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March 15, 2019
Source: Xinhuanet
Proportion of women ministers all-time high, IPU/UN Women map shows
UNITED NATIONS, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The proportion of women ministers is at an all-time high at 20.7 percent, 2.4 percentage points higher than that in 2017, according to data in the 2019 edition of the biennial IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union)-UN Women map released Tuesday. "Women's representation...
March 15, 2019
Source: Xinhuanet
Proportion of women ministers all-time high, IPU/UN Women map shows
UNITED NATIONS, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The proportion of women ministers is at an all-time high at 20.7 percent, 2.4 percentage points higher than that in 2017, according to data in the 2019 edition of the biennial IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union)-UN Women map released Tuesday. "Women's representation...
March 15, 2019
'Snail's pace' progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say
By Ellen Wulfhorst, UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so slow that more quotas and incentives are called for, female leaders said at the United Nations on Tuesday. Countries with...
March 15, 2019
'Snail's pace' progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say
By Ellen Wulfhorst, UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so slow that more quotas and incentives are called for, female leaders said at the United Nations on Tuesday. Countries with...
March 8, 2019
International IDEA: #BalanceForBetter
International Women’s Day presents an opportunity to take stock and reinforce the sought-after goals for women’s empowerment in all spheres of life. The global pursuit to #BalanceforBetter can only be attained when there is zero tolerance for any form of discrimination against women and girls, when...
March 8, 2019
Source: UN Women
Statement of UN Women's Executive Director for International Women’s Day 2019
Statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact...
March 8, 2019
Source: IPU
Joint Statement by the IPU and the CEDAW on International Women’s Day 2019
International Women’s Day 40th Anniversary of CEDAW Women’s leadership and the equal participation of women and men in public affairs and decision-making are matters of human rights which are key elements of democracy and lasting peace, and prerequisites for achieving sustainable development. Our...
March 7, 2019
Source: UNDP
Statement of UNDP's Administrator for International Women’s Day 2019
Women and girls are impatient for change, and it’s easy to understand why.   Women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar men earn for the same work.   At least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation.   Women account for just 24 percent of...
March 5, 2019
Source: IPU
New IPU report shows well-designed quotas lead to significantly more women MPs
According to the IPU’s yearly analysis, the share of women in national parliaments increased by nearly one percentage point last year, from 23.4 per cent in 2017 to 24.3 per cent in 2018. This 0.9 percentage point increase confirms the continuing rise of women in parliament, at a slightly faster...