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Women account for only 18% of prospective candidates in next Japan general election

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Women account for only 18% of prospective candidates in next Japan general election

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TOKYO -- Women account for a mere 18.1% of prospective candidates to be fielded by Japan's six major political parties in the 289 single-seat constituencies in the next House of Representatives election, a Mainichi Shimbun survey has found.

TOKYO -- Women account for a mere 18.1% of prospective candidates to be fielded by Japan's six major political parties in the 289 single-seat constituencies in the next House of Representatives election, a Mainichi Shimbun survey has found.

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Dora Akunyili: a black woman who reformed Nigeria’s public health sector

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Dora Akunyili: a black woman who reformed Nigeria’s public health sector

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The struggle of Black women to be recognized, respected, and welcomed as leaders is an international one. Generally, Black women have been absent and invisible from leadership positions in many countries—including the author’s home country of Nigeria, where a historical dearth of women in political or official positions remains very much the case today, despite purported efforts by the Nigerian government to increase women’s participation in politics.

The struggle of Black women to be recognized, respected, and welcomed as leaders is an international one. Generally, Black women have been absent and invisible from leadership positions in many countries—including the author’s home country of Nigeria, where a historical dearth of women in political or official positions remains very much the case today, despite purported efforts by the Nigerian government to increase women’s participation in politics.

We shouldn’t have to beg or negotiate for women rights

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May 2, 2024

We shouldn’t have to beg or negotiate for women rights

Africa Renewal: What best practices you would you like to share with other countries regarding your government’s work to empower women?

Africa Renewal: What best practices you would you like to share with other countries regarding your government’s work to empower women?

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Kazakhstan: new law to protect women improved, but incomplete

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Kazakhstan: new law to protect women improved, but incomplete

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(Berlin, April 23, 2024) – Kazakhstan’s President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev signed a new law on April,15, 2024, to strengthen protections from viole

(Berlin, April 23, 2024) – Kazakhstan’s President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev signed a new law on April,15, 2024, to strengthen protections from viole

Opinion | America stacks the deck against women in politics

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April 24, 2024

Opinion | America stacks the deck against women in politics

According to the U.S. Census, the majority of Americans are women, yet only 31% of Wisconsin State legislators are women. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 1 million fewer men enrolled in college than women this past winter.

According to the U.S. Census, the majority of Americans are women, yet only 31% of Wisconsin State legislators are women. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 1 million fewer men enrolled in college than women this past winter.

Stop hollow promises; give women their due share in contesting elections

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April 9, 2024

Stop hollow promises; give women their due share in contesting elections

Can women voters decide the upcoming 2024 General elections? Their growing number of voters and favourable legislation, such as the one-third reservation for women in Parliament and legislatures, make them an important segment.

Can women voters decide the upcoming 2024 General elections? Their growing number of voters and favourable legislation, such as the one-third reservation for women in Parliament and legislatures, make them an important segment.

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League of Women Voters: Politics and ethical decisions

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League of Women Voters: Politics and ethical decisions

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Ethical principles help us make positive and just decisions that contribute to the common good of all.

Reliability, honesty, integrity, fairness, and collaboration are a few of many ethical behaviors that fulfill basic human needs, prevent harm to people and the environment, and create credibility and trust. The consequences of unethical decisions include loss of trust, authoritarianism, autocracy, nepotism and corruption.

Ethical principles help us make positive and just decisions that contribute to the common good of all.

Reliability, honesty, integrity, fairness, and collaboration are a few of many ethical behaviors that fulfill basic human needs, prevent harm to people and the environment, and create credibility and trust. The consequences of unethical decisions include loss of trust, authoritarianism, autocracy, nepotism and corruption.