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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Gloria Steinem: Why Our Revolution Has Just Begun
If I had to pick a couple of myths about the women’s movement that are most wrong, I think two might be tied for worst place. One is that this movement—also known as women’s liberation, feminism, womanism, mujerista!, grrrls and more—is only for...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Gillibrand: Women-run Hill to focus on economy
Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand explained Wednesday how politics would be different with more women in office. “If the Congress today — there are only 20 women out of the 100 in the U.S. Senate. … Obviously that’s not representative of America,” Gillibrand...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Gambia: 'Women Are the Major Players in Politics'
Madi Jobarteh, the programme manager of The Association of Non-governmental Organisations (TANGO) has said that women are the major players in politics but quality participation of women in politics is needed. He made these remarks during an...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Grant more women platform for political discourse, Ghana
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling on media organizations to empanel more women for political discussions. This is part of a campaign for increased women’s participation in governance. The Director at the Ministry,...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gender gap still wide in Russian politics
Russia is known for being a patriarchal country, but despite considerable barriers, some women leaders have managed to reach high levels in the political hierarchy. Women make up only 13 percent of deputies in the Russian State Duma (61 seats out of...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Gabriela Shalev: Israel’s First Female UN Ambassador
Speaking at the Stand With Us International Women’s Conference in Jerusalem, Shalev described serving as a woman in the male dominated United Nations. She said that whenever she was called into the UN Security Council to discuss the Israeli-...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Ghana: Put More Women in Decision-Making Positions
A civil society group, Gender Studies and Human Right Documentation Centre (GSHRDC) is calling on Government to fulfill its promise of having majority of women occupying decision-making positions in the country. The call was necessitated by the...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Grace, Kenya’s first Iron Lady of politics
Grace Akech Onyango was the first African Iron Lady of Kenyan politics. Born in Sakwa, Bondo and married in Gem to a teacher-journalist Onyango Baridi she became the first woman to be elected mayor of Kisumu Town in 1967 and MP in 1969. She...