5/30/2012
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for a special trust fund to finance female candidates vying for elective positions at all levels for the 2011 elections. INEC chairman...
5/30/2012
With one-third women in the Constituent Assembly (CA), the gender issues are likely to get prominence not only in the Constitution, but also in the state mechanism. However, women leaders still...
5/30/2012
Earlier this month, Timor-Leste approved its first domestic violence law, eight years after it was initially drafted. The legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor of the law, with 30 votes in favor...
5/30/2012
Senegalese lawmakers on Friday approved a bill requiring parity between men and women for lists of candidates for public office, officials said. "The legislation on parity for men and women has...
5/30/2012
NATIONAL elections later this year could open the door to a younger generation of MPs and witness the arrival of more women on the political stage, according to two Bahrain-based observers. However...
5/30/2012
Haryana is infamous for its skewed sex ratio. But thanks to quotas for women in grassroots bodies, over 16,000 women are set to be elected in the panchayat elections next month, getting a...
5/30/2012
The election of 2010 was extraordinary in many ways, not least for the sheer absence of female politicians taking high profile roles in the campaign, an absence confirmed by their lack of...
5/30/2012
South Carolina ranks last in the nation in the percentage of women holding elected office."Well, there are no lines for the bathroom, that is for sure," said Representative Nikki Haley. Haley...
5/30/2012
Intense media scrutiny given to women legislators and uncalled-for portrayal of women as playing second fiddle to men by the media has been identified as a major factor that affects women's...
5/30/2012
A nationwide call went out to Bahraini women yesterday, encouraging them to make a difference and run for the upcoming elections.They should also reach out to the youth and the media in their...