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By Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP The report published yesterday by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on increasing the number of women...
pakistan
Submitted by Halima Tahirkheli  In southern Mexico in 2016, women were granted the permission to vote in local elections for the first time. Since...
Submitted by Basma Al Khateeb On the twenty-fifth day of November, which was endorsed by the United Nations since 1999, the international day for...
This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, in conjunction with the U.N.’s 22ndConference of the Parties (COP22) in Morocco (Nov....
This opinion piece was written by Hibaaq Osman, founder and CEO of Karama, and published by the Huffington Post. The debates on who would will lead...
By Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Union Commission for the European Union Budget and Human Resources   Theresa May and Angela...
This blog post was written by 2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park and published on 22 August 2016 by the American...
Gender does make a difference – though how much depends on women’s activism and the political parties The excitement in the media and the women’s...
This article was written by Sarah Cooper, the National Democratic Institute.  Election observation initiatives are most effective when their findings...
law and equality
By Graziele Grilo I watched the movie “The Judge” and one quote of Billy Bob Thornton’s character got my attention. At a certain point in the movie,...
Women's day in Russia
By Jillian Smith,  “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the...
Women in rural India
By Gargi Sharma, The 73rd amendment to the Constitution of India in 1992 prescribes rules for elections at the lowest level, the third tier of...
Conquering Politics #LikeAGirl
It wasn’t my proudest parenting moment: I stood on the ice surface in the community arena shaking with anger as bewildered hockey players, parents,...
Women for democracy
By Ashwath komath It is reasonable to assume that the best political system for a woman to get into politics is democracy. Of course, this is...
By Halima Tahirkheli The United Nations 2010 Human Development Report has ranked Saudi Arabia as 128th of the 138 nations in terms of gender equality...
Nicola Sturgeon
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history....
By Ashwath Komath, It is a very common stereotype in the world, especially in politics, that women cannot be strong and cannot handle ministries of...
By Halima Tahirkheli, Electronic media has become more influential in Pakistan in the last decade due to the rapid development of communication...
By  Malgorzata Bratkrajc, A new European Commission took office on November 1st, 2014. Unsurprisingly, the composition of the new Commission...
By Bérengère Sim Remember that moment in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign when Yes pulled ahead of No in an opinion poll? 51% and 49%...

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