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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Bolivia: Using the Airwaves for Empowerment of Quechua Women
“Atispa mana atispa ñawpajman rinanchis tiyan” (“Power without power, we have to keep moving forward”) in the Quechua language, Ruth Rojas told her listeners at the end of a series of radio programs on political culture, broadcast to indigenous...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Bahamas: Special Joint Sitting of Bahamas Parliament Marks 50th Women’s Suffrage Movement
The Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas passed a Resolu tion to amend the Constitution of The Bahamas through due process to remove all forms of discrimination against women. The resolution was passed during an historic Special Joint...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Bhutan: Moving beyond token numbers
Democracy can legitimize itself in the true sense of the word and spirit only through equal political representation of women. It is highly ironic for us to brandish “our Gross National Happiness” or “our New-Found Democracy” and continue to exclude...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Botswana: Tshireletso wants seats reserved for women
The Assistant Minister of Local Government, Botlhogile Tshireletso, has called for reservation of parliamentary seats for women in order to raise the voice of the distaff section of the National Assembly. Responding to President Ian Khama's State of...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Brazil: Women politicians march on – but the pace is still too slow for many
Brazilians will return to the polls next week less than a month after voters elected a record number of women as mayors, but gender equality is still a distant goal in a political culture long dominated by men. Only one female candidate will...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Botswana: BNF Candidate urges women to be proactive in politics
The Botswana National Front (BNF) candidate, Abigail Mogalakwe, who is vying for the Mahalapye West parliamentary seat has urged women to fight for their rights and be a competitive force to their counterparts. She said that women remained...
Monday, October 01, 2012
Bangladesh: Slum Women in Bangladesh Start Organizing through Local to Local Dialogues
Lacking basic services and living under the constant threat of eviction, the people of Bhola wanted to change their situation but needed support to formulate a plan of action. Enter the Local-to-Local Dialogue, a strategic process developed by the...
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Bangladesh: Govt empowering women: Hasina
Women will account for 30 percent of parliamentary seats and half the country’s workforce by 2021, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told an international audience on Monday as she spelled out the steps taken by her government to boost women’s political...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Bangladesh: US envoy on women issues in Dhaka
US Department of State's Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women Issues Melanne Verveer will launch Grassroots Women's Political Leadership Forum: South Asia Regional Women's Political Leadership Summit at the Asian University of Women in Chittagong on...
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Bhutan: Congratulating Bhutan’s first woman Supreme Court judge
First of all, I would like to offer my hearty congratulations to the recently elected first women Dzongda [governor] and now the newly appointed woman Justice of the Supreme Court of Bhutan.  I am proud of our country when it comes to gender...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Bolivia: Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom
Photo credit: Franz Chávez/IPS A growing number of Bolivia’s indigenous women are participating in politics, ready to break the barriers of gender and ethnicity. Though spread across great distances and representing various realities,  many...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Burma: Women Should be Part of Peace Process: Group
The Women’s League of Burma (WLB), a coalition of 13 women’s organizations representing Burma’s main ethnic groups, called on Wednesday for the inclusion of women in the country’s ongoing efforts to end decades of ethnic conflict. The press...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Bhutan: Divided on the issue, members decide to debate
National Assembly members yesterday raised various concerns in adopting the domestic violence bill. Education minister Thakur S Powdyel, who is also the NCWC chairperson, while introducing the bill, said reports in media, and records with hospitals...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Barbara Norrander
Barbara Norrander is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. She studies gender differences in public opinion and voting behavior. In particular, she has investigated the gender gap in partisanship and issue positions. Professor...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Building Bridges - a Film about Bosnia’s Mostar Women’s Citizen Initiative
Currently showing at film festivals around the world, Building Bridges is an inspiring documentary chronicling the story of the Mostar Women’s Citizen Initiative, an exceptional group of community leaders, political activists, and ordinary...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bhutto Women Ready to Enter Politics to Rival Benazir
Ghinva Bhutto, the widow of Benazir Bhutto's brother Mir Murtaza, is getting to ready to join politics and contest Pakistan's general elections to rival her famous sister-in-law and former prime minister. For more information, please visit Earth...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh Parties Oppose 33 Percent Women's Quota
The two main political parties of Bangladesh have disapproved of the Election Commission's proposal to reserve 33 percent of nominations for women in elections, despite both being headed by women who have ruled the country. For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh Acts Against Leaders of Main Parties
Bangladesh on Monday moved against the leaders of its two main political parties, both former prime ministers, as it intensified efforts to clean up the nation’s corrupt politics. To read the full article, please visit The New York Times...

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