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Nika Saeedi
Monday, December 22, 2014
End of Year message from iKNOW Politics expert and UNDP Policy, Gender, Political Process and Peacebuilding specialist Nika Saeedi.
Gender discrimination runs deep. It infects the hearts of both men and women. Since without conscious, deliberate, and sustained effort, no one can remain unaffected by its corrosive influence, both groups must realize that such a problem can...
Yuko Obuchi
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Japan's Obuchi - Political 'princess' could be first female PM
Photo-Ruters/Yya/Shino/Files (Reuters) - With a telegenic presence, powerful ruling party mentors and a talent for avoiding making political enemies, Japan's new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, may have what it takes to become the country'...
Empower Malaysia
Friday, September 05, 2014
Women stay out. Politics is a boys club
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is gravely concerned with the quality of the debate going on regarding a woman candidate for the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) post. Impossibly high moral standards are placed on Wan Azizah. We have...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Our children hate politicians: Harsimrat Kaur Badal at India Today Woman Summit and Awards
The seven women Union ministers are trying to understand and address the challenges women in the country face, said Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal at India Today Woman Summit and Awards 2014 on Saturday. "We women...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
SUPPORT POURS IN FOR AZIZAH: More female politicians needed - women's groups (Malaysia)
Women should get more involved in politics so that the voices of the fairer sex can be heard clearly. Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) programme officer Wong Kar Fai said the decision-making process should benefit both genders without...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Female Labour Force Participation Remains Stagnant in Georgia
In a country where traditional roles of womanhood are persistent and widespread, women are often discouraged from seeking employment, either as a result of internalized patriarchal notions or more often, due to constraints from their domestic...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Toledo women undergo leadership training in Punta Gorda (Belize)
Women in public/leaderships position in the Toledo district have begun a series of workshops on capacity building. Project coordinator Sheena Gentle explains that the during the course of the training, which is expected to last eight days, the women...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Rwanda is proof that more women should work in criminal justice
As the world looks on in horror at the bloodshed in Gaza, Mary Gahonzire brings a unique perspective to the role of women in peacemaking and reconciliation. Gahonzire is deputy commissioner of the Rwanda Correctional Service, which runs prisons in...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Familiar Faces and Warlords Set To Dominate Afghan Election Campaign
Twenty-seven presidential hopefuls have registered as candidates for Afghanistan's crucial April 5 vote, setting the stage for a wide-open race among former warlords, powerful officials, and several prominent Western-educated technocrats... The...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Women in South Asia: Looking back at 2013, and ahead to 2014
Swarna Rajagopalan takes a look at the events that shaped women's rights and gender issues in South Asia in the last year, and what changes and developments we might see in the new year. 2013 witnessed a new awareness about sexual and gender-...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Madhya Pradesh to focus on low women voter turnout areas, India
Although a good turnout of female voters has been recorded in the recent Assembly elections, the Election Commission of India wants to identify areas where the women turnout has been low and reasons for it.  The ECI has issued instructions to states...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Despite Success in Politics Many Latin American Women Still Experience Gender Discrimination
The likely victory of Michelle Bachelet in Chile’s presidential elections will strengthen women’s political power in Latin America, a region where while progressing, still sees millions of women as the victims of discrimination and violence. Despite...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ICT as a powerful means to advance women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality
Remarks of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, at the UN Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender, New York, 20 September 2013. We invite our users to read the complete speech here
Friday, October 11, 2013
Women’s brains may hold key to peace in Israel and Palestine
New studies in brain science reveal how women’s leadership can push conflicts, whether personal or political, from violent to diplomatic resolution. In “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” Harvard professor and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
More women in Canadian politics urgently needed
By some measures, women are making huge gains when it comes to elected politics in Canada. Currently, five provinces and one territory representing 85 per cent of Canada’s total population are governed by women premiers and a record high of 76...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Women leaders champion the call for integrity in governance
Manila –In support of anti-corruption initiatives of the Government of the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners hosted a forum today aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in governance. This...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
UN Women Executive Director to visit Malawi on first official country mission
The newly appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will reinforce UN Women’s support to Malawi in advancing gender...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Megawati wants to see woman president, Indonesia
Chairwoman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Megawati Soekarnoputri, has urged more women to join politics in the hope that some of them would be the presidential candidates of the future. “We should have another woman...