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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. ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Brazil: Leading Ladies Give Gender Slant to Campaign
Brazil was one of the first countries in Latin America to grant women the right to vote, but it has one of the lowest levels of female representation in public office, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bulgaria: Sofia elects first woman mayor
Bulgarian Education Minister Yordanka Fandukova won a landslide victory in the mayoral by-election in Sofia on Sunday (November 15th), becoming the first woman to run the city in its 130-year history as the capital.Fandukova, 47, was the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Gaborone mayor debunks gender influence
"It is very exciting for me to be mayor after this long control by the opposition," said the Veronica Lesole, the first BDP mayor, after two decades of Botswana National Front (BNF) hegemony."It is my challenge and responsibility to see to it that...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women Underrepresented in South Asian Politics
Politics is essentially led by women in Bangladesh, said Kamal. Bangladesh's current head of government is Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while the heads of opposition were women as well for the past two decades. Women also make up 18.6 percent...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Bahrain’s women work to win more parliamentary seats
Just eight women ran in Bahrain’s first general election in 2002, and only one woman managed to secure a seat in the country’s fledgling parliament in 2006 after running unopposed. Dr. May al Otaibi, who works with the Bahrain’s Supreme...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Burundi: Unprecendented mobilization of women in the eve of elections in Burundi
Women' associations are ready with a 'national strategy' for increased participation of Burundian women in the second post-conflict general elections that will start in May with the local elections, according to human rights activists in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bolivia: Unprecedented Gender Parity in Cabinet
"My great dream has come true: half of the members of my cabinet are women, and half are men," said a visibly moved Morales when he presented his new team of ministers Saturday, the day after he was sworn in to a second term."This was an...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: BOCONGO urge government to give effect to CEDAW
Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO)prepared and presented a shadow report and an oral statement to the 45th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women sitting in Geneva from January 18 to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bulgaria: Women’s Influence Grows in Bulgarian Public Life
Prime Minister Boiko M. Borisov of Bulgaria, a thick-necked former karate instructor, bodyguard and onetime fireman, may seem an unlikely feminist. But the former tough guy mayor of Sofia has in recent months promoted a legion of women,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Councillors to incorporate gender issues into their daily activities
The gender and local government strategy workshop is meant to facilitate the government’s commitment to gender equality in daily business of councils, Selebi Phikwe Mayor, Lekang Mukokomani said in a workshop recently. “Women in Botswana...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women urged to play key election role
A nationwide call went out to Bahraini women yesterday, encouraging them to make a difference and run for the upcoming elections.They should also reach out to the youth and the media in their efforts to win seats in the 2010 parliamentary elections...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women urged to play key election role
A nationwide call went out to Bahraini women yesterday, encouraging them to make a difference and run for the upcoming elections.They should also reach out to the youth and the media in their efforts to win seats in the 2010 parliamentary elections...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: New election gains for women?
NATIONAL elections later this year could open the door to a younger generation of MPs and witness the arrival of more women on the political stage, according to two Bahrain-based observers. However, for women to claim a greater presence in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Burundi: High Turnout for Polls, UN Official Says
More than 3.5 million people registered to vote in the polls, exceeding expectations, with 17 presidential candidates - 15 aligned with parties and two independents - taking part. The polls, Mr. Petrie said today, can serve as an example for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrein: Parliament quota for women urged
Bahrein should adopt a women's quota in parliament to ensure equal representation in the country's legislative body during the upcoming elections, say activists. It should also target the involvement of the country's youngsters, as experts predict...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Brazil: A Woman Rises in Brazil
Latin America is no stranger to female leaders, but not many can match the radical political trajectory of Dilma Rousseff, the 62-year-old onetime Marxist guerrilla leader who stands to become Brazil’s first female president. Up until a year...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women set to make their mark in poll
WOMEN candidates dismissed fears last night that Bahrain's democracy is sidelining them during next month's elections due to their decreased number. They said this year's electoral race and past results will create a large segment of Bahraini women...

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