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9/2/2014
Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars. The former political prisoner is now working to end the persecution...
9/2/2014
Women are at the forefront of many of this year’s critical and most-watched races. From candidates for governorships making waves from red-to-blue states, to game-changing senate seats up for grabs,...
9/2/2014
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country....
9/1/2014
Somali women have been facing formidable challenges and complain about marginalization in politics but they in turn played a pivotal role in securing peace deals between warring forces on the ground...
8/31/2014
Photo-Al Jazeera After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been...
8/31/2014
Photo-Andrew Stocks/The Guardian Do you ever hear men described as ‘hysterical’? Do people say they ‘whine’ or ‘nag’? Thought not. Here are eight sexist words we’d like to never hear from again
8/31/2014
Lawyers, entrepreneurs, academics and civil servants are some of the female candidates standing in Fiji's upcoming elections. Fijians will vote on 17 September, the first elections since the 2006...
8/27/2014
Unfriendly political environmental factors, culture, tradition and religious belief, low level of education as some of the barriers militating against Nigerian women’s participation in politics....
8/27/2014
Today marks the anniversary of a historic day in American politics — the day women received the same opportunity as men to vote for the individuals that represented them. Activists and advocates...
8/26/2014
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally...

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