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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Quota, what quota? How parliaments lack female touch in Arab region
05 Mar 2012 - Across the Middle East, countries are witnessing parliamentary changes under newly-installed governments which have been credited as a result of the Arab Spring.  It means issues such as setting quotas for women in parliament have...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Angola: MP urges political parties to increase female representation quota
20 Mar 2012 - Luanda - The MP of National Assembly (Parliament) Emilia Carlota Dias urged the political parties to increase the number of women in the lists they submit to the legislative elections, aimed at greater gender representation in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Teaching Women to Fish: Fighting for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
  22 Mar 2012 - Roshan Sirran is one of the leading voices for Afghan women’s rights. She has 40 years of experience advocating for women’s rights as a teacher, municipal worker, education director, writer, leader of a local organization and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Arab women urged to be agents of change
25 Mar 2012 - Dubai: Despite obstacles facing women in many regions of the world, over 130 female students from 30 countries were urged to help bring about change by simply showing the willingness to engage and champion causes. A variety of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Asia: Nations seek gender equality
8 April 2012 - Thailand and 10 other Asian nations have pledged to find ways to enhance gender equality in politics, according to a statement from a regional conference in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Former justice minister...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Armenia: Gender debases woman’s image in Armenian politics – Female MP
7 April 2012 - At all times the Armenian woman has had her part in an important event in Armenia’s history, the ruling coalition’s Republican Party of Armenia MP Karine Achemyan said during a press conference on Saturday.  In her words, the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Women must be part of peace negotiations
28 Mar 2012 - March marks Women's History Month, a celebration of women's achievements and a reminder of the work that still must be done to ensure basic security and rights for women. Nowhere is this contrast more significant than in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Australia: Sisters can do it without quotas
16 April 2012 - NOW that International Women's Day has come and gone and the sisterhood has had its annual whinge about how badly women are treated by men, politically, it might be apposite to examine the validity of their claims. I am...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Africa: Some African Constitutions Give Voice to Grass Roots, Disenfranchised
16 April 2012 - Constitutional reforms in many African countries aim to provide more social and political inclusion. In some cases, that means giving greater powers to lower levels of government. They’re getting a greater say in how national...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Woman Sets Sights on Presidency in a Man's Land
The Daily Star, published 7 May 2012.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Asia: Trilateral women MPs meeting to be held in UK
LONDON: A delegation of eight women members from Pakistan and Afghanistan will visit the UK this week to discuss women’s participation in politics, gender diversity and forced marriage, in the first trilateral parliamentary programme of its...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Africa: 2 Female Leaders Discuss
30 April 2012 - The first female President of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Hilda Banda, over the weekend paid a two-day visit in Liberia for what she described as 'consultation' with her female counterpart; President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. During...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Asia: Trilateral women MPs meeting to be held in UK
LONDON: A delegation of eight women members from Pakistan and Afghanistan will visit the UK this week to discuss women’s participation in politics, gender diversity and forced marriage, in the first trilateral parliamentary programme of its kind....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Algeria: Women claw their way into parliament
Algeria's legislative election saw women take almost a third of the seats, making the national assembly the most gender-balanced in the region but activists say the battle is far from won. According to a provisional count, at least 145 of the new...
Monday, May 21, 2012
A Return to ‘Mad Men’: Gender, Media and the Politics of Women’s Health
For Women’s History Month, FGCU will welcome writer and editor Christine Cupaiuolo, who will be discussing and educating the audience on current issues of women’s health. Cupaiuolo is the managing editor of the 2011 edition of the book “Our Bodies,...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Arab States: Feminism and Islamic Perspective: New Horizons of Knowledge and Reform
The event that hosted participants and speakers from Egypt, Middle East, and Europe, had different scopes, one of which is Western Muslim women efforts to be role models working in the field of defending Muslim women rights in their respective...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Alternative Pathways for Women into Politics (presentation)
This powerpoint presentation was given during the Regional Conference on Women's Political Participation: Charting a Path for Political Equality in Asia, organized by UNDP and the National Committee on Gender Equality of Mongolia. Ms. Rabindranath...

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