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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Introducing Saudi Arabia’s first women candidates
For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a country known for neither its elections tradition nor women emancipation, the names of the first female candidates to present themselves in the municipal elections have been unveiled. More than 1,000 women have...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Regional Conference celebrating the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Prospects and Challenges
The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), and the General Union of Jordanian Women organized a regional conference on October 5th and 6th, 2015 in the...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Women for Change: Two projects in favor of women in South of the Mediterranean win
The Women for Change award is a joint initiative that started in 2013 by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, the Orange Foundation and Marie Claire. The Women for Change award aims to recognize a number of innovative and game-changing...
Helen Clark, UNDP administrator
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Helen Clark: 2015: Speech to Women’s International Forum, "An Important Year for Gender and Development"
It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon. I thank the President of the Forum, Sahar Baassiri Salam, for her kind introduction, and the previous President, Nareumon Sinhaseni , for extending the original invitation...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen A national meeting of Labor women has been told the government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek told the convention on Saturday that a range of budget measures...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sanchaita Gajapati Raju-young restless woman, determined to bring lasting change
It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an...
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...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Czech parties with few female candidates may lose subsidies
Political parties that have less than 30 percent female representation in their lists of candidates for the general and regional elections may get less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law,...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Women in Politics finds support at the Local Government New Zealand Conference
Women in Politics, a brand-new organisation for New Zealand women in political office, was met with overwhelming support at the 2014 Local Government New Zealand Conference held this weekend in Nelson. The networking opportunities at the conference...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Women Human Rights Defenders Targeted In Smear Campaigns
To smear and disgrace women human rights defenders is a proven method that is widely used by repressive regimes and powers with the aim to silence critics. The latest person to fall victim to a “dirty” smear campaign intent on subjecting women to...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Where are women winning? In state legislatures (USA)
Fewer than one in five members of Congress in the US is a woman -- and that's actually a record high. But one place where women are faring better is in state legislatures. Across the nation, nearly one-quarter (24.2 percent) of all state legislators...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Malian lawyer builds peace and hope
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the atrocities that the people of her war-torn country (...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Empowering change and actions
On the occasion of the 2014 International Women’s Day, International IDEA joins the rest of the world in awareness raising and celebrating women with the theme Empowering change and action. For International IDEA this presents an opportunity to...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Women parlamentarians urge medias to focus on politics, not their dresses
Women parliamentarians expressed concern over increasing media criticism of their dress sense and lifestyle, saying it undermined their efforts and achievements and dampened their spirits. They were speaking at an interactive session on Impact of...