South Sudan: UN official urges key role for women in drafting new constitution

Women in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS May 2013 – Women must play a greater role in South Sudan’s political life, from drawing up the country’s constitution to translating it into law, a United Nations official has urged, as the African nation prepares to draft its first legal framework. In a statement marking the opening of a UN-backed women’s national conference on constitutional development held in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, Raisedon Zenenga, the Deputy Special … [Read more...]

Kenyan Women celebrating good start, with long way to go!

With the focus of local and international media on Kenya’s ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in women’s political participation were an unsung success story of the country’s national elections, held earlier this month. After one of the most high-profile campaigns in Kenyan history, 87 of the 416 seats in the newly-established National Assembly and Senate chambers will be held by women. Previously, just 22 women sat in the old 222 - seat Parliament, which did not have a … [Read more...]

UN urges Government of Papua New Guinea to Take Action

“We note with great concern that this case adds to the growing pattern of vigilante attacks and killings of persons accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea,” Ms. Pouilly said. February 2013 – The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of Papua New Guinea to Take concrete Action following reports that a 20-year-old woman accused of sorcery was burnt alive in front of a crowd, noting that this is the latest in a “growing pattern” of such attacks. “We urge the Government … [Read more...]

Egypt’s draft constitution to ensure equality and women’s rights

Head of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and pratice Kamala Chandrakirna. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré December 2012 – A group of United Nations human rights experts today voiced deep concern about Egypt’s draft constitution, and called on its Government to ensure equality, non-discrimination and protection and promotion of women’s rights in the final text. “Key opportunities have so far been missed,” stressed independent expert Kamala Chandrakirana, who … [Read more...]

“A Vindication of the Rights of Women,” Mary Wollstonecraft

"A Vindication of the Rights of Women"   A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792), written by the 18th-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the 18th century who did not believe women should have an education. She argues that women ought to have an education commensurate with their position in … [Read more...]

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: August 18, 1911 through to September 26, 2011

A Celebration of Women shares this information with the Women of our World with an attached reservation; that is, a responsibility to remind all Women that our World of 2010 still has only 8% Leadership Representation Globally in government. A Celebration of Women hopes that 'if' You are a Women somewhere in our World, reading this celebration feature, thinking of taking a government role... STOP thinking and Take that Leap of Faith! This Realization is one that all Women must absorb … [Read more...]

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