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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Koike Yuriko: tackling gender bias from the Tokyo metropolitan government
If we consider how to advance the status of women in Japan, we must consider it from two vantage points. First, gender equality is necessary for the well-being of individual Japanese people. Second, it is necessary to have diverse perspectives in...
Monday, July 24, 2023
Kema Chikwe: political meetings are held at night, inconvenient for women
Nigeria’s former Federal Minister of Aviation, Dr Kema Chikwe, has said that the women need more support in Nigerian politics as politics is seen as a “Man’s World.” In an interview with ARISE NEWS on Friday, Chikwe, while addressing the gap...
PBS - Maysoon Khan, Associated Press/Report for America
Wednesday, January 04, 2023
Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York’s 1st woman elected governor
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was sworn in for her first elected term on Sunday, making history as the first woman elected to the position in the state. The Democrat, launching her term as the 57th governor of New York, said her...
Karen Bass, 69, has a long track record of organizing across racial lines in south Los Angeles. Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Karen Bass becomes the first female mayor of Los Angeles
The Democrat takes over as the second Black mayor in LA’s history, beating a rival who spent over $80m of his own money on the race The congresswoman Karen Bass was elected mayor of Los Angeles, defeating billionaire real estate developer Rick...
Mary Mariach and Christine Lemuya come from two tribes that have been involved in continual clashes in Kenya's ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) regions where resources are scarce. Photo: UN Women/Luke Horswell
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Kenyan women lead peace efforts in longstanding conflicts
Across Kenya, local conflicts driven by diverse factors have one thing in common: they’re increasingly being mediated by women. From ethnic tensions to land disputes, some of these conflicts stretch back decades; remaining unresolved despite the...
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership (©KBC)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership
Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for any county or country. However, according to statistics, women are under-represented at all levels of decision-...
Karnataka: 33% quota for women in outsourced government jobs (Picture: The Economic Times)
Monday, May 30, 2022
Karnataka: 33% quota for women in outsourced government jobs
Synopsis In a significant move, the Karnataka government has reserved 33 per cent for outsourced women employees in all the departments. As per the circular, the state government recruits data entry operators, housekeeping staff and other group D...
Karen Adam is the SNP MSP for Banff and Buchan Coast
Friday, March 11, 2022
Karen Adam MSP: 'Difficult to convince women to stand in council elections'
Convincing women to run in the upcoming local elections has been “really difficult”, SNP MSP Karen Adam has said, as she urged women and minorities to take up more leadership roles. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the Sunday National...
Jane Apetet and Leah Audan. [Mike Ekutan, Standard]
Friday, December 31, 2021
Kenya: Turkana women defy culture to vie for top positions next year
Women in Turkana County have been locked out of political leadership for many years due to culture. According to the Turkana culture, leadership is for men, and this has disadvantaged many aspiring women leaders, as they are seen as incapable of...
Kwara gov signs law reserving 35% of appointments for women - copyright Punch
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Kwara gov signs law reserving 35% of appointments for women
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has signed into law a bill that makes it mandatory to have at least 35  per cent women appointees in the State Executive Council and other classes of political appointments. The law is cited as Kwara...
Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, will succeed Andrew M. Cuomo to become the first female governor of New York.Credit...Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Kathy Hochul to become New York’s first woman governor
Kathy Hochul will take Andrew M. Cuomo’s place as governor of New York State once his resignation goes into effect in 14 days. Ms. Hochul, New York State’s lieutenant governor, will become the first woman to lead New York State. “I agree with...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat is the Chairperson of the National Women Council in Uganda. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Kenya to get its first female president in a new reality TV show ‘Ms. President
Women in Africa are not generally found in leadership positions. Research shows that women are not perceived to have the skills, knowledge or social status needed to bring about meaningful change in post-conflict environments. However this notion...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kenya: 10 women seek to make history in governor race
Kenya could get its first female governor in the next General Election after 10 women formally submitted their bids, as indicated in the list of aspirants published by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Unlike in the last elections...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Kicking sexism out of politics, Malaysia
The moment there was an inkling that Dyana Sofya would be DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan Parliamentary seat, a picture purportedly of her (it wasn’t) in a bikini was circulated on the internet. She has since been subjected to wolf whistles by...
Monday, April 21, 2014
KP govt to set up women desks at all police stations, Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced that women police desks would be established at all 500 police stations of the province to facilitate the province’s female population. Speaking at a ceremony in the provincial capital...