Mideast Israel Palestinians Women Politicians

September 15, 2012 - 1:35 PM
In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 photo, Palestinian Maysoun Qawasmi, the 43-year-old party leader of By Participating, We Can, attends a meeting in the West Bank city of Hebron. Local elections are set for next month and the all-female party _ a first in Palestinian politics _ is gearing up for a campaign that will need to convince voters that women can lead just as well as men. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)