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Friday, August 05, 2016
New Trend in Women World Leaders?
Is there a new trend in women world leaders? This article tries to give an answer to this interesting question, with inputs from different organizations, including UN Women. Britain’s Theresa May recently took office as the first woman prime...
Monday, March 07, 2016
NDI launches Arabic language E-learning Platform
On March 2, 2016, the National Democratic Institute launched its new Arabic-language e-learning and training platform “Taalam Shaarek”, which means “learn participate” in English. The platform allows citizens to build their civic and political...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
New President of the Marshall Islands is the First Female Pacific Leader
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected a new president, former Education Minister Dr. Hilda Heine, the first female leader of any independent Pacific island nation. Dr. Heine stands out as the first Marshallese citizen to obtain a doctorate and...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
NDI's New Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women during Nigerian Elections
Violence against women takes many forms and it is a global phenomenon. It is the case, however, that during electoral processes violence against women is generally increased; the reason behind this trend is that the attention that the media pay to...
Presidential aspirant, Professor Remi Sonaiya, has expressed her wish to change the face of politics in Nigeria
Monday, March 23, 2015
Nigeria's only female presidential candidate done with cheerleading
Lagos (AFP) - The two main candidates for the governorship of Nigeria's Lagos state took to the stage, making a flurry of promises to the all-female audience at the select Cosmopolitan Women's Club. The men even pledged a 35 percent quota of women...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nigerian women asked to push for more political positions
The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has urged Nigerian women to partake in political activities in order to bring positive changes.   Mrs Ahmed made the call at Afon, the headquarters of Asa Local Government Area of the state...
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...