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Najiba Ahmadi
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Najiba Ahmadi: The quiet revolutionary working to end violence against Afghan women
Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future. For the past five years she...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Nigeria: UNESCO Develops Road Map for Women Participation in Politics
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has developed a curriculum aimed at assisting women at all levels to participate and make decisions on issues that concerns them. The UNESCO said through the project, it...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Nigeria: Amaechi Tasks Women On Greater Participation in Politics
More participation of women in politics will go along way in making democracy in Nigeria an interesting game, even as it would help in stamping out corruption in the political system. This position was made by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Nigerian Women Under-Represented At National Conference, but Fighting to Be Heard
PREMIUM TIMES investigations have shown that women are under represented at the ongoing national conference in Abuja. There are roughly 78 women out of the 492 delegates attending the conference, which is less than 20 per cent, and far below the...
Monday, March 31, 2014
New partnership between the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and UN Women to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment
A new partnership between the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and UN Women was signed today by ACP Secretary-General Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. ACP...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of black women in politics
The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal of democratic representation. That’s a conclusion reached by the Center for American Progress and detailed in an article titled, “Why We...
Friday, March 28, 2014
NWCI puts 6 important questions to local and EP election candidates, Ireland
As the May 23 local and European elections draw nearer, the National Woman's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has formulated six key questions to tease out the ways in which potential candidates are committed to promoting gender equality in political...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Namibia: Reflection On Women and Politics - What Next? How Next?
THE situation of women in Namibia cannot be understood without a thorough understanding of the historical, political, social and economic conditions of Namibia. It involves a critical examination of the on-going effects of pre-independence apartheid...
Monday, February 10, 2014
NIGERIA: Why Media Coverage of Women in Politics Is Poor
The media plays a crucial role in the political or electoral process. It's the ears and eyes of the public and help mould perceptions.  People rely on it for information on making decisions on a range of issues such as choosing their political...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
NCW demands 100 out of 444 parliamentary seats for women, Egypt
Women should have at least 100 of the 444 seats in the next parliament, the National Council for Women said in a statement Thursday. Representation of women should be proportionate to their weight in society and their wide-scale participation in the...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Is Giving A New Voice To Working Women
It’s only been a few days, but already the crutches are getting on Kirsten Gillibrand’s last nerve. A mid-October misstep on the squash court has left the famously energetic senator with a torn calf muscle that prevents her from putting weight on...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NGOs push for boost in female candidates, Cambodia
More than 50 per cent of candidates nominated by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in the upcoming provincial and district council elections should be women, a coalition of 12 civil society groups...
Monday, January 27, 2014
New Report Examines the Reality of Women’s Participation in Guatemalan Politics
While women in Guatemala have slowly been making political gains, a new report by NDI and UN Women shows that a significant gender gap persists. The report, Between Challenge and Reality: Women and Political Participation in Guatemala, examines the...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
No Seat for Syrian Women at the Peace Talks
The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
New Zealand's former woman PM: Margaret Thatcher set the tone for women in politics
Helen Clark, New Zealand's Prime Minister for nine years, developed a reputation for being "no-nonsense" and "strong" at the top, something she shares in common with Britain's only female PM Margaret Thatcher. She gives Louisa Peacock a masterclass...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
New IPU global database on women’s caucuses in parliament
Want to know more about how women MPs are organizing themselves in parliaments around the world? IPU has launched a new global database on women’s caucuses in parliament to capture such information in one useful place. The database is a unique tool...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Number of women in politics back in focus, Cambodia
Finding out why women’s voices are not being listened to is imperative to increasing the proportion of female political representation in Cambodia, a meeting heard yesterday. The Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP) – which is made up of 12...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
New laws ignored, so women trailed in Kenya 2013 election
New laws designed to increase the number of elected women in Kenyan politics had no effect on the 2013 elections because those concerned failed to implement them, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) said. “We have good laws that we are not using...

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