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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Iranian president names female vice president
Iranian president Hasan Rouhani on Monday appointed Elham Aminzadeh, a law and public policy professor at Tehran University, as Vice-President of Legal Affairs, effectively making her the first woman in the Islamic Republic’s history to hold the...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Initiative in Malaysia to set a 30 percent quota for women in local government
The All Women Action Society (Awam) welcomes the state of Selangor's initiative to make it compulsory to have 30 percent of members of the local council be women, from the Jan 1, 2014. This is a necessary step to even out an uneven playing field as...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
India: Major political parties still shy of fielding women
India may boast a woman President, Prime Minister and Speaker, but when it comes to selecting candidates, key political parties still have a long way to go. In the past 10 years, only 7 per cent or 4,148 candidates out of the 62,847 candidates were...
Monday, July 29, 2013
India: Women contestants for better management of natural resources in Sarpanch elections
Women contestants in the fray for sarpanch elections scheduled for July 31, who are financially not too sound to woo voters with valuables, have taken up a unique stand of highlighting what other candidates failed to promise. All-round development...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Indonesia Penalizes Parties in Fight for Women
When Diah Pitaloka took over the youth wing of Indonesia’s third-biggest political party two years ago, her male colleagues addressed her as “Pak,” which in Indonesian means “Mr.” The world’s most populous Muslim country will now penalize political...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
In Sierra Leone,Women, Children Call for National Commissions
Women and children’s organizations in Sierra Leone have pleaded with President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to set up national commissions for women and children in Sierra Leone, through which they will be able to channel issues affecting women and...