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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...
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...
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity  - © Washington Post/Pool/ The Hill
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity
Joseph Robinette Biden stood before America answering questions for nearly two hours the day before his one-year anniversary of becoming president. The press lobbed question after question on Russia, the pandemic, the economy, voting rights and even...
African women and girls: leading a continent - Cover Brooking
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
African women and girls: leading a continent
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf While rebuilding a country previously engulfed in civil war for over 14 years, my administration oversaw, then, one of the deadliest health crises of the 21st century. I, Africa’s first democratically elected woman president...
Une infirmière parle avec des femmes rassemblées dans une clinique soutenue par l'UNICEF lors d'une session de sensibilisation à la nutrition à Kandahar, en Afghanistan. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi
Monday, January 24, 2022
Bachelet: Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post pandemic
With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet was...
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...
Procesos de paz con perspectiva de género: Fortalecimiento de la participación significativa de las mujeres mediante la creación de grupos de apoyo - ONU Mujeres
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building
In July 2021, UN Women convened the global conference “Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building”, in partnership with CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation, and with financial...
SHEcurity Index. Photo by M. B. M. on Unsplash
Friday, November 05, 2021
The #SHEcurity Index - Edition 2021
Political decisions get better the more diverse the people are who make them. That is especially true in deeply divided societies, in countries that want to move from war to peace. Yet, women and marginalised groups are often absent from tables...
UN Women
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Strengthening women’s participation in peace processes: What roles and responsibilities for states?
This report reflects the main arguments presented during the high-level seminar, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on “Strengthening women’s participation in peace...
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...
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Thursday, September 02, 2021
These female Afghan politicians are risking everything for their homeland
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, but there are still forces of opposition attempting to maintain human rights in the country. Many Afghan political leaders, including former president Ashraf Ghani, fled the country, but several female...
A protest in Somalia. The country, which faced its worst political crisis in recent years after the failure to hold planned elections in February, will hold elections in 60 days. PHOTO | FILE
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Somalia election certain, now the focus is women seats, security
The political agreement signed in Somalia this past heralds not just a new democratic dawn but also one of equity and inclusivity by raising the quota of women in the formal political space to at least a third of the bicameral federal legislature....
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...
Protesters against the military coup in Myanmar are surrounded by women’s clothes which have been hung in the streets to keep soldiers and police away [Stringer/Anadolu]
Thursday, April 29, 2021
The women of Myanmar: ‘Our place is in the revolution’
Some 60 percent of protesters against the military coup are women who fear their hard-won rights hang in the balance. Every day at sunrise, Daisy* and her sisters set out to spend several hours in the heat cleaning debris from the previous day’s...
Al Jazeera
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Amina Mohammed: 'A woman as president of Nigeria would be great' | Talk to Al Jazeera
Amina Mohammed has risen from humble beginnings in Nigeria to become the most powerful woman in the United Nations. For more than 30 years, she has worked hard to shine a light on the developmental challenges facing our world – particularly women....
Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace and Security
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Advancing Women’s Leadership in Politics and Peacebuilding
Women play major roles as decision-makers and leaders advancing peace and prosperity around the world. Yet progress on women’s political representation has been slow and uneven. Only 22 countries have women in the highest position of political power...
Event flyer
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Our Shared Island: Women's voices in peacebuilding
The Women's Parliamentary caucus is hosting an online event to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Our Shared Island: Women's voices in peacebuilding will bring together the chairperson of the Oireachtas Women's Parliamentary...

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