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Friday, March 17, 2017
Event on Ending Violence Against Women in Politics
In commemoration of National Women’s History Month, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission will host a briefing on preventing and mitigating violence against women in politics. Although many factors constrain women’s political participation...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Egypt nominates Moushira Khattab for next UNESCO Director-General
A few months prior the UNESCO elections for the post of Director-General, Egypt decided to nominate the Egyptian ambassador and diplomat, Moushira Khattab to the post. The elections for a leader to fill the shoes of Irina Bokova (who has set her...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Eliminating Discriminatory Laws and Closing Gender Gaps
Worldwide, several challenges to the full realization of women's rights persist, and women continue face discrimination in access to education, work, social protection, inheritance, economic assets, productive resources and participation in...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Emerge Wisconsin works to increase the number of women in politics in Wisconsin
Emerge Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to increase the number of Democratic women in public office, has published an article on the underrepresentation of women in politics in that State. According to CAWP data, only 25.8% of state lawmakers...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
European Enlargement and Women's Rights
The European Women’s Lobby task force for Central European, Baltic and Balkan States, together with Kvinna Till Kvinna’s Western Balkans Group, organized on the past 25 April in Brussels, a joint meeting to discuss the challenges for women’s rights...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
European Commission's Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019
Promoting gender equality is a core activity for the EU: equality between women and men is a fundamental EU value, an EU objective and a driver for economic growth. The Union shall aim to promote equality between men and women in all its activities...
Friday, April 08, 2016
EWL Webinar 'Women and the Environment: What's the link?'
As part of its Year of Action on Beijing+20, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held its first webinar on the issue of women and the environment, to celebrate World Environment Day in June. Five inspiring presenters were invited to bring different...
Friday, April 08, 2016
European Women's Lobby joins Women Refugee Commission to raise awareness on the situation of women refugees
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Women Refugee Commission (WRC) have decided to work together to raise awareness on the situation of women and girls in Europe fleeing conflict. European and national policies are gender blind to the reality...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Emma Watson Introduces the new
“Our mission is gender equality. Our stories make it matter. Our actions make it real”. Those are the principles driving the HeforShe campaign. Watch actress and UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson introduce the newly launched www.heforshe....
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launched a new initiative as part of the He For She campaign - IMPACT 10x10x10. UN Photo/Mark Garten
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Emma Watson Speech for HeForShe at World Economic Forum 2015
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivered another stirring speech encouraging world and corporate leaders to take action for gender equality during the kickoff of a HeForShe program launch at the World Economic Forum at Davos on January...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
EU gender equality legislation key to breaking the glass ceiling
As European commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality, I am strongly committed to advancing equal opportunities for men and women in the EU. The proposed directive on women on corporate boards is one of my main priorities for gender...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
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...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Egypt: Women Council Opposes Proposed Women Representation in Parliament
Women were angered by the percentage allocated to their representation in the future parliament according to the new parliament law, the National Council for Women said on Thursday. A committee formed by a presidential decree to draft this new law...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
European Elections 2014: Gender Perspective
Voters in the EU will elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament during the European elections of 22-25 May 2014. The new European Parliament, representing the interests of over 500 million citizens, will shape European legislation over the...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Electoral Gender Quota Systems and their Implementation in Europe
The note is an updated version of the 2011 study Electoral Gender Quotas and Their Implementation in Europe (PE 408.309), and it maps the diffusion of electoral gender quotas in the 30 EU/EEA countries and evaluates the effectiveness of different...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Equal Votes Equal Voices
Equal Votes Equal Voices IFES promotes equal rights and political participation for women around the world. The full participation of women in political, social and economic life is beneficial to families, communities and nations. Women’s...