Capacity Building

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Workshop on Public Speaking: Effective Presentation and Communications
Fear of public speaking is the most common phobia and prevents many people from achieving their potential. Can you imagine all that you could accomplish if you were comfortable speaking in public and took every opportunity presented to share your...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Manual for facilitators: breaking barriers and empowering young women to participate in democratic politics
This research aims to map young women’s political participation at the Local Government, Presidential and Parliamentary levels including university student bodies. It also aims to track the political engagement and participation of young female...
Monday, June 06, 2016
2016 Women Leaders in Extractives Fellowship
In a field where the meaningful participation of women is often missing, this program seeks to increase the participation of women in the movement to promote the sustainable management of extractives for the public good. The Women Leaders in...
Friday, June 03, 2016
France24: The long road to parity
In this special edition of France24’s program “The 51 percent”, the recent Women in Parliament Global Summit that happened in Jordan from 4 to 6 May 2016 is covered. Some 400 women politicians and policy-makers met to discuss ways of closing the...
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Welcome manual for women elected municipal officials
This manual seeks to help women during their first time as a politician in their local municipality as it is a tool that will help women elected officials to carry out their role as local elected officials. This manual aims to provide women with...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Webinar of the Working Group on the Protocol of San Salvador
Members of the Working Group, as well as representatives of civil society organizations and academia will evaluate lessons learned and assess the results of the First Round of National Reports on the Protocol of San Salvador. This online event is...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
1-on-1 coaching on negotiation
To help you build your negotiation skills, Empower Women is teaming up with the negotiation consulting firm advantageSPRING to bring you the opportunity to win a 1-on-1 coaching session. You will have an opportunity to speak with an expert to gain...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Workshop on “Open Government Projects”
Organized by the OAS Fellows in Open Government, it is intended for representatives of civil society organizations, governments, media, and businesses and aims at devising and implementing Open Government projects in the Hemisphere. The event takes...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Calming tensions and spurring women to vote in Haiti
Back in 2006, in the lead-up to Haiti’s long-awaited general elections, Nadege Beauvil was a volunteer with Haiti’s national women’s umbrella organization, Femmes en Démocratie. It was a Saturday morning, the day before voting day, when she received...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Online Course: Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality Programming
Since the 1990s, gender equality advocates have increasingly urged humanitarian and development organizations to engage men and boys as a complement to empowering women and girls. This e-learning course offered by the Global Human Rights Education...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Online Course: Gender Responsive Budgeting
Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realized in public budgets. Since the 1990s, gender budgeting is increasingly used in developed and developing countries by different actors (...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Handbook on European non-discrimination law
2010 marked the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, which sets out a general prohibition on discrimination in its Article 14, and the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the two fundamental texts in the fight against...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Learning opportunity: Program in Gender, Leadership and Public Policy
The Program in Gender, Leadership and Public Policy was founded more than 40 years ago and has been a premiere training ground for women leaders. The program’s academic home is within the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Mayor's Guide: Accelerating Gender Equality. Strengthening Communities by Advancing Women and Girls
This is a USA-focused guide for American mayors on how to promote gender equality in cities and local government. It features many case studies –one of them on CEDAW implementation in San Francisco- recommendations, links to complementary studies,...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In Mexico, the President of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, assumes the Presidency and Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women
During the biannual meeting of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, its president, Constancio Carrasco, has assumed the Presidency and the Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women in Mexico. At the event, Lorena Cruz,...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Emerge Wisconsin works to increase the number of women in politics in Wisconsin
Emerge Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to increase the number of Democratic women in public office, has published an article on the underrepresentation of women in politics in that State. According to CAWP data, only 25.8% of state lawmakers...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
New study on the negative effects of 'system of beauty' for women in politics
An article published in The Atlantic discusses the negative impacts for women’s political empowerment of the so-called ‘system of beauty’. This expression refers to the systematic referral to women’s appearance, instead of focusing the attention on...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Work-life Balance for Mexican Women Politicians
"It is true that the way of life that we have make the time we share with our family shorter, frequently causing long absences that make negotiations with them more difficult, but I would say this is the experience of thousands of women who leave...

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