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Younger women and the 2015 election
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millennials, not Mumsnet: Younger women and the 2015 election (United Kingdom)
Should politicians be appearing on programmes like the X Factor to reach new audiences? Or should they be breaking down complex political subjects and putting them in simpler terms to get more potential voters interested? These were some of the...
Marina Silva
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll
Photo-AFP Some accused it of being predictable and even boring - a presidential election in which the incumbent was all but guaranteed of being re-elected without, perhaps, even the need for a second round of voting. But then tragedy intervened and...
Friday, August 01, 2014
More women should contest forthcoming district elections-Ghana
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes. Mrs...
Friday, July 04, 2014
More than quotas are needed for women in politics
While Lebanon suffers from a paucity of female politicians, establishing a quota is not the only way to bolster women’s participation in the political sphere, say members of UNDP’s Lebanese Electoral Assistance Program. Parties from all across the...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
More women is the key to cutting corruption, Australia
IN THIS heady age of grimy corruption revelations, thanks to the ICAC merry-go-round, it's good to know there's a simple answer to end corruption in politics. That is, to get more women elected Australia-wide, according to Lennox Head-based NSW...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Marathon poll ends with highest ever turnout as women, youth throng booths, India
As polling ended on Monday, the 2014 elections recorded the highest ever turnout with 66.38 per cent voters casting their votes to elect 543 members of the 16th Lok Sabha, beating the previous high of 64.01 per cent in the 1984-85 elections. With...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Morocco women march to demand gender equality
A group of around 800 Moroccans, mostly women, staged a march in the capital Rabat on Sunday demanding that a constitutional guarantee of gender equality be applied in the kingdom. The march from the city centre to parliament was led by the Civil...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
More women participation in governance in the Philippines?
Would increasing women participation in politics improve Philippine governance? Some lawmakers and women's rights advocates believe it would. In line with Women’s Month, lawmakers and women's rights advocate organized a Legislator’s forum last March...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Meet Egypt’s first female political party leader
A flicker of hope for women across Egypt may have been sparked on Friday, after the first female to head a political party in the country was elected. Breaking through Egypt's political glass ceiling, Hala Shukrallah succeeded former Egyptian Vice...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mary Landrieu officially approved as ENR chair – W.H. climate task force meets in LA
It’s official: Before adjourning yesterday, the Senate formally approved the shift in chairmanships following Max Baucus’s departure that leaves Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu atop the Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Oregon Democrat Ron...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
McCaskill: Why Does A Disagreement Between Two Women Get So Much Attention?
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Wednesday suggested that her disagreement with fellow Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on how best to prosecute sexual assault in the military has gotten outsized attention because of their gender. "I'm a little upset...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Mexican MPs reinforce commitment to a gender-sensitive parliament
Mexican MPs and experts have called on the need to push forward a gender-sensitive parliament as a key step in advancing towards equality between men and women in society at large. In a self-assessment seminar and debate on gender mainstreaming...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Municipal politics needs more women, Canada
Municipal governments across Ontario need more elected representatives who are women, say some local politicians and women’s groups. Fifty per cent of the province’s population is female, but that statistic is not reflected on municipal councils,...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Meet The Women in Hillary Clinton’s Inner Circle
Hillary Clinton has had a successful and trailblazing career as First Lady, New York senator, and Secretary of State. Over the past 25 years, she has been surrounded by a fierce circle of female advisers who make up a large part of her team. Who are...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
My 2014 Wishes for Women in Canada by Kirsty Duncan, Liberal MP
As we gather with family and friends across our great country to celebrate the end of 2013, and as we look forward to a more hopeful 2014, let this be a New Year focused on Canadians, and not on political drama and scandal. And let parliamentarians...
Friday, December 20, 2013
Mansour calls on women to participate in referendum in Egypt
Interim President Adly Manosur called upon Egyptian women to participate in the referendum on the draft constitution set to take place on 14 and 15 January 2014. In a conference organized by the National Council for women, Mansour’s speech which was...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Meet The Next Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Senate Confirms Top Women’s Rights Attorney To Federal Bench
With her confirmation to the second highest court in the nation very early Thursday morning, Judge Nina Pillard should immediately rocket to the top of the Democratic shortlist of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. Though there are a number of...
Monday, December 02, 2013
More women must vote in Afghan poll - rights activist
Afghan authorities should ensure a large number of women take part in next year’s make-or-break elections to prevent female voters being murdered and to safeguard transparency, Afghan human rights activist Sima Samar said on Tuesday. “If one or two...