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Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in...
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president
Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins. She secured 50.5% of the vote with 99% of ballots counted, while incumbent Ivo Josipovic was close behind on 49.5...
Image: scottish.parliament.uk
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Gender equality: time for quotas in Scottish politics?
We have a woman who is First Minister if that’s not an example of us reaching gender equality, what is? It’s a statement the Women 5050 campaign, seeking a 50/50 representation of women in Scotland’s public life, hears at least daily. It is indeed...
Emily's list
Monday, December 01, 2014
The woman behind a massively influential political movement
Since Stephanie Schriock became president of EMILY's List, the political action committee focused on getting more pro-choice Democratic women elected to office, much has changed. The organization has raised more than $52 million and helped elect 62...
Nicola Sturgeon
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling
Smashing the glass ceiling women face to "smithereens" is an important part of tackling inequality, Scotland's new First Minister has said. Nicola Sturgeon, who is the first female to take on the top job in Scottish politics, pledged she would work...
Helen Clark
Sunday, November 23, 2014
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25th 2014
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark  Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of other incidents occurring every day, on every...
Grabar Kitarovic and Tomasic
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Tomasic supports Grabar Kitarovic as next president of Croatia
Member of the European Parliament Ruza Tomasic on Sunday supported HDZ candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic in the race for the next president of Croatia, saying that Croatia was ready for a woman president. "Croatia is ready for a woman president and...
Martin Schulz Women conference
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Long way to go, on achieving gender equality
This week Schulz kicked off the spring forward for women conference, which aims to bring about ideas for encouraging political representation of women, with particular focus on women in Arab countries. The conference comes as world leaders gear up...
Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Women in high office: Indonesia 8, Australia 1
Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has appointed eight women to his cabinet, vastly outdoing the Australian government when it comes to female representation. The humble furniture maker-turned president, more accustomed to carving wooden cabinets...
Elections in Tunisia 2014 Women
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Few women on Tunisian parliamentary poll lists
Tunisia, despite being the most advanced Arab nation in terms of women's rights, is still fare from adhering fully to the principles enshrined in the January 2014 Constitution and from abiding by the ratification of international treaties in daily...
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Women and democracy in Latin America: time for parties to make a difference
Latin America has made considerable progress increasing political representation of women, but more active measures are needed to increase outcomes. With an average of 23.9% in 2014, the proportion of women in lower houses of parliament or single-...
Women in leadership will curb corruption – RDP
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Women in leadership will curb corruption (Namibia)
WINDHOEK - The National Secretary of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Women’s League is of the view that corruption will drastically decrease if more capable women occupy leadership positions. Speaking to New Era just after the official...
Yemeni Women
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Yemeni women fight for greater representation
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 fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent...
Stephanie Chang
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wanted: Young candidates of color to shake up politics scene
Photo-stephaniechang.com When Stephanie Chang began knocking on doors in and around Detroit in pursuit of a statehouse seat in the Michigan legislature, the most common question she received didn’t have anything to do with her policy positions or...
Marina Silva and Dilma Roussef
Monday, August 18, 2014
Brazil’s presidential election now features two frontrunners with amazing stories
AP Photo/Andre Penner, Felipe Dana In the wake of Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos’ death in a plane crash last week in Santos, Sao Paulo, there has been much discussion over who would succeed him as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s (...
Ayanna Pressley
Monday, August 11, 2014
Black Female Candidates Face Different Challenges—Some of Them From Black Voters
Black women are often the backbone of political campaigns—making calls, managing offices and registering voters. And we show up at the polls. In the last two presidential elections, the turnout percentage of African-American women was greater than...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Women should not laugh in public, Turkish deputy PM says
Women should not laugh out loud in public, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has said while complaining about “moral corruption” in Turkey.  Speaking during an Eid el-Fitr meeting on July 28, Arınç described his ideal of the chaste man or woman,...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Rwanda is proof that more women should work in criminal justice
As the world looks on in horror at the bloodshed in Gaza, Mary Gahonzire brings a unique perspective to the role of women in peacemaking and reconciliation. Gahonzire is deputy commissioner of the Rwanda Correctional Service, which runs prisons in...