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Friday, March 15, 2019
CSW 63: Violence against women in politics in Latin America and the Caribbean
Context Currently, Latin America is the region of the world with the largest representation of women in national parliaments. However, behind this positive fact, worrisome realities hide. To achieve political participation, women often face an...
Friday, March 15, 2019
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...
Friday, 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...
Friday, March 15, 2019
Egypt: Position paper by Nazra on the constitutional amendments and women in politics
The government's disposition toward citizens' rights and freedoms is a measure of its openness and an indicator of the type of relationship it holds with them. The constitution stands as the most powerful reflection of that relationship. Egypt...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Women in Politics Map 2019
This map is a unique visual tool that captures women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date—1st January 2019. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary...
Monday, March 11, 2019
CSW 63: Gender equality in public institutions for sustaining peace
This event will bring together Member States, experts and practitioners to share their perspectives and experiences on the relationship between gender equality in public administration (GEPA) and sustaining peace. The event will serve as a platform...
Monday, March 11, 2019
CSW 63: Preventing online violence against women in politics
Join leading global researchers and practitioners as they present the latest data and proposed legal solutions to online violence against women in politics. Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, Gender Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES...
Friday, March 08, 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...
Friday, March 08, 2019
What if women ruled the world?
Only 6.3% of all international leaders are women. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president and Africa's first elected female head of state, suggests ways to redress the balance.
Friday, March 08, 2019
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...
Friday, March 08, 2019
CSW 63: Women at the table!
Women at the Table! Transformative change - Women shaping the agenda of peace, transitional justice and political agreements, is an event hosted by Nordic Women Mediators – Iceland with the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry for Foreign...
Friday, March 08, 2019
CSW 63: Critical mass to gender parity—women in government do make a difference!
Subject:  We have all heard the calls regarding the need for women in leadership roles in both politics and business.  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) tracks the number of women in national parliaments and the executive, and documents the...
Friday, March 08, 2019
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...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CSW 63: Sexism harassment and violence against women parliamentarians
CSW63 side event, organised by the Council of Europe, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Finland’s Permanent Mission to the UN as part of the Finnish presidency of the Council of Europe, to take stock of ongoing legal and policy initiatives to end...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CWS 63: Rebuilding trust in leadership
During the 63rd session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women 2019 (CSW63), Women Political Leaders (WPL)  and EY will co-host a panel discussion on “Rebuilding Trust in Leadership’’. Trust is an important value at the core of...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CSW 63: Women’s leadership in the national agendas of the Americas and Caribbean
“Women’s Leadership in the National Agendas of the Americas and Caribbean” is a side-event which is being hosted by the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States (CIM) and...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
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.  ...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Being believed shouldn't be a barrier to women in politics
Individuals from all corners of Canada stood in awe watching (or listening) to Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony to the House of Commons justice committee on February 27. Many were shocked to hear about the alleged political interference from our...