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Thursday, June 16, 2016
With the possibility that the UN could, for the first time in its history, appoint a woman as Secretary General, this year’s Women’s Rights Day on 16 June at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council is a significant chance to demonstrate that,...
Monday, June 13, 2016
With support from the International Geneva Bureau of the Canton of Geneva, the Swiss Press Club hosted a debate around the issue of violence against women. Participants include the Inter-parliamentary Union’s Secretary General Mr Martin Chungong,...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change and the Geneva Gender Champions organized the inaugural Geneva Gender Debate on 8 March 2016. Moderator Scott Weber, Director-General of Interpeace, began by remarking that whilst all...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
The annual general meeting of the Swiss Association of Youth Parliaments, held in Lucerne on 2 April 2016, gathered 150 young people. During the meeting, delegates voted in favor of a national body that would give all youth between the ages of 14...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
                  This week is taking place in Geneva (Switzerland) the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The agenda of the assembly includes the following points:  Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 133rd Assembly....
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The 133th Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from the 17th to the 20th of October 2015. Among the numerous agenda items the assembly is to focus on during its time in Geneva, the attending parliamentarians...
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Why is it important for women to be active in Politics? Junie Joseph answers
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Since women won the right to vote in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in 1990, females have risen to rule Switzerland's politics, making up four of the seven- member cabinet. Combining a career and motherhood in the Alpine nation presents a...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Irrespective of their occupation or professional background prior to election, few new parliamentarians arrive fully equipped for their parliamentary roles and legislative functions. They are faced with a myriad of complex issues in a context where...
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Friday, February 29, 2008
This guide is provides recommendations on the development of realistic action plans on women, peace and security. The guide is designed as a resource for governments, United Nations and regional organisations as well as non-governmental...