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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
UN Women in partnership with the African Women Leaders Network Liberia Chapter (AWLN-Liberia) has embarked on a consultative meeting with representatives of the women’s wings of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) to discuss advocacy...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
In December 2017 Bloomberg made headlines when it published a report that suggested inclusive teams made better decisions up to 87 percent of the time. The report also noted that having more inclusive decision-making led to swifter decisions. Recent...
Friday, June 12, 2020
Bangladesh ranks 7th in the world in the political empowerment of women. Bangladesh has emerged as a shining global model of women leadership when women take leading positions at every sphere of its political and social arena with them performing...
Monday, June 01, 2020
"Women in Turkey do five times as much domestic and care work than men. The Covid-19 crisis will likely deepen inequalities," says a guide by UN Women. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women's (UN Women) Turkey...
Friday, May 15, 2020
On 21 February 2020, the people of Iran went to the polls to vote for 290 seats in the Islamic Consultative Assembly. The most recent parliamentary elections, held every four years in Iran, resulted in the formation of a parliamentary body with only...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
The Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, participated in a UN conference on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and the status of women, Fréttablaðið reports. She highlighted the increased risk of domestic violence, the pivotal role...
Monday, May 04, 2020
From patrolling checkpoints to answering emergency calls, women serving in security sector agencies continue to undertake vital work across Jordan alongside their male colleagues, supporting citizens and carefully applying critical mitigation...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way societies function. Social distancing measures have presented physical barriers to activism, but UN Women suggest 9 ways that you can keep up your support for gender parity from the safety of...
Friday, March 20, 2020
A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and robust measures around the world attempt to contain its spread, social impact of the Novel Coronavirus is hitting women hard. As well as the health battle, the...
Friday, March 20, 2020
An international survey has ranked Japan 113th of 190 countries for the percentage of women in ministerial positions. It is the lowest among the Group of Seven industrialized countries. The report was made by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN...
Friday, March 20, 2020
A report released Thursday by U.N. Women says "under-representation of women in power and decision-making is still the norm." The executive director of the U.N. agency dedicated to the empowerment of women said that men account for 75% of...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
With Lebanon’s next parliamentary elections slated for 2022, coalitions should begin pushing to ensure women are equally represented in politics, activists and local advocacy groups said following the release of a U.N. Women report Tuesday entitled...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
High-level experts and policymakers have issued a clarion call to African leaders to ensure the needs and perspectives of the continent’s women and girls are fully integrated into efforts to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies. Although in...
Monday, February 10, 2020
For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia B. Harris, is encouraging young women of Liberia to make use of every opportunity available to them to...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
A delegation of national and international partners, led by United Nations (UN) women, has presented to the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, a detailed report of a national conference to assess lessons learnt on women’s political...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
In the aftermath of the 2007-08 post-election violence, the Commission of Inquiry into the Post-Election Violence (Waki Commission) documented more than 900 sexual violence cases perpetrated by security agents and civilians against women, girls, men...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination in France, attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region. She...
Friday, December 27, 2019
The Liberia Women Leaders Network (LWLN), the local chapter of the African Women Leaders Network (ALWN), was officially launched on Wednesday, December 18 in Monrovia. The launch, which took place at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, brought...
Friday, December 20, 2019
The number of Ethiopian women in the national legislative and executive branches has grown significantly since Ethiopia conducted its first parliamentary election in 1995. However a lot more needs to be done to make sure women are proportionally...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. I am Generation Equality because… In...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Women leaders from around the world are gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland, this week, with discussions throughout the day on Tuesday, November 19, and Wednesday, November 20. What are the key challenges that leaders face as we approach the third...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the Security Council on the joint mission with the African Union to the Horn of Africa: I would like to congratulate the United Kingdom on assuming the Presidency of the Security...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was unusually blunt on Tuesday: Women are still excluded from many peace negotiations nearly two decades after the U.N. adopted a landmark resolution calling for women to be included in decision-making positions at...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Women members of Sindh Assembly, representing both treasury and opposition benches here Friday pledged to unanimously support the cause of gender sensitivity, including provision for economic empowerment of women and excluded groups. Actively...
Friday, October 25, 2019
The Ethiopian Chapter of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) is launched on Monday at an event attended by United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde.' President Zewde said the launch of...

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