Partner Updates

September 25, 2020
African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Young Women Leaders’ Roundtable
UN Women Zimbabwe is supporting the AWLN Zimbabwe Youth Caucus to convene a young women leaders’ roundtable discussion on ‘Young Women’s Leadership for the Realization of the Beijing Declaration’. Speakers: Opening remarks Ms. Ruvarashe Miti, AWLN Zimbabwe AWLN Youth Caucus Dr. Joannie Bewa,...
September 24, 2020
From recovery to transformation: Launch of the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker
The Global COVID-19 Gender Response Tracker compiles and analyzes more than 2500 policies from 206 countries and territories to assess what governments are doing to: address violence against women, ensure women's economic security and support unpaid care. Opening remarks Achim Steiner, ...
September 21, 2020
Why is women’s leadership not in the headlines?
The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the times are hard, and their communities are in need. The question that we need to ask is, why is women’s leadership invisible? Why is their potential and their...
September 18, 2020
UN General Assembly 75: In a Pandemic World, Where Does Gender Equality Fit In?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold the world hostage, global leaders will gather at the largest annual inter-governmental meeting for the first time ever in a virtual session. The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75) will open on September 15, and its General Debate...
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September 16, 2020
Webinar on Women’s Leadership in Times of Crisis
Hosted by the CoD Secretary General Thomas E. Garrett, the event will start with remarks of the Working Group on Women and Democracy representative introducing a statement on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (TBC). Following the opening...
September 15, 2020
Women leaders for Generation Equality: A virtual intergenerational dialogue on how diverse leadership can change the world for gender equality
Within the rubric of the Generation Equality campaign and the Generation Equality Forum, the Government of Mexico, UN Women, and the Council of Women World Leaders are organizing a virtual intergenerational dialogue on how diverse leadership can change the world for gender equality. The event will...
September 15, 2020
For women in politics, Pakistan still lags behind
Given the role female leaders like Fatima Jinnah played in its independence and being the first Muslim country to be led by a woman in Benazir Bhutto, one may think Pakistan has been doing quite well when it comes to women’s participation in politics. But according a global index put out by the...
September 11, 2020
Achieving Gender Equality in Nationality Laws during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly
As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, gender discrimination in nationality laws is exacerbating the hardships facing affected families. With the widespread closing of borders to all but citizens, many families affected by gender-discriminatory nationality laws are facing family separation...
September 10, 2020
COVID-19 and democracy: Can parliaments come to the rescue?
An informal virtual interactive panel debate for International Day of Democracy, in partnership with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, on Tuesday 15 September from 17:00-18:30 CET. Open to all IPU Members, parliamentarians, UN partners, students and the...