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Myanmar bars Suu Kyi from polls
Mar 10, 2010 The new election law issued by Myanmar's junta bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2,000 other political prisoners from contesting polls planned this year. Approved on Tuesday, it prevents prisoners, members of religious orders, and members of insurgent groups from joining political parties.
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First political manifesto for women in Sri Lanka
Mar 26, 2010 The United Political Front’s manifesto for women in Sri Lanka has been applauded by rights activist, as it is the first time a political party in the island nation has presented a comprehensive document on women. However the document fails to say how all its proposals would be brought to fruition.
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Lanka's vibrant women missing in politics
Apr 27, 2010 Considering the massive turnout of women voters in elections, female literacy rate close to 90%, and the extraordinary role played by leaders in the past, there should have been more women political representatives. Nearly 80 years later, the numbers are dismal and gender fair decisions missing.
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Talking politics in post-war Sri Lanka
Jan 24, 2012 Women in Sri Lanka find it difficult to contest elections despite high literacy rates and robust social indicators, notes women's rights activist Rosy Senanayake.
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Analysis: Humanitarian fallout from Nepal's constitutional stalemate
Jun 29, 2012 Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) takes a look at the constitutional deadlock in Nepal, and the quick succession of governments, in which five Prime Ministers have held office in the past four years.
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Nepal sliding back into the abyss
May 05, 2009 Nepal prime minister’s resignation has further endangered the already fragile peace process in the country. The Maoist leader has expressed his disappointment over the existence of ‘parallel power centres’ and interference of reactionary forces in undermining democracy.
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Indian women feel at home in politics
May 05, 2009 They may not be able to match the popularity and appeal of Mayawatis, or Jayalalithas or Sonia Gandhis. But a new breed of women politicians in India’s small towns is fast emerging as a force to reckon with.
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Nepal on the threshold of political change
May 06, 2009 An all-party meeting in Nepal has decided to stake claim to form a new government in the country. Earlier the president had asked all the political formations to set their differences aside and work towards reaching a consensus on the issue of government formation by Saturday.
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Prachanda: Delhi missed chance to resolve Nepal crisis
May 11, 2009 In an interview to a prominent Indian newspaper, Nepal’s Prime Minister said that he wanted to settle the issue of "civilian supremacy over military" through discussion with New Delhi. But India’s "security and bureaucratic establishment" was busy encouraging Nepal's political parties to create confusion on the issue.
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India again gives mandate to Congress-led alliance
May 17, 2009 Indian voters have given a clear mandate to the Congress and United Progressive Alliance to rule the country for next five years. The ruling coalition, which is now only a few seats short of halfway mark, is all set to form a new government.
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New fight brews in Sri Lanka after the Tigers
May 28, 2009 Before its defeat, LTTE had always projected itself as the sole representative of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Now intensifying competition among Tamil politicians can once again threaten peace and the presence of armed groups, often in league with security forces, does not augur well for future.
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Women parliamentarians prove their mettle in Pakistan
Jun 02, 2009 A new study has dispelled the widely held notion that woman parliamentarians in Pakistan are no more than “silent spectators”. On the contrary, it says they play a significant role in legislative functioning through their interventions on issues like violence, health, education, and environment.
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Time for Suu Kyi to remodel her political agenda?
Nov 19, 2010 Is it time for Aung San Suu Kyi to let activist politics take a back seat and help broker an end to trade sanctions on Myanmar? Only then can she build a favourable climate for some real political change, argues Justin Wintle.
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The changing face of women in Pakistan's politics
Feb 16, 2011 Sherry Rehman, an MP from Pakistan, has been the torch-bearer of the rights of women. She talks to Pamela Philipose about her tryst with Pakistan's politics and how the role of women has evolved overtime to find a footing in the political system.
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Why politics doesn’t lure Afghan women
Mar 11, 2011 Grappling with an uncertain future, women in Afghanistan have chosen the traditional patriarchal social structure over more contemporary (and radical) notions of gender cased politics and equality in the society. While trying to bring a gender-based revolution, donor nations kept overlooked conventional family dynamics governing the lives of these women.
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Govt to ensure accountability: Indian PM
Oct 10, 2012 The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said his government was committed to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.
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"Protect ordinary citizens from corrupt officials"
Oct 16, 2012 Columnist and former Indian diplomat, G Parthasarathy tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that even though corruption has become a feature of national life in many continents, common citizens should not necessarily face the menace in everyday life.
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UN pledges support for Nepal elections
Mar 22, 2013 The United Nations political chief commended Nepal for the progress made in its peace process and pledged that the world body will assist it to hold elections.
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Legal system has failed to deliver in India, says eminent lawyer
Sep 10, 2012 Eminent lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani tells Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia that poor enforcement, scarred officials, low salaries of judges and the general political compulsions are among the main reasons for the failure to enforce laws related to corruption in India.
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Mizoram: Where politics meets religion
Nov 26, 2013 The importance of religion in elections is not new especially in the Christian dominated north east Indian state of Mizoram where a church body acts as a watchdog to ensure the smooth & fair conduct of elections in the state.
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What women want
Feb 06, 2009 UNIFEM's global report Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009 calls for stronger accountability systems to meet international commitments on women's rights. It says gender equality must become a standard against which public performance is assessed and women must be included in this decision-making process.
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Repression on monks in Burma
Oct 01, 2009 The Resistance of the Monks, a Human Rights Watch publication, provides a detailed account of the repression on monks and the violations of their rights in Burma [Myanmar]. It slams the military junta’s shoddy approach to justice and recommends that political prisoners be freed.
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Myanmar allows mobile phones in remote capital
Nov 02, 2009 Having kept the newly constituted administrative capital, Naypyidaw, out of bounds for any kind of telecommunication services ostensibly for security reasons, Myanmar’s military junta has finally allowed the use of mobile phones. Residents, however, are still reluctant to get connections, owing to unaffordable price.
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G77 takes on West on climate change
Nov 05, 2009 Developing countries have taken on the developed nations for diverting the process of negotiations away from UNFCCC framework and Bali Action Plan. In the ongoing Barcelona talks, the G77 and China grouping launched a counter offensive against the attempt to hoist a GHG emission reduction regime on developing countries.
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Stability still eludes Nepal
Nov 23, 2009 Maoist leader Prachanda and his cadres have been agitating across Nepal seeking to restore ‘civilian supremacy’ after being sacked from the government. Three years after the historic peace pact that ended the decade old Maoist-led civil war in the country, the changes promised are yet to be witnessed.
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'Women's Reservation Bill is a game changer'
Mar 19, 2010 The bill will transform the way in which politics is practiced in India bringing more gender concerns, writes Pamela Philipose. It is no silver bullet for all the problems affecting Indian women, but will help to usher in a substantive equality in the political sphere, she adds.
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Radio encourages Afghan women to run for office
May 25, 2009 Salam Watandar, a radio programme in Afghanistan, has successfully persuaded a large number of women candidates to contest provincial council elections. Due to growing insurgency, women were fearful of participating in the electoral process.
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Obama win takes US beyond race
Nov 05, 2008 Barack Obama's historic White House victory takes America beyond racial politics as a nation in transition elects its first black President. For other world nations grappling with rising militant violence and financial crisis, the change is a sign of better things to come.
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Sri Lankan army offensive pushes Tamil Tigers
Jan 04, 2009 The Sri Lankan army's capture of the northern town of Kilinochchi marks a new phase in the fighting between the security forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels. As the troops continue their offensive eastward, the loss of the town will test the rebels’ resilience and strength.
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Pakistan reinstates deposed chief justice
Mar 16, 2009 With the announcement that all the judges sacked by the then President Pervez Musharaff in 2007 will be reinstated, Pakistani government has averted a major confrontation with protesters. Thousands of lawyers and supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are celebrating the success of their 'Long March' campaign.
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