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Monday, October 22, 2018
Nigeria must protect and promote women’s participation in politics, say UN experts
GENEVA (22 October 2018) – UN human rights experts* are urging Nigeria to take immediate steps to remedy deliberate attempts to exclude women candidates from recent party primary elections for seats in state and national legislatures. Reports of...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
NGO seeks to end violence against women in politics in Nigeria
The Executive Director of Hope for Family Development Initiative(HFDI), Mr Aremu Stephen has called for an end to violence against women in politics. He said this in Osogbo, Osun State capital while addressing a press conference on behalf of the...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Nevada leads the way for women in politics
The Reno Gazette Journal and HuffPost will co-host a bi-partisan panel discussion about women in politics in Nevada at the University of Nevada, Reno. The panel comes at time when Nevada could become the first state with a female majority in its...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Political parties are a cornerstone of democracy, providing critical pathways for citizens’ political participation and engagement. They mobilise citizens behind ideologies and policies, select candidates for representative posts, lead electoral...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
New Parline: the IPU’s Open Data Platform
IPU launched New Parline, a new version of its online open data platform on national parliaments. The platform is intended for MPs, academics, civil society, the media, and all those interested in parliaments as the core institution of democracy....
Friday, September 14, 2018
NYSAC fall seminar: women's leadership roundtables
The New York State Association of Counties is organizing a seminar to connect and share experiences across regions and party lines, learn from one another, support other women in government, and acquire new leadership skills. This workshop is a...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Nigeria: Female aspirant, others eye Badaru’s seat in Jigawa
As the 2019 general elections draw near, those who want to wrest power from the governor of Jigawa State, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, are busy strategising. To this end, their posters have virtually taken over major towns of the state. For the...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Nigeria: Women politicians reveal what men are doing to them
Women politicians in Kogi State have revealed what they have been going through in the hands of men in the state. The women alleged that they were being denied the opportunity to contest elective positions, and accused male politicians of “...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Nevada women on path to break major political barrier
Lesia Romanov, the assistant principal at an at-risk elementary school on the outskirts of town, is running for the Nevada state assembly against a brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp, Dennis Hof. The paradox could not be greater. And for women...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Nigeria: Aisha Buhri tasks women on participation in active politics
The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday urged more women to show interest and participate in partisan politics. She made the call while addressing newsmen ahead of the summit on female political aspirants scheduled for Thursday in...
Friday, August 24, 2018
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reminds media she's not the first woman to give birth
New Zealand’s Prime Minister and new mom Jacinda Ardern gets on with work, the CEO of Citigroup Latin America could be a contender for the top job, an Iranian photojournalist gets the shot despite being banned, an Australian senator sues her...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Nigeria: Women mobilise for effective participation ahead of 2019 polls
Scores of female contestants under the aegis of Women Aspirants Summit in Abuja mobilised for effective participation in politics as the 2019 general elections draw nearer. It was also canvassed that women should support themselves beyond their...
Friday, August 03, 2018
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern returns from maternity leave
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has returned to work after spending "the fastest six weeks" of her life on maternity leave. Ms Ardern, 38, had her daughter, Neve Te Aroha, in June, making her the second world leader to give birth while...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Nigeria: Profiling 2019 female aspirants - why political space dwindles for Nigerian women
During the precolonial era, women, traditionally, were allowed to participate in government and hold major roles in markets in parts of South-eastern Nigeria dominated by Igbos. Indirect rule system was rife there. Women also had the privilege of...
Friday, July 06, 2018
NGOs in Malawi call for attitude change towards female politicians
Youth and Society Organization (YAS) and Pan-African Civic Educators Network (PACENET) have reiterated the need for people in the country to change their perceptions and cultural beliefs that regard female politicians as underachievers. The...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Nigeria: Politics Ex-minister speaks on women in politics
A former minister of aviation and the founder/chairperson of Women Leadership Institute (WLI), Dr. Kema Chikwe, has underscored the need to remove institutional, economic, cultural and political impediments to women participation in politics. Dr....
Friday, July 06, 2018
Nigerian Body designs curriculum to prepare women for leadership
A group, under the auspices of the Women Leadership Institute (WLI), has designed a curriculum to help neutralise African society’s perception about women’s participation in leadership.  Speaking in Abuja at the launch of the institute, the Founder...
Monday, June 25, 2018
New laws needed urgently to tackle online violence against women and girls, says UN rights expert
States around the world must act urgently to introduce new legislation to stamp out online and information and communications technology (ICT) facilitated violence against women and girls, which is yet another way in which their human rights are...