Partner Updates

A protest with the slogan ‘Solidarity; For Women, With Women’, was organized by human rights groups and activists in 2021 in Tirana. Photo: BIRN
April 12, 2022
Albanian women in politics still suffering violence, study finds
A study conducted by the UNDP and Albanian partners, published on Wednesday, shows that women in Albanian politics still face routine discrimination, abuse and offensive language. The findings of a study on “Violence against women in politics”, conducted by UNDP in cooperation with Albania’s...
Daliborka Uljarevic. Photo: CGO.
April 6, 2022
"This is misogyny": The growing abuse facing women in Montenegrin politics
On both sides of Montenegro’s ideological divide, women politicians face sexism, abuse, and discrimination on a daily basis. And experts say it’s only getting worse. Vesna Bratic and Draginja Vuksanovic-Stankovic sit on opposing sides of a deep ideological divide in Montenegro. Bratic is a cabinet...
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
April 5, 2022
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
Within the context of the ongoing Constitutional Review Process and the background of extremely low participation and representation of women in Nigerian politics, the Government of Canada in partnership with UN Women signed a grant agreement of $8 Million Canadian Dollars (CAD) to implement a...
Cde Zalerah Makari - The Herald
April 5, 2022
Zimbabwe: By-elections highlight low representation of women in politics
The March 26 by elections ended on a high note, amid reports that there were no reported cases of violence at all polling stations across Zimbabwe. Celebrations broke out among the winners, while those who lost took time off from both the media and public glare to introspect on their performance....
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions - UNDP
April 4, 2022
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions
Advancing Gender Equality in National Climate Plans: Progress and Higher Ambitions highlights the latest data on country progress in integrating gender considerations into their national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under the UNDP Climate Promise initiative. UNDP...
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
April 1, 2022
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Global trends indicate the slow-paced progress in closing gender gaps across major dimensions of human development in different countries. Nigeria remains one of the poor performing countries with respect to closing its gender gaps, especially under political empowerment. In 2020, Nigeria ranked...
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
March 24, 2022
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
This project brief presents a short description of the Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Leadership in Political and Business Life Project implemented by UN Women Turkey with the financial support of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The project's overall...
It was nobody’s guess right from the beginning that the Congress’ initiative was unlikely to boost the number of women in UP’s new assembly. But regardless of electoral outcomes the decision remains a laudable one. (PTI)
March 23, 2022
India: Congress’ idea of fielding more women candidates must not fade away
For nearly all political parties in India, women’s role in politics seems to begin and end as voters. In contrast to this, the Congress’ decision to give 40% tickets to women in UP was a refreshing change. This trend must continue beyond the party and these elections. The just-concluded assembly...
Magazine
March 22, 2022
In a world increasingly defined by crises, we need women’s leadership like never before
We need more women in top leadership roles. We also need male leaders embracing the qualities women leaders exemplified throughout the pandemic. Nothing less than our future depends on it. Women are often unfairly criticized for being “too emotional” or “too soft,” yet it is the depth of emotional...

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