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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Survey : Women Political Activist’s Participation in Politics in Cambodia
Cambodian women remain to face different forms of discrimination and violence against them in their political participation and interests; it is a serious issue although their political rights and participation are fully guaranteed by the Cambodian...
FILE - A group of women take shelter under a tree a the Bogo IDP camp in Maroua, Cameroon, April 28, 2022.
Monday, January 23, 2023
Cameroon activists push gender parity for Senate elections
MAROUA, CAMEROON — Activists in Cameroon are urging more women candidates to enter races for Senate seats before a January 28 deadline. Only 26 members of Cameroon's 100-member senate are women, a number advocates want to see doubled. But...
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under Secretary General Rosemary DiCarlo
Friday, December 16, 2022
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo
The United Nations have launched the DPPA Electoral Series, a new initiative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our training course on political approaches to preventing and responding to election-related violence. In the inaugural video, Under-...
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA)
Friday, December 09, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
The first Summit for Democracy, held in December 2021, brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set out an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal. Between the first and second Summit, the ‘Year of Action...
Snapshot from the 15 November online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
International IDEA, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort of the Summit for Democracy (S4D), held on 15 November 2022, an online peer-to-peer dialogue, Promoting the role of youth in...
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections (Picture: New Dawn)
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections
The deal to upholding women’s political participation and leadership in the 2023 presidential and General elections remains elusive and daunting, as the Woman Legislative Caucus of Liberia launches a two-day workshop for women aspirants to solicit...
“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)
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
“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
On 29 November, the Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership, together with UN Women and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, held their first official commemoration of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day to...
Ten signers of the declaration representing the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, the House of Regional Representatives, and eight party fractions of Indonesian parliament committed to ending violence against women in politics in the country (UN Women)
Tuesday, December 06, 2022
Indonesian parliament calls for urgent action to end violence against women in politics
Jakarta, Indonesia – The Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of the Republic of Indonesia signed a declaration today to “condemn any form of gender-based violence that hinders women from fulfilling their equal rights” and to urge all groups to allow women...
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
Friday, December 02, 2022
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutions The United Nations (UN) has scored Nigeria low in the area of women participation in politics. The UN Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (...
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others (Picture: Blueprint)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others
The CEO Women Radio, a non-governmental organization, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, has lamented that female politicians and leaders are not given the adequate media coverage as their male counterparts. This was part of the submission at a two-day media...
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in...
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women (UNW logo)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women
Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. Global emergencies, crises and conflict have further...
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh (Picture: Khabarhub)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh
Policy frameworks are set to include women in the political process for empowering women, and enhancing rural development, and national development as a whole. Over the years public policies have been made, and revised to mandatorily include women...
US: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts (Picture: AP)
Monday, November 21, 2022
USA: Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 12 women will take their seats as their state’s highest-ranking elected officials when the nation’s governors are sworn in this winter. The number tops the high mark set in 2004 of nine, with The Associated Press’...
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces (International IDEA)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Promoting the role of youth in political and democratic spaces
The first Summit for Democracy, held in December 2021, brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set out an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal. Between the first and second Summit, the ‘Year of Action...
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA) - UNDP
Friday, November 11, 2022
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...
 Boston Mayor Michelle Wu [+]BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, November 10, 2022
USA: Women in politics have to deal with more harassment and violence. A new database tracks the threats
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has become a target for white supremacists. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington was stalked outside her house by a man with a gun. And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives an “astronomical” number of...
Rishi Sunak (left) at his first meeting of his cabinet. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
“Massive blind spot”: Anger at low proportion of women in Sunak’s cabinet
Women’s groups express concern as just 23% of those named to new PM’s cabinet are female. Women’s groups have reacted with concern and anger over the low representation of women in the new cabinet. Rishi Sunak removed 11 members of his predecessor’s...

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