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Monday, October 21, 2013
Nigeria's Minister of Women Affairs Urges Women to Strategise for Increased Representation in Govt.
Hajiya Zainab Maina, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, on Tuesday advised women to adopt strategies to increase their participation in decision making processes. Maina gave the advice in Abuja at the ongoing capacity building...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
New Resources for Women’s Political Participation Training Programs
In 2011 the National Democracy Institute (NDI) released Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation, a guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Native American Woman Is Nominated to Federal Bench But Why Did It Take So Long? USA
Since the foundation of the United States, of the thousands upon thousands of citizens who have served in elected office, just 23 are Native Americans; this is at every level of government outside tribal lands.  And of those active politicians, not...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
National Party Women’s Caucus celebrates Women in Politics, New Zealand
The National Party Women’s Caucus paid tribute to New Zealand’s first National Party Member of Parliament, Dame Hilda Ross, at an event held last night in her honour. The Party also holds a Memorial Fund in her name. “It is timely that we celebrate...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Nova Peris elected as first Indigenous woman in Federal Parliament, Australia
Nova Peris has become the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the Federal Parliament. The Olympic hockey gold medal winner will take a place in the Senate representing the Northern Territory for Labor. She gave her victory speech immediately...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
New bill to emancipate South African women
The adoption of a new bill, now before Cabinet, would help to fully emancipate South African women, said the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana. "Within the 100 years, a lot has been achieved to attain the total...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Nigeria: Women Seek Better Deal Ahead of 2015 Elections
Two years away from the general elections, Nigerian women who converged under different organizations and auspices at a two-day summit organized by Nigerian Women in Parliament with the support of United Nations Development Programme and Democratic...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Nigeria: Politics - Still Hard for Women At the Top
The lot of Nigerian women in the workplace has not always been pleasant. It is even more brutish in the political arena. Gender activists and other stakeholders gathered in Abuja recently to ponder their lot. MRs. Rifkatu Samson Dannahn the only...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
New Chairperson of the Malaysian Women's Parliamentary Caucus appointed
Pengerang Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has been selected as the Chairperson of the Malaysian Women's Parliamentary Caucus. Azalina said as the chairperson of a women's caucus, she would definitely ensure that women-...