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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Recommendations of the "Egyptian woman in Parliament 2015" Conference
The Arab Consultancy Office (ACO) in cooperation with the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR) has concluded a conference “Egyptian Woman in Parliament 2015” that was held in partnership with the European Union and the Spanish Agency for...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Forum of the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality "Ra'edat" in Morocco
“Advocating women’s right to equal representation in the decision making process is not only our duty towards women, it is our duty to our countries because women’s participation makes a difference and enhances the quality of policy making," says Dr...
131th meeting of the IPU, Geneva, October 16, 2014.©IPU/Pierre Albouy
Monday, March 23, 2015
The UK has a lot to learn about gender equality from countries like Rwanda
What do Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles and South Africa have in common? The answer is that these four African nations are among the 10 countries with the highest number of women in their parliaments. Rwanda heads that list: 64% of its MPs are women....
Monday, March 03, 2014
Gender parity in parliament possible within 20 years, new trends show
A one point five percentage point (1.5) increase in 2013 of the global average of women members of parliament (MPs) marks a significant and encouraging trend that could lead to gender parity within 20 years if fully capitalized upon, says the Inter-...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Mexican MPs reinforce commitment to a gender-sensitive parliament
Mexican MPs and experts have called on the need to push forward a gender-sensitive parliament as a key step in advancing towards equality between men and women in society at large. In a self-assessment seminar and debate on gender mainstreaming...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Solomon Islands Women in Parliament
Women in government or representation of women in Parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in this country, however since the national general election is just around the corner, it is the right time to give it a focus again. All alone, it...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
New IPU global database on women’s caucuses in parliament
Want to know more about how women MPs are organizing themselves in parliaments around the world? IPU has launched a new global database on women’s caucuses in parliament to capture such information in one useful place. The database is a unique tool...
Monday, January 13, 2014
First women military officers appointed to parliament in Myanmar
The first women officers appointed to join the military bloc in parliament since it convened nearly three years ago after the 2010 elections have been sworn in as members of the Pyithu Hluttaw. Lieutenant Colonels Soe Soe Myint and San Thida Khin...
Monday, January 06, 2014
17 women elected MPs in 10th JS, Bangladesh
The 10th parliamentary polls see 17 women candidates elected, according to unofficial results of the election. The number is just one less than the historic high of the 2008 election, when 18 women were elected.However, the current figure can still...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Promoting a Gender Sensitive Budget in Côte d’Ivoire
Ivorian MPs and parliamentary staff  have taken a first step in strengthening parliamentary oversight on gender equality policies in the country through better information on gender budgeting and allocation. During a two-day event on 6-7 December...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Sexist MPs aren't macho. They're pathetic dweebs
The MPs making obscene gestures at Sarah Champion and other women in the Commons are the backbench nonentities. There is a scene in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights when porn star Rollergirl (played by Heather Graham) is at college, and a male...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Political Parties - Allies or Foes on Gender Sensitive Parliaments?
Women MPs have urged political parties to commit to gender equality as an inherent political objective and assume their role as key entry points to women’s political participation at an IPU-organized event during the Women in Parliaments Global...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Questions Remain on Murder of Russian MP Galina Starovoitova 15 Years On
Fifteen years after the assassination of Russian MP and human rights activist Galina Starovoitova, those who masterminded her death are yet to be brought to justice. Starovoitova was shot to death in the lobby of her apartment in St. Petersburg on...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Women Speakers Put Gender Equality at Heart of Sustainable Development
Women Speakers of Parliament have stressed the need to put gender equality at the heart of new development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. At the eighth annual gathering of the world’s most senior women...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Cote d’Ivoire MPs Create Women’s Caucus
Cote d’Ivoire has launched the first-ever Women’s Caucus in the National Assembly, a forum aimed at advancing women’s rights and mainstreaming gender throughout all parliamentary work. Inspired by IPU’s new guidelines on women’s caucuses, the group...