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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...
Figures by the All-Women’s Action Society (Awam) and PantauPRU15 show that in the last general election, 7.3 million women made up 50.4 per cent of registered voters but only 251 out of 2,333 candidates were women. - NSTP file pic
Malaysia still far behind in women's political participation
MALAYSIA is viewed as progressive where gender equality and advancing women's rights are concerned.The government has supported women's empowerment and will continue to do so. Despite the progress, however, several issues and challenges exist, and data suggest disparities and shortfalls.Figures by...
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Data shows the need to redouble efforts to enhance women in leadership posts in South-East Asia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must redouble efforts to correct the slim representation of women in leadership posts across multiple sectors of society – or they will risk holding back the region’s full potential for COVID-19 pandemic...
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Women’s leadership in the ASEAN region
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Community Vision 2025 of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). They are also key to fostering a more sustainable and inclusive region. Providing women with equal access to...
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...
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
This article analyses how women governors, mayors, and local elected officials promoted public health and social protection in countries where men chief executives failed to take steps to contain the virus. We focus on adverse circumstances in six cases: Brazil, the United States, the Philippines,...
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How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life.More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has several highly influential women politicians, including...

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Women at the table: Insights from Lebanese women in politics
Report: WOMEN AT THE TABLE: INSIGHTS FROM LEBANESE WOMEN IN POLITICS (UN Women)
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Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’
Listening to women in politics: New report by UN Women and UN ESCWA tells the stories of 7 trailblazing Lebanese women in politics who have broken ‘glass ceilings’ - Photo: UN Women Lebanon / UN ESCWA
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“Their courage should give us hope and direction”: Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership uplifts the contributions and priorities of women human rights defenders
“Their courage should give us hope and direction”: Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership uplifts the contributions and priorities of women human rights defenders (UN Women Logo)
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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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