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Monday, February 24, 2014
Meet Egypt’s first female political party leader
A flicker of hope for women across Egypt may have been sparked on Friday, after the first female to head a political party in the country was elected. Breaking through Egypt's political glass ceiling, Hala Shukrallah succeeded former Egyptian Vice...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mary Landrieu officially approved as ENR chair – W.H. climate task force meets in LA
It’s official: Before adjourning yesterday, the Senate formally approved the shift in chairmanships following Max Baucus’s departure that leaves Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu atop the Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Oregon Democrat Ron...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC
It is a South African political match made in heaven: a revered black academic, international activist and former freedom fighter – Dr Mamphela Ramphele - joins the rising, but still largely white, main opposition party in South Africa to lead it in...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Meet The Women in Hillary Clinton’s Inner Circle
Hillary Clinton has had a successful and trailblazing career as First Lady, New York senator, and Secretary of State. Over the past 25 years, she has been surrounded by a fierce circle of female advisers who make up a large part of her team. Who are...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Money in Politics Keeps Women Out of Office, USA
Women make up less than 20 percent of Congress. Out of 100 senators, 20 are female; out of 435 representatives, there are 78 women. According to the World Economic Forum, that puts the United States at 60th in the world for political equality...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Madhya Pradesh to focus on low women voter turnout areas, India
Although a good turnout of female voters has been recorded in the recent Assembly elections, the Election Commission of India wants to identify areas where the women turnout has been low and reasons for it.  The ECI has issued instructions to states...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Michelle Bachelet wins first round in Chile's presidential election
Socialist Michelle Bachelet handily won a first round of Chile's presidential race Sunday, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader following a runoff in December. Bachelet, Chile's first woman president 2006-...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mizoram polls: No women representatives in state legislature, India
Women voters have been outnumbering male voters in Mizoram for the past few years, but paradoxically there are no women representatives in the state legislature for years together.  According to the voters' lists published on August 16, of the 6,86,...
Monday, October 21, 2013
More women governors expected after 2014, USA
Thirty-six states will hold governor’s elections next year, and Democrats have top female recruits in at least five states who are poised to be their party’s nominee and competitive in the general election. Coupled with the four female governors who...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Meet the Haredi feminist fighting for a political voice, Israel
Ruth Colian was that close to becoming the first ultra-Orthodox woman to run for Petah Tikva city council in Tuesday’s municipal election. But she fell a few dozen signatures short of the number required to register as a new political party when the...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Makungwa Calls for the Promotion of Women in Politics, Malawi
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Mary Clara Makungwa has called on the media in the country to promote women aspirants in politics in order to achieve the 50-50 women representation campaign. The newly appointed Minister said this...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Minnesota Capitol: Women have proved they can win the race if persuaded to run, USA
Four decades after the election that shattered the glass ceiling for women in the Minnesota Legislature, gender equality is still elusive at the state Capitol. Women hold 34 percent of the 201 seats in the Legislature, giving Minnesota the fourth-...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Mauritian women get political training
At least 300 women would have been trained in politics by the end of 2013 under a programme aimed at politically empowering women in Mauritius, PANA reported. The training, which includes campaign planning and development of campaign materials,...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Merkel: Role model for women the world over
Angela Merkel is riding high. As she returns from holiday to hit the campaign trail for the German elections, she is not only her country’s most popular leader for a generation, but arguably the most respected politician in the world. How has this...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls.  Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mali Candidates Condemn Partial Election Results, Call for Run-Off
Malians are still waiting for the government to announce full provisional results from Sunday's presidential poll. The presidency says the announcement has been delayed until Friday, the day by law when the results are due. However, several...