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Thursday, May 01, 2014
CAR President Samba-Panza Inspires Congolese Women Politicians
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her...
Friday, March 28, 2014
California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics
California boasts two female senators. We are the only state to advance women's reproductive rights in the last few years. The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rules out bid for chief executive in 2017, Hong Kong
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has made clear that she has no interest in running for the city's top job in 2017. While senior figures in both the main political camps have been talking about her suitability for the role of chief...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Chart of the Day: There will be even fewer women at Davos 2014 than at Davos 2013
Last year, only 17% of attendees at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference at Davos were women. This year, it’s 15%. It’s basically a game of Where’s Waldo, except imagine that Waldo represents over half of the world’s population, is trying to...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Conference of Syrian Women: Recommendations
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks (Geneva, 14 January) A two-day meeting to support women's participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and the Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks
A two-day meeting to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands, ended today with a statement by Syrian women civil society members and...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Celebrating 120 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Twenty-eighth November 2013 marked the 120th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the first country in the world to give women the vote. A historic milestone highlighting the progress made on gender equality since 1893, the anniversary...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Chile's election: A tale of two daughters
Chile holds a presidential election on Sunday and both frontrunners are women - the socialist Michelle Bachelet and her right-wing rival Evelyn Matthei. In a region where politics is still very much a man's game, that, in itself, is remarkable...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Chilean presidential election is between “Michelle Bachelet and I” says Evelyn Matthei
Chilean presidential candidate for the ruling party Evelyn Matthei was the target of her competitors’ criticism during a televised debate in which she brushed aside hopefuls’ aspirations arguing that it was obvious that the race was between her and...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Constitutional amendments 'fairer' to women: Council for Women, Egypt
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) said in a statement issued Wednesday that new amendments under-discussion to the currently suspended 2012 constitution are "fairer" to women. The Fundamental Principles subcommittee of the 50-member...
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Calling All Lady Leaders: Women in Politics Panel at Harold Washington Library Center, USA
Politician and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said, “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” Fictional "Parks and Recreation" politician Leslie Knope once said, “Maybe it’s time for more women to be in...
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Culture is still an obstacle hindering many qualified women to go into politics in Ghana
Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency in the Brong Ahafo region has noted with worry that culture is still an obstacle hindering many qualified women to go into politics. Ms Prempeh is one of the two female...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Can the GOP Fix Its Woman Problem in Time to Fight Clinton? USA
If you knew nothing else about the Republican Party, two days at the Republican National Committee's Summer Meeting would convince you that it's a party taking its recovery seriously, having bottomed out with embarrassing polling and technological...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Certain progress in tackling discrimination against women in Serbia
Serbia has made "certain progress", officials concluded at the session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. During the session, the Serbian government delegation presented the report on the implementation of the...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Canada announces support for women in Middle East and North Africa
The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), announced Canada's contribution to two projects that will encourage the participation of women in the political process in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Candidate Schools Help Women in West Africa Compete and Win
As countries across West Africa transition to democracy following years of autocratic rulers, civil unrest, and sometimes civil war, women are frequently left out of the process. Though they make up more than half of the population, women are often...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
CAMPAIGN SCHOOLS PREPARE EGYPTIAN WOMEN TO RUN FOR OFFICE
During Egypt’s revolution, thousands of women joined men in the streets to promote democratic reform. Now, as the country prepares for its first post-revolution parliamentary elections this fall, women are seeking to participate equally in the...