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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Queen Rania Launches YouTube Channel to Break Down Stereotypes
Using one of the most cyber-savvy platforms for dialogue, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah launched a global campaign on YouTube urging users to discuss existing stereotypes about the Arab world and highlight commonalities uniting people...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Islamist Movement Calls on Government to Withdraw from CEDAW
The Islamist movement on Sunday called on the government to withdraw from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on grounds that the treaty will lead to a myriad of social problems in the country...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Activists to Monitor Lawmakers’ Performance
Al Quds Centre for Political Studies on Wednesday released the first report of the “Jordanian Parliamentary Monitor” project, which seeks to improve the Parliament’s performance by highlighting the best international experiences and practices...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Not Good Enough
Fifty-eight parliamentarians have recently petitioned the government to treat children and husbands of Jordanian mothers married to non-Jordanians, and holding temporary passports, on an equal footing with Jordanians, without giving them...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Women Activists Welcome Endorsement of Gov’t Decision to Lift Reservation on CEDAW Article
Women activists on Tuesday welcomed the endorsement of a Cabinet decision to lift its reservations on an article related to women's mobility in an international convention, saying it was an important step towards securing additional...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Azerbaijani Delegation Shares Experiences with Women’s Groups
HRH Princess Basma on Tuesday said exposure to experiences of societies that share similar circumstances will only work to strengthen efforts geared towards strengthening women's capabilities and capacities within their own communities. ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Japan: Women Still Largely Absent From Politics
When it comes to female participation in politics, Japan lags far behind other nations.If Japan is going to catch up with the countries that boast a high percentage of female politicians, women must create a nationwide movement, according to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
JAMAICA: Training Program for Women in Politics
THE Jamaica Women's Political Caucus (JWPC), through its Institute for Public Leadership (IPL) programme, has organised a training seminar for active and aspiring women in politics. The programme - funded by the Canadian International...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Japan: Japan's Opposition Touts Fresh Faces in Bid for Election Victory
The Democratic Party of Japan has promoted women and younger candidates who have not risen through traditional routes to power.The display of hyperactivity was deliberate, and not just because Ms. Kushibuchi is anxious to win every last vote...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Japan: Japan Awakes to New Era as Opposition Sweeps Into Power
Japan's parliament will look radically different when it formally elects Hatoyama as prime minister at a special session in the middle of next month. The lower house will contain 158 first-time MPs, just over 90% of them from the DPJ, and a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
JAPAN: Change Comes to Japanese Politics
There was only one problem. Her Democratic Party had never been in power. In fact, only one party has really been in charge of Japan since the end of World War II. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) helped build the world's No. 2 economy, but...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Jordanian Government seeking to increase women’s representation in Parliament
Minister of Political Development noted that the election committee is reviewing several suggestions that were presented by civil society and the women’s movement, including increasing the women seats to 12 so that all governorates will be...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Japan: Women Changing the Face of Politics, Slowly but Almost Surely
Japan, according to the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union, citing a November 2009 survey, ranks 106th among 189 countries in terms of the proportion of female parliamentarians in the House of Representatives. Japan just has 45 women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jordan: Lack of funding hurting women candidates - activists
Women activists warned this week that lack of financial support is hindering efforts to support female candidates in the upcoming elections. "We are having difficulties supporting candidates for this election because most of the support we...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Japan: Quake's Aftermath Weighs Heavily on Women
Since the horrific Mar. 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated her coastal town of Minato, in Ishinomaki city, Masami Endo’s three-year-old daughter has been crying and clinging to her every night. Endo is very worried about her child. The...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jamaica: Women groups propose ways to improve gender equality in region
Caribbean women are calling for adequate maternity and paternity leave for parliamentarians and increases in women's representation in cabinets, parliaments and local governments to a minimum of 30 per cent. These are among some 17 recommendations...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Japan: In Sleepy Village, a Young Female is Elected
The town voters handed fresh-faced political newcomer Haruka Kuwahara a stunning victory in Sunday’s local election. Ms. Kuwahara, who just qualified to run for office a few months before campaign season began, blew away the rest of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jamaica: 50 women honoured
12 Mar 2012 - women who have played an instrumental role in national development and who have contributed to gender mainstreaming were on Thursday recognised by the Bureau of Women's Affairs as part of celebrations to mark International Women's Day...

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