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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
How Women Are Increasingly Winning Parliamentary Elections In India & World Over
Before India’s southern state of Karnataka went to the polls in May for legislative elections, IndiaSpend had reported on the low representation of women in the state legislature.  When we analysed the data on women MLAs across India, we found...
Monday, June 17, 2013
How we talk about female politicians, Israel
It seems if you talk to anyone for more than 10 minutes in this country, the conversation inevitably turns toward politics. Everyone has their own opinions – which party they voted for, how long they think the coalition will last, if Liberman/...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Hillary Clinton Says Women in Politics Have Ripple Effect
"When women participate in the economy everybody benefits. This should be a no-brainer," Clinton said in remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative America event in Chicago. Clinton spent years as a New York senator and Secretary of State...
Monday, June 10, 2013
How Samantha Power Could Change U.S. Diplomacy
As the first red-headed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power will cut a distinctive figure in the organization’s staid meeting rooms and endless cocktail receptions. But she will also stand out in ways that go well beyond appearance...
Monday, June 10, 2013
High female voter turnout in Iraq’s local elections
The current political scene in Iraq is appearing to encourage Iraqi women in the Anbar and Ninawa provinces to participate more than before in the political process. Iraq’s elections committee said this week that the number of women competing in...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hodan Ahmed
NDI staff member Hodan Ahmed of Somalia talks about her experiences working with Somali women parliamentarians and civil society representatives to bring female's perspectives in policy making.   
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
How the 'System of Beauty' Hurts Female Politicians
Talking about their looks makes women running for office seem less competent, less effective, and less qualified -- even when it's just praise and compliments.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published April 8 2013)
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
How the 'System of Beauty' Hurts Female Politicians
Talking about their looks makes women running for office seem less competent, less effective, and less qualified -- even when it's just praise and compliments.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published April 8 2013)
Friday, April 05, 2013
High tide for women ministers, Australia
When she announced her new ministry last Monday, Julia Gillard made history. For the first time, women make up one-third of the Australian government. Although the cabinet remains unchanged, the promotion of three women into the ministry has...
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Helene Peterson
Interview with Ms. Helene Peterson, Member of Parliament of Sweden, during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.  
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Handbook on Campaign Finance in Tunisia: Issues and Monitoring
The handbook outlines campaign finance monitoring methodology and underscores efforts to monitor money in politics during the next electoral cycle in Tunisia.    
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Have your say: How do we get more women involved in politics in Canada?
Yet just like the early weeks of a new hockey season, there’s still a long way to go to achieve true gender parity in Canadian politics. From the way Parliament is scheduled and debate is structured, to the way political parties and the media...
Friday, February 01, 2013
Hillary Clinton: A long journey
Over the decades, Hillary Clinton has gone from student activist to globetrotting stateswoman. On her last day as US secretary of state, has her journey ended or is there more to come? After travelling almost a million miles around the globe, she...
Photo: aware.org.sg; Halima Yacob, the first woman Speaker of Singapore Parliament
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Halimah Yacob Became First Woman Speaker of the Singapore Parliament
Halima Yacob became the first woman and the 9th Speaker of Singapore Parliament on 14 January 2013.   Halimah Yacob, is a 58-year-old Indian lady born in Singapore. She has been in politics previously as Ministry of Community Development, Youth and...
Huffington Post: Saudi Arabia Gender Mixing: Grand Mufti Warns Against Practice
Friday, January 11, 2013
Huffington Post: Saudi Arabia Gender Mixing: Grand Mufti Warns Against Practice
PHOTO: Huffington Post By ABDULLAH SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY   “Since 2006, women have been appointed as advisors to the council – an appointed, consultative body that has the authority to review laws and question ministers but cannot propose or veto...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
How Have Women's Political Rights Fared in Egypt?
How Have Women'sPolitical Rights Fared in Egypt? Zainab Al-SuwaijExecutive Director of the American Islamic Congress Yassmine ElSayed HaniForeign Affairs Editor and US-based Correspondent for Al Akhbar Daily Newspaper, Cairo Nancy OkailDirector...
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Hungary: Report highlights lack of women in Hungarian politics
Hungary occupies the penultimate place within the European Union in terms of the proportion of women among lawmakers, far behind other nations in the CEE region, national daily Nepszabadsag said on Saturday. Citing lecturer Gabriella Ilonszki of...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Hungary: Hungary's about turn on domestic violence
The Hungarian parliament has changed course on a bill that introduces domestic violence to the Hungarian penal code. A citizen led proposal, that domestic violence be criminalised with specific legislation, found resistance from members of...

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