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Monday, January 27, 2014
The Future We Want Indigenous Women of the World Unite
Features:Strengthening Indigenous Communication in Abya YalaMaría del Rosario (“Rosy”) Sul GonzálezAn account from the Second Continental Summit on Indigenous Communication in Oaxaca, Mexico. Nothing About Us, Without Us. Everything About Us, With...
Monday, January 27, 2014
New Report Examines the Reality of Women’s Participation in Guatemalan Politics
While women in Guatemala have slowly been making political gains, a new report by NDI and UN Women shows that a significant gender gap persists. The report, Between Challenge and Reality: Women and Political Participation in Guatemala, examines the...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Puntland Women Unhappy over Representation in new Assembly
Women in Puntland have expressed their dissatisfaction with their representation in the new Puntland Parliament. Halimo Mohamed Farah, the chairwoman of Puntland Women Alliance said that they were dismayed to learn that only two women were among the...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Native American Woman Is Nominated to Federal Bench But Why Did It Take So Long? USA
Since the foundation of the United States, of the thousands upon thousands of citizens who have served in elected office, just 23 are Native Americans; this is at every level of government outside tribal lands.  And of those active politicians, not...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Politics of Women and the Women of Politics, Australia
In Australia, we congratulate Nova Peris on being the first indigenous female elected to the federal parliament and wish her success in her Senate journey ahead. Australia now has our first female Foreign Minister. Across the history of 28 Speakers...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Nova Peris elected as first Indigenous woman in Federal Parliament, Australia
Nova Peris has become the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the Federal Parliament. The Olympic hockey gold medal winner will take a place in the Senate representing the Northern Territory for Labor. She gave her victory speech immediately...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Diversity in parliament: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous peoples
The interviews presented in this publication relate the personal experiences of 14 parliamentarians who describe their journey to parliament and the challenges they have faced in fulfilling their responsibilities. The interviews highlight that every...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls.  Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Premiers back national inquiry on missing aboriginal women
Canada's premiers are backing a call by aboriginal leaders to launch a national public inquiry into the case of missing or murdered aboriginal women, CBC News has learned. "The premiers at the table agreed to support the call of the Native Women's...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Political Participation of Indigenous Women in the Ecuadorian Congress: Unfinished Business
Latin America is populated by some 40 million indigenous people of a total population of about 500 million. Among the countries with a predominantly indigenous population are Guatemala, Bolivia and Ecuador. In Guatemala, the indigenous population...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mindanawon women in power: from 11.5% to 28.8% in 25 years, Philippines
The number of  women occupying top posts in Mindanao has increased from only 10 women governors, city mayors and representatives in the post-EDSA elections of 1987 and 1988 to 34 elected for the 2013-2016 term that begins noon of June 30. In...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Congo: Pygmy Women Leader And Environmental Activist Appointed Minister In South Kivu
On June 5th, Governor Marcellin Chisambo announced a reshuffle of the government of the Congolese province of South Kivu. Three weeks ago, three ministers were thrown out following a motion of no confidence in the provincial Parliament. One of the...
Friday, May 10, 2013
In Pakistan, women work to strengthen democracy
Zameer Akhtar, 28, is participating in the electoral process for the very first time. Being a woman and living in a joint family in Pakistan, getting consent from her elders for her decision wasn’t simple at first. But she felt compelled to take...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Women’s issues: Who will be fair to the fairer sex?, Pakistan
According to a 2012 survey by the World Economic Forum, Pakistan is still considered to be one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. With a total of 37 million registered female voters, the policies adopted by political parties to ensure...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
In election season, Pakistani women struggle to be heard, as voters or candidates
For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren't likely to in next week's parliamentary election either. The village's men have spoken. "It's the will of my...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Few black women work as senior counsel, South Africa
African women make less than one percent of the senior counsel in the legal profession in South Africa, the Sunday Times reported. Of the 473 senior counsel from whose ranks candidate judges are selected, only nine were black women, the newspaper...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Speech by Lakshmi Puri at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium   (We invite our users to read the ocmplete speach here)
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel
Watch the live webcast of the high-level segment of the Sahel Conference, April 11 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST), 10:30 a.m. EST. (We invite our users to click here for more information)

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