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Southern Sudanese women vote during the independence referendum.  Image credit: Silke Tittel, Flickr
Thursday, September 22, 2022
South Sudan: Taking steps towards the inclusion of women in peace-building
In South Sudan, Africa's youngest nation, women's political participation remains low when there are calls to have more women in positions of power globally. The Republic of South Sudan gained its independence on the 9th of July 2011 but slid into...
International IDEA
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Inclusion and gender equality in post-coup Myanmar
This brief explores inclusion strategies for constitutional and democratic reform in the post-coup context of Myanmar. It highlights the challenges to gender equality and inclusion in Myanmar, including the role and demands of the pro-democracy...
Rabea Abouras
Monday, July 18, 2022
Rabea Abouras
Rabea Abouras is Member of the Libyan House of Representatives. This interview was conducted on 8 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in English...
Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa - IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #BreakTheBias towards women in political decision...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #Breakthebias towards women in political decision...
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief - cover
Friday, December 24, 2021
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief reviews the extent to which women are represented in Arab countries, the history of Arab independence and revolutions - and their impact on women's rights and representation; and country-specific information that...
Hunaida Tumia, one of only two women to run in Libya's first presidential election, checks her phone during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli, Libya, on December 1, 2021.REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Of 98 presidential candidates in Libya, just two are women challenging norms
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - When political activist Laila ben Khalifa announced she was standing in Libya’s presidential race, she said the most common response was sexist jokes and patronising comments. Even when she met one of her male rivals in the Dec....
Will quota seats in Iraqi politics advance women's rights? - The new Arab
Monday, November 01, 2021
Will quota seats in Iraqi politics advance women's rights?
In-depth: More than 95 female candidates were elected in Iraq's election according to preliminary results, exceeding the 83-seat quota. But some say political parties are manipulating the system for electoral gain, rather than to empower women. “...
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...
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...
Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, talks with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), before the start of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2021. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS
Thursday, April 29, 2021
U.S. Afghan envoy pledges to press for women's involvement in peace talks
The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden's administration would press for "meaningful participation" for women and minorities in ongoing peace talks. As Biden prepares to withdraw U.S. forces...
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...
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Friday, March 05, 2021
Myanmar’s quest for women’s empowerment in times of crisis
The International Women’s Day is observed worldwide on Monday 8th March. Since the first international recognition in 1977, this special day has been providing an important opportunity to celebrate women's achievements in terms of political...
Anti-coup protesters flash the three-fingered salute during a rally in downtown Yangon, Myanmar on Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo)
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
The exclusion of women in Myanmar politics helped fuel the military coup
On Feb. 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military seized power. While a dramatic event, the coup was a continuation of old power structures. Myanmar’s decade-long period of political transition, peace-building and democratic elections fell short of freeing the...
Deepening Stabilization in Libya: Overcoming Challenges to Young Women's Participation in Peace Building
Friday, January 15, 2021
Deepening Stabilization in Libya: Overcoming Challenges to Young Women's Participation in Peace Building
As Libya struggles with continued political conflict and economic turmoil amid the COVID-19 pandemic, young women who want to contribute to peacebuilding, political processes, and economic reconstruction face serious obstacles. Their marginalization...
Of course it was women who were front and centre – so many had nothing to lose (Picture: LWPP)   Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/18/10-years-on-from-the-arab-spring-we-must-not-forget-the-women-13771330/?ito=cbshare  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Me
Friday, January 15, 2021
10 years on from the Arab Spring, I’m remembering the women who gave their lives for change
By Hibbaq Osman, Founder of Karama, a network of women's rights organisations Soon it will be a decade since the smoke from fire raging in Tunisia reached Cairo, the city I call home.  In December 2010, a trickle of protest in a small city in Tunis...
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Monday, January 11, 2021
Norway supports UN Women to advance Libyan women’s participation in peacebuilding and political processes
With generous support from the Government of Norway, UN Women will intensify its efforts to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Libya at this critical juncture. The Government of Norway has contributed USD 570,000 to UN Women Libya to...
Thursday, December 03, 2020
UAE enhances women's role in post-conflict reconstruction
UAE, in conjunction with Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, GIWPS, has launched a research report and a UN action plan to advance women’s participation in post-conflict reconstruction, following a year-long series of high-level...

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