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Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Rosy Sofia Akbar makes a point in Parliament. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI - The Fiji Times
Monday, December 13, 2021
Fiji: women are still under-represented in Parliament
Women are still under-represented in Parliament. Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar made the remark in her response to President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere’s Parliament opening address. “I emphasise that we, as a people,...
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet - Copyright: Women’s Agenda
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet
Germany’s new government will have more women in its cabinet than ever before, with incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz appointing 8 women and 8 men as ministers. With Angela Merkel leaving her role as Chancellor, it is the first time in 16 years...
Men speak far more than women in Walloon Parliament- The Brussels Time
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Men speak far more than women in Walloon Parliament
After a detailed analysis of dialogue from the Walloon Parliament in 2020, it has been found that a staggering 82.4% of speech comes from male speakers, according to a study carried out by dada analyst Robin Devooght of the Roi Baudouin Foundation....
Bolstering women’s political power: lessons from the EU’s Gender Action Plan II - Carnegie Europe/ Getty Image
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Bolstering women’s political power: lessons from the EU’s Gender Action Plan II
In December 2020, the European Commission released its third Gender Action Plan (GAP III), which lays out how the European Union should promote gender equality in its external relations over the following five years. Just like its predecessor, the...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Pakistan: women in parliament
By Dr Naazir Mahmood It was a good experience to conduct a session with some women parliamentarians in Islamabad in the last week of October. Most of these representatives of the people were first-time parliamentarians, but their immense desire to...
One of UWC's panels on the topic of "Women in the security sector and peace-building.” (Copyright: NDI)
Monday, November 29, 2021
The value of women’s leadership: NDI supports the 5th Annual Ukranian Women’s Congress
Despite the fact that 61 percent of Ukrainians believe men and women should be equally involved in political life, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in Ukrainian politics. In this context, organizations and events that bring...
Participants in New Bern's 2017 Women's March hold up signs in support of women's equality.  TODD WETHERINGTON / SUN JOURNAL STAFF
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Craven County women have ground to make up in elected positions. Men still dominate boards
On Thursday night, the Craven County GOP elected Sarah Benischek as the party's new chairman. The announcement marked a victory for women in local politics after a recent report found women are not represented equally to their male counterparts. ...
madanyat
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Defying violence against women in politics
The massive participation of women in the protest movements during the October 17, 2019 revolution and the way they took charge of handling the Covid-19 pandemic where women’s concerns were brought to the forefront, could give the false...
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation (copyright: Allison Joyce/Getty Images via AFP - IPU)
Monday, November 22, 2021
Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
Lawmakers around the world have a new resource to help them address gender inequality with the publication of the new IPU and UN Women Handbook on gender-responsive law making. The handbook is timely as countries put in place COVID-19 recovery plans...
IPU
Monday, November 22, 2021
New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
This Handbook aims to serve as a resource for lawmakers from around the world for designing gender-responsive laws. Such law-making should address the strategic needs of women and girls and must encompass the enactment of new laws, amending or...
Young women are still being deterred from political careers. It’s time for change (copyright: women’s agenda)
Friday, November 19, 2021
In Australia, young women are still being deterred from political careers: it’s time for change
By Ashleigh Streeter-Jones “Picture this: a young girl in a study of society class being told that as of 2015, female representation in parliament was a mere 30 per cent and that all the media could care about was the way each of those women looked...
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution (copyright: Gender Links)
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution
Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and...
Overrepresentation of Men in UN Climate Process Persists (copyright: UN Climate Change)
Monday, November 15, 2021
Overrepresentation of men in UN climate process persists
New reports published ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November show  that decision-making and technical panels under UN Climate Change (known as “constituted bodies”) are increasingly integrating a gender perspective...
Cathy Mohlahlana - Moderator (Copyright: Mail & Guardian)
Friday, November 12, 2021
SA needs more youth and women political participation
By Lucas Ledwaba Statistics suggest women and youth dominate the country’s population, but with the local government election just weeks away the question of their participation in decision making remains a contested issue. The Independent Electoral...
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji (copyright: International IDEA
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Women in politics- challenges faced by women in the path of politics in Fiji
By Rajan Murty  As a build-up to the Annual National Forum on Women in Politics to be held on 27 October 2021, International IDEA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme organized a webinar entitled “Challenges faced by Women in the Path of...
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Monday, November 08, 2021
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry (Canada) issued the 2021 Report today with a thematic focus on “Violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis,” shedding light on intensifying and widespread offline and online...
lebanon UNDP
Monday, November 08, 2021
The life of women and men in Lebanon: a statistical portrait
The compilation, analysis and dissemination of gender statistics are critical to capture the specific realities in the life of women and men. They are powerful tool to highlight aspects of gender inequality, and to provide an evidence base for...
UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank launch two reports with a focus on economic and political opportunities for all women in Lebanon. Copyright UN Women
Monday, November 08, 2021
UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank launch two reports with a focus on economic and political opportunities for all women in Lebanon
Beirut, (UN Women, The European Union and The World Bank) - Lebanon is facing a convergence of political, economic and social crises, all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises are causing extraordinary human suffering across Lebanon and...

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