Women's political participation

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Women await parity in politics
Thursday, September 04, 2014
In politics, women still await parity
Photo illustration by Jeff Boyer / Times Union While I was in high school, Ms. Magazine appeared on newsstands, and before long my best friend's girlfriend announced that she was a feminist. I told her that the notion of women's rights didn't seem...
Azizah Ibrahim
Friday, August 22, 2014
It's about time we transformed male-centric and sexist thinking within politics (Malaysia)
The recent upheaval in Selangor over the post of Menteri Besar (MB) has suddenly led the country to a situation where we might soon be witnessing a major breakthrough for women in politics. Over the years we have seen women slowly occupy positions...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Is India on the cusp of a gender revolution?
In late March, Raveela Gangula rallied a dozen women to stop a drunken man from savagely beating his wife in Muthangi, a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Although they restrained him and called the police, he was released that...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
India election 2014: The woman calling for Narendra Modi to take responsibility for mass murder
Minutes before he was hacked to death by a Hindu mob, veteran Muslim politician Ehsan Jafri reached for his phone and dialled one last number. For the dozens of neighbours also cowering in his home, it seemed like their only chance. At the...
Monday, April 07, 2014
In Arunachal, women contest only on six Assembly seats, India
The women form the majority of the electorate in Arunachal Pradesh but when it comes to contesting elections the numbers are at the odds with their population, with only 6 of them joining the fray for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls and Assembly...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
If not Hillary Clinton, then Sarah Palin for 2016, poll shows
When it comes to women in the White House, Sarah Palin takes the cake in Americans’ eyes, a new poll found. The Economist/YouGov poll asked participants which female candidate — other than Hillary Clinton — they’d like to see run for the high office...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Impossible under the Taliban, there are now 69 female MPs in parliament
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their homes. When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in all-encompassing burqas. While most women in conservative...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Indonesian Women Marginalized at the Polls Too
“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” may have been the title of a best-selling book, but it also emphasizes how women have always been depicted differently to men. It also happens in politics. Physical and psychological differences aside,...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
ICTs and Women's and Girls' Empowerment
Recent advances made in technology have tremendously changed the way information is being shared in today's societies. However, adapting these advances in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the benefit of women's and girls...
Monday, January 27, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in Parliament
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...
Monday, January 13, 2014
India, U.S. to move WHO resolution on addressing violence against women
It urges member-states to address the issue in national health plans and reinforce legal framework India and the United States will jointly move a resolution to address violence, particularly against women and girls, at the Executive Board meeting...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Indian women continue to fight for respect: A place at the high table
As the world celebrates 100 years of women suffrage, Indian women continue to fight for things that matter. 2013 was a turning point for women in India as the brutal gang rape of Nirbhaya and the huge protests in the aftermath placed the issue of...
Monday, December 16, 2013
In pictures: Women world leaders
Have a look at some of the world's female leaders! published December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
In Paraguay, a visual tribute to the CEDAW Committee
“Todas las Mujeres has shown me once again the importance of exercising my powers of observation. To observe is to observe ourselves. In seeing those women, I saw myself. Making Todas las Mujeres for me meant reconnecting with my world. It was a...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Israel Women Want to Talk Peace, Too
Israeli women want in on the peace process, and they think they can help. As Haaretz’s Eetta Prince-Gibson reports, Israeli feminists recently got together to demand that the government include women on all decision and policy-making bodies,...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
India's AAP struggles to find women candidates willing to join politics
The Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi has only seven women candidates out of 62. AAP is struggling to find women candidates willing to join politics. CNN-IBN spoke to some of the women candidates, including Rakhi Birla, who is contesting from the Mangolpuri...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Incumbency Test Looms Larger for Female Governors, USA
The four female incumbents in the field of about 30 governors seeking reelection in November 2014 are doing something considered incumbent upon any female executive who wants her job back: playing up their accomplishments. The quartet includes three...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I wish women politicians are accepted in their own right: Preneet Kaur, MoS, External Affairs Minister
India had a woman Prime Minister long before the West elected one, but there have been very few women Cabinet ministers to date. Preneet Kaur of the erstwhile royal family of Patiala has been one of the few lady Minister of State in the Ministry of...