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 countryâ€™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