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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in...
Women leadership, gender perspective and gender approaches in disarmament action (IPU Logo)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Women leadership, gender perspective and gender approaches in disarmament action
The Inter-Parliamentary Union, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), the Youth Fusion and the World Future Council (WFC) are co-organizing a webinar on parliamentary action to ensure equal participation in...
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security (IPU logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security
The United Nations Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace, and Security unanimously adopted in December 2015 was the first to recognize the essential role young people play in promoting and maintaining peace and security. Building...
Participants of the fourth Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue, held in October 2022.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Building Women’s Expertise and Comparative Knowledge of Decentralization Processes: Fourth Annual Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue
TRANSFORMING CONSTITUTION-BUILDING In a global context of democratic backsliding and growing intrastate and interstate conflicts, the imperative of women’s full and equal participation in constitution-building and peace processes is more urgent than...
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA) - UNDP
Friday, November 11, 2022
The 10-Point Action Agenda: Advancing gender equality in crisis settings (10PAA)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has developed a 10-Point Action Agenda for Advancing Gender Equality in Crisis Settings (10PAA), a roadmap to guide its development programming towards results that will help transform and advance...
Mary Mariach and Christine Lemuya come from two tribes that have been involved in continual clashes in Kenya's ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) regions where resources are scarce. Photo: UN Women/Luke Horswell
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Kenyan women lead peace efforts in longstanding conflicts
Across Kenya, local conflicts driven by diverse factors have one thing in common: they’re increasingly being mediated by women. From ethnic tensions to land disputes, some of these conflicts stretch back decades; remaining unresolved despite the...
International IDEA
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstruction
The Mission of Canada to the European Union and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance will host a panel discussion Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstructions – Driving Global Political Participation, on the...
President of Inter-Parliamentary Union, Duarte Pacheco delivers remarks at the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union that is underway in Kigali from October 11 to 15. Village Urugwiro (The New Times)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Gender-sensitive parliaments can help end conflicts – IPU president
More women parliamentarians can play a major role in addressing global security conflicts, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) president, Duarte Pacheco, has said. Speaking Monday October 11, at a press conference on the side-lines of the ongoing IPU’s...
How did Rwanda become no.1 for gender equality? IPU
Friday, October 21, 2022
How did Rwanda become no.1 for gender equality?
In 2008, the Rwanda Chamber of Deputies was the first elected national parliament where women were the majority. The proportion of MPs who are women is at 61.25% today, way above the current global average of 26.4%. Rwanda has been at the top of the...
La représentante résidente du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) au Vietnam, Ramla Khalidi.  Photo : PNUD
Thursday, October 20, 2022
La voie vers l'égalité des sexes dans la vie politique et publique au Vietnam
Le Vietnam a mis en place un cadre juridique adéquat pour garantir l'égalité des sexes dans la vie politique et publique, a estimé la représentante résidente du PNUD au Vietnam, Ramla Khalidi. Hanoï (VNA) - En ce qui concerne les femmes dans la...
A image of Zhina Mahsa Amini at a candlelit vigil following her death, outside the Wilshire Federal Building in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo
Monday, October 17, 2022
Many Iranian women demand political change amid decades-long grievances
DUBAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Like millions of other Iranian women, retired teacher Somayyeh has been repressed by the country's hardline Islamic laws for decades but was too frightened to stand up to ruling clerics - until Mahsa Amini's death in...
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...
IPINST
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Achieving Sustainable Peace and Security through Gender-Responsive Leadership
On Wednesday, September 21st, IPI together with the Government of Sweden, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, is cohosting the annual Women, Peace, and Leadership Symposium at IPI on “Achieving...
Photot from The Guardian
Friday, September 02, 2022
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: arrest after attempted shooting of Argentina vice-president
Fernández de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home when a Brazilian man approached her and raised a handgun to her face A man has been detained after he aimed a handgun at point-blank range at Argentina’s vice-president, Cristina...
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté, a member of Senegal’s National Assembly. The country is the lone bright star in West Africa for nearly achieving gender parity representation, 43 percent, in its parliament, lifting the otherwise sagging rate overall for the r
Thursday, August 25, 2022
In West Africa, a staggering low number of women in politics is brightened by one exception
LAGOS — A mere 17 women were appointed or elected to parliaments, ministerial or electoral offices in the West Africa/Sahel region out of 134 available positions from December 2021 to June 2022. While the paltry figures have long raised concerns...
Sudanese women discussing alliance building during the seminar, June 2022. Photo:  UN Women Sudan
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
UN Women Sudan supports young women’s participation in the political process
Through roundtable discussions, capacity-building workshops, and seminars targeting women from across Sudan, UN Women Sudan empowers young women to learn skills in alliance-building and participation in political processes. The October 25th coup in...
Election preparedness training has taken place in 12 counties identified as potential hotspots for electoral violence. Photo: UN Women/Mary Wanjiru
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Police training rolled out across Kenya ahead of elections
A nationwide rollout of training on sexual and gender-based violence has recently concluded across Kenya to better equip law enforcement officials prevent and mitigate sexual violence during the country’s 2022 General Election. A joint project from...
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...

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