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UN Women
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Strengthening women’s participation in peace processes: What roles and responsibilities for states?
This report reflects the main arguments presented during the high-level seminar, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on “Strengthening women’s participation in peace...
Najla Bouden Ramadhane has been named Tunisia's first female prime minister. President Kais Saied appointed her to lead a transitional government after her predecessor was sacked and parliament suspended. Slim Abid/AP
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Tunisia's new Prime Minister is the first woman to lead a government in the Arab world
Najla Bouden Ramadhane, a university engineer with World Bank experience, has been lifted from political obscurity to become Tunisia's — and the Arab world's — first female prime minister. Ramadhane was named to the post Wednesday after Kais Saied,...
The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (foreground right) meets women leaders in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
In Somalia, Deputy UN chief encourages progress on women’s political participation, and peaceful elections
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participation in political life, and the support of the international community for...
La Prensa Latina
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Female politicians call for women’s rights in 1st conference under Taliban
Kabul, Sep 19 (EFE).- Female politicians in Afghanistan on Sunday held their first press conference under the new Taliban regime, where they called for the restoration of women’s rights to education and work. The conference, attended by 150 women,...
A T-shirt featuring a portrait of Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike displayed at a store on the Ameyoko shopping street in Tokyo on Sept. 5. (Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Enough is enough. It’s time for Japan to have a female leader.
By William Pesek Over the past decade, Japan has tried a variety of strategies to restore its economic relevance. It spent trillions of dollars jolting growth. It devalued the yen. The Bank of Japan seemed to morph itself into a giant hedge fund to...
UNDP
Friday, September 10, 2021
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
The global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) report provides an overview of key trends and analysis on women’s participation and leadership in public administration, based on evidence from UNDP and the University of...
IPU
Friday, September 03, 2021
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament 2021
The in-person segment of the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the United Nations and the Austrian Parliament, will take place in Vienna (Austria) on 6...
UN Women Statement
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Pramila Patten, Executive Director a.i of UN Women, calls on the Taliban leadership to include women in the upcoming governance entity
"I take note of the public commitments made by the Taliban’s spokesperson to uphold women’s rights “within the framework of Islam”, including women’s right to work, to pursue higher education and to have an active role in society, as well as the...
Scott Peterson/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images, Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 02, 2021
These female Afghan politicians are risking everything for their homeland
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, but there are still forces of opposition attempting to maintain human rights in the country. Many Afghan political leaders, including former president Ashraf Ghani, fled the country, but several female...
Protesters against the military coup in Myanmar are surrounded by women’s clothes which have been hung in the streets to keep soldiers and police away [Stringer/Anadolu]
Thursday, April 29, 2021
The women of Myanmar: ‘Our place is in the revolution’
Some 60 percent of protesters against the military coup are women who fear their hard-won rights hang in the balance. Every day at sunrise, Daisy* and her sisters set out to spend several hours in the heat cleaning debris from the previous day’s...
Al Jazeera
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Amina Mohammed: 'A woman as president of Nigeria would be great' | Talk to Al Jazeera
Amina Mohammed has risen from humble beginnings in Nigeria to become the most powerful woman in the United Nations. For more than 30 years, she has worked hard to shine a light on the developmental challenges facing our world – particularly women....
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Covid has eroded the gender progress of the last 25 years – bodily autonomy is still a human right
The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health services, writes Asa Regner, Tabata Tesser and Luna A quarter of a century ago, a historic moment for the rights of women and girls took...
Event flyer
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Our Shared Island: Women's voices in peacebuilding
The Women's Parliamentary caucus is hosting an online event to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Our Shared Island: Women's voices in peacebuilding will bring together the chairperson of the Oireachtas Women's Parliamentary...
Habiba Sarabi was the only woman in the government’s 12-strong team at talks in Moscow on Thursday. The Taliban delegation had none. Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AP
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Afghan peace summit includes just one female delegate
A three-day conference aimed at breathing life into Afghanistan’s stalled peace process has been launched in Moscow, but Afghan human rights activists have raised the alarm that the delegates included just one woman. Habiba Sarabi, an activist and...
Photo: UNDP Bangladesh/Fahad Kaizer
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Women’s absence from COVID-19 task forces will perpetuate gender divide, says UNDP, UN Women
New York City – Men outnumber women three to one across COVID-19 government task forces around the world. Such disproportionate representation will hamper women’s recovery from the pandemic, according to new data released by the United Nations...
ODIHR flyer
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Violence Against Women in Politics: Experiences and Ways Forward for Women Leaders
This high-level Side Event to the 65th Meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) will provide a platform for women politicians and leaders to discuss their experiences with harassment and violence in politics. It will also provide...
António Guterres
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Observance of International Women’s Day 2021.
Graphic via VectorMine/Shutterstock
Monday, March 08, 2021
Betting on Women’s Leadership for A Better Tomorrow in a Post COVID World
By Randi Davis, UNDP Resident Representative for Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten Port-of-Spain, 8 March 2021 – This year, International Women’s Day will shine the spotlight on women’s leadership and the need for gender equality...

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