The Uncommon Man

January 16, 2006

Gains For Women's Right Around The World - 2005

From the weblog Feministing, a glass-half-full look at political gains women made around the world in 2005 (go to the site to find links to news sources):

Liberia elected Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, making her the first female president in Africa.

68 Afghan women won seats in the 249-member legislature.

Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor.

Two women in Saudi Arabia's were elected to the chamber of commerce board, making them the country’s first female elected officials.

The Japanese government is submitting a bill to parliament this month that will allow women to ascend the throne.

The number of female members of parliament worldwide reached an all-time high of 6,960 (16.1 percent).

via Feministing - Half Empty, My Ass

Posted by Russell at January 16, 2006 09:42 AM


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