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Sunday, October 20, 2013
Trailblazing women talk politics, USA
Due to the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, Americans have paid particularly close attention to Congress and its members. This new attentiveness to the legislative branch has raised a valid observation: most members of Congress are men....
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Politics of Women and the Women of Politics, Australia
In Australia, we congratulate Nova Peris on being the first indigenous female elected to the federal parliament and wish her success in her Senate journey ahead. Australia now has our first female Foreign Minister. Across the history of 28 Speakers...
Monday, September 02, 2013
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest, United Kingdom
It is often said that the protest at Greenham Common was ineffectual. The eventual closure of the US base at Newbury is deemed to have been an almost inadvertent side effect of much more important (ie male) political forces. In this version of...
Friday, August 30, 2013
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission urges women to participate in politics
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau on Wednesday said only 90 women contested for Parliamentary seats compared to 603 men during the 2013 harmonised elections. Makarau told delegates at a workshop in Harare aimed...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The rise of USA's political heiresses
American political dynasties historically have been built on power passed from fathers to sons, brothers to brothers, even husbands to wives: the Adamses, the Kennedys, the Bushes, the Clintons. Now, it is the daughters' turn. When Michelle Nunn ...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Trailblazing Afghan Female MP Forced To Take Shelter
Noorzia Atmar is the human face of women's rights in Afghanistan, her unbridled and open enthusiasm now bruised and sheltered from the public eye. Today her voice has been muted, and her existence in a home for battered women epitomizes the rapid...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Turkish Women Push Back Against Patriarchy
Among the many issues bringing protestors together at Gezi Park, the now-iconic site of struggle in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, is the demand for women’s liberation. Coming from many walks of life and expressing a myriad of ideals and values, the...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Turkish politician slams the government for violating women's rights
Fatma Bostan Unsal, one of the founders of the Turkish ruling party Justice and Development Party, asserted that over 13 million women wearing hijab are barred from contesting the parliamentary elections.  A group of 57 women including journalists,...