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Friday, July 20, 2018
'No going back' how 2018 has drawn a line in the ground for gender progress in leadership
2018 has demonstrated significant progress in improving gender diversity but more needs to be done to promote more women into leadership. The first half of 2018 has been busy around gender diversity. Globally activism has ramped up most notably with...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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...
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Thousands honor Simone Veil as she enters Panthéon
Simone Veil's concentration camp number - 78651 - was displayed on giant screens along the crowd-thronged route her cortège took to the Panthéon on Sunday, where she is to be interred among iconic figures from French politics, culture, society, and...
Thursday, July 05, 2018
US: Why young women might get more women elected
The 2018 midterm elections are shaping up to be a watershed year for women and politics. Not only are a record number of women running for political office in 2018, but many of them are running campaigns that tout the underrepresentation of women in...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Virginia Tech study: Government corruption is lower in countries with greater number of women political leaders
The study, published recently in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, was led by Sudipta Sarangi, professor and head of the Department of Economics, part of the Virginia Tech College of Science, and Chandan Kumar Jha, an assistant...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
It may be slow progress, but women will keep fighting for political influence
By Jane Dudman, Every year, at the annual conference of global female political leaders, there is a group photo. It’s a heartwarming moment, when hundreds of elected politicians from almost every country in the world stand and smile for the camera....
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Why are Asia’s women politicians facing a backlash?
By Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, In the global struggle to get more women into high political office, one of the more hopeful fronts is Asia. Taiwan recently celebrated two years of its first female president, Tsai Ing-Wen, and its national legislature...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Women This Week: Making History
First Female Mayor of Tunis The capital of Tunisia is likely to see its first female mayor, following the country's municipal elections this week. Gender Violence in El Salvador This week, Salvador’s president Salvador Sanchez Ceren called for “...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Rwanda: Call for Renewed Political Will to Bridge Gender Gaps in All Sectors
As African countries push for respect and promotion of gender equality, political will is key to accelerate attainment of gender equality on the continent. The remarks were made Thursday by Donatille Mukabalisa, the Speaker of Parliament, while...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Iraq Elections: What role will gender quotas play?
Whatever the outcome of Iraq's May 12 parliamentary elections, female candidates are guaranteed at least 25% of the seats, as per the country's constitution. This year, nearly 2,600 female candidates are competing for a minimum of 83 seats reserved...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Dr. Patricia McFadden
Dr. Patricia McFadden is a sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from Swaziland. She has worked in the African and global women’s movements as well. 
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
What does harassment and bullying of women in politics look like?
With this week's news that Newfoundland and Labrador veteran politician Eddie Joyce is being accused of harassment of at least one female MHA, it raises the question — what form can harassment of women take in the political sphere if it's not sexual...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mentoring the next global generation of women leaders
By Carine Guidicelli and Betty-Ann Heggie All around the world, from corporate boardrooms to community kitchens, parliaments to classrooms, conversations concerning the rights and empowerment of women and girls are taking place. This is good news,...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative (GCLI)
The yearlong program of the Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative will bring civic leadership and advocacy training to thousands of underserved women across the country, with a special focus on empowering women who have experienced gender-based...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
An Introduction to Gender Budgeting
The event will serve as introduction to gender responsive budgeting (GRB) by analysing key concepts and tools. It will analyse GRB as a strategic tool to boost gender equality mainstreaming in economic planning and financial management at the...
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized Women’s Successes in Overcoming Political Exclusion identifies critical factors preventing marginalized women’s inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and describes how...
Friday, December 01, 2017
Launch of the Inter-Regional Report on Gender Equality and Political Empowerment of Women
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), together with the Community of Democracies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will launch the Inter-Regional Report on Gender Equality and...
Monday, October 02, 2017
Facebook Live Discussion on the Role of Male Champions in Promoting Women's Political Participation and Leadership
Co-organized by iKNOW Politics and International Gender Champions, this Facebook Live discussion brought together a diverse panel of Geneva-based Gender Champions who shared their experiences and views on the role of male champions in promoting...