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Friday, October 23, 2015
Regional Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security unveiled by the Arab League
As part of the United Nations review process of the Security Council resolution 1325, the Arab League unveiled an action plan for women, peace, and security for the Middle East and North African region. Fifteen years after the adoption of resolution...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Regional Conference celebrating the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Prospects and Challenges
The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), and the General Union of Jordanian Women organized a regional conference on October 5th and 6th, 2015 in the...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Women for Change: Two projects in favor of women in South of the Mediterranean win
The Women for Change award is a joint initiative that started in 2013 by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, the Orange Foundation and Marie Claire. The Women for Change award aims to recognize a number of innovative and game-changing...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The Change Maker’s Toolkit: For raising awareness on gender roles and women’s political participation in the MENA region
This toolkit is intended for the use of Change Makers working with men and women from their communities to support change in knowledge and attitudes on gender equality and women’s political participation. It provides them with a series of tools for...
Monday, March 30, 2015
International IDEA - Senior Programme Officer - Democracy and Gender
International IDEA’s West Asia and North Africa programme began in 2011 and has been working to support women in politics since as the objective of gender equality is indivisible from International IDEA’s goal of sustainable democracy worldwide....
CSW 59
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Libyan woman gives opening address at UN 59th session of Commission on the Status of Women
“As we open this 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), we must remember: we can make faster, greater progress if we empower the millions of women peace builders, activists and citizen entrepreneurs around the world making a...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Fund for Gender Equality 2015 Call for Proposals
This year the Fund for Gender Equality will welcome online proposal submissions from women-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that are  innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder programmes that help jumpstart progress on the Post-2015...
women in local government
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Summary of the E-discussion on women mayors, heads of villages, towns and cities
On September 12th 2014 iKNOW Politics launched an online discussion about women’s access to, and experience in, mayoral positions. The discussion received contributions from several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Colombia,...
Women in Egypt
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Egyptian women take to social media to expose harassers
Egyptian women have been using a number of hashtags — among them #Idon’tFeelSafeOnTheStreet, #AntiHarassment and #ExposeHarasser — on social networking sites to speak up about the daily sexual harassment they experience. These campaigns are part of...
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman Photo: Linkedin/Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Meet the Kurdish female politician fighting the Islamic State
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman tells Sofia Barbarani how her family were murdered in a terrorist attack and why she's battling Isil. To read the article published on 20th February 2015, please click here.
She ran She won
Thursday, February 12, 2015
She ran she won: identifying and overcoming obstacles to getting elected to parliament
iKNOW Politics has compiled video testimonies from women parliamentarians from all over the globe to create this video on identifying and overcoming obstacles that women women face when seeking election to parliament.
Libyan women
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
BRIDGE workshop conducted for Libyan women
The Academy for International Development-Middle East (AIDME) is implementing a three-year development project in the Middle East and North Africa region. The project entitled "Arab Women's Policy Center (WPC)" to be implemented jointly with six...
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
Monday, February 09, 2015
Ameena AlRasheed
Dr.Ameena Alrasheed speaks to us about women, peace and security and the implementation of UNSCR1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region What measures can/should be put in place to guarantee women’s political participation in post-conflict...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Arab high level conference on Beijing+20: Towards justice and equality for women in the Arab region
The regional conference will bring together senior governmental officials, policy makers, and international/regional entities to endorse the conclusions of the Regional Review Report on the Implementation of Beijing Platform for Action in the Arab...
Women in Libya
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace launches a Charter of Libyan Women’s Constitutional Rights
After a series of workshops and consultations on the constitution, held beginning in 2013, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) launches a Charter of Libyan Women’s Constitutional Rights. The LWPP has been working on building consensus about...
Women in Libya
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Charter of Libyan Women's constitutional rights
Although Libyan women compose half of the population and were at the forefront of the February 17th revolution, among the tragedies of the transition period has been the severe blow to women’s rights. This has included previously unparalleled crimes...
Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “...
Bayan Nouri
Monday, December 22, 2014
Interview with Bayan Nouri, Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iraq
Bayan Nouri has a tough job over the next four years – the new Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iraq must try to improve the economic lot of Iraq’s women, prevent systemic domestic violence against females and work on problems like female genital...

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