UN calls for rules to ensure women are elected. Lebanon: Highest number of women running for parliament in history. FEMEN protesters in Tunisia arrested.

Jalili Says ‘Rights’ of Western Women Must Be Defended Al-Monitor Iranian presidential candidate and apparent front runner Saeed Jalili gave a speech on Wednesday at a women’s conference in which he discussed his views on women’s role in society. In differentiating between the Western and Islamic societies, Jalili …

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Strengthening women’s rights around the globe AFX News The Foundation has been instrumental in putting women’s right at the top of the global news agenda thanks to a number of groundbreaking polls, The Most Dangerous Countries for Women (2011) and The Best and Worst G20 Countries for Women (2012), …

United Nations calls for rules to ensure women to be elected to Constitutional … Libya Herald The UN has called for rules to be put in place to ensure that a sufficient number of women are elected to the 60-member Constitutional Commission. There needs to be a “meaningful participation of women” in the Commission, says the UN Support Mission in …

Libya Urged To Ensure Women’s Participation In Constitution Drafting RTT News “[Women] worked tirelessly to consolidate the values of the revolution in building an inclusive state of law and equality, and impressively participated in the country’s first free elections in over four decades,” UNSMIL said. The Mission added that …

 

The team of Women in Front participated in Beirut marathon on May 26. Photo from Women in Front facebook page

Highest number of women running for parliament in Lebanese history iloubnan.info The Lebanese Parliament has reached its highest quota in number of women running for elections. But this may not be a day to mark in history, as the MPs are meeting up on May 31 and deciding on whether or not to postpone the elections, which many …

News for Youse: Provincial election final counts, money for sex workers drop … Straight.com (blog) FEMEN protest in Tunisia Tunisian authorities have arrested three activists with the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN after the women staged a topless demonstration in front of the North African country’s Ministry of Justice. The protestors shouted “Free …

Death, the turf and votes for women Times LIVE However, a new theory has it that Davison was just trying to attach a “Votes for Women” banner to the horse’s bridle and badly miscalculated how difficult and dangerous this would be with a 400kg beast travelling at 60km/h. Evidence for the argument …

Completing the count: ECP names women, minority lawmakers The Express Tribune Barely 72 hours away from the official oath-taking of the National Assembly’s members, the Election Commission of Pakistan unveiled on Tuesday the names of successful candidates against reserved seats for women and minorities in the lower house of …

BJP women will get equal opportunity in 2014 polls: Smriti Irani New York Daily News Panaji, May 29 — Women will get “equal opportunity” to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP vice president and TV acterss Smriti Irani said Wednesday. “Women will get equal opportunity to fight in the Lok Sabha,” Irani said, adding that she has …

Politburo row over women’s quota Zimbabwe Independent The fight over the women’s proposal erupted in last week’s politburo meeting where Zanu PF’s supreme body was supposed to finalise the primary election guidelines to pave way for internal polls. A fresh clash exploded among the bigwigs who vociferously …

Party list Gabriela vows to step it up Cebu Daily News MANILA, Philippines—Representatives of the women’s party-list group Gabriela thanked their supporters for their victory in the recent elections and pledged to step up their advocacy of women’srights, as well as those of lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

New Female Chairpersons for Two Major Political Parties ZIZ Live Hon Marcella Liburd, the newly elected Chairperson of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party and the solefemale parliamentarian, is known and respected for her tenacity, strength and most importantly her compassionate nature. Helping the Labour Party secure …

Haiti – Elections : More than fifty political parties met in workshop Haitilibre.com The questions of budget of elections, electoral disputes, testing of electronic voting and of respect of the quota of 30% women, were among other topics discussed by the participants, who said they were satisfied with the outcome of discussions at the …

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