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Taiwan, the place to be a woman in politics

Cindy Sui
2016-05-19

Following January elections, it now has a record percentage of women legislators at 38%, putting Taiwan far ahead of Asian countries, the international average of 22%, and most nations

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Georgian Task Force Lobbies for Gender Quotas

2016-04-04

Task Force is still working towards their goal of achieving greater women’s representation in parliament, it has already altered the discourse surrounding gender equality

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Jamaica slow to put women in positions of political power, UN report says

Rebekah Kebede
2016-03-11

Jamaican women are largely cut off from positions of political power and need affirmative action as well as commitment from political parties to boost opportunities and train women for leadership

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Spain elects record number of female candidates to parliament

2015-12-22

Now, women make up 39.4 percent of Spain’s lower parliament – 138 seats total, compared to 125 in the 2011 election, when women made up 35 percent of the parliament population

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First woman is elected to Saudi local council

2015-12-14

The election was the first in which women could vote and run as candidates, a landmark step in a country where women are barred from driving

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Two disqualified as first Saudi women begin campaign for election

2015-12-01

Gender equality in the kingdom takes a slow step forward as women prepare to stand and vote in municipal elections

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New Canadian P.M. appoints cabinet consisting of equal number of men and women

2015-11-05

Asked why he went with gender equality in his cabinet today, Justin Trudeau said: "Because it's 2015."

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Turkish equality campaigners condemn sharp fall in female MPs

2015-11-03

Unofficial results from polls show only 77 female MPs were elected, compared with 97 in previous vote in June

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How to get women to the top? Set quotas, says UK campaigner Cherie Blair

Belinda Goldsmith
2015-11-02

As a young, ambitious British lawyer, Cherie Blair was firmly against imposing quotas to help advance women's careers but 30 years later she is happy to admit she was wrong

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