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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Female traditional leaders pave the way for fair representation in traditional courts in South Sudan
This article was originally published here on 26 February 2016 by Alliance for Peacebuilding. Author: Angelique Reid, UNDP Elected as traditional leaders, Cizarina Ayuru and Susan Kaino preside over civil cases in traditional court in South Sudan;...
Najiba Ahmadi
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Najiba Ahmadi: The quiet revolutionary working to end violence against Afghan women
Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future. For the past five years she...
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...
Monday, July 21, 2014
We must protect the victims of FGM, says Theresa May
Theresa May has said it was "crucial" that the Government "do more" to end female genital mutilation as she announced a raft of changes to tackle the practice in Britain. The Home Secretary told the Girl Summit 2014 in London she had decided to...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Beijing+20: Time to fulfill the promise
Perspective by Bharati Sadasivam, Gender Practice Team Leader I was recently among a few thousand people at the public launch of a year-long UN Women campaign marking 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Women leaders,...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri meets with key ministers during visit to India
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri yesterday met with key ministers of the new Government in India whose efforts will be crucial to the progress of the country’s women and girls – who represent over 18 per cent of the world’s women. In...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Tanzania: Women Urged to Compete in Polls
Women in Zanzibar will have more courage to take part in future elections, should the BRIDGE training introduced in Zanzibar be effective. Speaking at the opening of the five-day BRIDGE training on 'Gender and Elections' to members of the Zanzibar...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Nigeria: FG Reiterates Commitment to Women Empowerment
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, has reiterated Federal Government's commitment to economic empowerment of women in the country. The minister spoke at the weekend when she received the executive members of the...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
UN Women seeks youth nominations for its global and regional Civil Society Advisory Groups
UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG). In 2012, UN Women established the GCSAG as a consultative forum and a platform for regular...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Rwanda: Kagame - Women Empowerment More Than Just the Number of Women in Leadership
President Paul Kagame has said that women's 64 per cent representation in Rwanda's Lower House should not be seen as an end in itself with regard to women empowerment in the country. He was speaking yesterday on the last day of the summer summit of...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
World Cup ban? Iran's women just don't care
Iran’s female football fans have openly defied their country’s regime. How? By watching the World Cup in the company of their male family and friends. Over the past two weeks - before their national team crashed out of the tournament - women were...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Activists, Govt Push Forward Bill to Prevent Gender Violence
urmese women’s rights activists and government officials aim to finish drafting a bill by the end of the year to prevent violence against women, activists say. “Once enacted, it would be the first law to ensure the protection of women from all forms...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Drive for more women in upcoming elections, Fiji
This was discussed at the Fiji Women’s Forum Candidate Strengthening Workshop in the Holiday Inn in Suva, today. Representatives from Political parties met to discuss and support the women candidates that have been announced or with the intention of...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Japan finally apologizes to its women
On June 23, a middle-aged male Japanese politician, dressed in the traditional dark suit and '80s-retro haircut, walked in front of a waiting line of news cameras, to where a younger female politician waited. As the cameras flashed, he apologized to...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Turkish women establishing political party
Turkey's first women-only party was established on June 26 after a group of women has submitted a petition to the Interior Ministry, allowing it to participate in parliamentary elections held in 2015. The party demands the construction of democratic...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Alliance Party MLA calls for quotas to get women into politics, Ireland
Gender quotas have worked to increase the number of women getting elected in politics and should be looked at along with other measures to encourage women to become candidates, Northern Ireland MLA, Anna Lo of the Alliance Party told a Sinn Féin...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Quotas will ensure more women in Parliament
In the corridors of the European parliament last week, a consensus emerged on at least one way to get more women into politics. The answer – quotas – is one that many, both men and women, dislike. Read more in the Guardian.