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Monday, March 17, 2014
Two Tunisians out of three support women's participation in politics
Two thirds of Tunisians support women's participation in political life, according to the results of a survey presented Saturday in Tunis. "The support for women's participation in politics is however less pronounced in the case women are members of...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Tunisia: Two Thirds of Tunisians Support Women's Participation in Politics (survey)
Two thirds of Tunisians support women's participation in political life, according to the results of a survey presented Saturday in Tunis. "The support for women's participation in politics is however less pronounced in the case women are members of...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
UN Undersecretary-General Praises Iran for Achievements in Women Affairs
“Iran can be introduced as the role model of women education to the world, given its achievements in this field,” Mlambo, also Executive Director of UN-Women, said in a meeting with Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Quiz: Celebrating Women's Political Participation
Participate in IFES' (International Foundations for Electoral Systems) quiz celebrating women's political participation!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution
After intensive lobbying by a coalition of women's rights groups, gender equality is climbing the agenda in Tanzania at a key time. This year is critical for women in Tanzania. In just a few months, we'll find out if the country is to have a new...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Hillary Is Using the Internet to Accomplish Everything She Was Told She Could Never Do
Many Republicans rubbed their hands with glee in anticipation of the so-called "secret Clinton files" in the hopes that the documents would reveal some nasty information about the Democratic Party's current front-runner, Hillary Clinton. But while...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Progress for women in politics, but glass ceiling remains firm
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Timeline: 15 Years of Progress for Women in the Americas
Over the past decade and a half, more women have come to power in the Western Hemisphere, leading to an increasing number of female politicians and the creation of laws to protect women’s rights. Today, women hold their countries’ highest office in...
Monday, March 10, 2014
UNDP Africa head at the Commission on the Status of Women 2014
As we are approaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiating the Post-2015 Agenda, there is no other sub-region that better confirms that gender equality and women’s empowerment are a prerequisite, a means, and an...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Bolivian women battle against culture of harassment
Two years after the murder of an outspoken female councillor ushered in new legislation outlawing political violence against women in Bolivia, campaigners say a culture of harassment remains, as Paula Dear reports from La Paz. Juana Quispe's...
Monday, March 10, 2014
15 Acts Of Women’s Activism That Are Changing The World
These women haven’t won Nobel Prizes or hit the speaking circuit. But they’re pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, and speaking up — even where bad news dominates the headlines. We invite you to read the complete article published March...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Egypt 'needs more women in politics'
A new effort is under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life, to try to prepare them for future electoral contests. There have been longstanding complaints about the lack of female representation in Egypt's parliament and cabinet.   We...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Why we need to get smarter about quotas
There is a big debate in the world of those advocating gender parity and it goes like this. Most companies and countries around the globe have a dearth of women in leadership roles. Many people agree we should be at 50-50, but they don't agree on...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Kirsten Gillibrand's goal: Recruit female candidates, win elections
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been called a “sleeper” candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but the New York Democrat doesn’t sound as though the White House is in her sights. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Gillibrand said...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Canada: Parliament Panel Fails Indigenous Women
A landmark Canadian parliamentary report released on March 7, 2014, failed to recommend needed steps to stem violence against indigenous women, Human Rights Watch said today. The committee did not recommend either an independent national inquiry or...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Towards genuine application of the gender quota in Haiti: the importance of strengthening the capacity of women in political parties
Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very limited. Only seven of the 144 political parties...
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...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Burton describes Dáil as ‘a men’s club’, Ireland
Irish society continues to treat women as second-class citizens, according to a report dedicated to creating a more women-friendly Oireachtas. The A Parliament of all Talents: Building a Women-friendly Oireachtas report by the National Women’s...

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