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Friday, July 05, 2019
Women to head top EU institutions for first time
Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance at the top of the bloc’s institutions. After three days of tortuous negotiations,...
Friday, May 24, 2019
Theresa May announces she will resign on 7 June
Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the...
Friday, May 10, 2019
Another barrier for women in politics in Canada: Violence
Despite Canada’s self-proclaimed feminist prime minister and gender parity in the federal cabinet, Canada falls well short when it comes to women’s representation in federal politics. Canada has just 27 per cent women in its Parliament and currently...
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
‘Inspiring’ protester becomes symbol of resistance for Sudanese women
The image is striking: a young woman, alone, standing above the crowd, urging them on with songs of revolution. Taken on Monday night in the centre of Khartoum, as tens of thousands thronged the roads in front of the heavily-guarded complex housing...
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
'There needs to be more women in politics'
By Meghan Balogh, Young women from every federal riding in the country took part in a historic sitting in the House of Commons last Wednesday. Caberry Yu, a second-year medical student at Queen’s University, was one of 338 women ages 18 to 23 to...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Arab world's first female interior minister hails 'point of pride for women
The Arab world’s first female interior minister has hailed her appointment as a “point of pride for all women”. Raya al-Hassan is one of four women to take cabinet jobs in the new Lebanese government, a record for the country and three more than in...
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Where are the women? Fewest female leaders in G20 photo
Friday’s “family photo” at the G20 summit in Argentina marked an inauspicious moment: there were fewer female heads-of-government posing than in any of the previous gatherings of the group. That was due in part to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Female MPs from around world to gather for UK suffrage event
More than 100 female politicians from around the world, from Afghanistan to the Vatican, will sit in the House of Commons for a landmark event to mark the centenary of women first winning the right to vote in the UK. The Women MPs of the World...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Stakeholders lament declining Nigerian women participation in governance
Barely eight months to the 2019 general election, stakeholders have expressed dismay at the declining rate of women participation in public service. Speakers at the annual law week of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), at Nigeria...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Women in Leadership: Why It Matters
Women have historically faced greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participating in society. Across geographies and income levels, disparities between men and women persist in the form of pay gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement,...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Violence, resistance and commitment to peace define the situation of Kurdish women today
Judith Prat, documentary photographer, has recently published an article on the sustained political struggle of Kurdish women. The article builds upon an interview with Cemile Akgun (vid. Photo) from the association “Mothers for Peace”. After the...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Let's make Parliament 50:50
In the United Kingdom, of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, men hold 459 (71%) and women only 191 (29%). There have only ever been 450 women MPs. The vision and the goal of the 50:50 Parliament campaign is a parliament where men and women...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Iraqi Yazidi woman MP awarded Anna Politkovskaya prize
raqi legislator Vian Dakhil on Monday received the Anna Politkovskaya prize for her denunciation of the jihadist group Islamic State over its brutal treatment of Yazidi women.   The award -- handed out by London-based organisation RAW in WAR to...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Ex-Morgan Stanley Lawyer Breaks Gender Barrier at Justice Ministry
A former lawyer at Morgan Stanley will become the first woman to lead a bureau at Japan’s Ministry of Justice, the government said Friday, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to promote women in the workforce. Kazumi Okamura, currently a...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Indonesia Likely To Have Fewer Women In Parliament
Despite the increase in the number of female candidates in the parliamentary elections held throughout Indonesia on April 9, 2014, the country would likely fail to meet its target of increasing womens representation in the 560-seat Parliament for...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
What Makes Successful Women Politicians? India
Whoever thinks that women political leaders can’t survive the rough and tumble of electioneering and bring in the votes hasn’t met V. Sugnana Kumari Deo from Odisha. At 77, this senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Kabisuryanagar...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Stage Set for the Great Electoral Women's Day, India
With 59 winners of the total 556 contestants, women candidates seem to have had a dream run in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. May 16 will tell if their success story repeats this time too.Congress president Sonia Gandhi topped the list of best...

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