World News

5/30/2012
The Ugandan parliament has banned the controversial practice known as female genital mutilation, or FGM. Different levels of punishment are codified in the act for those who violate the ban.
5/30/2012
"My great dream has come true: half of the members of my cabinet are women, and half are men," said a visibly moved Morales when he presented his new team of ministers Saturday, the day after he was...
5/30/2012
Following years of lobbying by civil-society organizations, Lebanon’s Cabinet on Friday approved the adoption of a women’s quota for the municipal elections. After the rejection of a proposal by...
5/30/2012
Minister of Political Development noted that the election committee is reviewing several suggestions that were presented by civil society and the women’s movement, including increasing the women...
5/30/2012
The advancement of women’s rights is critical to political and economic progress everywhere around the world. This is especially true in Afghanistan, where women’s human rights have been ignored,...
5/30/2012
Nepalese women are playing a greater role in politics and economics these days, but their participation in politics is far from the 50 percent that would represent equal and fair representation. More...
5/30/2012
At Thursday’s London conference on Afghanistan, more than 50 countries will to try flesh out the details for a plan to gradually hand security to Afghans, which involved strengthening and expanding...
5/30/2012
Liberian women most of whom could not read and write for the past several decades but were seen as mere housewives or middle level business women, whilst their male counterparts had dominantly taken...
5/30/2012
Groups representing Afghan women warned the international community on Wednesday against pursuing a peace deal with the Taliban, fearing a return to the austere Islamist rule that saw women banned...
5/30/2012
The significance of the voting on Tuesday was that the active participation of women in voting. Females were seen waiting in long queues to cast their votes.Polling agents said there was a remarkable...