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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Trinidadian Women Are Gaining Ground at the Ballot Box
With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use the rules and change the system. Like a DJ, she...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies.  For millions 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...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Women as Agents of Change: Having Voice in Society & Influencing Policy
A new background paper from the World Bank written by Susan Markham, NDI’s director of women’s political participation, examines the status of women in politics and makes the case for the full and equitable participation of women in public life. The...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities
iraha, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: Sanju Kumari Das is a petite, soft-spoken woman, but don’t let that fool you. Hailing from Siraha, a volatile district in Nepal’s eastern Terai, this formidable 26 year-old commands the attention of political giants,...
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.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Women in politics: a very suitable job
It's time to stop considering parliament's failure to represent society as a problem for women, and see it for what it is – a problem for everyone. We invite you to read the full article published December 1, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Efforts to develop a gender perspective in NATO-led operations get mixed review
The Review of the Practical Implications of UNSCR 1325 for the Conduct of NATO-led Operations and Missions was commissioned by Allied leaders at the 2012 Chicago Summit. The aim was to take stock of efforts to integrate a gender perspective in the...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Soulaliyate Movement empowers rural women in Morocco
Morocco's Soulaliyate Movement has been gaining ground since 2007. On a daily basis, these women fight the absurdity of archaic laws and men whom they consider to be their enemies. The article provides details of a meeting with this movement. We...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Westminster has enough women, say 40% of men
A poll published today suggests that almost 40 per cent of men in the UK think that there are enough women in Parliament. In contrast, only 13 per cent of women quizzed for the survey said their sex was properly represented. Tory backbencher...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Priorities set for women’s development in Myanmar
Authorities have determined the areas of concentration for the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women (NSPAW) and have assigned relevant duties to participating organizations, Aung Tun Khaing, Deputy Director General of the Department...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tanzania: New Katiba - Pressing for Gender Equality
MORE than fifty years after independence, Tanzania is embarking on a Constitutional Review process that will transform the way its people relate and live with each other and also the way the country is governed. It is also an opportunity for the...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Women's Rights Should Not Be Used As A Political Tool: CPPW, Afghanistan
The Committee on Political Participation of Women (CPPW) urged political parties not to take advantage of the role of women in the 2014 election by using them as a tool to gain political mileage. The CPPW said that the need for sincerity in working...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Cristina Fernandez defeated in Argentina’s main electoral districts; Massa pledges ‘end to confrontation’
President Cristina Fernandez Victory Front managed to remain as the leading political force nationwide on Sunday’s congressional primaries but her opponents emerged exceptionally strong in the all-important province of Buenos Aires and the other...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Poverty, tradition bane of northern women’s progress, Nigeria
Hajiya Hafsat Baba is one of the major personalities in the North who have been speaking in support of women and child development in the region and Nigeria in general. The National Women Leader of the now defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN),...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mali Candidates Condemn Partial Election Results, Call for Run-Off
Malians are still waiting for the government to announce full provisional results from Sunday's presidential poll. The presidency says the announcement has been delayed until Friday, the day by law when the results are due. However, several...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We need to encourage women to run for election - Sen. Averil Power, Ireland
In Ireland, the rate of female participation in politics is one of the lowest in Europe Just 15 per cent of Dail members are women, which ranks 5th in Europe, according to European Parliament figures collected after the general election in 2011. ...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...