For many years, celebrities have used their fame to raise political issues. Whether it was Georges Clooney speaking about Darfour, or Leonardo Di Caprio calling for a greater protection of environment, celebrities have taken public stances and tended to influence public … Continue reading Powerful speeches about women by female celebrities
The beginning of a new year is always a good occasion to take stock of the previous twelve months. Here are thus the most popular posts of 2015 in a reverse order. #5 Will the next UN Secretary General be a woman? … Continue reading TOP 5 posts on women in international politics in 2015
The end of year, with all its holidays around the corner, is a great occasion to offer our relatives and friends a gift. Books are always a brillant idea for a present. Here are 10 great ones, about women and … Continue reading 10 books about women to offer (for everyone)
Her father, Park Chung-Hee, ruled South Korea with an iron fist for eighteen years (1961 – 1979). 34 years later, Park Geun-Hye won democratic elections and became the first female President of the country, usually known for being hostile to … Continue reading Park Guen-Hye presidency – a wind of change for the Korean Peninsula?
Women in national parliaments are important actors of change. They bring new perspectives regarding political issues (their effectiveness has been proven over all in themes of peace-building and poverty’s reduction), give more visibility to women in decision-making process and modify … Continue reading Does a high percentage of women in the parliament mean a greater gender equality for a country? A quick look on numbers
I was once told that this Day played an important role in the choice of my name. When I was born, my mother still did not know how to call me and at that time, fathers were not allowed into … Continue reading Women’s Day – from political propaganda to the promotion of women’s rights
For updated 2016 version please click here The International Women’s Day is approaching and a lot of politicians are speaking about women empowerment and leadership. I decided thus to create a list of female leaders in the world. The … Continue reading 2015, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government
Many specialists on the First Ladyship’s question agree that a First Lady embodies the model of womanhood that currently dominates in her country. If this statement can be argued as to its global application, it seems however that it fits … Continue reading Afghanistan’s new First Lady – a positive change for women?