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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Women’s political presence slips to 48th in world (Australia)
AUSTRALIA has slipped to 48th on the rankings of the number of women in national parliaments but our political glass ceiling is no worse than gender barriers in Canada, Britain and the US. The Queensland Legislative Assembly, where women hold the...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Women avoiding politics because they don’t want to fail, Zambia
MMD chairperson for Arts and Culture Elizabeth Chitika Mulobeka has noted that women are avoiding politics because they are scared of failure. Ms. Mulobeka who is also former Kawambwa Member of Parliament said women do not want to be associated with...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Women’s Parliamentary Caucuses as agents of change
Nation-building processes cannot work and development goals cannot be achieved if women are denied meaningful political participation. To ensure this, Pakistan’s Parliament introduced in 2002 a 17 percent gender quota in all legislative houses. But...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Women ‘leading The Elections’, Egypt
Egyptian women participated in large numbers during the first day of the presidential election Monday, in some cases even heading to voting stations at 7 a.m., two hours before polls were due to open. The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Why the Lack of Women in Politics? USA
Washington has been criticized for being under constant gridlock for the majority of the last five years. This gridlock leads many people to think cynically about our government. The issue of women holding political office is treated cynically as...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Why the hell has Europe voted in a feminist party?
Feminists of the world, unite and celebrate. The European Parliament has the first member to be elected on a feminist ticket. Call me contrary, but I think that sounds like a defeat. Because if women need a separate party to represent them in...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Women’s Coalition protests money politics
Female legislative candidates grouped under the Women’s Coalition staged a rally on Saturday to protest rampant vote-buying during the recent legislative election, which they say caused many female candidates to lose. “Our hard work was for nothing...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women’s participation in Slovene politics
“Slovene politics is no longer a boys-only game”, said the Slovene prime minister Alenka Bratušek on 8.3.2013.  Slovenia is one of three EU countries with a female prime minister. The last parliamentary elections saw 34% of parliamentary seats taken...
Friday, March 28, 2014
We Need an Act of Congress to Get More Women In Congress, USA
One of the big headlines for the 2012 elections was the historic number of women elected to state and national offices. New Hampshire became the first state to elect an all women congressional delegation and a woman governor. The U.S. House of...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Women parliamentarians, public image, and the media in Algeria — fostering respectful connections
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has been working to strengthen political parties, civil society, media and other key democratic institutions in Algeria since 1997. Historically, women have been underrepresented in Algerian politics. However...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
WOMEN GAIN THE CONFIDENCE, SKILLS AND NETWORK TO WIN ELECTIONS IN LEBANON
The number of Lebanese women elected to municipal offices more than doubled this year, increasing from the 201 elected in 2004 to 530 who were successful in this year’s polls. The increase was particularly noteworthy because it came without the help...