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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor is first for Iran
Samiyeh Balochzehi, 26, who was elected mayor by the Kalat city council, is an engineer and has a master’s degree in natural resources management from the Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch in Tehran. A local who spoke to Al-Monitor...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Bachelet wins Chile presidential run-off
Socialist Michelle Bachelet was swept back into office Sunday as Chile’s next president, on a platform of narrowing the gap between rich and poor. "Chile, now, finally, the time has come to carry out the changes," Ms Bachelet told cheering...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor is first for Iran
The election of the first Baluchi woman last week as the mayor of Kalat, a city in the south of Iran, was an unprecedented event in one of the most underprivileged and conservative provinces in Iran. It is a significant step which local experts...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Biden praises PM Abe’s push for women in politics and the workplace
While China’s air defense zone issues was topmost on everyone’s mind during United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan this week, he also had other agenda on his plate. Together with U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and U.S....
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Bill Clinton hopes for ‘woman president’
Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he would like to see a female president, but he has “no idea” if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run in 2016. “I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Backward States put up more women candidates than developed States, India
While women remain under-represented in elections, an interesting new dimension has emerged from the first analysis of 50 years of Assembly election data. India’s backward States systematically put up more female candidates than the developed...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting for equity: Gender budget initiatives within a framework of performance oriented budgeting
The following paper by Rhonda Sharp (2003) brings forth research from a project commissioned by UNIFEM. The project upon which the paper is based, sought to develop strategies that would facilitate the achievement of gender responsive budget...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Beyond Quotas: Political Accommodations and Gender in South Sudan
Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government. In July 2013, IFES and  Conflict Dynamics International conducted a workshop to...
Friday, October 25, 2013
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Budgets
Everyone who has struggled to mainstream gender into public policy recognises that programmed action without money attached amounts to inaction. While government budgets allocate resources in ways that perpetuate gender biases, budgets also offer...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting to Fulfill International Gender Commitments
Budgeting to Fulfill International Gender Commitments by Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE).UNIFEM 2004 This booklet was commissioned by the Southern African Regional Office (SARO) of the United Nations Development Fund for...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting to end gender inequalities in the education sector
This paper prepared by Fatou Lo and Nisreen Alami explains how gender responsive budgeting tools can help address persistent gender inequalities in the education sector. Drawing on country experiences and a broad analysis of education sector...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Breaking new frontiers for gender responsive budgeting: the Kerala Model
This article prepared by Yamini Mishra, Gender Responsive Budgeting Specialist, South, East and South East Asia, UN Women challenges us to think about what GRB has meant for the reality of women's lives? Has it translated into better outputs and...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Best Practices of Effective Parties: Three training modules for political parties
Although a majority of Latin Americans believe democracy is preferable to other political systems, most are not satisfied with democracy in their own country. Recent Latinobarometro polls show that four out of five Latin Americans have lost trust in...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Barillari: ‘Elect Her’ initiative supports need for women in politics on SU campus
Her: A simple pronoun and basic linguistic tool in the everyday English vernacular. But, in the context of women in politics, “her” is more than a grammatical component. It is a symbol of slowly rising equality in representation — too slowly, in...
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Thursday, October 03, 2013
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa  4:15 PM – 7:00 PM, October 22th, 2013at Johns Hopkins University's Rome Auditorium1619 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.Seats are limited | Register...
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Roots for More Women in Politics
More women must take leadership positions in Bulgarian politics, argued former Bulgarian EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva. In an interview for Darik Radio Saturday, Kuneva reiterated her calls for a thorough change of the very "model" of Bulgarian...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Bangladesh: Caucus for women and children’s health mooted
Bangladesh has started a process to set up a ‘parliamentary caucus’ to better coordinate parliament’s actions on reproductive, maternal and child health, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has said. Speaking at the end of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Black Italian minister Kyenge suffers banana insult
Italian politicians have reacted with anger after the country's first black minister had bananas thrown at her during a political rally. Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge, who has suffered racial abuse in the past, dismissed the act as "a waste of...

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