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Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change - International IDEA
Friday, May 20, 2022
Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on climate change
As the Chair of the Council of Member States of International IDEA, Canada, in collaboration with International IDEA, will host an in-person panel discussion on “Youth civic and political participation: shaping our democracies and our fight on...
المصدر: "النهار"
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Here is the full list of all women who won in Lebanon’s elections in 2022
The Minister of Interior, Bassam Al-Mawlawi, officially announced the results of the parliamentary elections in which 1,043 candidates competed for seats of power. Women’s participation was remarkable this time, with an initial number of 155, making...
An election banner for Somali presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Fowzia Yusuf Adam is seen in Mogadishu, Somalia May 12, 2022 [File: Feisal Omar/Reuters]
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Q&A: An ambitious attempt to be Somalia’s first female president
There are a few exceptions but Somali women hardly get into politics or hold top public office in what remains a deeply conservative society. Fowzia Yusuf, one of those, speaks to Al Jazeera on seeking another first. This Sunday, Somalia is expected...
Inter-Parliamentary Union - Logo
Friday, April 29, 2022
Eighth global Conference of young parliamentarians
The annual IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians is a unique platform for young Members of Parliament to meet, exchange, learn and identify common and innovative strategies to advance youth empowerment. In 2022, no issue is more urgent and...
Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Climate justice requires women’s leadership
Only a third of leadership positions in climate-change negotiations are held by women, even though women are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of global warming. Absent the active participation of women and girls in local, national, and...
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions - UNDP
Monday, April 04, 2022
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions
Advancing Gender Equality in National Climate Plans: Progress and Higher Ambitions highlights the latest data on country progress in integrating gender considerations into their national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),...
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
Monday, March 28, 2022
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
This article analyses how women governors, mayors, and local elected officials promoted public health and social protection in countries where men chief executives failed to take steps to contain the virus. We focus on adverse circumstances in six...
iKNOW Politics
Monday, March 21, 2022
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Politics
Background “COVID-19 is a crisis with a woman’s face… The damage is incalculable and will resound down the decades, into future generations. Now is the time to change course. Women’s equal participation is the game-changer we need.”  Antonio...
Women leading in crises - logo
Thursday, March 17, 2022
CSW 66: Women leading in crises
To further discuss gender equality and the importance of women’s leadership, the PSCD will organize an event in the margins of the 66th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to take place from the 14-25 March 2022....
UNDP
Monday, March 14, 2022
CSW 66: From pledges to action: Advancing gender equality in national climate plans (NDCs)
The upcoming years will be pivotal for the implementation of the updated national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to advance gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls as part of the 2030 Agenda. With...
UNW Africa
Monday, March 07, 2022
2022 International Women’s Day celebrations: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, a young people’s perspective
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation,...
The impact of COVID-19 on women’s political participation
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
The impact of COVID-19 on women’s political participation
The regional electoral assistance project hold the 9th webinar about the impact of Covid-19 on women’s political participation. The webinar focused on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and marginalized communities, particularly the effects it has...
The invisible danger of the 'glass cliff’ / Getty Images - BBC
Monday, February 07, 2022
The invisible danger of the 'glass cliff’
In times of crisis, people are more likely to appoint women and people of colour to be leaders. But this puts crisis leaders in a very precarious position. When Carol Bartz was appointed CEO at Yahoo in January 2009, the internet company was...
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military - AFP/Getty Images
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Myanmar women take the lead in resisting the military
The issue of gender equality in Myanmar is in the spotlight again. Women are on the frontlines of the anti-coup protests taking place since the junta ousted the civilian government a year ago. Since the Myanmar military brutally put down the mass...
African women and girls: leading a continent - Cover Brooking
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
African women and girls: leading a continent
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf While rebuilding a country previously engulfed in civil war for over 14 years, my administration oversaw, then, one of the deadliest health crises of the 21st century. I, Africa’s first democratically elected woman president...
Une infirmière parle avec des femmes rassemblées dans une clinique soutenue par l'UNICEF lors d'une session de sensibilisation à la nutrition à Kandahar, en Afghanistan. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi
Monday, January 24, 2022
Bachelet: Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post pandemic
With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet was...
Only two UK Covid briefings were led by a female MP, report finds. Credits: The Guardian
Friday, January 21, 2022
Only two UK Covid briefings were led by a female MP, report finds
Only two of the government briefings held at the height of the coronavirus pandemic were led by a female politician, and in both cases it was the home secretary, Priti Patel, a report into gender representation across the UK’s top jobs has shows....
Afghanistan: Women Launch Protest For Equal Space In All Sectors Including Politics. Image: Pixabay/Republic World
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Afghanistan: women launch protest for equal space in all sectors including politics
In order to pressurise the Taliban to allow space for women in the Ministry of Women's Affairs, hundreds of female protestors took to the streets in Afghan national capital, Kabul, on Monday. According to a report by Tolo News, the women who took...

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