Partner Updates

June 13, 2013
UN Women - International Consultancy for Women's Leadership and Political Participation in Nepal
  Following a recent series of consultations with key stakeholders, UN Women Nepal will be strengthening its support to women’s leadership and political participation in Nepal. Please find here a link to a vacancy announcement for an international consultant to work with us on this: http://jobs....
June 11, 2013
2013 MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT LUNCHEON AND PANEL
Urging women to concentrate on moving forward rather than “up,” Ping Fu, chief strategy officer for 3D Systems, described life as a mountain range that needs to be scaled. “Forget about this glass ceiling stuff,” she said at a May 29 Washington, D.C., panel discussion on women, democracy and...
June 11, 2013
KOSOVO'S 'WEEK OF WOMEN' EMPOWERS WOMEN TO RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE
When Ilirjana Gafurri, a political party activist in Peja, Kosovo, won a seat on her local council six years ago, she became an advocate for issues such as better health care and women’s equality in her community. But Gafurri had to struggle to make her voice heard in the predominantly male body,...
June 10, 2013
Women Building Democracy in Pakistan
In a special initiative, UNDP Pakistan has prepared a series of profiles highlighting particularly dynamic women involved in the May 2013 elections. Every week, we will publish profiles that spotlight empowered women strengthening democracy in Pakistan as polling officials, master trainers and...
May 23, 2013
UNAMA and UN WOMEN call on Afghan authorities to ensure full implementation of Evaw law
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN Women have urged Afghan authorities to step up their efforts to ensure the full implementation of the law on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW), in line with their international commitments. “Progress in implementing...
May 10, 2013
In Pakistan, women work to strengthen democracy
Zameer Akhtar, 28, is participating in the electoral process for the very first time. Being a woman and living in a joint family in Pakistan, getting consent from her elders for her decision wasn’t simple at first. But she felt compelled to take part in election training due to lack of public...
May 10, 2013
TUNISIA CAMPAIGN SCHOOL HELPS ASPIRING POLITICIANS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Wafa Bani Mustafa had already won a seat in Jordan’s parliament. But as she prepared to run for reelection, she wanted to learn more about fundraising techniques, which are not widely used in the region. So last December, ahead of her campaign, she participated in an NDI training program on...
May 8, 2013
Tunisia Campaign School Helps Aspiring Politicians across the Middle East and North Africa
Wafa Bani Mustafa had already won a seat in Jordan’s parliament. But as she prepared to run for reelection, she wanted to learn more about fundraising techniques, which are not widely used in the region. So last December, ahead of her campaign, she participated in an NDI training program on...
April 29, 2013
UKNC-UN Women London AGM
The UKNC-UN Women London branch AGM took place on 16th April at the Houses of Parliament. There was a full house on the night with standing room only for Branch Committee members! It was very good to welcome many members who have joined in the past year, and their guests, as well as to see more...

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