A female premier, but business as usual Montreal Gazette Celebrating Premier-elect Pauline Marois’s Sept. 4 electoral win as a victory for women seems oddly beside the point. Yet the French-language Châtelaine magazine has just printed a 45,000-copy special run on her career. Women’s groups in the province have called for solidarity with the premier-elect. Marois herself has underlined her place in history, the first woman to be elected premier of Quebec.
Rudd backs Gillard as PM after prompting News24 Sydney – Former Australian leader Kevin Rudd has thrown his support behind the woman who ousted him, Julia Gillard, to lead Labour at the next election, but only after repeated prompting.
Ghana gets first female VP candidate for election 2012 Vibe Ghana In Ghana, the leader of the opposition Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, has named Eva Lokko as the party’s vice presidential candidate for the December 7 general election.
Aspiring women MPs urged to adopt effective campaign messages Vibe Ghana Women aspiring to become parliamentarians have been urged to remain steadfast and adopt effective campaign messages to win over voters. Mr Barima Akwasi Amankwaah, Programmes Officer of the Ghana Non-governmental Organization Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC), said women needed to be more persuasive and to clearly articulate what they were bringing to the table.
In Pursuit of Gender Parity At the African Court AllAfrica.com The transition from OAU (Organisation of African Unity) to African Union (AU)  offered an opportunity for the number one continental body in Africa to incorporate the promotion of gender equality as one of its guiding principles as contained in …
Poor governance: Women harsher critic than men Times of India Only 14% women said that they were completely satisfied with quality of governance, while 16% men were found to be completely satisfied. Similarly, only 4% women in comparison to 8% men feel that Akhilesh has been successful in fulfilling poll promises.