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Thursday, June 08, 2017
The political arena in the country appears to be far from offering a level playing field for women politicians, at least going by the recent party primaries where only handful of them successfully braved the bruising and bare-knuckled campaigns...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kenya could get its first female governor in the next General Election after 10 women formally submitted their bids, as indicated in the list of aspirants published by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Unlike in the last elections...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Labour MP Khadija Arib has been elected the new chairman of the Dutch lower chamber of parliament. Arib was born in Morocco and has been an MP since 1998. The leadership of the Freedom Party does not agree with her appointment because of her dual...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The moment there was an inkling that Dyana Sofya would be DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan Parliamentary seat, a picture purportedly of her (it wasn’t) in a bikini was circulated on the internet. She has since been subjected to wolf whistles by...
Monday, January 13, 2014
“Every country deserves to have the best possible leader and that means that women have to be given a chance to compete. If they’re never allowed to compete in the electoral process, then the countries are really robbing  themselves of a great deal...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwaitis went to the polls this week to elect their third parliament in 17 months. Despite having the oldest and most powerful parliament in the Arab Gulf, Kuwait has a turbulent political scene: no parliament has served...
Friday, July 12, 2013
PowerPoint Presentation on the Krantijyoti Project; A Project for Empowerment of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) in Local Government” with Ms. Neela Satyanarayana, State Election Commissioner of the State of Maharashtra.
Monday, June 10, 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta's 26 nominations for principal secretary positions only include seven women, prompting criticism for failing to meet the constitutionally mandated one-third quota for female nominees, Kenya's Daily Nation reported Saturday (...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
When Ilirjana Gafurri, a political party activist in Peja, Kosovo, won a seat on her local council six years ago, she became an advocate for issues such as better health care and women’s equality in her community. But Gafurri had to struggle to make...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
"So far according to our estimates, it is about seven per cent of women for the senate, seven per cent for the county assembly, and only three per cent for women governor candidates," said Ms Monika Izydorczyk, a member of the EU observer mission....
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The detractors' script reads Martha Karua is a intransigent, tough, hard, mean lady and we saw this in the lead up to the coalition government and she has tried to soften her stand by wearing African prints, by going into studios to perform with rap...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The three women sit around a table tackling their breakfast at a five-star city hotel. One in a black T-Shirt, a red skirt, white rubber shoes and with her hair held up in a bun by a red cloth. The second sits in a black skirt and red T-Shirt and...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid on Sunday and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment if elected Kenya's fourth President in next year's General Elections. Launching her bid on the Narc party at...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Park Geun-hye has won her party's nomination to run as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in December. If elected, Park would become the nation's first female head of state. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of South Korea's late military...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
THE Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has agreed to reduce by half, the Sh500,000 it was demanding as nomination fee for any of the women hoping to join the country representative race. TheSh500,000 amount is among the proposals...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women in the conservative Gulf state of Kuwait aim to make it third time lucky as they contest seats in parliament after two failed attempts in legislative elections. To read the full article click here.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Academics agreed that the relative drop in performance of the former all-male parliament was likely to boost the chances of female candidates getting elected, found a study conducted by KUNA.Kuwait University's political science professor Dr....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
As May 16 draws near, hopes seems to be presiding the views of female voters. Even after the issuance of the recent fatwa forbidding voting for women, the supporters of the female a great majority still sees that change is only possible if...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwait votes in a parliamentary election on Saturday, two months after the ruler of the world's fourth largest oil exporter dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament to end a long-running dispute with the government. Following are...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Four Kuwaitis have become the first women elected to their nation's parliament, a resounding victory in a conservative Persian Gulf country where the legislature has been men-only for almost half a century. Women gained the right to vote and run for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kuwaiti voters head to the polls on 16 May in an early general election triggered by the cabinet's resignation following a row with parliament.This is the third early election in less than three years and the third in which women are allowed...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Around 384,000 voters are expected to head to polling stations to select 50 members of Parliament tomorrow. Voters are to select from around 211 candidates vying for parliamentary seats. To read the full article please visit the Al Watan Daily...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
AMMAN: Nancy Bakir, the Jordanian Minister of Public Sector Reform, said yesterday that the Arab World should follow the example of Kuwait and study the Gulf state's democratic accomplishments and parliamentary elections. To read the...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Description of government structure:     * Chief of State: Amir SABAH al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah     * Head of Government: Prime Minister NASIR MUHAMMAD al-Ahmad al-Sabah     * Assembly: Kuwait has a unicameral National Assembly (Majlis al-Umma)...
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Nursultan Nazarbayev Head of Government: Prime Minister Karim Massimov Assembly: Kazakhstan has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 39 seats and the House of...
Friday, March 11, 2011
On April 3rd, Kazakhstan will hold presidential elections. Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Nursultan Abishevich NAZARBAYEV  Head of Government: Prime Minister Karim MASIMOV Assembly: Kazakhstan has a bicameral...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This report presents an overview of the state of human development in Kenya, focusing primarily on poverty and gender inequality. It reflects the significant differences in economic and social development across provinces and districts, between...