International Women's Day

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Women Leaders: The solution to peace and security
On 14 March, following International Women’s Day, The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) and the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) organized the panel “Women Leaders: The solution to peace and security”,...
One of the activists, Wei TingTing
Sunday, April 12, 2015
China frees five women activists on bail after outcry
China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West and Chinese rights campaigners. The women were taken into custody on the weekend of March 8,...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
International Women's Day 2015
In 2015, International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth.  No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.  As the 2015 end date of the Millennium...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Equality for Women is Progress for All
Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2014.   Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’...
Monday, March 11, 2013
New age for China's female politicians
BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) has given Shen Jilan, 84, a chance to consolidate her position as one of the world's most venerable political figures. With her 59 years as an NPC...
Friday, March 08, 2013
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013: Women as agents of change
International IDEA joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2013 with the theme: “Women as Agents of Change”. Despite progress over the years where women perform visible and instrumental roles in certain contexts and...