Partner Updates

August 30, 2012
Ghana: Inter-Regional seminar on women's political empowerment opens in Accra
Mrs. Juliana Azuma-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, has said the women’s role in participating at all levels of decision making was a key priority on the development agenda of the government of Ghana. She said government had put in place various interventions to promote gender...
August 17, 2012
Cameroon: Efforts Increase to Boost Women's Numbers in Politics
Political party leaders were on Monday urged to implement to gender approach in elections. Cameroon's elections and referenda governing institution, Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) in collaboration with UN Women and other partners are stepping up efforts to ensure increased women's participation in...
August 17, 2012
Libya: The Fight for Women's Rights Goes On
Following the Libyan revolution, in which women played a crucial part, and the participation of large numbers of female citizens in the July 2012 elections, Libyan women are now looking forward to a partnership and full equality with their male counterparts. "Libyan women were instrumental in the...
August 13, 2012
Pakistan: Need for separate polling stations for women underlined
Speakers at a forum have underlined the need to set up separate polling stations for females, launch voter education programme and stop using financial resources ungrudgingly by candidates to ensure holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country. The event was arranged by Strengthening...
August 6, 2012
UNDP: Consultant to support development of a gender policy for the INEC in Nigeria
Location : Abuja, NIGERIA Application Deadline : 08-Aug-12 Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 13-Aug-2012 Duration of Initial Contract : 4...
July 25, 2012
Pakistani Women and Young People Work on Political Skills
In Pakistan, where instability, distrust, violence and political rivalries can impede interaction among political parties, women and young people — the majority of the population — often have difficulty making their voices heard. According to some estimates, more than 60 percent of Pakistanis are...
July 12, 2012
UN Women: Following elections, proportion of Senegal’s female parliamentarians almost doubles
The number of female elected parliamentarians in Senegal’s National Assembly has almost doubled thanks to the impact of new parity laws on the July elections With 44.6 per cent of female parliamentarians, Senegal has come close to achieving parity in its National Assembly. 64 women now occupy a...
July 9, 2012
IDEA : Various Vacancies Globally
IDEA has various job vacancies. Please see the links listed below for the full details of the vacancies, or visit IDEA for more information. Senior Programme Officer (Asia and the Pacific programme) Close date 22 July 2012. Available at:   http://idea.easycruit.com/index.html Senior Programme...
July 5, 2012
UN Women: Job-Policy Adviser (Women's Political Participation)
Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of...

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