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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tanzania: Reaction to Samia Suluhu Hassan as new president
Newly inaugurated Samia Suluhu Hassan who served as Tanzanian vice-president under President John Magufuli has declared 21 days of mourning for her predecessor. Click here to access the recording. Listen to Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior...
António Guterres
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Observance of International Women’s Day 2021.
IPU President
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Statement by IPU President, Duarte Pacheco, on International Women's Day 2021
The IPU has been promoting gender equality for decades ever since the first woman parliamentarian took the floor at an IPU parliamentary event in 1922. On 8 March, 2021, International Women's Day, listen to IPU President, Mr. Duarte Pacheco, speak...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Video message by International IDEA' Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
"Contributing to society on equal terms, with equal opportunities in theory and practice every day. That’s what democracy is all about." Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General of International IDEA shares a message for International Women’s Day.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Democracy IDEAs podcast: How do we get more women in politics?
Across the world, women face challenges to participate in politics, from confronting hate speech to internal party obstacles and lack of subsidized maternity leave. What are the best ways to increase women’s participation in elections and within...
Himalmag
Friday, February 19, 2021
More than a seat at the table: A crossborder discussion on women leaders in Southasian politics
The swearing in of Kamala Harris as the first female vice president of the United States has renewed conversations on women in political leadership around the world. In Southasia, where several women have assumed the prime ministerial and...
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Changing The Face Of Politics Podcast
The Changing the Face of Politics podcast series is an initiative by the National Democratic Institute, launched as part of NDI's commitment to a decade of action to accelerate the pace of change on women's political empowerment. In candid...
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Friday, December 11, 2020
COVID-19: Is it time for male leaders to ‘lean out’?
Leaving women out of COVID-19 decision-making is not just bad for women — it’s bad for everyone. Research shows that achieving gender parity correlates with better outcomes in the pandemic overall, yet a new analysis found that only 3.5% of COVID-19...
Friday, December 04, 2020
Banner year for women in politics
The first female vice president, a Supreme Court justice and an incoming Biden administration with women in leadership positions — Sue O’Connell sat down with The Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s Amanda Hunter to talk about all of it. Click here to...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Kamala Harris's impact on women in politics
The historic victory of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has underscored the expanding opportunities for women in politics, from running to office to helping others run. The 2020 election inspired record numbers of voters to cast their ballots...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Gender equality laws around the world - what can parliaments do?
Watch the third in a series of short videos on the Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality. This video on legislation for gender equality looks at how countries can achieve full gender equality, something that none of them have done until...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Violence Against Women: What can parliaments do to protect women?
Watch the fourth in a series of short videos on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This video shares some shocking facts about violence against women and outlines steps that parliaments can take against this scourge. This is a partnership...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The 1975 Women in Politics Conference
In 1973 Elizabeth Reid became the first ever women’s adviser to a national leader, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. She went on to have a distinguished and influential career at the UN. To mark International Women's Year, Elizabeth organised the Women...
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
2020 is the year of the woman donor: campaign contributions surge
On election night 2016, Gretchen Sisson was so sure Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump that she and her husband invited 80 people to their San Francisco home for a party. They even had a giant sheet cake made that celebrated suffragists and...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Women in Politics in the US: Three good signs we're closing the gender gap
The country is rightly talking about Kamala Harris. But NBCLX’ Noah Pransky details three good signs that the signs of progress for women politicians doesn't stop there. - Record number of Congressional nominees – According to the Center for...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we have curated a selection of resources and information on gender-sensitive responses and women’s leadership in times of pandemic. You will find a list of relevant resolutions, useful tools, virtual...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Gabriela Cuevas discuss women in politics
The new Women in Politics Map from the IPU and UN Women shows that women continue to be underrepresented across all levels of power. Watch this interview with Gabriela Cuevas, President of the IPU, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Video on Women, Peace and Security
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325). The UNSCR 1325 was the first to address the impact of armed conflict on women, as well as women’s contribution...

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