Women’s participation in Afghanistan elections 2013

Envoy affirms UN support for women's participation in Afghanistan elections The United Nations will support efforts to ensure women's involvement in next year's elections in Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country told women activists in the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday. Ján Kubiš, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), was speaking during an annual event related to a landmark Security Council Resolution on women's participation in the political process in … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Celebrating Women Now Allowed To Vote!

Hooray for Women!   Saudi Arabian Women Now Allowed To Vote Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has granted women in his country the right to vote and run for public office. Not so much hooray- in order to participate in public life, women still need permission from a male relative. They also won't be able to start participating in the democratic process until the next election cycle, which won't happen until 2015. Despite the delay in implementation, Saudi Women … [Read more...]

LIBERIA: 1.7 million out to Vote, 95% are WOMEN!

    Liberia: 1.7 million sign up to vote with UNDP support    Monrovia The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among national and international agencies that laid the groundwork for the 1.7 million Liberians, almost half of them women, who last month completed registration to vote in upcoming elections. UNDP worked with the peacekeeping UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and partners to support Liberian authorities, particularly the National Elections Commission, in setting up the … [Read more...]

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