World: Kenyan women fail to win elective positions. Court moved against women election on reserved seats.

Statement: We must take positive lessons from Kenya’s women only elections Myjoyonline.com As we join the rest of the world in commemorating today, 8th March, as International Women’s Day, we wish to use this occasion to address the unacceptable issue of very low representation of women in governance and decision-making in Ghana and many …

In Nagaland, politics still elusive for women The Hindu On International Women’s Day, it is a poignant reminder of how women are still struggling to gain a toehold in the State’s political arena. Not a single woman has been elected to the Assembly in the State’s nearly 50-year-old history. In the just …

Turkish Women Underrepresented In Politics Al-Monitor I was most disappointed to note that although we have but one year until the next local elections, this topic has not been on the agenda. As you can guess, I am talking of Women’s Day observances organized by the anti-AKP [ruling Justice and …

Observers report women battery over election Daily Nation “These were messages discrediting and belittling the role of women in the electoral process which we consider to be totally unacceptable,” said Ms Phoebe Asiyo, a former Member of Parliament and member of the Eminent Persons team of the initiative.

‘Party must reserve seats for women in polls’ Daily Bhaskar “How many women in Rajasthan are university vice-chancellors? How many are board chairpersons or municipal chairpersons? When the party has already announced reservation in tickets to womenin the election manifesto, it should be implemented as …

Court moved against women election on reserved seats The News International A petition has been moved in the Lahore High Court challenging election of women on reserved seats in parliament and Punjab Assembly. Petitioner stated that there were 188 seats reserved for women in the parliament and provincial assemblies. He stated …

How many women are there on the 2013 ballot? Rappler MANILA, Philippines – There are more than 900 of them vying for the major elective posts this year, but women politicians are still overwhelmingly outnumbered by male rivals whose number runs to the thousands. The Commission on Election’s official list …

In elections women are their worst enemies Daily Nation Many say that women are their own worst enemies. The recently concluded General Electionconfirmed this. Going by the number of votes garnered by the only female presidential, Martha Karua, it is evident that most female voters did not vote for her.

Tanzania urged to learn from Kenya on women empowerment Daily News THE issue of women empowerment in political positions is one of the most important things Tanzania can learn from Kenyan general elections, Tanzania Constitution Platform (Jukwaa la Katiba) official who was among the observers in the Kenya elections …

Kenyan women fail to win elective positions BDlive KENYAN women failed to win more elective positions in the just concluded generalelections, with no woman candidate winning governor and senator positions, meaning none of Kenya’s 47 local governments will be led by a woman. It also means there will…

 

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