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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
She builds bridges, schools and delivers results, India
Mother of three children and a home-maker for more than a decade, few in her sleepy village would have imagined that she would be planning bridges and schools today.  But that is Vandana Bahadur Maida’s life in Khankhandvi, in the populous state of...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Social Media: A Practical Guide for Electoral Management Bodies
This Guide is intended to inform electoral management bodies (EMBs) about the ways in which social media can be used to increase the participation of the electorate, boost communication, engage all members of the community, and improve transparency...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Africa Misses the Mark on Women in Politics
Following the elections and President Jacob Zuma's recent cabinet appointments, South Africa has missed its last opportunity - so tantalizingly close - to achieve gender parity in politics ahead of the 2015 deadline. The 50% target for women's...
Monday, April 28, 2014
State Betters 2009 Turnout, Women on Top , India
Women in Tamil Nadu not only outnumbered men on the voter list, they beat them in the race for getting the indelible mark on April 24. While 73.51 per cent of men (2,02,27,493) exercised their franchise for the Lok Sabha elections, the number of...
Monday, April 28, 2014
She should run is the anthem of NWI pols, USA
There is an Ethel, a Melanie, a Dana, a Jolie, a Melody, a Nancy, a Judith, and a Margaret who would prefer voters call her Peggy. Women are all over Lake and Porter county ballots this spring. Some 51 Democrats and 45 Republicans are competing with...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Solomon MP calls for reserved seats for women in national parliament
Solomon Islands Member of Parliament Hon. Milner Tozaka says he supports reserved seats for women in the national parliament and calls on the government to legislate the proposal before parliament dissolves in September 2014. Mr Tozaka made these...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Sandra Fluke forgoes congressional bid to run for state Senate
Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate. “I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Second round of presidential elections in Chile
In the first round of voting, Michelle BACHELET won the most votes, but fell short of obtaining an absolute majority. BACHELET received 46.67 percent of the vote in the first round, in comparison to Evelyn MATTHEI, who received 25.01 percent of the...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Second round of legislative elections in Mali
After the first round in November, Mali will hold the second round of parliamentary elections on December 15.At the moment, women represent 10.20% of the the National Assembly, with 15 women MPs out of a total of 147 members. The National Centre for...
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Socialist Bachelet faces runoff election in Chile
The leader in the race for president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet took 47% of the vote in November 17th elections. She will face a run-off against opponent Evelyn Matthei of the ruling center-right Alliance on December 15 who received 25% of the vote...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Stark inequality: Only 80 of 1,110 candidates are women, India
The 1,110 affidavits filed by candidates during the nomination process till Saturday throw up some interesting figures and information about those who want to represent Delhiites in the Assembly.  Hindustan Times did a random survey of 135...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sonia Gandhi holds rally in Mizoram, lures youth and women voters
Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought to lure voters at a rally in Mizoram's Lunglei town on Monday with the prospect of joint sharing on a 50-50 basis the profits from oil and natural gas proceeds from the state. Indigenous rights groups and...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Swaziland Has the Lowest Number of Women in Parliament
Following the elections and recent government appointments made by King Mswati and members of parliament (MPs), Swaziland has hit rock bottom in women's representation in government, just at the time when the country should be giving its last push...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Second International Conference on Elections & Democracy 2013
Elections are key components of any democratic system. It is a medium that allows citizens to choose individuals and parties to represent their interests at state and/or national level and to formulate and uphold laws that not only conform to...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Shortage of female security forces could keep Afghan women from vote
Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year's presidential elections because of a severe shortage of women in the security forces, the country's election monitor said on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament, Swaziland
Archaic and chauvinistic practices are being used to prevent Swazi women from taking part in the upcoming primary elections, despite the country having a constitution that guarantees their rights, says political analyst Dr. Sikelela Dlamini. “The...
Friday, August 02, 2013
Second round of Presidential Elections in Mali
Mme Haidara Aissata Cisse dite Chato was the only one woman candidate for the first round of the presidential elections. If you'd like to read an interview with her, please visit our news section. (note, in french only) Malian women face significant...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Safa first woman to win two consecutive times, Kuwait
Manama: Safa Al Hashem has made history in Kuwait by becoming the first woman lawmaker to win seats in two consecutive parliamentary elections. Taking 2,036 votes on Saturday, Safa, who made her parliamentary debut in December, was ranked fifth...