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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Libya Status of Women Report 2013
As Libya transitions out of the 42-year autocratic rule of the Muammar Qaddafi regime, an urgent theme has emerged: the need to safeguard women’s participation as Libya codifies human rights in national legislation and establishes government...
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...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Legislative Elections in Colombia
Parliamentary elections will be held to elect members to both chambers of Congress in Colombia on 9 March 2014.The nationwide constituency for the 102-member Senate will be contested, as well as the 166 seats of the Chamber of Representatives, plus...
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women, Ireland
POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE been busy over recent weeks and months making selections for the upcoming local elections. Research from Women for Election shows that of the 1278 selections made already by political parties, just 24 per cent are women. Not...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Legislative and Presidential elections in Costa Rica
Costa Rica will hold legislative and presidential elections on February 2, 2014. It's Legislative Assembly currently has 22 women (39%) out of 57 seats. According to Articles 2 and 148 (1) of the 2009 Electoral Law, all nominations for elections...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Legislative elections in Mali
Mali will hold the first round of its legislative elections on November 24, while the second round will be heldon December 15. Currently, the National Assembly has 15 women parliamentarians of a total of 147 members (representing 10.20%). These...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Legislative town halls to focus on women in workforce, USA
Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill will host town hall meetings this month to examine barriers that face women as they struggle to reach professional goals. The meetings stem from LR295, introduced by McGill to study the income gap between men and women....
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Legislative Elections in Cameroon
Women represent about 52% of the population of Cameroon. However, women hold only 25 of the 180 seats in Parliament (13.89%). According to a survey conducted in 2011, in the last parliamentary elections in 2007 only 37% of women exercised their...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Liberia: Women NGO's Secretariat of Liberians Want More Women in Key Leadership Positions
Political parties in Liberia have been asked to ensure that at least 40 per cent of all elected positions at the district, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorates have also been advised to vote for women to occupy...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace issues alternate electoral law and demands inclusivness in Constitutional Assembly
In partnership with Karama, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) organized an urgent two-day consultation in Tripoli starting 6 June to address the recently-issued electoral law which will govern the selection process for the Constitutional...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Law Continues to Treat Women as Objects, Indonesia
With no strict provisions on female representation, legislation often overlooks the rights of women, according to expert witnesses at a judicial review of the 2012 Legislative Election Law at the Constitutional Court on Thursday. According to the...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Libya: Two Women Elected as Unaffiliated Lawmakers in Libya Parliament
Two women are among 120 unaffiliated candidates who have won seats in Libya’s National Assembly, the nation’s first free election following the end of Muammar Qaddafi’s 42-year rule. Mahmoud Jibril’s moderate National Forces Alliance won 39 of the...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Libya’s elections: What comes next?
I didn’t wash my finger for 2 days – purposely avoiding the water just so that the blue stain I received when voting remained there for as long as possible. To those around the world who have had the right to democracy and the choice of selecting...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Libya: Politicians finally wake up to the power of women
Across the political spectrum, parties – all led by men – have been scrambling to grab a slice of the female vote. "Initially political parties were opposed to women, now it's changed," said Alaa Murabit, of Voice of Libyan Women, which campaigns...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Libya: New women politicians seize chance in vote
  Photo credit: Reuters/Anis Mili Yet while election rules mean that Fallah and other female candidates have guaranteed places on party lists, a strong current of social and religious conservatism means their role in politics is still questioned...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Libya: Equal Participation of Women Vital for Building New Libya, Says UN Envoy
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding the country, as he commended the number of women who have registered to vote and to stand for election in the upcoming legislative...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Libya: National campaign to support women candidates
In the lead-up to the forthcoming National Assembly elections on 7 July, female candidates will have the support of a national campaign entitled ‘My Voice for Her.’ The Libyan Women’s Union and Maan Nabneeha Movement have launched the national...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Linda Maguire
Ms. Maguire is the Chief of Country Support for Eastern and Southern Africa with UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. She joined UNDP in 1998 and has worked as UNDP’s chief Electoral Advisor in the Democratic Governance Group from 2003 to 2013, and...