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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of Africa will take place on 27 and 28 September 2017 at the National Assembly of Nigeria in Abuja. Jointly organized by the IPU and the Parliament of Nigeria, its theme is Empowering youth: Enhancing...
Friday, November 07, 2014
A delegation of women parliamentarians comprising representatives from national parliaments from eight African countries are expected in Rwanda next Monday on a week-long study tour.The parliamentarians will share ideas and exchange experiences on...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
In Kenya’s male-dominated political landscape, women face many barriers to political participation, especially when seeking elective office. Aspiring women politicians often struggle with discrimination and lack of coverage by top media outlets,...
Rt Hon Dr. Margaret Zziwa Nantongo Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly
Friday, March 29, 2013
Interview with Rt Hon Dr Margaret Zziwa Nantongo, Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
African women lawmakers on Wednesday robustly pushed for strategies that will see more women supported to assume leadership roles on the continent. They also hailed Rwanda for being an African "miracle" and exemplary in promoting women...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
The number of women in parliament is not enough to show that parliament is gender-sensitive. This was said by Honorable Alphonsine Mukarugema, the chairwoman of Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum (RWPF) at the occasion of a consultative meeting...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
GINNY STEIN, REPORTER: What is happening in Rwanda borders on revolutionary. Women occupy some of the most important government ministries and make up more than half of the country's MPs. AGNES BINAGWAHO, HEALTH MINISTER: In the beginning we didn't...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
In October 2003, women won 4% of seats in Rwanda’s lower house of Parliament.  Having achieved near-parity in the representation of men and women its legislature, this small African country now ranks first among all countries of the world in terms...
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development focuses on emerging development issues that have an impact on the role of women in the economy, and is presented to the Second Committee of the General Assembly at five-year intervals.The present...