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April 9, 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. AGORA’s objectives are to: 1. Centralize and...
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April 9, 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 Turkey. The map, which is an easy to use guide...
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April 7, 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 in Congress. This figure represents a 50 per cent...
Cecilia Moyoviri Moye, the first indigenous Senator from the Department of Beni. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Moyoviri Moye
April 7, 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 stopping violence against women in political and...
Elena Crasmari, local counselor in Dolna village, Moldova. Photo: UN Women/ Tara Milutis
April 7, 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 disability in Moldova, out of 10,472 local...
April 1, 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 in government and parliamentary positions as of 1...
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 identifies three priority areas for increasing young...
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the closing of the 65th session of CSW. Photo: UN Web TV (screengrab)
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 session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (...
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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 youth and the commitment and action of different...