“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Twenty years after independence, representation of women in senior government structures and in Parliament is declini
On January 9, a new country may be added to the world map as southern Sudanese vote on independence from their northe
Women in Zimbabwe have come out strongly against the idea of holding elections in 2011, saying that a full implementa
Canada should threaten to withhold aid to Afghanistan unless women are fully included in the peace process and push f
Unnoticed by many, Kazakhstan now ranks ahead of some of its EU partners according to the World Economic Forum's Glob
At the Dr.
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen
The International Criminal Court, the first permanent tribunal set up to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crim
What challenges do women face in politics?
South Africa has a balance of men and women in Parliament that would rival Nordic countries, which lead the way regar
Sixteen years after Burma's military regime reached a ceasefire deal with the country's second largest rebel group, t
Rumbek — The Lakes state Advisor for Gender and Human Right Affairs in the government of Ms.
The legacy of the late Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino continues with her inclusion in TIME Ma
After helping resettle Cambodian immigrants in the United States and earning a master's degree in social work from th
UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon is in Central Asia following recent unrest in the region to discuss empowerment of
October 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for women to
The improved political representation of women in Iraq is in sharp contrast to their broader disempowerment, as highl
The Southern Sudan Human Rights Commission on Friday staged a march on the streets of Juba mobilizing women to go and
South Africa ranks highest in the SADC region in terms of representation of women in parliament with 45 percent, and
Despite the political will shown by leaders on the African continent, women in Africa faced serious challenges with r
The Taliban movement is harassing, threatening and killing local women who are working as professionals for the Afgha
November 17, 2010 (RUMBEK) – Voter registration centers in Rumbek, the capital of Lakes state, have recorded a
Tougher measures are needed if Southern Africa is to attain its 50-percent target for representation of women in poli
No sooner had Mariness Luhanga announced her intention to contest local elections in Mzimba district in northern Mala
A THREE-DAY workshop on the 2010 National Diagnostic Study and Think Tank on Women in Shared Decision Making will off
Juba - Kajo-Keji MP Mary Kiden has urged Southern Sudanese women not to underrate the upcoming referendum because &ld
Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, Hon.
In politics, as they say, there are no permanent foes or friends but only interests.
Helen Samu Hakena exudes a serenity that belies her extraordinary energy and inner strength that she has devoted to t
The Women's Movement spearheaded by the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) recently launched the Uganda Women's Ag
President Hifikepunye Pohamba is disappointed with the under-representation of women on his party list for the upcomi
A parliamentary select committee has begun compiling comments on a new constitution, gathered at 4,000 meetings held
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her government is developing long-term strategies to build upon the foundation f
As Burma gears up for its first election in more than 20 years, Ye Maung and Khin Pyu Win explore key issues facing i
Ministers and parliamentarians from 19 countries in Asia-Pacific have agreed on 'Whole-of-Government Approaches' for
The coming elections in Burma on Nov. 7 are not a step toward real democracy.
WOMEN politicians at LC3 levels have called upon the Government to stop combining two electoral areas to be represent
Cambodian government has affirmed its commitment to uplift women's status in society, especially, the women's role in
Dar Es Salaam — Women have continued to lag behind in elective posts as shown by the General Election results a
Ekhlas Garang one of the thousands of Sudanese women who believe in national unity. Reports Zuleikha Abdel Raziq
As the 2011 elections are around the corner, the Nigerian woman has been challenged to participate fully in governanc
In a recent report, women in Afghanistan have voiced their discontent on their marginalisation in the ongoing “
According to a report released Monday by the MIT Center for International Studies and the International Civil Society
Sri Lanka's construction industry has launched a project to provide construction skills to people, especially war wid
Fewer women are taking part in post-conflict recovery even though they bear the biggest brunt of war, the country rep
Nepal's Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) is gearing up to create government posts for women only.
In June 2009, Chilean army captain Andrea Fuentes travelled to the city of Cap-Haïtien, in north Haiti, to serve
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday called on Southeast Asian women to maintain their prominent role in helping
The Ministry of Women and Child Protection is consulting the National Commission of Violence Against Women as it pres
The two-day Women's Conference at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) themed “Women and the Transformation of the