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Afghan youth vote in historic elections

Despite rain and security challenges in many parts of the country, Afghans went to the polls on 5th April in Presidential and Provincial Council elections. The election marks the first time in Afghanistan’s history that power is handed from one democratically elected government to another. Youmore


Making policing count for women in Afghanistan

She was supposed to be an engineer, but Jamila Bayaz was not going to shy away from what she knew was her calling in life. After a year of engineering studies at Kabul University she convinced her family to let her join the police force. That was three decades ago when a career as a policewoman in more


Mock or Practice Parliaments Help Put More Pacific Women in the House

Pacific island countries have the lowest number of female parliamentarians in the world. The Federated States of Micronesia and Vanuatu have no women in Parliament, and as at July 2013 Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga and Marshall Islands had each only one female parliamentarian. This situationmore


Women parliamentarian candidates in Indonesia eye historic record

As vote counting got underway in the world’s third-largest democracy, little-known Indonesian businesswoman Freeda Mustikasari can almost taste history.  Indonesian authorities have campaigned intensively to boost the number of women politicians in the parliament to a historic all-time high.&nbmore

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