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August 16, 2018
Source: UN Women
Revisiting Rwanda five years after record-breaking parliamentary elections
Five years back something historic happened. The 2013 Rwandan Parliamentary elections ushered in a record-breaking 64 per cent of seats for women candidates, making Rwanda the top country for women in politics. The incredible progress was spurred by special measures, starting with the 2003...
August 16, 2018
Source: UN Women
Revisiting Rwanda five years after record-breaking parliamentary elections
Five years back something historic happened. The 2013 Rwandan Parliamentary elections ushered in a record-breaking 64 per cent of seats for women candidates, making Rwanda the top country for women in politics. The incredible progress was spurred by special measures, starting with the 2003...
August 1, 2018
Source: UN Women
UN Women applauds historic advances towards gender parity in the Mexican Congress
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Mexico has made unprecedented strides towards achieving gender parity in its Congress during the last general election held on 1 July. Preliminary figures indicate that...
July 27, 2018
Source: News Deeply
South Asia: Parliamentarians need to step it up for gender equality
“STEP IT UP for gender equality” was one among the many commitments renewed at the South Asian Speakers Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation, convened by the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Sri Lanka’s Parliament in Colombo, July 11-12, 2018. South Asia ranks...
July 20, 2018
India: Please support passage of bill on women's reservation in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging his support for the passage of the bill on women's reservation in Parliament, in the upcoming Monsoon Session, reported news agency ANI on Monday. Only 11.8% of members of Parliament in Lok Sabha are women. In contrast,...
July 20, 2018
India: Please support passage of bill on women's reservation in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging his support for the passage of the bill on women's reservation in Parliament, in the upcoming Monsoon Session, reported news agency ANI on Monday. Only 11.8% of members of Parliament in Lok Sabha are women. In contrast,...
July 20, 2018
Source: Dawn
Pakistan: 3.8m more women added to electoral rolls due to registration drive, says ECP representative
An election commission representative has informed that the ECP’s aggressive registration drive in collaboration with Nadra and civil society had registered as many as 3.8 million women voters in recent months, compared to the initially identified 12 million women voters who were left out of the...
July 18, 2018
Source: UN Women
United Nations agencies and civil society organizations call for the repeal of gender-discriminatory nationality laws
On the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum, UN Women, UNICEF, UNHCR and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights joined the Permanent Mission of Tunisia and the Office of the Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States to the United Nations at a side event, calling for the...
July 13, 2018
Source: Daily Mirror
Parliamentarians Act: Step it up for gender equality, deliver on 2030 Agenda
‘Step it up for gender equality’ was one among the many commitments renewed at the third South Asian Speakers Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation, convened by the International Parliamentary Union and Sri Lanka’s Parliament in Colombo, July 11-12, 2018.   Accounting for 39....