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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Unfriendly political environmental factors, culture, tradition and religious belief, low level of education as some of the barriers militating against Nigerian women’s participation in politics. Barriers, including gender discrimination,...
Monday, August 18, 2014
A REGIONAL research body, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), has said although Zimbabwean women are largely marginalised, they still exerted a lot of influence through voting even in the face of serious fears about violence during elections. STAFF...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
All too often, we measure our progress in the process of gender empowerment by counting the number of woman politicians in Parliament and Cabinet. There is also now a new dynamic in ANC politics with talk of the prospect of a woman leading the...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Five women have successfully gone through vetting to contest positions in the Jirapa constituency election of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region. Mr Richard Kuunaah, Executive Director of GHANACare, a non-governmental...
Grace Mugabe
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Her confirmation in the position will take place at the party congress scheduled for December this year. This would propel her into the party's powerful politburo and mark her official entrance into politics. As a member of the supreme decision-...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Many lessons can be learned from South African women who rose as leaders even when it was dangerous to do so, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday. In a speech prepared for delivery at a women's leadership conference in Cape Town, she...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The call for more women to participate in politics need more commitment than mere political rhetoric. Women's role in African politics must go beyond being voters or 'airport dancers'. Women in Parliament are better placed to fight vices like gender...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes. Mrs...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sexual harassments and intimidation are two major reasons why women shy away from politics, representative of Ikorodu Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, western Nigeria, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, has said. Akinsola, a first-term...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party, Atty. Fonati Koffa, said the Liberty is in the lead pushing the gender parity. Speaking at a fundraising dinner organized by Senator Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence and held at the Cape Hotel on Friday July 25...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
“The case of the Costa Rican domestic workers perfectly illustrates the need to shift the debate beyond numbers to consider how inclusive and representative our political systems truly are – at all levels. Whilst the advances made in women’s...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Former first lady and Mozambican education minister Graça Machel’s advocacy work in women’s financial inclusion will not extend to a return to active mainstream politics. She was speaking exclusively to Independent Newspapers on the edges of the...
Friday, July 25, 2014
As the world looks on in horror at the bloodshed in Gaza, Mary Gahonzire brings a unique perspective to the role of women in peacemaking and reconciliation. Gahonzire is deputy commissioner of the Rwanda Correctional Service, which runs prisons in...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame has been shot dead by Islamist militants. She was killed along with her bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabab...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
MEPA is a one-year, post-graduate programme in comprehensive advanced learning on electoral processes for current and aspiring election professionals. The Programme, delivered with the support of International IDEA, is especially beneficial for...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Somali women leaders met in Mogadishu on Sunday (July 20th) to demand greater representation in national politics and clear constitutional provisions protecting their participation, Somalia's Hiiraan Online reported. Chair of the Somali National...
Monday, July 21, 2014
From time being, sex stereotyping has always been an issue in contemporary setting. It assumes that masculine and feminine traits are intertwined with leadership. Due to the aggressive and competitive nature of politics, the belief is that...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Political institutions have traditionally been created in male dominated societies in which men formulate the rules of the political game.  Although traditional political institutions have undertaken efforts to become more accessible for young...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Beijing +20 is the process to assess the implementation by governments and other stakeholders of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. These Beijing outcome document...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gabrielle Bardall is an academic and an electoral assistance expert with a decade of experience supporting electoral processes in transitional states. She has worked in more than 25 countries with international organizations including UNDP, UN Women...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) has identified the low number of women in Nigerian parliament as the reason for the failure of gender-based bills in the legislature, adding that it is unacceptable that only seven per cent of...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, made history by becoming Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor, dealing with a range of cases including theft, gang-related violence, and even terrorism. Across Somaliland, UNDP is supporting a fundamental...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
UNDP Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark talks about the challenges and the undeniable gains of empowering women to participate in politics at the highest levels.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Women in Zanzibar will have more courage to take part in future elections, should the BRIDGE training introduced in Zanzibar be effective. Speaking at the opening of the five-day BRIDGE training on 'Gender and Elections' to members of the Zanzibar...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, has reiterated Federal Government's commitment to economic empowerment of women in the country. The minister spoke at the weekend when she received the executive members of the...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
"It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern wars." These are not the words of a woman who has faced the violence and ferocity of conflict, but words of Major General Patrick Cammaert, who served as the Deputy Force...
Orlando Ayala, HeForShe
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Orlando Ayala, Chairman of Emerging Markets, Microsoft, is a #HeForShe advocate, because he believes that progress for women means progress for society. Microsoft is partnering with UN Women to advance women's empowerment. As the world searches for...
Beijing+20
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender...
Saturday, July 05, 2014
A female politician and former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Juliet Nnenne Obasi-Akano, spoke at at her country home, Abajah in Nwangele Local Government Area, while marking her formal declaration for the Senate race of Orlu Senatorial...
Friday, July 04, 2014
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women’s representation in parliament, women in this southeast African nation feel that they are yet to have a significant say in the management of their country....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Malawai Congress Party (MCP) member of Parliament for Salima NorthWest constituency, Dr Jessie Kabwila, has been elected as new chairperson for Women Caucus in Parliament. We invite our users to read the full article published on July 4th 2014.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
President Paul Kagame has said that women's 64 per cent representation in Rwanda's Lower House should not be seen as an end in itself with regard to women empowerment in the country. He was speaking yesterday on the last day of the summer summit of...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the atrocities that the people of her war-torn country (...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Picture it: A world without a gender gap. Imagine a world where gender equality is a reality for every woman and girl. What would your world look like?
Michelle Bachelet
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
  Background Introduction The Convention on the Elimination Of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the frame of reference for shaping national constitution-making, reviews and interpretation in ways that are gender responsive....
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Prsentation given by Jorge Cardona, Professor of International Law, Member, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member, Commission of Experts of the Ibero‐American Convention on the Rights of Youth
Thursday, June 26, 2014
A compilation of infographics mapping everything about parliamentarians by age across the globe.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions given by Pablo Angulo, Youth Program Associate at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) at the Expert Group...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth‐led Structures given by Ivana Savić, Executive Director, CHRDS and Organising Partner for UN Major Group for Children and Youth at the Expert Group Meeting “Youth, Development and Rights”New York, November 13, 2013

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