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Martin Schulz Women conference
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Long way to go, on achieving gender equality
This week Schulz kicked off the spring forward for women conference, which aims to bring about ideas for encouraging political representation of women, with particular focus on women in Arab countries. The conference comes as world leaders gear up...
Elections in Tunisia 2014 Women
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Few women on Tunisian parliamentary poll lists
Tunisia, despite being the most advanced Arab nation in terms of women's rights, is still fare from adhering fully to the principles enshrined in the January 2014 Constitution and from abiding by the ratification of international treaties in daily...
Female President Ghana
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Female president will solve Ghana’s problems — Dr Baah
The Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, has said that the country’s economic problems could be solved when a female is elected as the president. “If you want Ghana to develop, make a woman the president," he said...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Nigeria: UNESCO Develops Road Map for Women Participation in Politics
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has developed a curriculum aimed at assisting women at all levels to participate and make decisions on issues that concerns them. The UNESCO said through the project, it...
Girls on Film documentary
Friday, September 26, 2014
Girls on Film: A documentary series that finally puts women back in the history books
In a perfect world, there would be no need for a media platform highlighting groundbreaking women in history. But if history has taught us anything, it's that female achievements are often forgotten or filtered out. Female journalists, spies,...
Pueblos Indigenas
Sunday, September 21, 2014
World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Youth 2014
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main deliberative organ policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, is integrated by 193 Member States. The General Assembly meets in regular session each year from September to...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Women in politics (Fiji)
The Fiji Women's Rights Movement acknowledged women candidates, young women voters, the elderly and those living with disability who were part of the election on Wednesday. The organisation congratulated all the candidates on their individual...
Emma Watson ONU Mujeres
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
On visit to Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
Photo-UN Women/Marco Grob On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson today highlighted the need for women’s political participation and leadership at all levels. Ms. Watson’s visit to Uruguay...
Des Afghans lors d’élections historiques
Sunday, September 14, 2014
2014 Theme: Engaging Young People on Democracy
Photo-Fardin Waezi / UNAMA   "I call on members of the largest generation of youth in history to confront challenges and consider what you can do to resolve them. To take control of your destiny and translate your dreams into a better future for all...
Ikram Ben Said
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tunisia’s Sister of the Revolution
Ikram Ben Said took part in the Arab Spring's first successful uprising — and then realized that the struggle for women's rights in Tunisia was just beginning One of the ironies of the 2011 revolution in Tunisia is that while it was a step forward...
Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, Board Member, Province of Cotabato
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A few good women in Philippine Politics
When one turns on the television, reads the newspaper or listens to the news on radio, one cannot help but notice that much of the news is focused on the negative events that are happening to our country. Thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if many...
Women's campaign school
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This School Encourages Women to Join the World of Politics
The Women’s Campaign School is teaching women how to run a successful campaign. For the most part, politics is still a man’s thing. And the numbers from the National Women’s Political Caucus support that (disappointing) claim: Of the 535...
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Female politicians deal with stereotypes, challenges in politics
In the world of politics today, women are still not taken seriously.  Since 1920, our nation has come such a long way, but in what areas are we still lacking in our ability to acknowledge women as worthy opponents in the political battleground?...
Women in leadership will curb corruption – RDP
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Women in leadership will curb corruption (Namibia)
WINDHOEK - The National Secretary of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Women’s League is of the view that corruption will drastically decrease if more capable women occupy leadership positions. Speaking to New Era just after the official...
Japanese Government
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Japanese politics includes women
Photos-AP and Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into...
Somali Minister Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin
Monday, September 01, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women keen on more vehement role in politics [Interview with Minister]
Somali women have been facing formidable challenges and complain about marginalization in politics but they in turn played a pivotal role in securing peace deals between warring forces on the ground. Among the stumbling blocks are cultural and...
Yemeni Women
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Yemeni women fight for greater representation
Photo-Al Jazeera After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent...
Tahere Si’isi’ialafia’s
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
It’s important for youth to be involved at the high level – Tahere Si’isi’ialafia, Samoa
Photo: UN Women/Ellie van Baaren At 24, Tahere Si’isi’ialafia’s Baha’i of Samoa is a board member of the Pacific Youth Council and has represented the UN Major Group for Children and Youth at several high-level international meetings, including the...