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Arab Spring
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa  4:15 PM – 7:00 PM, October 22th, 2013at Johns Hopkins University's Rome Auditorium1619 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.Seats are limited | Register...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security
Jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
No democracy without diversity
Some say history repeats itself. In 2004, UNDP issued what I believe is one of the best of its global Human Development Reports, Managing Cultural Diversity. The report argued that managing cultural diversity is one of the central challenges of our...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Constitutional amendments 'fairer' to women: Council for Women, Egypt
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) said in a statement issued Wednesday that new amendments under-discussion to the currently suspended 2012 constitution are "fairer" to women. The Fundamental Principles subcommittee of the 50-member...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
INFOGRAPHIC: Egypt's constituent assembly
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Suu Kyi calls for speedy change to Myanmar constitution
Myanmar needs to change its constitution as fast as possible to put the country firmly on the path to democracy, Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of the country's democratic opposition Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday. Suu Kyi's National League...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Egyptian state-run women's council calls for quota of women MPs
The National Council for Women called on the committee which is drafting Egypt’s constitution to include a quota for women in parliament, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported on Monday.     The state-run body organised a meeting on Monday to...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Interview with Hoda Elsadda
"Biggest conflict facing Constituent Assembly is the violent rivalry in the streets, on TV and the sharp division of society" Interview with the Chairwoman of the Freedoms and Rights Committee in the Constituent Assembly, Dr.Hoda Elsadda, Egypt
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
From a Transitional to a Permanent Constitution: Views of Men and Women in South Sudan on Constitution-Making
South Sudan faces yet another crossroads in its history as a young nation. The six months between the January 2011 referendum and independence on July 9, 2011 did not allow enough time for South Sudanese to consider and discuss fully many important...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Constituent Assembly’s female representation shows poor quantity, good quality: women’s rights activists
While the Constituent Assembly may be lacking in quantity of female representation, the chosen members are of good quality, women’s rights activists and female politicians have said. The assembly has five female members: Azza El Ashmawy,...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Egypt: Council - Women Were Marginalized Under Brotherhood's Rule
Ambassador Mervat Talawi, the National Council for Women's head, called on all countries to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood's crimes to terrorize citizens and cause instability and turbulence in Egypt. Women were the first to suffer for a whole...
Monday, August 19, 2013
Women Taking Lead Roles in Re-Constructing Somalia
While al-Shabaab loses ground and progress and development spread throughout Somalia, women are seeking a larger role in re-constructing the country. They are helping rebuild Somalia in many fields, such as education, health, politics and even...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tunisia: Feminist Activists Target Tunisian PM's Visit to Brussels
The head of the European Commission has called on Tunisia Prime Minister Ali Larayedh to reform the country's criminal laws to give equality to all. Feminist activists helped draw attention to the Tunisian situation during Larayedh's visit to...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace issues alternate electoral law and demands inclusivness in Constitutional Assembly
In partnership with Karama, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) organized an urgent two-day consultation in Tripoli starting 6 June to address the recently-issued electoral law which will govern the selection process for the Constitutional...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Report of the Sub-Regional Forum on Women's Participation in Post-Revolution Parliamentary Elections
This report aims at documenting the proceedings of the Sub-Regional Forum on Women’s Participation in Parliamentary Elections in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya; the three Arab countries which are going through a transition period to build democracy, since...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Samoa parliament reserves seats for women
Samoa’s Parliament has decided to unanimously endorse an amendment to the constitution which will allow five parliamentary seats to be allotted to women candidates. The amendment was discussed in the house before the third and final reading on...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Libya should seize unique opportunity to guarantee women’s rights - HRW
Libyan authorities should ensure women are well represented in the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on Monday. Many women played key roles in the uprising...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Yemen's women make their voices heard from revolution to constitution
Yemeni women are some of the fiercest women I have ever met. Through conflicts and famine, many have had to struggle for the survival of their families. The abject poverty afflicts Yemeni women in particularly harsh ways, yet they carry on and...

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