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International IDEA
Monday, June 14, 2021
Celebrating the different forms of women's political participation in Sudan
Women’s Political Empowerment is an integral component of International IDEA's Sudan Program. The program seeks to support initiatives aimed at enhancing women's political participation and promote the broad participation of women in every aspect of...
International IDEA
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Reforming Political Finance for More Diversity in Political Office
Systemic and legal barriers to equal political participation persist at all levels and take different forms, including unfavourable electoral systems, lack of support from political parties, socio-economic, and cultural. Women, people with...
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen gives a statement outside the Prime Minister Residence in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, on Nov. 2020. (LISELOTTE SABROE/RITZAU SCANPIX/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, April 19, 2021
Around the world, the greatest gender disparities are in politics
Some countries are better at promoting women’s representation in politics, suggesting social norms may create barriers. Even though the world was far from reaching gender parity before the coronavirus pandemic struck, the impact of COVID-19 on...
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Covid has eroded the gender progress of the last 25 years – bodily autonomy is still a human right
The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health services, writes Asa Regner, Tabata Tesser and Luna A quarter of a century ago, a historic moment for the rights of women and girls took...
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...
Friday, April 09, 2021
AGORA: Portal for Parliamentary Development
From its launch in 2010, the AGORA Portal for Parliamentary Development has played a leading role in the parliamentary development community as a knowledge and learning hub for parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, development partners and academia...
Photo | UN Women
Friday, April 09, 2021
An interactive map helps municipalities in building gender responsive services
Purple Map shows women centers, day care centers and gender responsive municipal services of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. UN Women launched a gender responsive interactive tool called the Purple Map for the women of Ankara, the capital city of...
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Wednesday, April 07, 2021
From fundraising to the VP, why 2020 was a pivotal year for women in US politics
2020 was a milestone year for women in politics in the US. The country saw the highest numbers of women entering Congress and the executive in its history. Progress built on the midterm elections in 2018, and women now occupy 26.9 per cent of seats...
Cecilia Moyoviri Moye, the first indigenous Senator from the Department of Beni. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Moyoviri Moye
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
This is what leadership looks like: Meet Cecilia Moyoviri Moye, an indigenous woman Senator in Bolivia’s Legislative Assembly
After the November 2020 national elections, women make up 49 per cent of the Legislative Assembly of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, cementing its position as a forerunner on gender parity in politics. The participation of indigenous women and...
Elena Crasmari, local counselor in Dolna village, Moldova. Photo: UN Women/ Tara Milutis
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
This is what leadership looks like: Meet Elena Crasmari, the only woman in her local council in Moldova
Elena Crasmari decided to run for office so that the local administration could meet the needs of all members of her community. She won a local councillor seat, making her the only woman on a nine-person team, and one of six local councillors with a...
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Women in politics: new data shows growth but also setbacks
Despite increases in the number of women at the highest levels of political power, widespread gender inequalities persist, according to the 2021 edition of the IPU-UN Women Map of Women in Politics. The IPU-UN Women Map presents new data for women...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Call to Action on young women’s political participation and leadership
Following a virtual event on 18 November 2020, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth published today a call to action on young women’s participation in politics. The call to action...
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the closing of the 65th session of CSW. Photo: UN Web TV (screengrab)
Monday, March 29, 2021
UN’s largest gathering on women’s rights delivers robust blueprint on strengthening women’s leadership and participation in public life
New York, 26 March – Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, world leaders issued today a strong pledge for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the elimination of violence at the closing of the 65th ...
UN Women
Friday, March 26, 2021
Generation Equality Forum
The Generation Equality Forum will kick off in Mexico City 29-31 March 2021, hosted by the Government of Mexico. With civil society at its core, the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico will reinforce the power and voice of feminist movements and...
Photo: UNDP Bangladesh/Fahad Kaizer
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Women’s absence from COVID-19 task forces will perpetuate gender divide, says UNDP, UN Women
New York City – Men outnumber women three to one across COVID-19 government task forces around the world. Such disproportionate representation will hamper women’s recovery from the pandemic, according to new data released by the United Nations...
(Mary Altaffer, file/Associated Press)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
UN Women urges world to press gender equality post-pandemic
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality should be tackling the yawning gap between men and women when it comes to political leadership and ensuring women have a strong voice in rebuilding economies after the...
BBC Africa
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tanzania: Reaction to Samia Suluhu Hassan as new president
Newly inaugurated Samia Suluhu Hassan who served as Tanzanian vice-president under President John Magufuli has declared 21 days of mourning for her predecessor. Click here to access the recording. Listen to Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior...
UNDP side event
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Women Parliamentarians as peacebuilders: displacing hate speech with the discourse of respect
Experience during the pandemic confirms that the deployment by political actors of hate speech in the digital space exponentially promotes real-time political violence, particularly in countries with populist or authoritarian leanings. It acts as a...