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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Zuleika Hassan: Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament
Female MPs have walked out of Kenya's parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby. Zuleika Hassan said she had brought her five-month-old baby with her to work because of a domestic emergency and...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Zeynep Yildiz
Zeynep Yildiz is a Member of Parliament of Turkey. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Zimbabwe’s first school of politics opened
ZIMBABWE’S first ever women’s political leadership school was on Friday launched in Masvingo under the name, Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (Walpe). Walpe, according to its director Sitabile Dewa, is “a women’s political...
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Zuraida Kamaruddin
This interview was conducted in September 2017 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. At the time, Zuraida Kamaruddin was a Member of Parliament for Ampang, Malaysia. In May 2018, she was appointed as Minister of Housing...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Zimbabwe: Politics no easy road for women
The just-ended harmonised elections in Zimbabwe have revealed that very few women triumphed in their quest to represent the people in both the National Assembly and in local authorities. Ironically, women have a numerically advantage over their male...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Zimbabwe: Parties undermining women's quota system
There is a real risk by political parties to undermine the spirit behind the women's quota system which is provided for in the Constitution aimed at empowering women by reserving 60 National Assembly seats for them. Mr Speaker Sir, an observation on...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Zimbabwe's female politicians pin hopes on polls
In July’s crucial election – the first since the fall of Mugabe – women hope to deliver a decisive blow against sexism. Women in Zimbabwe are hoping for a political breakthrough in the forthcoming elections, despite a “hostile atmosphere” and “...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Zimbabwe: Commission slams attacks on women politicians
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) yesterday expressed concern over attacks on female politicians in the country, which has manifested in many forms, including psychological violence. A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Zimbabwe: Women bear brunt of violence in politics
Former MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe in February spent most of Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral holed up in a hut, fearing for her life, as party youths threatened her with violence. That same month, Zanu PF’s Zalerah Makari, the Epworth...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Zambia elections: the missing voices of women
It is election time in Zambia, with citizens going to the polls today to elect the President, Members of Parliament and Councillors, and to vote in a constitutional referendum. It looks to be a close race, but unfortunately not as far as women are...
Grace Mugabe
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe to head ZANU-PF's women's league
Her confirmation in the position will take place at the party congress scheduled for December this year. This would propel her into the party's powerful politburo and mark her official entrance into politics. As a member of the supreme decision-...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Zambia: Nominate More Women Members Of Parliament
The call for more women to participate in politics need more commitment than mere political rhetoric. Women's role in African politics must go beyond being voters or 'airport dancers'. Women in Parliament are better placed to fight vices like gender...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Zimbabwe: Youth in Politics - Zimbabwe's Youngest Female Parliamentarian
No less than 35 percent of the newly elected MPs in Zimbabwe are women, thanks to a special electoral quota system to increase women's representation in Parliament. At age 29, Tionei Melody Dziva is the youngest of them. She has a strong desire to...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Zimbabwe: Women Decry Low Parly Representation
Government should support women participation in politics as they can contribute immensely to the development of the country, a senior official with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said. ZEC deputy chairperson Mrs Joyce Kazembe said the...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Zimbabwe’s Women Say They Still Lag Behind in Political Arena
HARARE — Zimbabweans go to the polls July 31 under a new constitution that some hoped would bring more women into politics. But, some women say the road to gender equity in Zimbabwean politics is a long one.   Zimbabwe’s 2012 census shows that women...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
ZANU-PF has more women candidates, Zimbabwe
WITH the presidential elections just around the corner, provisionally set for 31 July, tensions are high with a recent swell of infighting as political parties draw up primary election guidelines and hold their internal polls. However, the conflict...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Zimbabweans say yes to new Constitution strong on gender equality and women’s rights
  “As a woman of Zimbabwe, I personally wanted a Constitution that is fit for me,” said Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome, who participated in Zimbabwe’s...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Zimbabweans say yes to new Constitution strong on gender equality and women's rights
“As a woman of Zimbabwe, I personally wanted a Constitution that is fit for me,” said Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and Member of Parliament, Jessie Majome, who participated in Zimbabwe’s Constitution-...