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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Algeria unveils first ever electoral list composed entirely of women
An opposition party in Algeria two weeks ago unveiled a parliamentary electoral list composed entirely of women. The first of its kind in the country's history, the all-female list was drawn up by the Algerian National Front, a "centrist" opposition party led by former presidential candidate Moussa...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters
Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said the practice was illegal. "This kind of...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Wanted: Female Candidates for Algeria's Parliament Quota
Algerian law requires the next parliament to be made up of 30 percent women — but political parties across the spectrum have struggled to come up with enough female candidates to fill the quota. While universities in this Muslim North African nation are increasingly full of young women, politics is...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and agreed to actively ensure justice and equality...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Plea for Enforcement of Law Relating to Fight Violence Against Women, Algeria
Participants in the first International Women's Congress "For a Culture of Peace" called, Tuesday in Oran, for the enforcement of the law to fight violence against women. The bills "must be accompanied by enforcement mechanisms" allowing the fight against this phenomenon, as it is done in the world...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Algeria appoints four female army generals
Algeria has appointed three women army Generals, therefore becoming the Arab country with the biggest number of high-ranking female army commanders, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Tuesday. The nomination of the three generals, whose names were not revealed, come as part of a move seen as a...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Louisa Hanoune, First female candidate to stand for the Algerian presidential elections
Unlike many women she does not hide her age but actually has a tendency to flaunt it, in April she will be fifty: “ The age of the Algerian revolution” she says. This is how she likes to present herself, Louisa Hounane, proud and touching spokesperson for the Workers’ Party, the only political...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Algeria presidential race has one woman that ‘won’t hold back’
KOLEA, Algeria: A string of white pearls around her neck, her hair tied in a bun, Louisa Hanoune, the only woman running for Algeria’s presidency, holds out her palms and declares: “I have clean hands.” The remark triggers an outburst of celebratory ululations and chants of “Louisa! Louisa!” among...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Presidential Elections in Algeria
On April 17, Algerians will elect a President in the country's first post-Arab Spring presidential election.   Out of 39 million Algerian citizens, there are 23 million registered voters who will vote across 50,000 polling stations.   To find out more about Louisa Hanoune, the only woman running...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A LOOK AT THE RIGHTS OF ARAB WOMEN
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Yamina Meftali
"I went into politics as a result of the emergence of the Islamist Movement in the nineties.  I was trying to find a way to help my country and contribute to the decision-making process as well as help women, who are usually the first to suffer. In 2002, at the age of 34, and until 2007, I served...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Saturday, January 05, 2013
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Algeria: Women Poorly Represented in Algeria Elections
Despite efforts by Algeria's political parties, few women are running for office in the country’s double elections on Thursday (November 29th). While many women work in the civil service, education, justice and health sectors, the number of those involved in politics remains low. In...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Algeria: Algerian Women Optimistic on Eve of Presidential Elections
Having battled for over twenty years against the Family Code, Algerian women now face a new challenge. Unlike their elders, whose aim was to get the Family Code amended, young Algerian women today are campaigning for greater political representation and equality of access to top jobs. To...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Algeria: Algeria's Female Presidential Candidate Appeals to Constitution Council
Secretary General of Algeria's Workers' Party Louisa Hanoune, who was the only woman in this year's presidential race, said that her staff has appealed to the Constitutional Council over what she called a case of election "fraud." Her remarks came a day after the official announcement of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
North Africa: Women’s political participation in North Africa enhanced under UN-backed project
The use of new information and communication technologies such as videos, podcasts, key statistics, SMS (messaging), and interactive spaces such as quizzes, polls, social networking sites such as Facebook and discussion forums, will promote sharing of information and active participation in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tunisia: Women Fear the Algerian Way
A women’s group begins campaigning near La Marsa beach in Tunis to convince more women to come up and register in the electoral lists, in time for the deadline now pushed back to Aug. 14. Most of the women watching the proceedings are veiled. The veils present more a question than a...