Apart from the kingdom of Brunei where no one has the vote, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are banned from the polling booth. (more…)
Yesterday saw the election of 41 United Nations member states to the executive of a new “super agency”, UN Women, to promote women’s rights.
The agency brings together four existing UN bodies into a single force under its head, Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet. Campaigners hope this will help push women’s rights up the international agenda and focus funding on one place. (more…)