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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president
Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins. She secured 50.5% of the vote with 99% of ballots counted, while incumbent Ivo Josipovic was close behind on 49.5...
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Sunday, January 04, 2015
Gender equality: time for quotas in Scottish politics?
We have a woman who is First Minister if that’s not an example of us reaching gender equality, what is? It’s a statement the Women 5050 campaign, seeking a 50/50 representation of women in Scotland’s public life, hears at least daily. It is indeed...
Girls on Film documentary
Friday, September 26, 2014
Girls on Film: A documentary series that finally puts women back in the history books
In a perfect world, there would be no need for a media platform highlighting groundbreaking women in history. But if history has taught us anything, it's that female achievements are often forgotten or filtered out. Female journalists, spies,...
Girls Matter
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Girl guides venture into the political jungle: Movement calls for school lessons in 'body confidence' and equal numbers of men and women in Parliament in first manifesto
The Girl Guides once taught young women to cope away from civilisation with camping trips and nature skills. Now, they are more concerned with helping them face the challenges of modern life. The youth group yesterday took its first step into...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
GAMBIA: GAMCOTRAP & Co. Train Women On Leadership
Women from five West African countries converged at the Paradise Suites Hotel from 24 to 28th March 2014 to receive training on leadership skills. The five day training of the women activists from diverse walks of life was organised with the support...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Ghana needs Legislative Quota Seat system
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, at the weekend emphasised that a “Legislative Quota Seat” system is urgently required in Ghana’s electoral laws to consolidate the country’s fledging democracy. “Legislative Quota Seat “,...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Gender parity in parliament possible within 20 years, new trends show
A one point five percentage point (1.5) increase in 2013 of the global average of women members of parliament (MPs) marks a significant and encouraging trend that could lead to gender parity within 20 years if fully capitalized upon, says the Inter-...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Gloria Steinem: Why Our Revolution Has Just Begun
If I had to pick a couple of myths about the women’s movement that are most wrong, I think two might be tied for worst place. One is that this movement—also known as women’s liberation, feminism, womanism, mujerista!, grrrls and more—is only for...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Growing Number of Kentucky Women Running for State Legislature
A growing number of women are vying for seats in the Kentucky General Assembly this year. Of the 220 candidates running for either the state House or Senate in the 2014 election cycle, about 20 percent are women. That’s a five-point increase...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Geneva II offers best chance for a political solution to Syria Crisis
Oxfam calls for increased participation of women and civil society organizations in peace process The Geneva II Conference, which opens today, must deliver real change in the lives of ordinary Syrians, says the worldwide development organization...
Monday, January 13, 2014
GOP PAC targets young women voters, USA
Sen. Kelly Ayotte says a new Republican women’s political action committee is “Democrats’ worst nightmare.” Surrounded in a room full of 400 people, primarily young women, Ayotte gave the keynote address at the launch party of RightNOW Women PAC on...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Gillibrand: Women-run Hill to focus on economy
Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand explained Wednesday how politics would be different with more women in office. “If the Congress today — there are only 20 women out of the 100 in the U.S. Senate. … Obviously that’s not representative of America,” Gillibrand...
Saturday, November 30, 2013
German SPD chief vows women to get half of party cabinet jobs
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday pledged a 50-50 male-female split of the party's cabinet posts in a planned new 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, according to a newspaper interview. Sigmar Gabriel,...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Gambia: 'Women Are the Major Players in Politics'
Madi Jobarteh, the programme manager of The Association of Non-governmental Organisations (TANGO) has said that women are the major players in politics but quality participation of women in politics is needed. He made these remarks during an...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Gender Equality a Catch-22 Issue in Estonia, Says Presidential Adviser
After a report placed Estonia 59th in gender equality in the world, far behind Latvia and Lithuania, presidential adviser Iivi Anna Masso said that the issue in Estonia seems to be stuck in an endless loop. People say that women are paid less...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Gender Centre in Ghana prepares women for effective performance
The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre) has trained 40 women in human rights and leadership to enhance their performance. The training is to sharpen the women's leadership skills for management of their future...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Gabriela Shalev: Israel’s First Female UN Ambassador
Speaking at the Stand With Us International Women’s Conference in Jerusalem, Shalev described serving as a woman in the male dominated United Nations. She said that whenever she was called into the UN Security Council to discuss the Israeli-...