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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...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth.  No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.  As the 2015 end date of the Millennium...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
2014: A turning point for women in politics?
“Our young women are forming a new era in female history,” wrote Massachusetts feminist Judith Sargent Murray excitedly. “The Rights of Women begin to be understood; we seem, at length, determined to do justice.” The year was 1798. It would be two...
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
20 Women to Watch in US Politics in 2014
Wendy Davis isn't the only one who could make history. Even though we're more than two years away from our next presidential election — and the Hillary Clinton mania likely to ensue — 2014 is shaping up to be a critical year for women in politics...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
25 Other Senior Government Jobs Never Held by a Woman
President Obama's nomination of the qualified, prescient, and eminently deserving Janet Yellen as the chairman (chairwoman?) of the Federal Reserve yesterday will make her — if confirmed — the first woman in history to hold the position. It's far...