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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond
On January 30, 2014, the Middle East Program and Global Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Center and CARE hosted an event “Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond” with Stephenie...
Monday, July 25, 2016
Report says Commons should have gender neutral toilets and allow MPs to breastfeed
The Guardian relays that according to a report commissioned by the Speaker, the House of Commons should install gender neutral toilets, allow MPs to breastfeed in the chamber, and introduce quotas to ensure that at least 40% of political journalists...
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...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
Gender equality is both an essential development goal in its own right and a driver of human development. International law recognizes that everyone has a right to participate in public life, but it remains an ongoing challenge to achieve women’s...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Peacebuilding through parliaments
We look to our parliaments to represent us, adopt laws that protect our fundamental rights and freedoms, and distribute resources to those in need. In such ways, parliaments are uniquely positioned to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment...
Monday, July 11, 2016
Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: Financing Gender Equality and Stable and Peaceful Societies for Effective Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially on Gender Equality (Goal 5) and on Stable and Peaceful Societies (Goal 16), provide a critical opportunity to implement commitments on gender equality and peace. This side event will share...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The UK based International Women's Organization Womankind Worldwide published a statement on the implications of Brexit for women's rights
Womankind Worldwide is a women’s rights and international development organization making an impact through the power of partnership. Since it was founded just over 25 years ago Womankind has helped 18 million women and their families. Their vision...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
ICAN Better Peace Tool
The Better Peace Tool explores the history and evolution of peacemaking in modern times. It considers six common barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them. And it presents a practical four-part framework for the inclusion of women peacebuilders...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
International IDEA calls for proposals to prepare a study of constitutional jurisprudence related to gender equality
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, International IDEA, released a Call for Proposals for a Global Exploratory Study of Constitutional Jurisprudence Related to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In the context...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Mauritania female MPs in move to protect women and girls
An agreement has been reached in Mauritania on action necessary to protect women and girls from child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other violence. The priorities set by women MPs include robust new laws and other measures targeted...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
OAS First and Second Plenary Sessions of the General Assembly
Foreign ministers of OAS member states will meet from June 14-15, in the Dominican Republic. The General Assembly will be broadcast live on the OAS Website. More information is available here.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Inaugural Session of 46th OAS General Assembly
Foreign Ministers of the Hemisphere, gathered for three days in Santo Domingo during the annual meeting of the hemispheric institution’s highest decision-making body, will discuss “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Conversation featuring the Secretary General of the OAS, the Assistant Secretary General, and representatives of civil society organizations and other social actors
In the context of the 46th OAS General Assembly, the institution’s highest authorities, along with representatives of civil society organizations in the Hemisphere, will exchange views on their main concerns, public policies throughout the region,...
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...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Namibian Parliament promotes gender equality
The Namibian Parliament has produced an action plan to promote gender equality through new and revised laws, and enhanced parliamentary oversight of the country’s international human rights commitments. The proposals follow a seminar attended by the...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Vanuatu to reserve seats in parliament for women
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu will pass constitutional amendments to reserve seats in parliament for women, Justice Minister Ronald Warsal said. There are currently no women in Vanuatu's 52-seat parliament. The nation, made up of a string of...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Oluremi Tinubu
Senator Oluremi Tinubu represents Lagos Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). An educationist, administrator, philanthropist and Officer of the Order of the Niger, she was the exemplary First Lady of...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Arab Women Legal e-Platform launched
As a result of the cooperation between the Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR), UN Women and UNDP, and with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND),...