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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
We need more women in politics. Here’s how you can help
By Kendra Seeley, The New York Times recently wrote an article about how Republican women are in crisis due to the lack of women in elected office. The article goes on to name several reasons why Republican women have suffered electorally. In Utah,...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Women human rights defenders: Insights from the struggle
Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) have long played a central role in the advancement of human rights. In the fight against impunity and repression, WHRDs have been among one of the most vocal in calling for human rights to be protected and upheld...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Women’s freedom from violence, participation in politics and economic empowerment are the Asia-Pacific’s next challenges
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality 25 years ago....
Monday, November 26, 2018
Women representation in parliaments in Asia
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Philippines and Nepal has the highest percentage of parliamentary seats held by women. Womens’ representation in the political structure has always been a waxing issue for the Asian countries. The World Bank data shows...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Why are Asia’s women politicians facing a backlash?
By Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, In the global struggle to get more women into high political office, one of the more hopeful fronts is Asia. Taiwan recently celebrated two years of its first female president, Tsai Ing-Wen, and its national legislature...
Kelly O'Dwyer: "There are lots of very good female colleagues of mine who are ripe for promotion."
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Women in cabinet: Prime Minister doubles women's cabinet representation to two
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, Lady and gentlemen". Now the Prime Minister has doubled his number of female ministers, from one to two, he can amend his opening line to reflect...
Women in Leadership in Fiji
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
What do women and men in Fiji think about women in politics? New insights on where change is happening
A new report on Public perceptions of women in leadership, released in Suva on 5 November, provides a window onto changing community attitudes about the role of women in political leadership in Fiji. The research also provides insight into the views...
Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Women in high office: Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has appointed eight women to his cabinet, vastly outdoing the Australian government when it comes to female representation. The humble furniture maker-turned president, more accustomed to carving wooden cabinets...
Women's political participation in Pakistan
Monday, October 20, 2014
Women's political participation in Pakistan
By Noran Elashi  Women’s political participation and protection of women’s rights has always been a challenge in the Developing countries. Despite the fact that Pakistan is a developing country with a developing economy yet women have actively been...
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Women's political participation in Pakistan
By Noran Elashi  Women’s political participation and protection of women’s rights has always been a challenge in the Developing countries. Despite the fact that Pakistan is a developing country with a developing economy yet women have actively been...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Women in Government
This wonderful infographic summarizes all the relevant data on women in all branches of government as well as legislation in place for women's political participation from around the world.
Empower Malaysia
Friday, September 05, 2014
Women stay out. Politics is a boys club
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is gravely concerned with the quality of the debate going on regarding a woman candidate for the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) post. Impossibly high moral standards are placed on Wan Azizah. We have...
Sumitra Mahajan
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Women empowerment key to better life for all: Sumitra Mahajan
The worth of any civilisation can be judged from the position it gives to women, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said as she asked countries to accord top priority to women's empowerment, key to a better life for all. Addressing a global...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Women leadership in Vietnam: How more women in politics bolsters equality
The government of Vietnam‬ has set a target of a minimum of 35% women's representation for the 2016 election. Imagining Equality's latest power piece is a clip from a film put together as part of a campaign to raise awareness on the decline in women...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Women’s Representativeness in the Parliaments in Different Electoral Systems
A Comparative Study in Five Southeast Asian Countries: Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste: There were at least two main reasons why a study into women’s representativeness in the parliaments in five Southeast Asian...
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Working towards connecting with women voters in Delhi (India)
In a bid to connect with women voters, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing has completed its first objective of setting up units in all the 70 Assembly segments of Delhi, the party has said. "AAP Ki Mahila Shakti has completed its first target of...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Women in Politics finds support at the Local Government New Zealand Conference
Women in Politics, a brand-new organisation for New Zealand women in political office, was met with overwhelming support at the 2014 Local Government New Zealand Conference held this weekend in Nelson. The networking opportunities at the conference...
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...

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