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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
2014 Elections in India Set Bait for Women's Vote
A brand-new grain subsidy ration card that requires women be listed as head of the household is one boon. One beleaguered woman said the food security it brings her could be a means of escaping an abusive husband. BANGALORE, India (WOMENSENEWS)-- "...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
A Matter of Interpretation: Armenian Parliament removes “gender” from new law under pressure from Church, traditionalists
Use of the terms “gender” and “gender equality” in Armenia’s new law equal rights stirred major discontent among those believing that the ambiguity of the words set a legal ground for gradual destruction of Armenian families. Pressured by public...
Friday, August 23, 2013
Helen Clark discusses gender and leadership with Forbes
“It’s true that as a woman leader you attract probably a disproportionate amount of influence because there are so few of us,” says Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ranking an impressive 21st on the...
Monday, July 29, 2013
UN WOMEN seeking Policy Specialist (Gender Responsive Peacebuilding)
Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Application Deadline : 09-Aug-13 Type of Contract : FTA International Post Level : P-3 Languages Required :   REFER A FRIEND  APPLY NOW Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality...
Friday, January 25, 2013
Gender, violence and the post-2015 framework
Violent attacks on girls and women are nothing new. But two particularly shocking attacks on young women in 2012 have not only sparked widespread condemnation, they are also shaping the discussion on what follows the Millennium Development Goals....
Friday, January 11, 2013
UNDP: The Internet Gender Gap
Special computer training course designed for deaf people in Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNDP in Syria   by Magdy Martinez Soliman   The UN task team on the post-2015 Development Agenda has issued a first report arguing that “Globalization offers great...