Category Archives: Women and Politics

Women in Ethiopia’s Governance

The new climate of Ethiopian politics has brought smiles to the faces of the country’s inhabitants with the different political views of a young Prime Minister, who has been taking unusual steps the past six months for his people, but also considering the important of women’s voices in the country.

Women’s voices are necessary in a country’s decision making process, and for democracy, peace, and development. Even though we today see women being involved in many fields of work, and in leadership positions around the world, there are some areas which still prevent women’s representation. And governance is one of such in particular.

New Electoral law boosts Women participation: An Indigenous woman sets a milestone

‘Women in Sri Lanka endeavour towards playing a significant role in political decision-making; the local government elections in February opened a road of opportunity’

‘The year 2018 is witnessing the resignation of State leaders; starting from Jacob Zuma of South Africa, to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru, five presidents and prime ministers have been forced to resign from their positions due to different reasons. And this did not leave out the pearl of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka’

The political parties which earned immense gains during the recent Local Government Election which was a significant one due to many reasons, together with the President and his party, called for the resignation of the Prime Minster, falsely claiming that he has lost its mandate to govern.

But it is under this Prime Minister’s governance that a new Act was legislated by the Parliament of Sri Lanka that allowed a mandatory 25% quota for women to represent the local government.

Youth Women Leaders in Politics: Nepalese perspective [Part I]

Women’s meaningful participation itself is a big challenge in the Nepalese society with patriarchal thoughts, where young women’s contribution and involvement in politics has not been recognized yet in the way that ought to be even though the number of females in politics is increasing and their contribution in political change is remarkable.

Women, Politics and Sex Symbols

Cold December ended by welcoming the politically heated environment in Sri Lanka. While on one side the whole country burnt with the local and international political climate on the possible resolution against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council, the Western and Southern Provincial Council elections blared on the other.