Partner Updates

March 5, 2013
Women's Political Participation in Libya: Quotas as a Key Strategy for States in Transition
NDI’s ongoing qualitative research revealed that while Libyans were broadly supportive of women playing roles in public life, there was significant disagreement over what type of engagement is best-suited to women. Some participants in a study conducted in November 2011 were uncomfortable with...
March 4, 2013
A new regional gender project for Africa
UNDP has designed a new project that will aim to build an enabling environment to boost women’s economic empowerment and political participation. Expected to launch in March, the project will support the African Union (AU), Regional Economic Communities and African countries to enhance youth and...
February 26, 2013
Media advisory: UN Women co-sponsored events during the 57th Commission on the Status of Women, 4 – 15 March 2013
It is estimated that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is universal, and is prevalent in all countries and all settings. A gross human rights violation, it fractures families and communities and hampers...
February 24, 2013
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch seminar “Women and Political Decision-Making” in Ireland
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch Seminar: ‘Women and Political Decision-Making’ hosted by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013. (Source: UN Women)
February 21, 2013
The century of inclusion and women’s full participation: Kapuscinski lecture by Michelle Bachelet
Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women : “The century of inclusion and women’s full participation”. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February, 2013. read and see the video lecture on the UN Women site published February 21 2013
February 20, 2013
Mauritania: Mauritanian Women Advocate for Rights with Public Petition
Though few Mauritanians are able to have a say in their country’s political life, one group of dedicated women is determined to be heard. The Advocacy Initiatives Group for Women’s Political Participation (Groupes des Initiatives de Plaidoyer pour la Participation Politique des Femmes, GI3PF), a...
February 20, 2013
Q&A with H.E Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan
In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became part of the constitution on 8 March, 2012. The...
February 20, 2013
NDI Survey Shows Growing Ukrainian Interest in Increasing Women's Political Participation
Nearly half of Ukrainians think there are too few women in elected office, according to a survey released today by the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Ukrainians believe women politicians are better equipped than men to deal with many important policy issues, and they want political parties to...
February 5, 2013
UN Women signs agreement to better track female leadership and participation at the local level
31 January, Paris – To enhance women’s leadership and participation efforts, UN Women and the organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) today forged a cooperation agreement to collect local data on female political participation, to monitor local action plans on gender equality, to...