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Kirthi Jayakumar
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Kirthi Jayakumar
    Kirthi Jayakumar- a lawyer, a researcher, a journalist, an activist, UN Volunteer and a writer. We definitely want to know something more about you. Can you tell us some more details about you? Well... you make me sound a whole lot better than I...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Key information on Parliamentarians by age
A compilation of infographics mapping everything about parliamentarians by age across the globe.
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...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Khamenei, Rouhani clash on women’s role in society
On the occasion of Women’s Day in Iran, Iran’s president and supreme leader presented contrasting roles in society for women. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has previously rebuked President Hassan Rouhani’s cultural policies, but this appears...
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...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Korea: South Korea picks female presidential candidate
Park Geun-hye has won her party's nomination to run as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in December. If elected, Park would become the nation's first female head of state. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of South Korea's late military...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Korea: Ban: leadership of young women crucial to advance development worldwide
The empowerment of young women is key for advancing development around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that it is a priority for the United Nations to encourage their active participation in society. “The lack of women’s...
Friday, March 11, 2011
KAZAKHSTAN: Presidential Elections
On April 3rd, Kazakhstan will hold presidential elections. Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Nursultan Abishevich NAZARBAYEV  Head of Government: Prime Minister Karim MASIMOV Assembly: Kazakhstan has a bicameral...