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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Japan's Abe appoints first ever female PM aide
Japan's Shinzo Abe on Friday named the country's first ever female aide to the prime minister, just weeks after Caroline Kennedy arrived as the first woman US ambassador to Tokyo, AFP reports. Makiko Yamada, a 53-year-old internal ministry veteran,...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
John Kerry: "Afghan women on the march"
By John Kerry On my many trips to Afghanistan as a senator and as secretary of state, I’ve met with a remarkable array of Afghan government officials, businesses people, development experts, diplomats, brave American troops and their courageous...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Julia Gillard: Gender revolution has failed
Ms Gillard said while it is up to the nation to think in a sophisticated way about that, the gender revolution of the last 50 years had failed to leave as deep an impact as hoped. "In too many ways, that change has done no more than create a brittle...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Julia Gillard hopes to inspire more women to enter politics, Australia
Admitting that her own experience in politics was "mixed", Ms Gillard said she hoped more women would enter politics. The 51-year-old Welsh-born former lawyer said she has begun writing a memoir and plans to tell her story "in my own words, in my...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Julia Gillard says she'll pursue education and women's issues in life after politics, Australia
Julia Gillard has given her first known interview since losing the Labor leadership, in which she says she will be pursuing education and women's issues on the global stage. Speaking to two representatives from Laureate International Universities in...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Jenny Macklin will tackle Inter-Generational Unemployment if ALP is Re-elected, Australia
Can you name the politician with the most influence over the lives of women and their families in the past five years? Few would probably come up with Jenny Macklin, the low profile but highly prolific Minister for Families in the Federal Labor...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Journalists seek to avoid gender stereotypes in Burkina Faso
A free press, crucial to any democracy, plays a significant role in shaping public attitudes.  It can reinforce voter stereotypes about certain types of candidates, or it can help dispel the kinds of opinions that for many years in many places have...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Julia Gillard speech after being ousted as prime minister - video, Australia
Julia Gillard speaks after Kevin Rudd won the Labor leadership ballot. Gillard, in a calm speech, thanks her supporters and constituents and announces, as promised, she will be leaving politics due to the defeat. She thanks colleagues for the...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Jamila El Mossalli
iKNOW Politics: In your opinion, what is the current experience of Moroccan women in politics? Thank you for this question.  I believe that now is a time of extensive change for Moroccan women in the political arena, for all women in politics across...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Joyce Banda at WEF: Sisters, stick together, Malawi
At a small discussion at Thursday’s World Economic Forum on Africa, the issue of gender equality in African politics took centre stage. While all panelists agreed on the need for more women in positions of leadership, Malawian President Joyce Banda...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Japan: Growing Political Gender Gap (blog)
Three days before South Korea elected a woman president, Japanese voters significantly reduced the number of women in parliament. As a result of Sunday’s vote, the new lower house will have 38 women, or 7.9% of all lawmakers in that chamber. That’s...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Japan: Women and Activists Lament Japan’s Election Outcome
The return to power of Japan’s conservative and hard-line Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Sunday indicates that voters traded urgently needed social and environmental reforms for traditional male-led leadership, according to analysts here. Youth...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Japan: Despite economic need, women continue to be underrepresented
n next month's general election, politicians — nearly all of them men — will make promises on what they will do to fix the economic morass, but very few of them will mention the role of women in the workforce. The country's problems are well known:...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Joint Press Release on Result of the Commune Council Election 2012: further effortss required to achieve quantitative and qualitative female’s political representative in Cambodia
JOINT PRESS RELEASE – Phnom Penh, 11 July 2012 Results of the Commune/Sangkat Council Elections 2012: further efforts required to achievequantitative and qualitative female representation in politics in Cambodia The results of the Commune/Sangkat...
Julie Ballington
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Julie Ballington
Julie Ballington is the Policy Advisor on Political Participation in the Leadership and Governance Section at UN-Women. She oversees the section’s work on women’s political participation, including in electoral assistance, parliamentary...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Japanese Women Lag In Boardrooms, Politics: Report
Japanese women have less clout in companies and politics than women in other advanced countries, the government said in a report that highlighted the need for steps to help women balance jobs and their personal lives. For more information...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jamaica: Jamaica to Decide on 'Woman Power'
A large crowd of orange-clad supporters choked the roads as Portia Simpson-Miller's campaign convoy inched along the road in a village called Norwood on Jamaica's north coast. More than 100 cars were also decked out in the orange of her People...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Women Leaders Speak in One Voice for Peace
International women leaders have met in Amman with Arab peers to join forces under their common goal of amplifying women’s voices in resolving global crises. The Women Leaders Intercultural Forum (WLIF) launched the WLIF chapter in the Arab...

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