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October 18, 2019
Source: IPU
Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world
At the 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, IPU Member Parliaments condemned human rights violations against a record number of new cases of abused MPs. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, the only international body with an exclusive remit to support MPs in danger,...
October 11, 2019
Source: UNDP
Future Policy Award 2019 crowns eight best policies empowering youth
Policies from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland, Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles and Senegal are this year’s winners of the ‘Oscar for best policies’ Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies aimed at empowering young people to build a fair and sustainable future are being awarded the Future...
October 11, 2019
Source: UNDP
Future Policy Award 2019 crowns eight best policies empowering youth
Policies from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland, Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles and Senegal are this year’s winners of the ‘Oscar for best policies’ Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies aimed at empowering young people to build a fair and sustainable future are being awarded the Future...
October 8, 2019
Network of arab women in elections launches in Tunis
The Network of Arab Women in Elections was launched Saturday in Tunis as part of a joint initiative involving the Arab Organisation for Electoral Management Bodies (ArabEMBs), the UNDP Regional Electoral Support Project and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (...
October 8, 2019
Network of arab women in elections launches in Tunis
The Network of Arab Women in Elections was launched Saturday in Tunis as part of a joint initiative involving the Arab Organisation for Electoral Management Bodies (ArabEMBs), the UNDP Regional Electoral Support Project and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (...
October 4, 2019
Women leaders galvanise for UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign
At a high-level event during the 74th UN General Assembly, UN Women and the Council of Women World Leaders came together to lend their voices and power to the Generation Equality campaign. UN Women’s campaign aims to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing...
October 3, 2019
Source: The Guardian
'Based in hatred': Violence against women standing in Colombia's elections
The body of mayoral candidate Karina García was found shot and incinerated in her car in the Cauca department of southern Colombia, on 1 September. For weeks, García had reported receiving threats and asked the government for increased protection during campaigning for the local and departmental...
September 27, 2019
Source: News Vision
UN envoy applauds Uganda for empowering women
Bhatia, who also doubles as the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Women said she was pleased that at least 52 percent of positions on the committees in Maaji Refugee Settlement in Adjumani district, Northern Uganda were won by women. The United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for...
September 20, 2019
UN holds Event on Women's Empowerment
The President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, is holding this Thursday her latest informal High-Level Panel: Women in Power - Call to Action and Women Leaders - Voices for Change and Inclusion: Joining Forces and Redoubling Efforts to Achieve Gender Equality and Women's...