK. Even politics, supposedly the bedrock of representation in our democracy, is riddled...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Delhi: Parties claim big, but still keep women out
Campaigning for the December 4 Assembly elections in Delhi ended on Monday with around 25 rallies and road shows being organised in the capital. The public engagement programmers included those by BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Does Nick Clegg really need to introduce 'sexist' all-women shortlists? UK
On the face of it, what could be more sexist? A system where women aren’t allowed to compete alongside men but only amongst themselves – presumably because nobody thinks they will manage to beat the blokes. We invite you to read the full article...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Demand for 33 percent representation for women on backburner, Nepal
As political parties concentrate around preparations for the Constituent Assembly (CA) election, protest programs demanding 33 percent women´s representation in the new CA has fallen under shadow.  Inter Party Women Network (IPWN) had 3 weeks ago...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
David Cameron needs more women at the top of the coalition, says minister, UK
Lady Verma argues macho 'bang on tables' to be heard aspect of politics is unattractive, but warns PM against tokenism Female politicians have to work hard to be "noticed and seen" in the "bang-on-tables" world of Westminster, one of David Cameron's...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dorothy Height, Largely Unsung Giant of the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 98
Dorothy Height, a leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements who was considered both the grande dame of the civil rights era and its unsung heroine, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 98. We invite you to read the full article...