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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed
A prominent Libyan human rights lawyer and activist has been assassinated in her home in Benghazi. Armed men fought their way into the house of Salwa Bughaighis before shooting her. Ms Bughaighis was an outspoken critic of many of the armed groups,...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Libyan women’s rights advocate Salwa Abugaigis assassinated
Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi late Wednesday, hospital and security sources said. “Unknown hooded men wearing military uniforms attacked Mrs...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Lose an Election? If You're Female, It May Have Been Because Of Your Eyebrows
Big brows may be trendy, but the American public’s sense of propriety gets inflamed if they’re on a female elected official’s face. According to a recent study from Dartmouth University, and published in Social Psychological and Personality Science...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Louisa Hanoune, First female candidate to stand for the Algerian presidential elections
Unlike many women she does not hide her age but actually has a tendency to flaunt it, in April she will be fifty: “ The age of the Algerian revolution” she says. This is how she likes to present herself, Louisa Hounane, proud and touching...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Leading ladies of Oireachtas, Ireland: 'Rare birds' on hunt for equality
THE Seanad chamber is always a handy place for a parliamentary photo shoot. For a start, it's a beautiful room, all corniced high ceilings, sparkly chandeliers and plush blue leather seats. Secondly, it's as under-used as a copy of Mao's 'Little Red...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Lagarde, Suu Kyi head line-up at women’s forum in Rangoon
The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, which describes itself as the “world’s leading platform featuring women’s views and voices on major social and economic issues,” is hosting its inaugural conference in Rangoon on Friday and Saturday (6...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Lack of women in parly - a constitutional violation, Swaziland
MBABANE – A segment of the women electorate is disappointed with the poor representation of women in Parliament. The Chairperson of the Gender Consortium under the Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Orga-nisations (CANGO), Hleli Luhlanga,...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Legislative town halls to focus on women in workforce, USA
Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill will host town hall meetings this month to examine barriers that face women as they struggle to reach professional goals. The meetings stem from LR295, introduced by McGill to study the income gap between men and women....
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lib Dem all-women shortlist considered post-2015, United Kingdom
The Lib Dems could introduce positive discrimination to redress the party's gender and ethnic imbalance, one of its cabinet ministers has said. Seven of the the Lib Dems' 57 MPs are women - numerically and proportionally the fewest of the three...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Liberal Democrats and lack of women MPs in Westminster, United Kingdom
Former Education Minister Sarah Teather's decision to stand at the next general election highlighted a long-running problem for the Liberal Democrats. The party only has seven women MPs, and five of those are in the party's 12 most vulnerable seats...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Liberia: Women Present Resolution to Ellen After 10 Years of Peace
Continuing the celebrations marking ten years of uninterrupted peace, the women of Liberia presented a five-count resolution to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf highlighting their plight and how they can be resolved for the common good of Liberian...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Leaders need to look at gender equality, New Zealand
This week our Prime Minister will join the leaders of 15 Pacific Island countries at the 44th meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum. The 16 all-male leaders will meet for three days in the Marshall Islands, and discuss important issues such as...
Monday, August 19, 2013
Lifting the Veil With Souad Mekhennet: Bahrain’s Iron Lady
Sameera Rajab is everything in person that you wouldn’t expect from an official government spokesperson in a Gulf country: she’s a woman, a mother of three girls, a Shiite, and the first cousin of Nabeel Rajab, one of the main opposition leaders...
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Libya: Women’s seats on Constitutional Commission “insufficient” says lawyers’ group
The NGO Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) has welcomed the decision by Congress to reserve seats on the 60-member Constitutional Commission for women and ethnic minorities but has criticized the amount set aside for the former.  It says that the...
Saturday, September 10, 2011
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PREPARES YOUNG WOMEN FOR POLITICAL CAREERS IN BURKINA FASO
Women who want to enter politics in Burkina Faso face a number of barriers, such as lack of faith in their leadership abilities, few role models and limited opportunities. So it is a struggle in this West African country for women to run for office...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY RAISES ASPIRATIONS FOR YOUNG MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN
Raising the sights of young women from across the Middle East and North Africa who aspire to political careers was among the accomplishments of the Young Women Leaders Academy (YWLA), a 10-day program held recently in Doha, Qatar. The program,...