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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mizoram polls: No women representatives in state legislature, India
Women voters have been outnumbering male voters in Mizoram for the past few years, but paradoxically there are no women representatives in the state legislature for years together.  According to the voters' lists published on August 16, of the 6,86,...
Monday, October 21, 2013
More women governors expected after 2014, USA
Thirty-six states will hold governor’s elections next year, and Democrats have top female recruits in at least five states who are poised to be their party’s nominee and competitive in the general election. Coupled with the four female governors who...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Meet the Haredi feminist fighting for a political voice, Israel
Ruth Colian was that close to becoming the first ultra-Orthodox woman to run for Petah Tikva city council in Tuesday’s municipal election. But she fell a few dozen signatures short of the number required to register as a new political party when the...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Makungwa Calls for the Promotion of Women in Politics, Malawi
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Mary Clara Makungwa has called on the media in the country to promote women aspirants in politics in order to achieve the 50-50 women representation campaign. The newly appointed Minister said this...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Minnesota Capitol: Women have proved they can win the race if persuaded to run, USA
Four decades after the election that shattered the glass ceiling for women in the Minnesota Legislature, gender equality is still elusive at the state Capitol. Women hold 34 percent of the 201 seats in the Legislature, giving Minnesota the fourth-...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Mauritian women get political training
At least 300 women would have been trained in politics by the end of 2013 under a programme aimed at politically empowering women in Mauritius, PANA reported. The training, which includes campaign planning and development of campaign materials,...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls.  Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities...