5/30/2012
Consisting of more than 50 percent women, Rwanda has the most gender-equal parliament in the world. Yet, this is not mainly a result of some highly successful gender-equality strategies. Instead,...
5/30/2012
The numerical strength of Nigerian women is an added advantage in their search for elective positions in the forthcoming 2011 elections, Ogun State Deputy Governor, Salimot Badru has said. “The time...
5/30/2012
Women and girls hardly ever fight the world's wars, but they often suffer the most. Increasingly, they are the direct targets of fighting, when sexual violence is deliberately used as a tactic...
5/30/2012
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) seeks a Senior Program Officer to strengthen NDI’s Women’s Political Participation programs.  This candidate will assist regional teams to design and...
5/30/2012
Women in Egypt occupy only eight out of the 454 seats in Parliament — and five of those female deputies were appointed by the president. There are just three female ministers and no women among...
5/30/2012
Long time Zimbabwe banned protest singer cum activist Viomak has chosen to put her lyrics and activism into political action after deciding to try politics as President of Zimbabwe Development...
5/30/2012
Government legislation to help prevent women who live on reserves from losing their homes because of a divorce or abuse has won final approval from the Senate in spite of passionate last-minute...
5/30/2012
Almost 50 percent of the country’s population is women, but their represen­tation in the parliament is only 14 percent. In the local government, the figures are dismal. There is only one woman...
5/30/2012
It is an indisputable fact that in Tanzania, as in most other developing countries, women are still largely absent from higher positions of leadership in the political arena. They are normally...