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Spain elects record number of female candidates to parliament


Now, women make up 39.4 percent of Spain’s lower parliament – 138 seats total, compared to 125 in the 2011 election, when women made up 35 percent of the parliament population

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First woman is elected to Saudi local council


The election was the first in which women could vote and run as candidates, a landmark step in a country where women are barred from driving

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Two disqualified as first Saudi women begin campaign for election


Gender equality in the kingdom takes a slow step forward as women prepare to stand and vote in municipal elections

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New Canadian P.M. appoints cabinet consisting of equal number of men and women


Asked why he went with gender equality in his cabinet today, Justin Trudeau said: "Because it's 2015."

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Turkish equality campaigners condemn sharp fall in female MPs


Unofficial results from polls show only 77 female MPs were elected, compared with 97 in previous vote in June

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How to get women to the top? Set quotas, says UK campaigner Cherie Blair

Belinda Goldsmith

As a young, ambitious British lawyer, Cherie Blair was firmly against imposing quotas to help advance women's careers but 30 years later she is happy to admit she was wrong

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Georgia Edges Towards More Equal Parliament


Politicians seem prepared to consider a measure that would guarantee women a quarter of seats in the legislature

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LSE study calls for gender quotas to place women in positions of power


Academics’ report proposes quotas for senior positions in range of sectors including politics, economy, law, media, culture and communications

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New Australia Cabinet Features First Female Defense Minister


Australia swore in its first female defense minister, Senator Marise Payne, who will oversee open-ended military engagements in two countries

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