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Southern Sudanese women vote during the independence referendum.  Image credit: Silke Tittel, Flickr
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 political violence within barely two years of its...
UN Women, Ms. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women
September 19, 2022
Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly Platform of Women Leaders
The high-level week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly will feature a meeting of the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders. This year’s theme is “Transformative Solutions by Women Leaders to Today’s Interlinked Challenges”. Women Heads of State and Government will be invited to...
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment (Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan)
September 16, 2022
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment
The new strategy puts gender equality at the heart of UNDP’s efforts to expand people’s choices and to realize a just and sustainable world. New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an ambitious new plan to help countries to accelerate progress over the next four...
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics (Picture by Mkhululi Ncube Chronicle)
September 15, 2022
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) is capacitating women across the country to contest in the forthcoming general elections under the programme Women Rise in Politics, with support from United Nations Women.  Under the programme, the commission is hosting workshops for women interested in...
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy (IPU)
September 15, 2022
How to mitigate these five threats to democracy
Democratization is under pressure across the globe. Here are five major threats to democracy, and how to mitigate them. Democracy is as precarious as it is precious. Some 25 years after the IPU issued its Universal Declaration on Democracy, its principles continue to be challenged and eroded by...
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
September 14, 2022
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, took place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9 September 2022. The Summit provided women in the highest...
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice (International IDEA)
September 13, 2022
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice
The women’s training programme, led by the national Electoral Management Body in cooperation with International IDEA, earned an Honorable Mention in the Gender Equality category in the first edition of the Global Network on Electoral Justice Awards for meeting the main criterion of contributing to...
Meeting of the UNGA platform of women leaders (UN Women)
September 12, 2022
Meeting of the UNGA platform of women leaders
The high-level week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly will feature a meeting of the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders. This year’s theme is “Transformative Solutions by Women Leaders to Today’s Interlinked Challenges”. Women Heads of State and Government will be invited to...
Aminata Touré, ancienne Première ministre du Sénégal et nouvelle députée, dans sa maison de Dakar, le 8 septembre 2022 afp.com - JOHN WESSELS
September 12, 2022
Senegal leads way on women legislators but challenges ahead
Senegal will break new ground Monday as West Africa's largest-ever proportion of women MPs take their seats in a newly elected legislature, stirring hopes of change in a country where patriarchal laws and attitudes are entrenched. More than 44 percent of seats in Senegal's next National Assembly...

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