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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
BRIDGE Project Encourages Women's Voting in Haiti
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the International...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Banks need to change to empower women
Former first lady and Mozambican education minister Graça Machel’s advocacy work in women’s financial inclusion will not extend to a return to active mainstream politics. She was speaking exclusively to Independent Newspapers on the edges of the...
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,...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Brazilian ‘empowering women’ artworks go viral in 24 languages
When 26-year-old Carol Rossetti started drawing and writing about things that bothered her, she had no idea people on opposite corners of the world would feel the same. Her sketches of women, with accompanying stories, have gone viral in 24...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Building women’s leadership in the most difficult places (Pakistan) – case study for your comments
Well known for its highly articulate and influential women, Pakistan is also notorious for the severe restrictions placed on women’s personal and political liberties. The Raising Her Voice (RHV) programme entered this very complex and sensitive...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Participation
The terms ‘Participation’ and ‘Gender’ have become a part of development discourse and practice in the last few decades. Advocates of these concepts have claimed that they allow for representation of the most marginalised groups, such as women and...
Friday, January 03, 2014
Before Malala there was Asma Jahangir
She’s just 16, yet known worldwide — as the ultra-famous are — by a single name. She is Malala. She has survived a Taliban assassin’s bullets. She awes global superstars and enthralls world leaders. She’s been showered with awards, almost won a...
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Roots for More Women in Politics
More women must take leadership positions in Bulgarian politics, argued former Bulgarian EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva. In an interview for Darik Radio Saturday, Kuneva reiterated her calls for a thorough change of the very "model" of Bulgarian...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Beijing at 20: ECOSOC launches review of progress on women’s rights
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing,...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Bachmann Showed Female Politicians the Wrong Way to Seem Tough, USA
For a while there in 2011, or at least for a few minutes that August, Michele Bachmann was a real contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The race she ran offers several lessons for women who may be thinking of making a White House bid...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Building Women’s Political Participation in Haiti
Thriving and revitalized, the city of Port-au-Prince hosted its first ever BRIDGE courses for members of the Haitian electoral management body.52 participants experienced BRIDGE for the first time during the two 5-day trainings, held back-to-back...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Bolivia: Using the Airwaves for Empowerment of Quechua Women
“Atispa mana atispa ñawpajman rinanchis tiyan” (“Power without power, we have to keep moving forward”) in the Quechua language, Ruth Rojas told her listeners at the end of a series of radio programs on political culture, broadcast to indigenous...
Monday, October 01, 2012
Bangladesh: Slum Women in Bangladesh Start Organizing through Local to Local Dialogues
Lacking basic services and living under the constant threat of eviction, the people of Bhola wanted to change their situation but needed support to formulate a plan of action. Enter the Local-to-Local Dialogue, a strategic process developed by the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Women empowerment still illusive
14 Mar 2012 - March 8 is marked as International Women’s Day. I wish to dedicate this piece to our women and discuss the thorny issue of women and politics. Women have endured a lot of degradation, traditionally, politically and economically...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women's empowerment in Bangladesh
    26 Mar 2012 - The Government of Bangladesh firmly believes that gender equity is more than a goal itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance...
Friday, November 23, 2007
Building a New Iraq: Ensuring Women’s Rights
This report discusses women’s political participation in Iraq, including their role in building sustainable peace in the country and drafting the new constitution. It also include biographies of some Iraqi women leaders and list of publications...
Monday, March 12, 2007
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Migration
How does migration advance or impede gender equality? How can policy-makers and practitioners promote gender equality in work on migration? Migration can bring new opportunities for greater gender equality and a better life, for those migrating and...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Bringing Equality Home: Implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
This report documents global efforts to embrace the tenets of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It provides a collection of case studies which serve as "snapshots" of the dynamic process...