Category Archives: women leaders

Iranian Cleric: Women Can’t Be President. Lesotho court upholds law barring princesses from succeeding.

Originally posted on PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group:
Among the women, Talpur won by the largest margin — 64,438 votes. PHOTO: FILE Surmounting all odds: Only six women make it to national and 10 to provincial … The Express…

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European Women’s Lobby: Political Mentoring Network ahead of 2014 European Elections

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union (EU), working to promote women’s rights and equality between women and men. EWL membership extends to organisations in all 27 EU Member States … Continue reading

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Gender equality is ‘an entry card to succeed and prosper’

The annual Global Economic Gender Gap Study for 2012 is released. This year’s findings show that Iceland tops the overall rankings in The Global Gender Gap Index for the fourth consecutive year. Finland ranks in second position, overtaking Norway (third). Sweden … Continue reading

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Dalal al-Bizri: Women, Revolution, Politics and Power

Dalal al-Bizri is a Lebanese researcher and writer specialized in contemporary Islamic movements and authored several studies on women’s issues. She is the author of the Paper: Women, Revolution, Politics and Power [Paper outline] During the Arab uprisings, unprecedented numbers … Continue reading

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N- Peace Awards for Women Peace Builders announced

Women peace activists from six conflict-affected countries in Asia received top honors in Manila on Oct. 9, 2012.  Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee of Liberia expressed her strong support to N-PEACE and hailed the honorees in a video message, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Gender Event: Women Advance­ment Forum Africa 2012

Women Advance­ment Forum (WAF)  Africa 2012 takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 4-9, proceeding for the com­plete eman­ci­pa­tion, inte­gra­tion and advance­ment of the woman/​girl-​child. More than 300 participants are expected from around the world, including pro­fes­sional women, women … Continue reading

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