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Friday, November 15, 2013
Percentage of women in Parliament better than a decade ago: Low Yen Ling
The percentage of women in Singapore's Parliament is better compared to a decade ago and it is more important to anchor political representation on meritocracy rather than impose gender quotas, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Push for more Cook Islands women to take on politics
The Cook Islands finance minister says interventions may be needed to fast track greater participation by women in politics. Mark Brown is chairing the 12th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, being held in the Cook Islands capital, Rarotonga,...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Priorities set for women’s development in Myanmar
Authorities have determined the areas of concentration for the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women (NSPAW) and have assigned relevant duties to participating organizations, Aung Tun Khaing, Deputy Director General of the Department...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Palau hosts second Mock Congress for Women
“I hope that this Mock Congress exercise will give the participating women the confidence to realize their potential as leaders in Palau, and can give them the courage to put up their names and stand for national elections.” These were the...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Pakistani women yearn for greater enfranchisement
Few female candidates ran for seats in the by-elections for provincial and National Assembly seats in Pakistan recently, let alone won. Similarly, after the country’s general elections in May 2013, the number of women holding contested National...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Political Parties and PACs Key to Recruiting More Women for Congress, USA
Women aren't running for office because barriers to entry too high Since the 1980s, more women have registered to vote than men. In the 2012 election, 7.8 million more women cast ballots than men. Women are more engaged in politics than their male...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Paris Mayoral Race Hosts an All-Female Field
The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo of the Parti Socialiste (PS). Two other women are also widely expected to fight for the...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Push for a woman to replace Ferguson, Australia
A political lobby group is pushing for a female candidate to replace long-term Labor MP Martin Ferguson when he steps down from politics in September. The 59-year-old announced that he would not contest his safe inner-Melbourne seat of Batman at the...

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