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Japanese Government
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Japanese politics includes women
Photos-AP and Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into...
Sumitra Mahajan
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Women empowerment key to better life for all: Sumitra Mahajan
The worth of any civilisation can be judged from the position it gives to women, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said as she asked countries to accord top priority to women's empowerment, key to a better life for all. Addressing a global...
Women await parity in politics
Thursday, September 04, 2014
In politics, women still await parity
Photo illustration by Jeff Boyer / Times Union While I was in high school, Ms. Magazine appeared on newsstands, and before long my best friend's girlfriend announced that she was a feminist. I told her that the notion of women's rights didn't seem...
Somali Minister Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin
Monday, September 01, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women keen on more vehement role in politics [Interview with Minister]
Somali women have been facing formidable challenges and complain about marginalization in politics but they in turn played a pivotal role in securing peace deals between warring forces on the ground. Among the stumbling blocks are cultural and...
Feisty, pushy, bossy, fierce,
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Feisty, flounce and bossy: the words used to put women down
Photo-Andrew Stocks/The Guardian Do you ever hear men described as ‘hysterical’? Do people say they ‘whine’ or ‘nag’? Thought not. Here are eight sexist words we’d like to never hear from again Feisty “Feisty? My least favourite word. Have you ever...
Asia Yaghi-I am a Human Society
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Jordanian initiative seeks political participation of women with disabilities
Photo-I ama Huam Society Reinforcing the political participation of women with disabilities is the goal of a new initiative launched by the "I am a Human Society", which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. The "I am a Woman... Half...
Azizah Ibrahim
Friday, August 22, 2014
It's about time we transformed male-centric and sexist thinking within politics (Malaysia)
The recent upheaval in Selangor over the post of Menteri Besar (MB) has suddenly led the country to a situation where we might soon be witnessing a major breakthrough for women in politics. Over the years we have seen women slowly occupy positions...
Stephanie Chang
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wanted: Young candidates of color to shake up politics scene
Photo-stephaniechang.com When Stephanie Chang began knocking on doors in and around Detroit in pursuit of a statehouse seat in the Michigan legislature, the most common question she received didn’t have anything to do with her policy positions or...
Marina Silva
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll
Photo-AFP Some accused it of being predictable and even boring - a presidential election in which the incumbent was all but guaranteed of being re-elected without, perhaps, even the need for a second round of voting. But then tragedy intervened and...
Marina Silva and Dilma Roussef
Monday, August 18, 2014
Brazil’s presidential election now features two frontrunners with amazing stories
AP Photo/Andre Penner, Felipe Dana In the wake of Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos’ death in a plane crash last week in Santos, Sao Paulo, there has been much discussion over who would succeed him as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s (...
Zapotec Woman
Sunday, August 17, 2014
As Men Emigrate, Indigenous Women Gain Political Opportunities and Obligations in Mexico
Photo-Santiago Navarro F. The emigration of men to the United States threatens indigenous systems of governance in Mexico. When men leave, the weight of activities in small towns falls on women, but despite this women are still fighting for space in...
Anson Chan
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Hong Kong’s ‘Iron Lady’ takes up democracy fight with Beijing
She is often called the “Iron Lady” of Hong Kong. Anson Chan earned respect serving as Hong Kong’s second-highest official when the British were in charge. And when the colony was handed back to China in 1997, Beijing enlisted Chan to help with that...
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Forget quotas for women Members of Parliament – time to limit the number of men
Rebecca Naden/PA Wire When we talk about “gender quotas”, what we really mean is quotas for women. We see the under-representation of women as the problem that needs fixing. So we try to explain why there aren’t more women in politics, then look at...
Howard Student Association
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Moments of silence for Michael Brown
Photo-Ikenna Ikeotuonye and the Howard University Student Association. Organiser Feminista Jones says that the National Moment of Silence, known as #NMOS14 on social media, was created in the wake of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the...
Angie Motshekga
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Woman could take on Cyril for presidency (South Africa)
It is “highly likely” a woman will challenge Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the race to replace President Jacob Zuma in 2017. This is the view of ANC Women’s League president Angie Motshekga, who told The Mercury at the weekend there were...
Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields
Sunday, August 10, 2014
David Cameron brings tranche of young, tech-friendly women into the House of Lords (UK)
From top left, clockwise: Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields  Photo: PA/Bloomberg A host of young, digitally savvy women are being made peers by David Cameron including the head of telecoms company and a former Google...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
More women in politics
In March 2014, the Maltese electorate gave a resounding thumbs-up to four female Maltese candidates out of the six elected to the European Parliament. A month later the second female President of Malta was sworn into office. It is with great...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Learn from South Africa’s female greats: Protector
Many lessons can be learned from South African women who rose as leaders even when it was dangerous to do so, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday. In a speech prepared for delivery at a women's leadership conference in Cape Town, she...