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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in close collaboration with UNDP. The women...
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women (UNW logo)
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women
Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade.Global emergencies, crises and conflict have further intensified violence against women and girls and...
Participants of the fourth Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue, held in October 2022.
Building Women’s Expertise and Comparative Knowledge of Decentralization Processes: Fourth Annual Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue
TRANSFORMING CONSTITUTION-BUILDINGIn a global context of democratic backsliding and growing intrastate and interstate conflicts, the imperative of women’s full and equal participation in constitution-building and peace processes is more urgent than ever. Yet in practice, women’s representation at...
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls (UNW)
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) in digital contexts is not a new phenomenon, however it has rapidly escalated in the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic as women’s lives shifted online for work, education, access to services, and social activities. While there continue to be...
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Abu Dhabi on 8 September 2022. Photo: UN Women/Saroj Khadka
In the United Arab Emirates, UN Women Executive Director calls for increasing women’s leadership in global peace and security and climate action
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous carried out a two day mission in the United Arab Emirates, where she delivered opening remarks at the Women, Peace and Security conference held in Abu Dhabi, and met with government officials, civil society representatives and women peace advocates from...
Speaking at the UN headquarters in October 2021, from left to right: Asila Wardak, Fawzia Koofi, Anisa Shaheed and Naheed Farid. Photograph: UN Women
"The Taliban don’t know how to govern": The Afghan women shaping global policy from exile
Despite the upheaval of the Taliban takeover, the ‘group of six’ are finding ways to tackle the political and humanitarian crisis.It has been described as Afghanistan’s brain drain, after the Taliban’s return to power last year precipitated an exodus of politicians, academics and journalists who...
Criminalizing violence against women in politics: Innovation, diffusion, and transformation (Cambridge)
Criminalizing violence against women in politics: Innovation, diffusion, and transformation
Violence against women politicians is increasingly recognized as an issue that undermines women’s presence in politics. Latin America has been at the vanguard of this global discussion. In 2012, Bolivia became the only country in the world to criminalize “political violence and harassment against...
The time it will take to close the gender gap grew by 36 years in just 12 months, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021.
15 strategies helping to close the gender gap around the world
Gender equality has suffered since the pandemic began.It will now take an estimated 135.6 years to close the worldwide gender gap between men and women.However, progress is being made in areas including science and politics.Improving paternity policies and representation of women will help.There is...
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level - OECD
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level
This report assesses women’s access to justice and women’s political participation in parliament, local councils and civil society organisations in Colombia. It examines existing legal, political and institutional frameworks in order to better understand successes, challenges and implementation...
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action / cover page NDI
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action
In 2016 at the launch of the #NotTheCost campaign, NDI presented a list of strategies to address and prevent violence against women in politics, focusing on a wide range of potential change-makers, from the global to the grassroots levels. While a deeper understanding of the issue has emerged, new...
Women in politics: Gaining ground for progressive outcomes in Pakistan
Inclusive politics remains an elusive goal in Pakistan, which has a history of military interference in governance institutions, unstable elected governments and internecine conflict. Women’s voices, within the corridors of power or as constituents whose interests must be accounted for, have been...
Women, Power, Politics: What has changed in the last 100 years in the UK and beyond?
Given that 2018 is the centenary of some women gaining the vote in the UK, the British Council has commissioned this research to map and understand the key developments in women’s role in politics in the UK and around the world over the last 100 years, contrasting the UK’s progress with...

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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
UN Women
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women (UNW logo)
UN Women
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls (UNW)
UN Women
In the United Arab Emirates, UN Women Executive Director calls for increasing women’s leadership in global peace and security and climate action
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Abu Dhabi on 8 September 2022. Photo: UN Women/Saroj Khadka

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