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Politics and gender
Monday, January 23, 2023
Crisis, gender role congruency, and perceptions of executive leadership
Extract At a time of pandemics, international economic downturns, and increasing environmental threats due to climate change, countries around the world are facing numerous crises. What impact might we expect these crises to have on the already...
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries? (UNDP)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries?
Building on the data in the global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA), this policy brief looks at women's participation in and leadership of environmental protection ministries as well as all ministries tasked officially with...
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...
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...
“We thought you were going to be a good girl”: Two foreign policy dynamos confront the male world order (Picture: Politico)
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
“We thought you were going to be a good girl”: Two foreign policy dynamos confront the male world order
Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Gayle Smith on the choices they had to make to succeed, and why — from Iran to Afghanistan to America’s heartland — they think today’s young women will build a better world. Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Gayle Smith both...
International IDEA
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstruction
The Mission of Canada to the European Union and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance will host a panel discussion Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstructions – Driving Global Political Participation, on the...
Esperance Nyirasafari (Rwanda), Ivan Flores (Chile)/  IPU
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
IPU Member Parliaments commit to accelerating gender equality
Parliamentarians from around the world have adopted the Kigali Declaration Gender equality and gender-sensitive parliaments as drivers of change for a more resilient and peaceful world at the end of the 145th IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.   The...
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls (UNW)
Friday, October 07, 2022
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) in digital contexts is not a new phenomenon, however it has rapidly escalated in the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic as women’s lives shifted online for work, education, access to services, and social...
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Abu Dhabi on 8 September 2022. Photo: UN Women/Saroj Khadka
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
In the United Arab Emirates, UN Women Executive Director calls for increasing women’s leadership in global peace and security and climate action
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous carried out a two day mission in the United Arab Emirates, where she delivered opening remarks at the Women, Peace and Security conference held in Abu Dhabi, and met with government officials, civil society...
Leaders are asking for equal and visible representation of women in the COP 27 presidency and leadership team (Picture: SHE Changes Climate)
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Leaders are asking for equal and visible representation of women in the COP 27 presidency and leadership team
We are facing a planetary emergency, and more than 500 leaders from around the world are coming together to ask the COP27 Presidency and all Leaders attending COP for equal representation and urgent action to solve the crisis. Women and men are...
UNDP
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025
UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025, aligned with its Strategic Plan, guides UNDP in its efforts to assist countries in accelerating progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women over the next four years. It aims to move beyond...
Youth4Climate: Powering action flagship global event will convene 150 young leaders to bring forth concrete climate actions - Photo: Youth4climate
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Youth4Climate: Powering action flagship global event will convene 150 young leaders to bring forth concrete climate actions
Committed, inspiring and bold climate leaders from all over the world will meet during the UN High-Level General Assembly week to discuss youth-led engagement and solutions in climate actions. New York - On the margins of the 77th Session of the...
IPINST
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Achieving Sustainable Peace and Security through Gender-Responsive Leadership
On Wednesday, September 21st, IPI together with the Government of Sweden, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, is cohosting the annual Women, Peace, and Leadership Symposium at IPI on “Achieving...
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy (IPU)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy
Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them. Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its...
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, took place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9...
EU-LAC y PNUD (logos)
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
First dialogue on climate action and women
The Foundation EU-LAC and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are pleased to announce the first Dialogue on Climate Action and Women, focusing on “Leadership and inclusion of women in decision-making on implementation of climate action”....
Speaking at the UN headquarters in October 2021, from left to right: Asila Wardak, Fawzia Koofi, Anisa Shaheed and Naheed Farid. Photograph: UN Women
Thursday, September 01, 2022
"The Taliban don’t know how to govern": The Afghan women shaping global policy from exile
Despite the upheaval of the Taliban takeover, the ‘group of six’ are finding ways to tackle the political and humanitarian crisis. It has been described as Afghanistan’s brain drain, after the Taliban’s return to power last year precipitated an...
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own (East Coast Daily)
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own
KK Shailaja In addition to serving as Kuthuparamba’s MLA, KK Shailaja served as Kerala’s minister of health and social justice. Her leadership during the COVID-19 outbreaks as Health Minister was highly praised. In Kerala, the state where the first...

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