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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Dr. Patricia McFadden
Dr. Patricia McFadden is a sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from Swaziland. She has worked in the African and global women’s movements as well. 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dr. Jessie Kabwila
Hon. Dr. Jessie Kabwila is a politician, academic, and feminist. Member of Parliament in Malawi, she is currently the Chairperson of the Women Parliamentary Caucus.  iKNOW Politics: In 2014, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does Democracy Automatically Lead to Gender Equality?
According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide—64% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied by women. Rwanda and...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Democracy Without Women is Impossible
Though half of the world's population, women continue to be under-represented as voters, party leaders and elected officials. Just over 20 percent of parliamentarians worldwide are women. Yet evidence is strong that as more women are elected,...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Director of leading feminist organization Nazra banned from travel
The Executive Director of Nazra For Feminist Studies center, Mozn Hassan, was banned from traveling last month. Nazra published the following statement: “The Passport Administration at Cairo International Airport banned this morning feminist...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Demands of Greater Political Participation for Women on Paraguayan Women's Day
On the occasion of the Day of the Paraguayan Women, celebrated today, 24 February, a group of female workers have called for a greater participation of women in politics in Paraguay, in order to improve their social rights. Most of these women are...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Declaration on Political Harassment and Violence Against Women
The Declaration on Political Harassment and Violence Against Women was issued in the framework of the Convention of Belém do Pará, held in October 2015, highlights the urgency of dealing with the multiple manifestations of harassment and violence...
Monday, January 25, 2016
Does Tunisia deserve its reputation as the Arab leader on women's rights?
Among Arab nations, Tunisia has forged itself a reputation over the decades for being a leader in the MENA region on women’s rights and freedoms. Amnesty International wanted to see if that reputation stood up to scrutiny as it analyzed the country’...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Do women make political parties more successful?
  The ideology and internal organization of political parties affect how different societal needs, interests and social demands are represented. Some parties have been great advocates of gender equality and promoting women in their candidate lists...
Quotas for female politicians, elections in Brazil
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Do Quotas for Female Politicians Work?
Photo-Paulo Whitaker/Reuters SÃO PAULO—This year, for the first time in Brazil’s history, two women—incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and former environment minister Marina Silva—had a serious chance of winning the presidency. Marina, who sought...
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...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Drive for more women in upcoming elections, Fiji
This was discussed at the Fiji Women’s Forum Candidate Strengthening Workshop in the Holiday Inn in Suva, today. Representatives from Political parties met to discuss and support the women candidates that have been announced or with the intention of...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Democracy and Gender Equality: The Role of the UN
Women’s participation is a central element of democracy, and the nature and degree of women’s participation is a key indicator of the quality of democratic culture. A high-level roundtable convened in 2011 gathered 150 policymakers, practitioners...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Democracy and Gender Equality: The Role of the UN
Women’s participation is a central element of democracy, and the nature and degree of women’s participation is a key indicator of the quality of democratic culture. A high-level roundtable convened in 2011 gathered 150 policymakers, practitioners...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and Legislation
The attached report was submitted by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights to the CEDAW (Convention for the Eliminatin of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Depoliticisation, fiscal autonomy can improve police
What’s the role of the police in a community? Is it to serve the citizens by ensuring their security or to maintain public order by coercive power?  Lawyers, human rights activists, journalists and citizen-based groups deliberated over these vital...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Despite Success in Politics Many Latin American Women Still Experience Gender Discrimination
The likely victory of Michelle Bachelet in Chile’s presidential elections will strengthen women’s political power in Latin America, a region where while progressing, still sees millions of women as the victims of discrimination and violence. Despite...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Democracy and technology
The Internet, cell phones and related technologies are profoundly affecting social, economic and political institutions worldwide, particularly in new and emerging democracies. In the hands of reformers and activists, these tools can overcome...

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