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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The women of Westminster have had enough
Are the women of Whitehall and Westminster so hacked off with our degraded way of doing politics that they are finally going to force some revolutionary changes? I’ve never known so many senior women so dismayed by the one-upmanship games of male...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Tanzania's Anna Margareth Abdallah: 'They say, "Don't vote for the woman, she wears lipstick"'
When Anna Margareth Abdallah entered the Tanzanian parliament in 1975, she was one of only five female MPs. Today, she is one of 126 – more than a third of the total – and the first woman to chair the standing committee on defence and security. But...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The World Could Do with More Helen Clarks
Ranked 21st most powerful woman in the world, Helen Clark, 63, New Zealand’s Prime Minister for nine years, and now head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), gives Telegraph journalist Louisa Peacock a masterclass on how women can...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thailand elections: Politics of crisis
A state of emergency, streets paralyzed with protesters, the fatal shooting of a leading pro-government activist and an election campaign teetering on chaos may not sound like the script from a rising Southeast Asian economic powerhouse. But for...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate
Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Tanzania: Activists to Petition Constituent Assembly On Gender Issues
ACTIVISTS under a coalition of women and constitution intend to camp at the Constituent Assembly when it commences next month, with a view to guarding their proposals already infused into the Katiba draft. The move is also aimed at using the...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Ten Women To Watch in Politics This Year
We are kicking off a big week here at Levo League as it is Women in Politics week! We have an amazing roster of speakers stopping by Office Hours including Marie Wilson and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We felt it was important to put a special focus...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The Afghan female politician in hiding: 'No one respects women in our country'
Noorzia Atmar never wanted to leave Afghanistan. Not even after the beatings, knife attacks and bitter divorce; not even when her ex-husband turned up at her new workplace with a gun and sent thugs to the shelter where she had sought refuge. Only...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
The lack of women in Utah politics, USA
Where are all the women? A new study of women serving elected office in Utah shows that, even though Utah is one of the few states with a female Speaker of the House, the number of women serving in the state Legislature has actually declined over...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Timeline: Gender Equality, 2013 Year in Review
From the adoption of an historic agreement to end violence against women to a viral campaign exposing the scope of sexism online, this year's timeline captures select gender equality achievements that have grabbed international headlines and spurred...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Status of Women’s Rights – Post-Arab Spring
When citizens in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) took to the streets in early 2011 in demonstrations that toppled autocratic regimes, one after another, a new democratic rule with more rights and representation for all, including women, were...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The future of Kirchnerism in Argentina
A little more than two months have gone by since the most recent midterm elections were held in Argentina. Amidst widespread concern over a drop in  foreign reserves, it seems that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government has started to make...
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The changing face of women leadership over the decades in Kenya
Sometime in 1974, a woman in her mid thirties made history as Kenya’s first female assistant minister. She had just quit her position as an associate professor at the University of Nairobi to plunge into politics and clinched the Funyula...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
They Said Men Would Be Suckling My Breasts for Five Years - Kenyan MP Speaks About 2013 Elections
Kenyan member of parliament Alice Wahome spoke about the violent abuse, harassment and humiliation she has experienced as a female politician at the launch of a report about women's participation in the March 2013 elections. Female candidates in...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Turkey: women want bigger role in politics
As the deadline for the finalization of Turkey's local election electoral lists draws closer, an association of women's groups has launched a campaign to entice political party leaders to nominate more women as candidates in 2014 elections. "We are...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Turkish Parliament lifts ban on trousers for female lawmakers
Female lawmakers will now be able to enter the General Assembly meetings wearing trousers, after a controversial prohibition was lifted in the sequel to the removal of the ban on headscarves. The debate about the ban on trousers was brought forward...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
TANZANIA: 'Women Likely to Win Top Political Posts'
WOMEN in the country are likely to win overwhelming voters' confidence in the coming General Elections if the findings of a recent survey are anything to go by. A survey titled "Assessment of the State of Local Democracy in Tanzania from Gender...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
There's less hostility to women candidates than often thought
Hillary Clinton's near-tear on the eve of the 2008 New Hampshire primary was a political game-changer. "I couldn't do it if I didn't just passionately believe it was the right thing to do," Clinton told a local resident. "I have so many...

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