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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Beijing at 20: ECOSOC launches review of progress on women’s rights
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing,...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Building stronger legislatures: NDI strategies for supporting women's leadership in parliament
The National Democratic Institutecordially invites you to aWorld Affairs Briefing Building Stronger Legislatures: NDI Strategies for Supporting Women's Leadership in Parliament Participants: Jacqueline Corcoran, Asia (Bangladesh) Lindsay Robinson,...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Behind the dismal representation of women, Bahrain
  BAHRAINI women are the most empowered women in the Middle East, according to a study by Mastercard. The research last year covered education, employment opportunities and involvement in government. Women accounted for 15 per cent of Bahrain...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Bachmann Showed Female Politicians the Wrong Way to Seem Tough, USA
For a while there in 2011, or at least for a few minutes that August, Michele Bachmann was a real contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The race she ran offers several lessons for women who may be thinking of making a White House bid...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Building Women’s Political Participation in Haiti
Thriving and revitalized, the city of Port-au-Prince hosted its first ever BRIDGE courses for members of the Haitian electoral management body.52 participants experienced BRIDGE for the first time during the two 5-day trainings, held back-to-back...
Friday, April 05, 2013
Brazil’s Dilma seems unbeatable 18 months ahead of the presidential election
The poll from the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion, Ibope, and published by O Estado de Sao Paulo shows that 35% spontaneously even before presenting the list of possible candidates, said they would support Rousseff in 2014, which is three...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Betty Amongi-Ongom
Interview with Ms. Betty Amongi-Ongom, Member of Parliament of Uganda during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27 2013 in Quito, Ecuador.      
Monday, March 25, 2013
Bintu Jalia Lukumu N Abwooli
Interview with Ms Bintu Jalia Lukumu N Abwooli, Member of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.
Friday, March 15, 2013
BGIPU hosting landmark visit of the Speaker of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Chairman of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU), Mr Robert Walter MP, welcomed the arrival of a delegation from the Majils Ash-Shura, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by the Speaker, H.E. Dr. Abdullah ibn...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Burton: Cabinet lacks key knowledge of issues due to shortage of female ministers, Ireland
The stark gender imbalance in cabinet means many ministers have little direct knowledge of policy issues they are discussing, the Cabinet’s most senior female minister has suggested. Joan Burton said that when issues such as children, care and “all...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Basic indicators about women in politics around the world
A very easy to use website outlining basic indicators for women in politics accross the globe. The resource outlines the following information for every country: - When women were given the right to vote - When women were given the right to stand...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bangladesh: Ensure one-third seats for women in parliament
Members of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), a women's rights organisation, yesterday demanded that the government ensure one-third of the parliamentary seats for women through direct elections. They also demanded for the reallocation of electoral...
Friday, January 25, 2013
BBC:Girls and women 'hit the hardest' by global recession
Women and girls were hit the hardest by the global recession, according to child rights and development organisations. "The world is failing girls and women," a report by Plan International and the Overseas Development Institute said. A shrinking...
Thirty women have been appointed to the Shura Council by Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah
Monday, January 14, 2013
BBC: Saudi Arabia's king appoints women to Shura Council
Thirty women have been appointed to the Shura Council by Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah, for a 4-year term. This number represents a fifth of council’s seats. The decision was taken following consultations with religious leaders. In 2014, women will...
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...

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