women in politics

South Korea Gets First Woman Foreign Minister

Sixty Two-year-old Kang Kyung-Hwa, a United Nations Veteran, has been appointed as the First Female Foreign Minister of South Korea. The South Korean President, Moon Jae-In, made the appointment and entrusted her with easing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The decision was made when President Moon said the post of the Foreign Minister couldn’t be(…)


Najma Heptulla Appointed as First Woman Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia

Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University- Jamia Millia Islamia. With this, this Manipur Governor and former Minority Affairs Minister has scripted history by becoming the first ever woman to hold this post in the University. According to Jamia’s Vice Chancellor, Talat Ahmad, she has been appointed for a stint of five years. She will be(…)


10 Must-Know Facts About Sheikh Hasina Wazed

As her third term as Prime Minister comes to a close, Sheikh Hasina Wazed is on a state visit to India. The proud daughter of the first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina has spent four decades in Bangladeshi politics. We bring you 10 facts from this indomitable leader’s life: 1. Hasina ranks(…)


144 Female Candidates From Cong To Contest MCD Polls

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is soon going to hold elections in the capital. The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee has given 144 tickets to its female candidates to fight in the upcoming polls. There are a total 272 MCD seats. The Congress has given 210 tickets to newcomers, who are highly educated youths wanting to make a difference in(…)


DMK Marches To Make Women’s Reservation Bill A Reality

The Women’s Reservation Bill has been a topic of debate for years now. While the NDA government had it in its manifesto while contesting for elections in 2014, it is yet to become a reality. To set the conversation in motion again, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, led by its Rajya Sabha member, Kanimozhi,(…)


AAP Fields More Women Than Men For MCD Polls

The Aam Aadmi Party has recently released its second list of candidates for the upcoming MCD polls. And in a progressive move, the list of candidates consists of more women than men. Of its total 89 candidates, as many as 51 are women.


Harley-Riding MP Seeks To Curb Big Fat Weddings

This may finally be the winning mantra to cut big fat Indian weddings. And the idea comes from a woman riding a big fat bike, a Harley Davidson to be precise — none other than Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, wife of Bihar MP Pappu Yadav. In a big move, Ranjan’s idea is currently in the form(…)


Mehbooba Mufti Asks For Status Of All Women Welfare Schemes

On Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, directed the social welfare department to prepare an approach paper on the status of all welfare schemes for women in the state. She also demanded suggestive measures to implement these initiatives smoothly and successfully in the near future. There are many women welfare schemes underway, which(…)


Sasikala, the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

On Sunday, AIADMK General Secretary, V.K. Sasikala was selected to be the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state. After O Panneerselvam’s resignation, Sasikala was elected as the Leader of the Legislature party by the MLAs in the party head office that is in Chennai. Sasikala will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil(…)


For People Not For Politics: Priyanka Gandhi turns 45

For years we have heard that future of the Congress might have been different had Priyanka Gandhi led the party. Who knows if its true but the young Gandhi scion has always called herself person of people than politics. With a warm smile, an simple demeanour she has had a lot of goodwill (only marginally impacted by(…)


People Think Women are Easy Targets: Politician Jaya Jaitly

Politician and founder-president of Dastkari Haat Samiti, Jaya Jaitly recently held the 32nd Annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar in Delhi. Jaitly founded the Samiti about four decades ago in 1986 and has been working to improve the lives of Indian artisans and craftspeople through the years. Also Read: Nupur Sharma on How Young India Can(…)


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