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Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigeria: Women Decry Political Party Primaries, Seek Deputy Governorship
Women have complained about the recent primaries carried out by different political parties in the country saying they did not favour them and they were also cowed and forced into submission to the men. Speaking under the aegis of the 100 Women...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
New European Commission with old dilemmas
By  Malgorzata Bratkrajc, A new European Commission took office on November 1st, 2014. Unsurprisingly, the composition of the new Commission confirmed that the flagship EU initiative of gender balance in decision-making positions is not being taken...
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
New European Commission with old dilemmas
By  Malgorzata Bratkrajc, A new European Commission took office on November 1st, 2014. Unsurprisingly, the composition of the new Commission confirmed that the flagship EU initiative of gender balance in decision-making positions is not being taken...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nine women to fight election, Bahrain
Nine Bahraini women have confirmed their candidacy for the upcoming parliament and municipal council elections. However, they said they will reveal their election campaigns closer to the polls, which are expected to take place in November. Six women...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Nigeria: Amaechi Tasks Women On Greater Participation in Politics
More participation of women in politics will go along way in making democracy in Nigeria an interesting game, even as it would help in stamping out corruption in the political system. This position was made by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Nigeria: Ogun - Fresh Perspectives On Women in Politics
First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, recently put forward new perspectives on how to make women's voices heard and make their votes count in Nigeria's political process, ahead of the 2015 general elections. She noted that the time had...
Friday, April 25, 2014
NEC Gender Section Begins Regional Seminars, Liberia
The Gender Section of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has begun the conduct of a string of regional Gender Seminars to encourage Women's Political participation in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election. The first phase of the seminar was...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
NCW demands 100 out of 444 parliamentary seats for women, Egypt
Women should have at least 100 of the 444 seats in the next parliament, the National Council for Women said in a statement Thursday. Representation of women should be proportionate to their weight in society and their wide-scale participation in the...
Monday, January 27, 2014
New Report Examines the Reality of Women’s Participation in Guatemalan Politics
While women in Guatemala have slowly been making political gains, a new report by NDI and UN Women shows that a significant gender gap persists. The report, Between Challenge and Reality: Women and Political Participation in Guatemala, examines the...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Number of women in politics back in focus, Cambodia
Finding out why women’s voices are not being listened to is imperative to increasing the proportion of female political representation in Cambodia, a meeting heard yesterday. The Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP) – which is made up of 12...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
New laws ignored, so women trailed in Kenya 2013 election
New laws designed to increase the number of elected women in Kenyan politics had no effect on the 2013 elections because those concerned failed to implement them, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) said. “We have good laws that we are not using...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Nowshera, Lakki Marwat: Re-polling in stations with women vote bar, Pakistan
The Peshawar High Court on Monday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold re-elections on polling stations of NA-5 Nowshera and NA-27 Lakki Marwat, where women were barred from voting on August 22 by-elections. The court has also...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Norway's female MPs tell women to 'give a damn'
'Maybe women deserve men setting the agenda," a conservative female politician said Friday as emotions ran high over a study that showed men know more about politics than women, and that the gender gap was wider in Norway than in comparable...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Nigeria: Women Seek Better Deal Ahead of 2015 Elections
Two years away from the general elections, Nigerian women who converged under different organizations and auspices at a two-day summit organized by Nigerian Women in Parliament with the support of United Nations Development Programme and Democratic...
Monday, July 08, 2013
NORWACGG calls for more women in politics, Ghana
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Ncube defends women’s quota selection, Zimbabwe
MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube has defended the inclusion of the party’s secretary-general Mrs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga on the list of women’s quota under proportional representation in Matabeleland South province. In an interview after...
Monday, June 24, 2013
New dawn for Samoan women: Seats reserved for them next Parliament
From the next general elections at least five seats in  Samoan Parliament will be occupied by women. Passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2013 this morning made that law. “It’s a new dawn for women,” Speaker of Parliament, La’auli Leuatea Fosi...