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Monday, March 30, 2015
The (slow) rise of women-oriented political parties
Since 2001, at least 14 political parties with a women-oriented political agenda have emerged across India, according to an analysis of an official list of political parties from April 2001 to January 2015. Five of these parties have contested...
Sit down Hind
Friday, December 05, 2014
The political gender spat that sparked endless memes in Jordan
The Jordanian parliament is no stranger to screaming matches but a recent incident was so controversial that it provoked people to poke fun at their MPs online. Earlier this week, during a heated argument over the Muslim Brotherhood, independent MP...
Emily's list
Monday, December 01, 2014
The woman behind a massively influential political movement
Since Stephanie Schriock became president of EMILY's List, the political action committee focused on getting more pro-choice Democratic women elected to office, much has changed. The organization has raised more than $52 million and helped elect 62...
Grabar Kitarovic and Tomasic
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Tomasic supports Grabar Kitarovic as next president of Croatia
Member of the European Parliament Ruza Tomasic on Sunday supported HDZ candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic in the race for the next president of Croatia, saying that Croatia was ready for a woman president. "Croatia is ready for a woman president and...
Women's campaign school
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This School Encourages Women to Join the World of Politics
The Women’s Campaign School is teaching women how to run a successful campaign. For the most part, politics is still a man’s thing. And the numbers from the National Women’s Political Caucus support that (disappointing) claim: Of the 535...
Ikram Ben Said
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tunisia’s Sister of the Revolution
Ikram Ben Said took part in the Arab Spring's first successful uprising — and then realized that the struggle for women's rights in Tunisia was just beginning One of the ironies of the 2011 revolution in Tunisia is that while it was a step forward...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Essence of Real Women: Those South Africa should celebrate
All too often, we measure our progress in the process of gender empowerment by counting the number of woman politicians in Parliament and Cabinet. There is also now a new dynamic in ANC politics with talk of the prospect of a woman leading the...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen A national meeting of Labor women has been told the government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek told the convention on Saturday that a range of budget measures...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ten women candidates from Nepal panel, nine from Oli emerge victorious
As the vote count at the UML general convention continues, 10 women candidates from Madhav Kumar Nepal panel and nine contestants from KP Oli have won the election to the Central Committee of the party.  We invite our users to read the full article...
Gloria Calliste, candidata a concejal para el gobierno local, caminando en su circunscripción en Trinidad y Tabago. Foto cortesía del T & T Guardian.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box
With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use the rules and change the system. We invite you to...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tonga's future female politicians get a taste of parliament
It's been an historic few days in Tonga - with the country's first Practice Parliament for women being held. The 32 participants have debated a motion to combat Youth Violence, a Youth Diversion Scheme and a Special Fund to assist the work of...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Tonga’s Queen Nanasipau‘u Welcomes Women’s Parliament
Tonga (Matangi Tonga, April 7, 2014) –Tonga's first "Practice Parliament for Women" is a crucial milestone and marks a very positive step forward for Tonga, said Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho in opening the event today, April 7, in Nuku'alofa at the...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist abuse as a tool to muzzle women
The social media experience which came across as a liberating tool for women, was often equated with a living room where one could voice opinions in public sphere. However, of late, a series of incidents have sounded a note of caution against the...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Ted Cruz: Republican Women are the ‘Strongest Force’ in Politics
Thousands of Republican grassroots activists are gathering across Texas in Senate District (SD) and county conventions to continue the process that began in their local precincts on March 4th, of building the new 2014 Republican Party of Texas...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Two Tunisians out of three support women's participation in politics
Two thirds of Tunisians support women's participation in political life, according to the results of a survey presented Saturday in Tunis. "The support for women's participation in politics is however less pronounced in the case women are members of...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Tunisia: Two Thirds of Tunisians Support Women's Participation in Politics (survey)
Two thirds of Tunisians support women's participation in political life, according to the results of a survey presented Saturday in Tunis. "The support for women's participation in politics is however less pronounced in the case women are members of...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution
After intensive lobbying by a coalition of women's rights groups, gender equality is climbing the agenda in Tanzania at a key time. This year is critical for women in Tanzania. In just a few months, we'll find out if the country is to have a new...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Towards genuine application of the gender quota in Haiti: the importance of strengthening the capacity of women in political parties
Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very limited. Only seven of the 144 political parties...

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