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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
IPU welcomes appointment of four women to Qatar’s Parliament
The IPU hails the appointment of four women as members of the Shura Council of Qatar, the country’s Parliament. This is the first time that women will sit on the Shura Council, which is responsible for examining government policy, drafting laws and...
Egypt Beijing +20 review
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...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Three Women to Stand in Qatar Municipal Elections
Three women out of 116 candidates will be running for the municipal elections in Qatar. For more information, please see
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Many Qatari Men Averse to Women Entering Politics
A quarter of Qatari males interviewed in a survey on the role of the upcoming parliament said they believed women should not take up political career. To read the full article, please visit The Peninsula Qatar's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Activist Calls for Seat Reservation for Qatari Women in Elected Forums
The most effective way to ensure Qatari women enter politics is to reserve seats for them in elected bodies, says a Qatari champion of women's rights. To read the full article, please visit The Peninsula Qatar's Website
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Qatar's only female municipal councillor plans to be next vice president
Shaikha Al Jufairi, the only woman in Qatar's Central Municipal Council (CMC), said that she has plans to run for the post of vice-president.  Shaikha this month retained her seat in the council for the third time in a row by trouncing her...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...