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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
                  This week is taking place in Geneva (Switzerland) the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The agenda of the assembly includes the following points:  Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 133rd Assembly...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
The Woman Who Breaks Mega-Dams
Buendía has the distinction of being the first female president of CARE, an organization representing roughly 10,000 indigenous Asháninka who live along the banks of the Ene River in the Peruvian Amazon. And she has a knack for blocking massive...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
NDI Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon 2014
NDI Chairman Madeleine K. Albright, the former U.S. Secretary of State, was the founding vice-chairman of NDI before her election as chairman of the Institute in January 2001. NDI established the Madeleine K. Albright Grant to recognize the...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Egypt: The Path to Real Participation of Women Yes to Quota
Egyptian Women struggled for over 6 decades in order to obtain the right to political participation as voters and candidates, which was achieved through being stipulated in the Constitution 1956. This resulted in the participation of women in the...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
How the 'System of Beauty' Hurts Female Politicians
Talking about their looks makes women running for office seem less competent, less effective, and less qualified -- even when it's just praise and compliments.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published April 8 2013)
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Joint Press Release on Result of the Commune Council Election 2012: further effortss required to achieve quantitative and qualitative female’s political representative in Cambodia
JOINT PRESS RELEASE – Phnom Penh, 11 July 2012 Results of the Commune/Sangkat Council Elections 2012: further efforts required to achievequantitative and qualitative female representation in politics in Cambodia The results of the Commune/Sangkat...
Mme Karman et Mme Osman se sont également entretenues avec le secrétaire général de l’OTAN, M. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, en marge de la conférence. Photo-OTAN
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
NATO conference discusses women, peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa
Leading NATO officials and female representatives from Tunisia, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Morocco and Rwanda discussed progress made in promoting the role of women in peace and security at a conference from 28-29 March. The aim of the conference was to...
Thursday, October 07, 2010
AGORA Newsletter: September 2010
AGORA is a multilateral initiative, jointly managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank Institute (WBI), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), the International Institute for Democracy and...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Report of Parallel NGO Electoral Campaign for Women Candidates in Slovenia
Women’s Lobby in Slovenia took active part in the EWL 50-50 Campaign for the election of the European parliament in 2009. The Women’s Lobby of Slovenia decided to organize and lead so called parallel electoral campaign. This report captures the...
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Islamist movement calls on gov’t to withdraw from CEDAW
The Islamist movement have called on the Jordanian government to withdraw from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on grounds that the treaty will lead to a myriad of social problems in the country...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
UNIFEM’s Gender Equality in Political Governance Programme in the Pacific – Moving Forward
Within two months after setting up office, the United Nations Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM) Gender Equality in Political Governance Programme (GEPG) in the Pacific has already started making waves. UNIFEM’s GEPG Programme is a 5 year...
Friday, November 02, 2007
Why Women Count: Broadcasting for Change Network 2007
Why Women Count is a series of forty-one 5 minute programmes made by broadcasters and producers in 41 countries focusing on the theme of empowerment. The series aims to inspire, increase awareness and stimulate debate about the key role that women’s...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Women in the Americas: Paths to Political Power
As part of the Round-table launched by the Inter-American Development Bank, several women political leaders in Latin-America and the Caribbean gathered together to discuss several aspects of change underway in the region in regards to equity,...
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Reducing Women's and Girls' Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS by Strengthening their Property and Inheritance Rights
This information bulletin describes the grants program, "Reducing Women’s and Girls’ Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS by Strengthening their Property and Inheritance Rights." It explains the program's objectives and includes a brief profile of eight sub-...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender Equality Promotion
This article provides a summary of the strategies employed to enhance the participation of women in the political process in East Timor. It includes data and statistics concerning women in the East Timorese election and constitutional processes, as...