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Monday, March 11, 2013
Women in Parliament in 2012: The Year in Perspective
2012 represented nearly a 1 percentage-point increase in the world average (20.3%).  With the exception of 2007, this is nearly double the annual rate of increase. By the year’s end,  33 lower houses of parliaments and 17 upper houses had reached...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
India's 10 most powerful female politicians
Politics for long has been a bastion of males and it’s not very easy for any woman to make her presence felt in Indian political arena. In a country like India, it becomes even more difficult for a female politician as caste, creed and religion...
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Road is Wet with Tears
A brief report on all female African Presidents and would be presidents till date. (Available at: Africa Review)
Friday, December 14, 2012
Report on Women’s Participation in UN Climate Negotiations
This report analyzes the participation of women in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) between 2008-2012 and provides a wide range of statistics.  There are figures on women's participation by country, delegation,...
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Well-known Pakistani journalist Marvi Sirmed shot at
Unidentified gunmen today attacked prominent rights activist Marvi Sirmed in the Pakistani capital. She escaped unharmed. The gunmen, who were in a black car, fired at Sirmed's vehicle at Murree Road near Bani Gala on the outskirts of Islamabad...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Power, Voice and Rights: South Asia Regional Conference on Women’s Political Leadership 2011
The report summarizes the key deliberations and outcomes of the said Conference organized in October 2011 by the Parliament of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the framework of the “Improving Democracy through...
Monday, June 11, 2012
Pakistan: death threats against lawyer Asma Jahangir
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments
Governance is the way in which governments and public sector institutions guarantee the rule of law, promote economic growth and provide some measure of social protection to citizens. Generally, the term ‘democratic governance’ refers to a...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Assessment of National Women's Machineries in Turkey
With the new organizational law, the objectives and duties of the national women's machinery (NW)M have been updated and expanded to focus on building equality for women and men, and to move beyond the elimination of discrimination against women,...
Friday, December 09, 2011
Making It magazine issue on measuring women's economic empowerment
Fourth quarter of 2011 issue of UNIDO's Making It magazine is devoted to the issue of women's economic empowerment. Articles by Michelle Bachelet, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Zoe Elena Horn, Jan O'Sullivan, and many more. ‘Women hold up half the sky’ is a...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Participation in Constitution Making: Making Women Voices Heard
The Women and Constitution Building Initiative in Nepal was initiated (June 2008) in the spirit of a newlyformed Constitution Assembly (CA) which saw the election of a high percentage of women.  International IDEA, together with its partners,...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
iKNOW Politics' Women Leader Series: what role has women's caucuses played in your political journey?
iKNOW Politics asked two members of the Indonesian Parliament what role has women's caucuses played in their political journey? Spotlight on Dewi Coryati Video of iKNOW Politics "Women Leader Series - Spotlight on Dewi Coryati&quot...
Monday, May 23, 2011
Marching Ahead: A Profile Book of Women Constituent Assembly Members (Nepal)
The women of Nepal are strong, articulate and capable leaders. The constituent Assembly members selected and profiled in this book  demonstrate to all women and men that leadership arises in all segments of society, all backgrounds, regions,...
Friday, March 25, 2011
Empowered and Equal: Gender Equality Strategy 2008 - 2011
The Gender Equality Strategy 2008-2011 - first launched in March - embodies UNDP's strong corporate commitment to deepen further our efforts to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. It is designed to complement and reinforce UNDP's...
Monday, February 21, 2011
Women Leaders Series: Lajla Pernaska
As part of iKNOW Politics' Women Leaders Series, we asked Lajla Pernaska, Member of Parliament from Albania, how networking has helped her in her political career. Video of iKNOW Politics "Women Leader Series - Spotlight on Lajla...
Friday, October 01, 2010
Political Participation of Women in Norway: Strong Involvement by both Politicians and the Public
It is often said that in Nordic countries gender equality has been achieved to a great extent than in other countries. In Norway, gender equality especially in a political sphere is highly achieved and more women have been successful as politicians...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership
Whether you are part of an established organization or association, an aspiring politician, an individual with a project idea or someone struggling to balance too many roles and responsibilities in your life, this guide is designed to provide you...
Monday, June 28, 2010
Inter-American Year of Women 2010: Women & Power - For a World of Equality
The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), proclaimed 2010 the “Inter-American Year of Women,” in recognition of the progress made and the challenges that remain to full equality between men and women. The Inter-American Year...

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