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Friday, October 06, 2017
Roundtable to enhance political participation of women with disability in Pakistan
Islamabad: To enhance political participation of women with disability (WWD), participants of a roundtable discussion stressed for concrete measures to ensure issuance of national identity cards to WDDs and voter’s registration besides making polling stations accessible for the disabled persons....
Monday, August 07, 2017
Report on Black Women in American Politics in 2017
Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University, “Black Women in American Politics: 2017 Status Update is an analysis of the 2016 election and highlights the key wins for women of color overall – and Black women in particular. The data...
Monday, August 07, 2017
Electing More Black Women Requires Rejecting a Single Story of Women’s Political Progress
This OpEd was originally published by NBC on 27 July 2017 here. By Glynda C. Carr and Kelly DDittmar There is no single story for women in American politics. Take election 2016 for example. Few have characterized last year’s election as good for women. Whether because the first female nominee for...
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Serbia elects first female and openly gay premier
Serbian lawmakers elected Ana Brnabic as prime minister on Thursday, making history by choosing both the conservative Balkan nation's first female prime minister and its first openly gay leader. Parliament voted 157-55 to approve the government of the 41-year-old Brnabic and she and her ministers...
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Indigenous Woman Will Run For Mexican Presidential Elections
MEXICO CITY — Mexico will hold its presidential elections next year. And for the first time, an indigenous woman is running for the office. More than 50 indigenous communities from the National Indigenous Council (CNI) have designated their candidate for the Mexican presidential elections: a 53-...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Women veterans take aim at a new target: Public office
Mikie Sherrill has never run for office. But after piloting Navy rescue missions to places like the Persian Gulf, Italy and Bahrain, where the heat and humidity rattle the helicopter engine and the only thing you can count on is your calculation that you've brought along enough fuel to save lives...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
UNDP is hiring: Consultancy on Political and Public Participation of Persons with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities
Location : Home-based Application Deadline : 31-May-17 (Midnight New York, USA)     Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
International IDEA hosts all-day event at UN on Political Participation of Migrants and Refugees
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has organized a discussion on “Political Participation in Times of Mass Migration and Refugee Crises” at UN Headquarters in collaboration with the Permanent Missions to the UN of Ireland and Mexico and the...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk
This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, in conjunction with the U.N.’s 22ndConference of the Parties (COP22) in Morocco (Nov. 7-18). To view the entire series, click here. By Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, and Jemilah Mahmood, Under Secretary General...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Meet The First Openly LGBT Politician To Be Elected Governor
By Erin Donelly Oregon Democrat Kate Brown became the first openly LGBT person to be elected governor yesterday. Though Gov. Brown is married to a man, she identifies as a bisexual woman. Gov. Brown was actually the incumbent in Oregon's gubernatorial race against Republican challenger Bud Pierce....
Monday, October 10, 2016
ISIS Terror Against Women: Trauma expert on mission to record ISIS horror stories
Abu Chiad boasted about beheading infidels, raping women and children and slaughtering in the name of Islam. Speaking from a prison in the city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, he told Dr. Jan Kizilhan that these acts would get him to heaven. Kizilhan, 49, a German of Kurdish background, is a...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sexual Violence Against Women Aggravated in Times of Conflict
After Amira’s husband was killed in the Syrian war, she found herself adrift in Lebanon. Barred from working and with two young children to feed, she resorted to marrying off her nine-year-old daughter and putting her 12-year-old son to work. Amira is not a real person but her story is increasingly...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women
Womankind Worldwide explains the importance of the CDIMA, Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women (CDIMA). Asunta is 46 and from Queñi. For years she suffered physical and emotional abuse from her brother. “He wanted to have all the land to himself and nothing for me, just because I’m a...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me
This blog post was written by 2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park and published on 22 August 2016 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) here. As a child of immigrant parents and as a woman of color, I grew up marginalized and discriminated against in the...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Linda Burney, First Female Indigenous Lower House MP in Australia
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament has promised to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life. In her maiden speech, Linda Burney wore a traditional kangaroo-skin cloak with her personal totem, the white cockatoo, known as the noisy messenger...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Linda Burney becomes the first female Indigenous MP in Australia's history
Former New South Wales deputy Labor leader Linda Burney has claimed victory in the southern Sydney seat of Barton. The win makes her the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. Ms Burney said the victory was overwhelming, but was a tribute to her hard working...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
OAS approves the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a special recognition of gender equality
The Organization of American States, OAS, approves a historical American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 17 years after the first meetings to sign this Declaration. Héctor Huertas, lawyer and indigenous leader of the Guna people in Panama, who participated in the first meeting of...