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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Lebanese women to gain political ground?
After gaining the right to vote and participate in elections in 1952, one would assume that more female politicians would be taking part in Lebanon’s administrative scene. Women won the right to participate in politics 19 years before those in...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
It's a puzzle: Why isn't Iowa electing women?, USA
Iowa — It was among the first states to legalize gay marriage and served as the 2008 campaign liftoff site for the first black president, but in other arenas Iowa isn't quite so progressive – it's also one of just two states to never elect a woman...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Madeleine Albright-led panel "Governing Democratically in a Tech-Empowered World"
watch the live stream of the Madeleine Albright-led panel "Governing Democratically in a Tech-Empowered World," at www.ndi.org/live on April 24 at 12:30 p.m. PDT/3:30 p.m. EDT. The panel is part of a two-day conference hosted by NDI in Silicon...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Morocco’s Gender-Equality Laws Fail to Improve Situation
In the last 10 years, Morocco has witnessed two divergent trends relating to economic equality between women and men. On one end, the country has enacted laws affirming parity in the labor market between men and women, and it ratified the...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Morocco’s Gender-Equality Laws Fail to Improve Situation
In the last 10 years, Morocco has witnessed two divergent trends relating to economic equality between women and men. On one end, the country has enacted laws affirming parity in the labor market between men and women, and it ratified the...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Turkish Women Underrepresented In Politics
The local elections in March 2014 will have a vital bearing on the future of Turkish politics. The presence of women in the parliament, although still totally inadequate, went up to 14.5 % in the last elections. However, the status of women in local...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
iKNOW Politics at the 10th Congress of the Ibero-American Union of Municipal Leaders (UIM)
On October 14 through 19, Ibero-American Municipal Leaders Week: "Good Governance and Quality of Local Democracy" and the 10th Congress of the Ibero-American Union of Municipal Leaders were held in Almería (Spain), organized by the the Ibero-...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Venezuela: Henrique Capriles: 'Women Are My Weakness'
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him the presidency next month when he faces off at the ballot box against President Hugo...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Haiti: Fanm Yo La demands the respect of quota of 30% within the CEP
Lisa François Executive Director of the Women's Collective for Women's Political Participation "Fanm Yo La", while commending the efforts of the Government for the numerous appointments of womens to key positions, expressed concern about the lack of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Assembly Debates Women In Politics
Under-representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly will be on the agenda during today’s debate. Sinn Féin wants a working group set up to address the issue as well as the broader impact of women’s marginalisation within politics....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Katsav Case Spurs Upturn In Arab Women's Complaints Of Sexual Assault
The number of Arab women seeking assistance in dealing with sexual assault has risen as a direct result of the intensive media coverage of former president Moshe Katsav's case, according to the Nazareth-based organization Women against...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
iKNOW Politics Launch in Peru: Are you ready for lists? iKNOW Politics and women candidates 2010-2011
iKNOW Politics organized a country launch in Lima, Peru. The theme of the launch was "Are you read for lists? iKNOW Politics and women candidates 2010-2011" and it took place on December 2. The event was divided into two sessions. The first was...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Women Demand Greater Role in Government
As Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf reshuffles his cabinet, trying to placate the boiling Egyptian street with a more representative government, women have started to speak up, demanding greater representation in politics. Sharaf reshuffled 14...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Europe: Universities need more women, gender balance at the top
European universities are failing in the way they use human resources. Women are underrepresented at the top levels of academia, and there are good reasons to think that this damages universities. In the 27 countries making up the European...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
South Africa: Vulnerable groups still marginalised - Xingwana
Pretoria - While South Africa has a progressive legislative environment, many rural women, children, and people with disabilities are still marginalised with limited access to opportunities, resources, environments and the technical support to...

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