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International Women\'s Day linkage



8 March 2011 13:30

A few years ago The Interpreter debated the question: why are there so few women in international relations' This 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, we note that Australia's Commander-in-Chief, Prime Minister and Shadow Foreign Minister are all women. But these should be routine, not standout facts.

  • 'Of the world's 188 directly elected leaders, just 16 are women. Women also hold only 19 per cent of the world's parliamentary seats' says Annie Lennox.
  • USAID is downgrading its focus on women's rights as the US prepares to leave Afghanistan.
  • Last week, our sibling blog Interpreting the Aid Review looked at the arguments for women as the silver bullet for development.
  • Why were the Middle East uprisings social media-aware and largely non-violent' One answer is the role of women.
  • Australia's Foreign Minister pens an optimistic piece on the increasing role of women in the Middle East.
  • You wouldn't normally associate James Bond with equality, but his boss M tries:

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