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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Glass Ceiling
By Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Union Commission for the European Union Budget and Human Resources   Theresa May and Angela Merkel got there first, but like many in Europe, I was moved when Hillary Clinton stood up and...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Arab Women Parliamentarians Network For Equality “Ra’edat”
Women parliamentarians from the Arab States region unite to make a difference for sustainable development. While the Arab States region is at a crucial point of transition in history, gender equality and inclusion must be on the top of the region’s...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Democracy Without Women is Impossible
Though half of the world's population, women continue to be under-represented as voters, party leaders and elected officials. Just over 20 percent of parliamentarians worldwide are women. Yet evidence is strong that as more women are elected,...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Women in National Parliament
The data in the table below has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Unionon the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st August 2016. 193 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Report on Gender Mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament
Gender mainstreaming has been embraced internationally as a strategy towards realizing gender equality. Gender mainstreaming has a double dimension: it requires both integrating a gender perspective to the content of the different policies, and...
Friday, September 16, 2016
Women at the White House use a simple trick to get heard
When President Obama took office, two-thirds of his top aides were men. Women complained of having to elbow their way into important meetings. And when they got in, their voices were sometimes ignored. Across sectors, and both in and outside work, ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Women MPs Quotas Discussed in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
The U.S. isn’t the only country deep into an election season. The former Soviet republic of Georgia, which gained independence in 1991, is heading into parliamentary elections in October. But while Hillary Clinton is busy breaking down gender...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sexual Violence Against Women Aggravated in Times of Conflict
After Amira’s husband was killed in the Syrian war, she found herself adrift in Lebanon. Barred from working and with two young children to feed, she resorted to marrying off her nine-year-old daughter and putting her 12-year-old son to work. Amira...
Friday, September 09, 2016
The Making of a Good Law, or How Good Laws become Good Practices
The UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice (WGDAW) was created by the Human Rights Council in 2010, and consists of five independent expert members from different regions of the world.  The methods of work...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice
In this report, the Working Group examines discrimination against women and girls in cultural and family life. The cultural construction of gender determines the role of women and girls within the family, including in marriage. After analysing the...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration is Helping Women to Access the Labor Market
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (BIPA) Director-General Raed Mohammed Bin Shams recently announced endeavors to help Bahraini women develop tools to grow into positions of leadership, a strategy that falls in line with the goals of the...
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Syrian Women in Refugee Camps Receive Information of their Rights
Turkey, host to the world's largest Syrian refugee population, which swelled after a civil war broke out in the country five years ago, is looking to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of the refugee community - women. Authorities...
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Civic Rights Organizations in Egypt Propose Amendments to FGM Provision
Local rights groups criticized on Tuesday the legal provision on female genital mutilation (FGM) in its current format, proposing several amendments besides those put forth by the health ministry. Since its issuance in 2008, the legal provision...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Saudi appoints first female commercial judge
The Administrative Appeals Court in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province has reportedly appointed the first female arbitrator in a commercial case. Arab News reports that Shaimaa Sadeq Al-Jibran’s appointment came despite the objections of one of the...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women
Womankind Worldwide explains the importance of the CDIMA, Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women (CDIMA). Asunta is 46 and from Queñi. For years she suffered physical and emotional abuse from her brother. “He wanted to have all the land...
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
After remarkable advances for women in politics, progress is still needed
In a historic first, Hillary Clinton was named the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the upcoming U.S. elections. If she wins, she will join Theresa May of Britain and Angela Merkel of Germany in the ranks of women who lead prominent...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Linda Burney, First Female Indigenous Lower House MP in Australia
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament has promised to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life. In her maiden speech, Linda Burney wore a traditional kangaroo-skin cloak with her personal totem...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Zambia elections: the missing voices of women
It is election time in Zambia, with citizens going to the polls today to elect the President, Members of Parliament and Councillors, and to vote in a constitutional referendum. It looks to be a close race, but unfortunately not as far as women are...

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