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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bolivia: Women Councillors Fight Harassment
Women town councillors in Bolivia are pressing for a law to protect them from discrimination and political harassment on the part of their male colleagues, whom they accuse of intimidation and even death threats, especially in rural areas....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: What of Women in Politics?
There will be no special dispensation for women as political parties go to the primaries in preparation for the 2009 general elections putting into doubt the parties' commitment to women empowerment. To read the full article, please visit the All...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Burundi: Women Want Their Place in Transitional Justice
Representatives of several associations for the promotion of women in Burundi expressed the wish to see women represent 50% of the popular consultation on the mechanisms of transitional justice which will be launched shortly throughout the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Male MPs Back Domestic Violence Bill
Contrary to expectations, the Domestic Violence Bill presented by deputy Speaker Gladys Kokorwe has received overwhelming support from male MPs. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Belgium: International Women Leaders to Discuss Security and Women Empowerment
Female heads of states, ministers, and heads of international organisations, business leaders, and civil society activists will discuss the twin themes of security and women's empowerment in Brussels on the eve of the International Women's Day. To...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Brazil: “We Are in the Process of Constructing a New Political Field, and This is Just the Beginning”
In an exclusive interview, Ms. Magaly Pazello highlights the debates about the reduction in international funding for Latin America, and observes that the search for new partnerships and creation of innovative projects are fundamental steps...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Too Few Women in Politics
There are not enough women in Botswana's parliament, cabinet and other high offices today. The newly appointed Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Peter Siele, confirmed this during a UNDP-organised workshop for aspiring women politicians in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Special Quota Plea for Women
A special quota is needed to guarantee women's participation in municipal council and parliaments across the Arab world, a leading Bahraini lawyer said yesterday. Former United Nations (UN) General Assembly president Shaikha Haya bint Rashid...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Middle East Gender Parity Group Launched at Forum
Fifty influential female and male leaders have formed a Middle East Gender Parity Group to tackle discrimination and close the gap between the sexes. Launched at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East in Sharm El Sheikh, the Forum’s Middle East...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women in Politics
After the 2001 elections, there were 6 women directly elected to the 300-member Parliament. The number of seats reserved for women had been increased to 45 from 30 seats that had been reserved in the previous Parliament. Party affiliation...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Political Women Under Threat
Chances are that more women will be dropped from decision-making positions after the on going party primaries and 2009 general elections. The women will revert to singers in party choirs, cooks during party conferences and fundraising agents. To...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Brazil: Parties Fielding Too Few Women in Local Elections
There are still too few women on the lists of candidates for Brazil’s municipal elections in October. Women candidates for the position of mayor in the Oct. 6 elections represent only 10.3 percent of the total, hardly larger than the 2004...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahamas: Gender Inequity In Politics, Culture
While women in the region can vote, and are acknowledged for their role in community and low-level politics, at least two prominent women politicians in the region have insisted that the playing field is not level, and a woman’s ability to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women Cruise to a Historic High
Highest 18 women have won 22 parliamentary seats in Monday's battle of ballots, meaning the new parliament will have the highest number of at least 63 female lawmakers, including 45 to be elected to reserve seats, in the history of Bangladesh...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Hasina Takes Oath as New Bangladesh Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina, the winner of Bangladesh's parliamentary election last month, was sworn in as the country's prime minister on Tuesday, ending two years of rule by an army-backed interim government. It will be her second time in the office. To read...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Bangladesh to Hold Elections to Parliament Seats Reserved for Females on March 29
Bangladesh to hold polls to 45 parliament seats reserved for women on March 29, Election Commissioner Sakhawat Hussain told reporters here on Monday. Members of the country's ninth parliament (MPs), who were elected by direct public votes in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: 45 Women MPs to Take Oath Sunday
Forty-five new women MPs, elected to reserved seats, will be sworn in on Mar 29. Speaker Abdul Hamid will administer oaths to 36 new Awami League MPs, five of BNP and one of Jatiya Party, said Shawkat. The candidates were elected unopposed on...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Bangladesh 45 Women MPs for Reserved Seats Sworn In
The newly elected 45 women members of parliament from the reserved seats were sworn in on Sunday at the oath room of national parliament building in Dhaka. Speaker M Abdul Hamid administered the oath to the lawmakers this morning. Of the 45 women...

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