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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at an all-party meeting a day before Assembly session in Lucknow on Sunday. (Express Photo)
September 27, 2022
India: In a first, UP Assembly sets aside one day for women MLAs to speak about women issues
Decision taken as part of an initiative launched by the Speaker to interact with MLAs grouped as per their professional degrees, gender and legislative stints. In a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, one day – September 22 — has been set aside for women...
Giorgia Meloni at a Brothers of Italy rally in Milan. Sunday, 11 September 2022.   -   Copyright  Brothers of Italy
September 26, 2022
Source: Euronews
Giorgia Meloni: The far-right party leader set to be Italy's first female prime minister
Italy's far-right leader Giorgia Meloni says she would be "honoured to break a taboo" and become the country's first female prime minister. Exit polls suggest her Brothers of Italy party won Italy's snap general election on Sunday. The party leads a right-wing bloc -- which also includes the...
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment (Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan)
September 16, 2022
Source: UNDP
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment
The new strategy puts gender equality at the heart of UNDP’s efforts to expand people’s choices and to realize a just and sustainable world. New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an ambitious new plan to help countries to accelerate progress over the next four...
A special session at the FNC highlighted Emirati women’s parliamentary achievements over the past 50 years.
September 16, 2022
Source: Gulf News
UAE aims for greater political empowerment of Emirati women
Country on target towards 50% female representation in Federal National Council. Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) has organised a dialogue session to promote political participation among Emirati women. Organised in cooperation with the General...
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics (Picture by Mkhululi Ncube Chronicle)
September 15, 2022
Source: Chronicle
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) is capacitating women across the country to contest in the forthcoming general elections under the programme Women Rise in Politics, with support from United Nations Women.  Under the programme, the commission is hosting workshops for women interested in...
Attorney General Maura Healey made her first campaign appearance for governor with her new running mate, Kim Driscoll, at the Worcester Public Market.LANE TURNER/GLOBE STAFF
September 14, 2022
Source: Boston Globe
Primary results suggest sea change for women in Massachusetts politics
For the first time, a Massachusetts election was dominated by women candidates, who won primaries in five out of six statewide races on Tuesday — an unprecedented showing in a state that had trailed in women’s political representation. With Maura Healey and Kim Driscoll emerging as the Democratic...
Malgré leur rôle de premier plan dans l’action militante, les femmes et les filles se heurtent à des obstacles (ONU Droits de l’homme)
September 9, 2022
Despite being at forefront of activism, women and girls still face barriers
“Authorities should support the voices of young activists more; instead of silencing or minimizing them, they should be used as platforms to empower, generate a change,” said Meskerem Geset Techane, a member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls. Meskerem made her comments...
Queen Elizabeth II waves from the balcony of the town hall in Bonn, West Germany, on May 19, 1965. DPA/Picture-Alliance/AP
September 9, 2022
Source: Time
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's steadfast monarch, dies
Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-serving head of state who led her subjects for more than seven decades, has died at the age of 96. Her extraordinary reign, which began in 1952, spanned 15 British prime ministers and 14 U.S. presidents. She inherited the throne of a country almost broken by...
Liz Truss speaks during her first weekly prime minister’s questions session at the House of Commons on Thursday © UK Parliament/AFP/Getty Images
September 8, 2022
Liz Truss praised for diverse cabinet
First black chancellor of the exchequer among prime minister’s appointees. Addressing MPs in the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday, former prime minister Theresa May wryly observed that of the UK’s three elected female prime ministers all have hailed from the Conservative party.  Not only is...