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NDC supporter
Monday, March 16, 2015
Women in Ghana call for political party constitutional reforms
Women organisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) are advocating reforms to their party constitutions to allow for more women to seek political office. Such reforms, according to the women organisers...
Women have been dominating the poles of villagers committee elections in most regions throughout China since the onset of the new year. [Women Images]
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Women See Increased Role in Political Participation across China
Women have been dominating the poles of villagers committee elections in most regions throughout China since the onset of the new year. From the local level to the global level, women's participation in politics and organizational leadership have...
Monday, December 29, 2014
Women take 7 of Taiwan's 22 council speaker seats
A new day for women dawned in Taiwan Thursday, with females winning seven of the 22 city and county council speaker positions throughout the country.  The seven are Wu Pi-chu of Taipei, Kang Yu-cheng of Kaohsiung city, Jao Ching-ling of Taitung...
Kelly O'Dwyer: "There are lots of very good female colleagues of mine who are ripe for promotion."
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Women in cabinet: Prime Minister doubles women's cabinet representation to two
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, Lady and gentlemen". Now the Prime Minister has doubled his number of female ministers, from one to two, he can amend his opening line to reflect...
Women in Leadership in Fiji
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
What do women and men in Fiji think about women in politics? New insights on where change is happening
A new report on Public perceptions of women in leadership, released in Suva on 5 November, provides a window onto changing community attitudes about the role of women in political leadership in Fiji. The research also provides insight into the views...
Kalthoum Kennou
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Woman Running for President Shows Tunisia’s Arab Spring Progress
In a life spanning colonial rule, war, autocracy and revolution, Tunis resident Halima never saw a reason to vote. A chance meeting in a souk earlier this month gave her one. She was introduced to Kalthoum Kannou, who has three children, a long...
Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Women in high office: Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has appointed eight women to his cabinet, vastly outdoing the Australian government when it comes to female representation. The humble furniture maker-turned president, more accustomed to carving wooden cabinets...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Women in politics (Fiji)
The Fiji Women's Rights Movement acknowledged women candidates, young women voters, the elderly and those living with disability who were part of the election on Wednesday. The organisation congratulated all the candidates on their individual...
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Women and democracy in Latin America: time for parties to make a difference
Latin America has made considerable progress increasing political representation of women, but more active measures are needed to increase outcomes. With an average of 23.9% in 2014, the proportion of women in lower houses of parliament or single-...
Women in leadership will curb corruption – RDP
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Women in leadership will curb corruption (Namibia)
WINDHOEK - The National Secretary of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Women’s League is of the view that corruption will drastically decrease if more capable women occupy leadership positions. Speaking to New Era just after the official...
Empower Malaysia
Friday, September 05, 2014
Women stay out. Politics is a boys club
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is gravely concerned with the quality of the debate going on regarding a woman candidate for the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) post. Impossibly high moral standards are placed on Wan Azizah. We have...
Sumitra Mahajan
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Women empowerment key to better life for all: Sumitra Mahajan
The worth of any civilisation can be judged from the position it gives to women, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said as she asked countries to accord top priority to women's empowerment, key to a better life for all. Addressing a global...
Stephanie Chang
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wanted: Young candidates of color to shake up politics scene
Photo-stephaniechang.com When Stephanie Chang began knocking on doors in and around Detroit in pursuit of a statehouse seat in the Michigan legislature, the most common question she received didn’t have anything to do with her policy positions or...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Women supported Zanu PF out of fear: Study (Zimbabwe)
A REGIONAL research body, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), has said although Zimbabwean women are largely marginalised, they still exerted a lot of influence through voting even in the face of serious fears about violence during elections. STAFF...
Baroness Warsi
Monday, August 11, 2014
Why British women need a diplomatic coup
Photo-Getty Images How ironic that Sayeeda Warsi should make her dramatic exit from the Foreign Office just as it is struggling to shake off decades of prejudice against women diplomats. Baroness Warsi had seemed to be a beacon of equality: a woman...
Angie Motshekga
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Woman could take on Cyril for presidency (South Africa)
It is “highly likely” a woman will challenge Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the race to replace President Jacob Zuma in 2017. This is the view of ANC Women’s League president Angie Motshekga, who told The Mercury at the weekend there were...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Why Nigerian Women Shy Away From Politics
Sexual harassments and intimidation are two major reasons why women shy away from politics, representative of Ikorodu Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, western Nigeria, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, has said. Akinsola, a first-term...
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González-Foto PNUD
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Women gain ground in El Salvador’s politics
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González has already served four terms as the mayor of Atiquizaya. She won her first election in 2003. In that same year, of the 262 municipal councils holding elections, only 15 were led by women. "These first elections I...

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