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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Inclusion and Participation as Foundations of Democracy
A great deal has happened on the international scene and in countries around the world since the UN first observed the International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2008. While people everywhere continue to aspire to democracy as a fundamental...
Monday, September 09, 2019
Why equal participation of women, men in politics vital for development
It has been revealed that Tanzania was making some effort to promote women in leadership, yet advances are going at a slow pace in many of the top political leadership positions. Speaking recently in Dar es Salaam during women’s leadership and...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Increasing female leaders in Myanmar
Across the world, people are making efforts to increase the number of women in government in order to reduce gender disparities and help ensure that the voices and concerns of women are heard. UNDP has been working in Myanmar since 2016 after a 2015...
Friday, August 30, 2019
G7 leaders told to scrap discriminatory gender laws from statute books
The G7 leaders have been told to get rid of discriminatory gender laws that still exist on their statute books and begin enshrining equal rights in the legal system. All G7 countries, including the UK, still have discriminatory laws on their statute...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Be courageous as women are everyday: Council urges G7 leaders
The G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council releases today its Recommendations for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women and Call to Action. The Advisory Council has identified 79 good practices in gender equality laws in four...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Every G7 country should have a feminist foreign policy
The sheer tenacity of women raising their voices and organising for fundamental change has been, and will continue to be, the driving force for achieving women’s rights and a gender-equal world. Yet we cannot ignore the fundamental role that...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Transforming education for a new generation of leaders
Viewpoint by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka The writer is UN Women Executive Director. She issued this statement for International Youth Day, 2019. NEW YORK (IDN) – Sixteen-year old Gambian Jakomba Jabbie wants to be an aerospace engineer. A vocal advocate...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Voices: Three questions for Marta Grande, young MP, Italy
Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Marta Grande, young MP from Italy, is a member...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Voices: Three questions for Rayya al-Manthari, young MP, Oman
Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Rayya al-Manthari, young MP from Oman, is a...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
South Africa not psychologically ready for a female president
Former National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete believes South Africa is not psychologically ready for a female president. Mbete was talking to SAfm's Masechaba Ndlovu on Monday evening as the radio station celebrates powerful women during Women's...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Elections in 2019 in Asian countries: A game-changer for women or not?
How do women in elections stand to gain in terms of power sharing? What are the takeaways for them? The long election season in India is finally over. No, not India alone, but a few more countries in the Asian neighbourhood had also undergone a...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Making national legislatures more gender-balanced
By Archana Datta, The Global Gender Gap report for 2018 said that the widest gender disparity is in the field of political empowerment. To cite the Inter-Parliamentary Union 2018 report, women legislators account for barely 24% of all MPs across the...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul
The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge a durable peace, and a truly inclusive political process where women’s voices are truly heard....
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Fourteenth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians
This Workshop will bring together scholars and parliamentarians in order to discuss research findings which are likely to be of practical use to parliamentarians. Following the practice of recent Workshops, there will be a concluding plenary session...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Cameroon: Legislative, municipal elections 2020 - heightened efforts to increase number of women
A two-day capacity building workshop is ongoing at the Yaounde Mont Fébé Hotel. The Ministry of Women's Empowerment and the Family and its partners such as United Nations Women and the International Organisation of La Francophonie during a two-day...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Gender equality at a glance
Women are under-represented on decision-making bodies and in positions of economic power. They continue to earn systematically less than men for the same work. Encouraging women to enter politics is key to changing this. More women in politics, and...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Women facilitators prepare to build female candidates' capacities
In order to strengthen the performance of women candidates who will participate in the General Elections in Bolivia in 2019, women facilitators in different regions had a training on strategic knowledge to replicate this knowledge in as a broad...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Barriers to election remain high in quest for gender equality in Japan
Why hasn’t Japan been able to eliminate the perception that politics is a man’s world? Gender equality, women’s active participation in the workplace and female empowerment have taken root in society, but women’s participation in the all-important...