Women's Leadership

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Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries? (UNDP)
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries?
Building on the data in the global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA), this policy brief looks at women's participation in and leadership of environmental protection ministries as well as all ministries tasked officially with each country's response to climate change....
Efforts must be made to achieve 30 per cent women participation in political leadership. FILE PIC (News Straits Times)
Malaysia: Women's participation still has long way to go
Women make up almost 49.6 per cent of the world's population.Unfortunately, political representation numbers do not reflect the global percentage of women. Based on the statistics provided by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), only 27 countries...
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022 (Picture: UN Women)
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022
The Gender Equality Index developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in 2013, is recognised in the European Union as an important tool for analysing the state of gender equality in a society as well as comparing current trends and the current situation at the European Union (EU...
During the week-long training in Kigali, the fellows unpacked all facets of being a young, African female leader (UNDP Picture)
Learning to lead: what does it mean to be a young, African, female leader?
Insights from the second cohort of African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) fellows during a leadership training that took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 17 to 21 October 2022.A leader is visionary, selfless and committed to transformation. She is compassionate, resilient, and proud to be a nurturer. A...
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA) - UNDP
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has developed a 10-Point Action Agenda for Advancing Gender Equality in Crisis Settings (10PAA), a roadmap to guide its development programming towards results that will help transform and advance gender equality in crisis contexts and achieve the...
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa (Picture UN Women)
Leadership pathways of women in Samoa
In December 2020, Sustineo was engaged UN Women under the Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project to lead the design and implementation of Research on Leadership Pathways of Women in Samoa.The purpose was to better understand the barriers that hinder Samoan women’s access to leadership...
Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
After national news coverage of a COVID-19 mask requirement controversy in Dodge City, Kansas in December of 2020, Mayor Joyce Warshaw received numerous threats such as “Burn in hell”; “Get murdered”; and “We’re coming for you.” Fifteen days later, Mayor Warshaw resigned saying that she...
Equal representation? The debate over gender quotas (Part 2) - Picture Harvard International Review
Equal representation? The debate over gender quotas (Part 2)
This article is the second in a two-part series examining the impact of gender quotas. The first article discussed the structure of gender quotas and their general impacts.Gender quotas play a varied and complex role in political life; every country maintains its own reason for their implementation...
WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2022
The WEF global gender gap report 2022
Gender parity is not recovering, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022. It will take another 132 years to close the global gender gap. As crises are compounding, women's workforce outcomes are suffering and the risk of global gender parity backsliding further intensifies.The...
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters (RepresentWomen)
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters
More than 100 years after women gained full citizenship rights through the 19th Amendment, women are still under-represented in government. While it is widely known that no woman has become president, it is not only the highest executive offices where women have not had access: women also face...
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Women in Tunisia: Has a female prime minister changed Tunisia?
Tunisia has seen a marked shift in attitudes towards women political leaders since Najla Bouden became the first female prime minister in the Arab world. However, this doesn't mean that life has dramatically improved for Tunisia's women, writes BBC News Arabic's Jessie Williams.Bochra Belhaj Hmida...
Political violence targeting women in West Africa (Picture: OECD)
Political violence targeting women in West Africa
Women around the world are facing unprecedented levels of targeted political violence. This is also true in West Africa. Women can be targeted in a myriad of ways, by an array of types of perpetrators, during and outside of periods of conflict and contentious crises. The result though is consistent...

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UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
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Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
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Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal (Picture: UN Women)
UNDP, Inter-Parliamentary Union, UN Women
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal (Picture: UN Women)

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