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UNW IPU
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Women in politics: new data shows growth but also setbacks
Despite increases in the number of women at the highest levels of political power, widespread gender inequalities persist, according to the 2021 edition of the IPU-UN Women Map of Women in Politics. The IPU-UN Women Map presents new data for women...
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the closing of the 65th session of CSW. Photo: UN Web TV (screengrab)
Monday, March 29, 2021
UN’s largest gathering on women’s rights delivers robust blueprint on strengthening women’s leadership and participation in public life
New York, 26 March – Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, world leaders issued today a strong pledge for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the elimination of violence at the closing of the 65th ...
Photo: UNDP Bangladesh/Fahad Kaizer
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Women’s absence from COVID-19 task forces will perpetuate gender divide, says UNDP, UN Women
New York City – Men outnumber women three to one across COVID-19 government task forces around the world. Such disproportionate representation will hamper women’s recovery from the pandemic, according to new data released by the United Nations...
(Mary Altaffer, file/Associated Press)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
UN Women urges world to press gender equality post-pandemic
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality should be tackling the yawning gap between men and women when it comes to political leadership and ensuring women have a strong voice in rebuilding economies after the...
International IDEA
Monday, March 22, 2021
Africa: Women in Political Participation
Women in Political Participation- is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, its aim is to contribute to advancing the goal of gender equality in...
International IDEA
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
CSW65 Side Event: Women’s Political Participation in Africa
International IDEA will be hosting a CSW65 side event under the ambit of the CSW gathering entitled Women’s Political Participation in Africa: Old Barriers, New Frontiers. This global event will mark the launch of the inaugural Women's Political...
UNDP CSW Side-event
Friday, March 12, 2021
The Role of EMBs in Promoting Women’s Political Participation
This virtual event, co-organized by UNDP and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, is aimed at raising awareness on the status of women’s political participation and showcasing the...
OSCE
Thursday, March 11, 2021
On International Women’s Day, OSCE leaders call for strengthening women’s leadership to achieve peace and security for all
STOCKHOLM/VIENNA/WARSAW, 8 March 2021 – The role of women as leaders, particularly in peace building and conflict prevention, is essential to achieve prosperous and peaceful societies, and to guarantee the strength of our democracies, say OSCE...
António Guterres
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Observance of International Women’s Day 2021.
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Video message by International IDEA' Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
"Contributing to society on equal terms, with equal opportunities in theory and practice every day. That’s what democracy is all about." Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General of International IDEA shares a message for International Women’s Day.
Graphic via VectorMine/Shutterstock
Monday, March 08, 2021
Betting on Women’s Leadership for A Better Tomorrow in a Post COVID World
By Randi Davis, UNDP Resident Representative for Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten Port-of-Spain, 8 March 2021 – This year, International Women’s Day will shine the spotlight on women’s leadership and the need for gender equality...
Photo credit: Artram / shutterstock
Monday, March 08, 2021
Being a woman leader: the strengths, and the challenges and inspiration to overcome them
The theme of 2021 International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” We asked participants in the UNDP Enhancing Women’s Role in Politics and Decision-Making at the Subnational Level in Ukraine project...
International IDEA
Monday, March 08, 2021
Patriarchy: a non-monetary resource
The 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD) commemoration is taking place in an unprecedented global context due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a “new normal” in relation to the various aspects of life, including changes...
UN Women
Monday, March 08, 2021
Claiming women’s space in leadership
Shirley Chisholm, the first black US Congresswoman once said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair”. The future is better with women at every table where decisions are being made. Trailblazing women like Shirley...
UN Women
Friday, March 05, 2021
CSW65 (2021)
The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the...
Credit: UN Women/Yihui Yuan.
Friday, March 05, 2021
United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2021
The theme for the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world, on the way to the Generation Equality Forum.” In addition to featuring and celebrating the...
Credit: UN Women/Yihui Yuan.
Friday, March 05, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021
Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions...
Image credit: SHWEBO (Support Hluttaw Work for Excellence in Budget Oversight)
Friday, March 05, 2021
Myanmar’s quest for women’s empowerment in times of crisis
The International Women’s Day is observed worldwide on Monday 8th March. Since the first international recognition in 1977, this special day has been providing an important opportunity to celebrate women's achievements in terms of political...

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