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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Egypt: Dozens of women protest against constitution in Giza
Dozens of Egyptian women demonstrate in Nahdet Misr Square in the governorate of Giza on Wednesday evening against the proposed draft constitution, ahead of phase two of the national referendum poll scheduled for Saturday, 22 December. Women from...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kenya: No Women, No Elections
Kenya's rights activists are furious that the country's highest court "violated" women's constitutional rights by ruling against the implementation of a gender quota in parliament ahead of the 2013 general elections. Activists here are threatening...
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Egypt: Women’s Rights at Odds in Egypt’s Constitution Wars
The political battle raging on Cairo’s streets is focused on President Mohamed Morsi’s autocratic actions in his efforts to rush through his draft constitution, but the anxiety of those on the street are equally based on the content of that...
Monday, October 29, 2012
UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security
This is a collection of cutting-edge resources intended to raise awareness, provoke policy, support training, advocacy and share lessons learned on implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, including the UN Security Council...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Egypt: National Council for Women rejects constitution draft
Egypt's national body for women's issues, the National Council for Women, held a conference on Monday entitled "Egyptian women reject the draft constitution." According to the Council's head, Mervat El-Tellawy, the draft constitution has not taken...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Egypt draft constitution article raises fears for women’s rights
Leftist and liberal party groups voice ‘deep concern’ after draft constitution article promises gender equality ‘without contradicting precepts of Islamic Law’. Constitutional issues was one area of concern when women from around the world recently...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment
  The recommendations in Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment offer multiple policies to speed up gender equality. As every country has its own specific social, political, economic and...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Fiji: Call for equal representation in parliament
THE women of Vitogo Village and surrounding settlements have called on the Constitution Commission to ensure there is equal representation of women and men in a new parliament. Making submissions on behalf of the women of Vitogo yesterday, Adi...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Zimbabwe: Draft Constitution: Let the Women Speak
Women who constitute 52 percent of Zimbabwe's population (the impending census could establish that figure might have increased), have been conspicuously quiet on this matter despite having actively participated in the constitutional outreach...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Somalia: Women fight for parliament seats
Women from the civil society and political activists are demanding for their 30 percent quota as the deadline to the formation of a new government draws near. A new 275 member parliament is set to be formed and concerns are growing among Somali...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tunisia: Activists braced to fight for women's rights
Tunisian women are rising up against a proposed article in the new constitution seen by many as an Islamist ploy to reverse the principle of gender equality that made Tunisia a beacon of modernity in the Arab world when it was introduced six decades...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Increasing Women’s Political Participation in Liberia: Challenges and Potential Lessons from India, Rwanda and South Africa
  Liberia, like many democracies, faces the challenge of identifying and implementing strategies for leveling the numbers of women and men in national governance and decision-making capacities. Entrenched traditional norms, cultural practices...
Friday, July 20, 2012
Libya: Elections give women a good starting point
Photo credit: UPI/Mohammed Vlfo Libyan women's next challenge is securing a foothold in the committee of 60 that will draft a constitution. It is unclear whether this group will be appointed or elected. Women benefitted in the polls from a...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
South Sudan: Can South Sudan under Salva Kiir become a better place to be a woman?
Photo credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about the precarious situation many women face on a daily basis, from domestic violence...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Somaliland: Women Demand Share of Political Seats
  Parliament has been asked to ensure articles 8 and 36 of the Somaliland constitution are adhered to. This was asked of the legislators during a women empowerment meeting organized by NAGAAD umbrella organization in Hargeisa where the women further...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Trust Women Conference
The Trust Women Conference is about making connections that make a difference. It places the world's most innovative leaders in women's rights in front of the best minds in law, finance, technology, media, government and philanthropy, to help spark...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Post-conflict & Transitional participation
According to the Ploughshares, in 2005, armed conflicts raged in 27 countries. In five of them, casualties exceeded 100,000 people, and the indirect costs in human capital, infrastructure and effect on future development are beyond estimation. The...
Rumbidzai Nhundu
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Rumbidzai Nhundu
Rumbidzai Nhundu is a multi-disciplinary Gender practitioner, with several years of hands-on professional experience on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment initiatives at national, regional and international levels. Competent in the area of...

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