[state] women’s political participation

Pakistan's National Assembly elected its first woman speaker on Wednesday, a member of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) which won elections last month.
3 April 2008, Washington DC, Thursday, 3 April 2008, 5-7pm. Kenney Auditorium, SAIS, JHU, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States.
"Bien que le pays ait créé, depuis 10 d'années, un ministère chargé de la Promotion de la femme et mis en place des structures de lutte contre la marginalisation de celle-ci, la situation de la femme béninoise n'est toujours pas des plus reluisantes."
The group will include prominent Muslim women to advise the government on rooting out extremism, and to brief on Muslim women's issues.
Women in the United Arab Emirates will soon be allowed to become judges, breaking a male monopoly over the profession in the conservative monarchy, the justice minister was quoted as saying.
Agée de 54, Benazir Bhutto était l'héritière d'une dynastie qui a marque la vie politique du Pakistan durant quatre décennies. Benazir Bhutto était une figure clef de l'histoire contemporaine du Pakistan.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan condoles the death of Benazir Bhutto.
The Women's Action Forum (WAF) issues a statement on the assassination of former prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, while campaigning for upcoming national elections.
President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal Friday named 65 new senators, more than half of them women, for the predominantly conservative Muslim country in West Africa.
La députée néerlandaise d’origine somalienne Ayan Hirsi Ali, au centre d’une controverse en 2006 qui fit tomber le gouvernement de La Haye, est rentrée aux Pays-Bas après plus d’un an d’exil volontaire aux Etats-Unis, ont rapporté les médias néerlandais.
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