politics

  • 97 women win seats in Iraq’s parliament 

    Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced the results of Iraq's early parliamentary elections held on October 10. 97 women won seats in Iraq’s parliament, according to the commission.

  • Omayma Ashour: Moroccan women achieved significant gains by struggling 

    Morocco celebrates the National Day of the Moroccan Women on October 10. “Moroccan women have achieved significant gains by struggling. They got seven ministries in the last elections and this is a great success for women,” said Omayma Achour, the president of the Jossour Forum for Moroccan Women.

  • PADÊ holds election rally in Shengal 

    Êzidî Freedom and Democracy Party (PADÊ) held an election rally in Shengal for the upcoming Iraqi general elections. Semir Şêx Derwiş, a candidate of the PADÊ, made a speech and called on Yazidis to support the party.

  • Iraqi general elections: Women are ignored 

    Iraq will hold general elections on October 10. Iraqi women demand the candidates care about their votes and focus on works for women.

  • Former football player becomes MP in Morocco 

    Former football player Rabab Ailal was elected as MP in the general elections held in Morocco on September 8. “I will use all my rights to defend women.”

  • “We keep defending the democratic autonomy of Local Governments” 

    Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has announced the final declaration of its Democratic Local Governments Conference held in Ankara. “We are democratizing Turkey and paving the way for the freedom of the Kurdish people!” the HDP says in the final declaration.

  • Call from Independent candidate Ronak Mecid: People should cast their votes 

    Iraqi general elections will be held on October 10. While many groups call for boycotting the elections, independent candidate Ronak Mecid, who says she has many projects about health, education, and the environment, calls all people in Iraq to cast their votes.

  • Number of women in Moroccan parliament increases 

    The Ministry of Interior has shared the statistics on the parliamentary elections held in Morocco on September 8. The statistics show that the number of women in parliament increases. The number of women serving in the Moroccan Parliament increased to 24%, the women held 20 percent of seats in the parliament between 2016 and 2021. We spoke to female politicians in the country about the increase of women’s representatives in the parliament.

  • Attempted attack against HDP MP Tülay Hatimoğulları 

    Two persons, who introduced themselves as police officers, tried to forcibly enter the house of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Adana MP Tülay Hatimoğulları. Today, a press statement on the attempted attack will be issued.

  • Interview with Ayşe Acar Başaran about Turkey's agenda: Women will be the pioneers of the new life 

    Yesterday, the Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) announced the “A Call For Democracy, Justice, and Peace” declaration after visiting many cities in Turkey. “A perspective without women is doomed to fail,” HDP Batman MP Ayşe Acar Başaran says women will be the pioneers of the new life

  • Declaration of HDP: We want to change the Executive Presidential System 

    Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has announced its “A Call For Democracy, Justice, and Peace” declaration. In the released declaration, the HDP says, “We want to change the Executive Presidential System” and declares that they are ready for negotiation.

  • General elections in Libya: “Women should be supported” 

    General elections will be held in Libya on December 24. The upcoming elections are important for ending the conflicts in the country. Libyan women are carrying out campaigns to support female candidates.

  • Women of Sulaymaniyah: We are not hopeful for elections 

    Parliamentary elections will be held in Iraq on October 10, 2021. While candidates have carried out their electoral campaigns and asked people to vote for them, the people don’t believe the candidates because they didn’t keep their promises in the previous elections. The women of Sulaymaniyah are reluctant to cast their votes in the elections.

  • Yazidis get excited for Iraq’s upcoming elections 

    On October 10, Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens, Shiites, Christians, Muslims and Yazidis will cast their votes to determine the fate of their country. 83 ballot boxes have been already placed in 18 provinces of Iraq for the upcoming parliamentary elections. These elections will be different for Yazidis because “Voting is important for the Yazidi community for the first time.”

  • Nabila Rmili becomes new mayor of Casablanca 

    Nabila Rmili of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) has been elected as the new mayor of Casablanca on Monday (September 20) with 105 votes out of 130 and she becomes the first woman mayor of the financial capital of Morocco

  • Independent candidate Şirin Abdula: I will work for women 

    People of Iraq will cast their votes in upcoming parliamentary elections. Şirin Abdula, an independent candidate in Kirkuk, says she will work for women if she is elected, “Everyone should cast their votes.”

  • Iraqi women believe they gain victory in upcoming parliamentary elections 

    Nisan Al-Zayer is a candidate running for the Iraqi parliamentary elections to be held in the country on October 10. “Women make a difference in electoral campaigns. They will exceed the determined electoral threshold.”

  • Huda Naim: If women set goals, they can be successful 

    “Don’t give up your dreams and rights, follow them because women can be successful if they set goals” says Huda Naim, the vice president of the Gaza Legislative Council.

  • Campaign from Iraqi female journalists for women’s participation in elections 

    Association for Women Journalists in Iraq has launched a campaign for women to participate in parliamentary elections. Within the scope of the campaign titled “Let women make decisions”, the women journalists have been carrying out works for women’s participation in general elections to be held in Iraq on October 10.

  • Some Moroccan political parties achieve “equality” in elections 

    Moroccan general elections were held on September 8. Party of Progress and Socialism won 23 seats in the House of Representatives and 12 of them are women. This shows the party has achieved equal representation in the elections.