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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sanchaita Gajapati Raju-young restless woman, determined to bring lasting change
It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Women in Politics finds support at the Local Government New Zealand Conference
Women in Politics, a brand-new organisation for New Zealand women in political office, was met with overwhelming support at the 2014 Local Government New Zealand Conference held this weekend in Nelson. The networking opportunities at the conference...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Women’s political presence slips to 48th in world (Australia)
AUSTRALIA has slipped to 48th on the rankings of the number of women in national parliaments but our political glass ceiling is no worse than gender barriers in Canada, Britain and the US. The Queensland Legislative Assembly, where women hold the...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Cambodian Civil Rights Leader Freed - Did Network Effect Help Her Cause?
Mu Sochua’s arrest by Cambodian authorities on charges of insurrection was hardly the biggest international news headline in a week of war, death and destruction on front pages and throughout news feeds. Indeed, after the elected opposition Member...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Women, Ethnicity, Religion and Politics-Exploring perspectives
As a country blessed with a rich diversity of peoples, Malaysia is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious. However, today, we see the use of ethnicity and religion to justify violence, discrimination and the violation of human rights. ...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Bharatiya Janata Party committed to give 33 per cent reservation to women: Saroj Pandey (India)
Charging the former Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government of "betraying women by not giving reservation to them in decision-making bodies", BJP today said it was committed to political empowerment of the fairer sex by granting 33 per...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gender Quota key to enhance political participation of women
Afghan parliamentarian and women’s rights activist, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, has said that the Gender Quota is key to enhance the political participation of women. Ms Naderi made the suggestion during the Gender Equality Review Conference which was...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women
Beijing +20 is the process to assess the implementation by governments and other stakeholders of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. These Beijing outcome document...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gabrielle Bardall
Gabrielle Bardall is an academic and an electoral assistance expert with a decade of experience supporting electoral processes in transitional states. She has worked in more than 25 countries with international organizations including UNDP, UN Women...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh
The Tibetan Women's Association and its global network of regional chapters said they have successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14,...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Stakeholders for greater participation of women in politics, Nepal
Various stakeholders have stressed the need for greater participation of women in politics by introducing pro-women legislation, policy frameworks and advocacy mechanisms. They have also said that there should be regional advocacy mechanisms to...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Muhammad Yunus
Interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ten women candidates from Nepal panel, nine from Oli emerge victorious
As the vote count at the UML general convention continues, 10 women candidates from Madhav Kumar Nepal panel and nine contestants from KP Oli have won the election to the Central Committee of the party.  We invite our users to read the full article...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Australia's women's envoy tours Pacific to boost political participation
Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls says Australia can help Pacific nations improve poor levels of female leadership. Natasha Stott-Despoja is the head of an Australian delegation to Tonga to meet about 30 women in politics from around the...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Helen Clark on Women's Political Empowerment
UNDP Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark talks about the challenges and the undeniable gains of empowering women to participate in politics at the highest levels.
Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai
Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, writer, actor and activist, Mallika Sarabhai calls herself a "communicator". Through her art and activism, and in her message for #Beijing20, she stresses that it's time to break the silence about...
Orlando Ayala, HeForShe
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Orlando Ayala, Chairman of Emerging Markets at Microsoft, is a HeForShe
Orlando Ayala, Chairman of Emerging Markets, Microsoft, is a #HeForShe advocate, because he believes that progress for women means progress for society. Microsoft is partnering with UN Women to advance women's empowerment. As the world searches for...
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks
Myanmar's younger opposition members urge elders to step aside for new generation as they aspire towards bigger roles and louder voice. The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy (NLD), founded after a bloody crackdown on a failed...

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