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Diana Hwang
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Power of Ideas: Diana Hwang, Founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative
Photo-Toan Trinh Diana Hwang never thought she’d get into politics. As the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, the Texas native was pushed to excel in school, but never engaged in civic affairs. “I didn’t vote until I was 21. I didn’t grow up talking...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Public school board to promote women in politics (Canada)
It may be the 21st Century, but many of the barriers that kept women from entering politics over the last 100 years still exist, said 20-year-old university student Supriya Trivedi. For instance, juggling a career with motherhood remains a...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Program to get more young women considering politics wraps up
Why are so many more men involved in politics than women? The one-year Head Start for Young Women Program, now wrapping up, aimed to tackle that issue by jumpstarting the conversation with local high school and post-secondary students. About 15...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Politics still a man’s game, India
Women’s issues may be high on the agenda for political parties vying for votes in India’s mammoth general election, but few female lawmakers will get an opportunity to implement the policies being proposed. Less than a fifth of the candidates...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Proponents of women in politics to brace up, Ghana
Group and individual proponents advocating for increased participation of women in governance, have been urged to brace up for another round of advocacy, as the local government elections, approaches later this year. Ms. Esther Tawiah, Executive...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Progress too slow: PM laments pace at which women advance in politics in Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says not enough progress has been made to increase the number of women involved in parliamentary decision-making since adult suffrage in 1944, arguing that the pace at which they are being integrated leaves much...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pakistan urged to consider women peacekeepers
A visiting senior UN official on Monday urged Pakistan to consider the possibility of sending women police personnel to take part in the world body’s peacekeeping missions. Herve Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Pacific countries still low for gender equality in politics
More work needs to be done post-elections in the Pacific to ensure Pacific countries do not remain at the bottom globally for gender equality in politics.   The Fiji Women's Forum says more work needs to be done in the Pacific to boost the...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
People "less apathetic" to women leaders, Indonesia
Attitudes toward female leadership have changed ahead of the 2014 legislative election, as people have begun to be less apathetic toward them, activists working across Indonesia have said. Sutriyatmi of the Indonesian Womens’ Coalition (KPI) said on...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Progress for women in politics, but glass ceiling remains firm
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Palau senators inspired by Australian women politicians
Two senators from Palau say the women in politics they met during a recent visit to Australia have inspired them to be better politicians. Jerilin Senior and Rukebai Inabo spent time in the Australian capital, Canberra, and visiting the...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Profile: Yulia Tymoshenko
A heroine of Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Yulia Tymoshenko has been released after spending three years in jail, in one of several dramatic events to have swept the country she once served as prime minister. The glamorous, fiery orator who helped...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Pacific women gather in Fiji to boost representation in politics
A group of Pacific women politicians and leaders have met in Fiji to find ways to boost the number of Pacific women in elected positions. The Pacific has the lowest number of women in government in the world at just 4-point-7 percent. Twenty women...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Politics 101: How to Get Involved as a Young Woman
If someone would have told me five years ago that I’d be co-directing a website with a state representative, connecting with progressive women leaders from around the country, and going to conferences to speak on young women in politics in 2014, I...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Puntland Women Unhappy over Representation in new Assembly
Women in Puntland have expressed their dissatisfaction with their representation in the new Puntland Parliament. Halimo Mohamed Farah, the chairwoman of Puntland Women Alliance said that they were dismayed to learn that only two women were among the...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Promoting a Gender Sensitive Budget in Côte d’Ivoire
Ivorian MPs and parliamentary staff  have taken a first step in strengthening parliamentary oversight on gender equality policies in the country through better information on gender budgeting and allocation. During a two-day event on 6-7 December...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Political Parties - Allies or Foes on Gender Sensitive Parliaments?
Women MPs have urged political parties to commit to gender equality as an inherent political objective and assume their role as key entry points to women’s political participation at an IPU-organized event during the Women in Parliaments Global...

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