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CSW66: Gendered dimensions of corruption & the impact on gender equality 
March 17, 2022
CSW 66: Gendered dimensions of corruption & the impact on gender equality 
Graduate Women International and co-sponsor Women’s UN Report Network expert panelists will address the gendered dimensions of corruption and the unique ways women experience corruption. Panelists will examine corruption’s impact on education and gender inequality and how women in decision-making...
Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, hosted an event dedicated to eliminating violence against women in politics on the sidelines of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
March 17, 2022
Calling for an end to violence against women in politics
At a special event hosted by Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, on the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, leaders came together to call for concrete actions and responses to end violence against women in politics around the world. In his opening statement,...
UNOWAS
March 17, 2022
Women in West Africa and the Sahel define strategies for a meaningful participation of women in decision-making
The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Ms Giovanie Biha, chaired the first edition of the annual Women's Forum for Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel, held on 14 and 15 March in Nouakchott, capital of the Islamic...
UN News/Paulina Kubiak Greer General Assembly President, Abdulla Shahid, addresses the Special Event on Women in the UN’s Trusteeship Council.
March 16, 2022
Violence against women in politics marks ‘moral and ethical failure’ - General Assembly President
Top UN officials on Tuesday gathered with government and civil society representatives to draw attention to the scourge of violence against women worldwide who are involved in politics, which is increasingly seeing women parliamentarians, human rights defenders and electoral observers silenced, and...
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
March 15, 2022
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
As the world commemorates the 2022 International Women's Day, the plummeting of women's representation in elective office in Africa is alarming. According to the first Women's Political Participation (WPP) Africa Barometer 2021, women constitute 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa...
IPU - Logo
March 15, 2022
When quotas go wrong and what to do about it
Quotas are critical in ensuring greater representation of women, according to the latest IPU Women in Parliament report. The numbers are clear. In 2021, countries with some form of gender quotas elected 31.9 per cent women on average to their lower/single house, while those without quotas elected...
UNDP
March 14, 2022
CSW 66: From pledges to action: Advancing gender equality in national climate plans (NDCs)
The upcoming years will be pivotal for the implementation of the updated national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to advance gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls as part of the 2030 Agenda. With the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status...
Gender Guide Launch Event 9 March - INTER PARES
March 14, 2022
Gender guide launch event, 9 March
Virtual Report Launch Event: Gender-Sensitive Scrutiny: A Guide to More Effective Law-Making and Oversight INTER PARES held a launch event on Wednesday, 9 March to celebrate the publication of its new gender-scrutiny guide written by Senior Gender Adviser Hannah Johnson.  The launch event focused...
CSW
March 14, 2022
CSW 66: Ending Violence Against Women in Politics - Special Event hosted by the President of the General Assembly
While women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their involvement as candidates, voters, supporters, and activists has spurred attacks, intimidation and harassment in many parts of the world. Violence against women in politics (VAWP) refers to tactics used to silence women'...

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