Partner Updates

October 24, 2012
UN Women: Take part in UN Women’s Knowledge Gateway on women’s economic empowerment
UN Women is inviting you to participate in a survey to assess the specific resource needs for its Knowledge Gateway on Women’s Economic Empowerment, to promote information and knowledge-sharing, collaboration and learning. The Knowledge Gateway aims to mobilize capacity among partners to act on...
October 16, 2012
NDI: International Summit in Kosovo Produces “Pristina Principles” to Increase Women’s Empowerment
After three days of meetings in Pristina, Kosovo, a group of women and men leaders from around the world has created the “Pristina Principles,” a set of guidelines and priorities aimed at eliminating barriers to women’s political participation, aiding their economic empowerment and giving them...
October 15, 2012
UN Women: Executive Director’s visit to India generates momentum for women’s political participation and economic empowerment
At the village assembly meeting or Gram Sabha in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district on 5 October, almost 5000 men and women gathered to promote the rights of girls and education for all. The Barrod village assembly announced a special cash transfer scheme for the first-born girl in...
October 11, 2012
UN Women: Executive Director launches first ever knowledge hub for elected women representatives living in rural areas of South Asia
In partnership with Governments across South Asia, UN Women’s Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and four elected women representatives from South Asia launched the first ever knowledge hub for elected women representatives in rural areas across the region. Unveiled in the presence of more than...
October 9, 2012
IPU: Transforming Parliament to Redress the Gender Deficit
The key issues of women's access to parliament and to internal parliamentary structures kicked off an engaged and lively debate at the 7th IPU Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament in New Delhi on 3rd October. The issue of quotas or special measures to increase the numbers of women in parliament...
October 9, 2012
IPU: Taking the Lead on Making Parliaments More Gender Attuned
Women speakers of parliament from around the world have committed to doing more to increase women’s representation in parliament and its formal decision-making bodies. Concluding a two-day IPU meeting in the Indian capital, New Delhi, focusing on making parliaments more gender sensitive, the group...
September 25, 2012
India: Political empowerment of women in India poor: UNDP
India is far below these countries with 11 per cent women in the Lower House.“Despite frequent attempts to introduce a similar policy of reserved seats for the Lower House (Lok Sabha) of the national Parliament , these initiatives have repeatedly failed. With 60 women members of Parliament out of...
September 25, 2012
IDEA: Translating women’s presence in parliaments into influence in politics and decision making
A seminar, organized by IDEA, on women’s political empowerment held in Ghana in August brought together women members of parliament from 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss what strategies are successful for translating women’s...
September 23, 2012
Pacific: Too few women in Pacific politics: UN
The UN Development Program (UNDP) says women's presence in parliaments in Pacific Island states is the lowest in the world, lagging even behind Arab countries.   A UNDP study just released says economic progress will be limited in the Asia and the Pacific without equal opportunity for men and women...

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