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Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN campaign highlights unsung work of women in Middle East peace-building
The Guardian has published an article on UN’s campaign to highlight the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution– hoping that their largely unsung work in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine will inspire others. A series of five...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Morocco Liberalizes Abortion Laws, Amends Penal Code
The Moroccan government approved last month an amendment to the Moroccan Penal Code that liberalizes the nation’s abortion laws. This amendment is the most recent manifestation of efforts to reform the 50-year-old code in accordance with the goals...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Online Course: Public Speaking and Debating 101
Public Speaking and Debating 101 is a course specifically created for women running for public office. This course offers instruction on public speaking techniques, debating techniques, debate preparation and candidate presentation. This course is...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Online Course: Candidate Campaign Preparation
Candidate Campaign Preparation is a course for women actively planning to run for office. This course gives candidate an overview of the process along with a list of steps to take to get prepared for the campaign process including network building,...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
OpenDemocracy defends grassroots women crisis responders
OpenDemocracy has published the following report in defense of grassroots women crisis responders. “False claims that deny the impact of grassroots women's crisis responses are diverting much needed resources away from the very people making the...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Hillary Clinton gathers enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party
On Monday 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton gathered enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for this year's US presidential election. Once she crossed the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed in order...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
UN Women debuts "We Are Here" documentary series
UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced on 18 May 2016 the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Reactions in Brazil after the horrendous raping of a 16-year old girl in Rio de Janeiro
After the brutal raping of a 16-year old girl by 30 men in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, different women's groups have carried out actions of rejection, as this demonstration in Goiania. The victim, who said she believed she would die, is now trying to...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Launching Nisaa Network, the First Multimedia Platform for Arab Women
Nisaa Broadcasting Corporation and the Womanity Foundation, in partnership with Bank al Etihad of Jordan, launched Nisaa Network, a ground-breaking multi-media platform and collaborative network that features inspiring reports on the role of women...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Political Participation Handbook for Women
Women’s public and political participation is a critical step towards reshaping economic, political, and social conditions to allow for equality in opportunities and results for women and men. Women can be informed, thoughtful, and strategic...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Where are the women in political campaigns?
Hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Stuff Mom Never Told You is the audio podcast from HowStuffWorks that gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle. Fueled by boundless curiosity and rigorous research, Cristen...
Monday, May 09, 2016
The Mesoamerican Initiative for Women Defenders of Human Rights offers data on violence against women in politics in this region
The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) has published an article on the situation of women defenders of human rights in Mesoamerica. The article highlights the extra difficulty experienced by female human rights activists in a context marked by...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Let's make Parliament 50:50
In the United Kingdom, of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, men hold 459 (71%) and women only 191 (29%). There have only ever been 450 women MPs. The vision and the goal of the 50:50 Parliament campaign is a parliament where men and women...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Oxfam Webinar on ‘Public influencing to end Violence against Women and Girls’
Despite the declarations and conventions created to prevent human rights violations and further protect women and girls, such as: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women; and, the ...
Friday, April 15, 2016
What if we switched roles? Arab youth experiments with gender stereotypes
In the Middle East and North Africa region, gender stereotypes are deeply rooted and affect women’s rights and access to work, political participation, freedom of mobility and safety from physical violence. For International Women’s Day this year,...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
President Obama designates the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, President of the United States Barack Obama, designated America’s newest National Monument, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. This historic house and museum is located in Washington, D.C., and it...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Women's Campaign School at Yale University
Celebrating its twenty-second year of existence this summer, the Women's Campaign School at Yale University (WCS) is a non-partisan, issue neutral leadership program, whose mission is to improve women’s political participation by increasing their...

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