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Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Equal power now: Girls, young women and political participation
This year’s State of the World’s Girls report is focused on girls’ and young women’s political participation. It explores their attitudes towards, and experiences of, political and civic participation and institutions, across many different...
Webinar elected to lead
Friday, September 17, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Sweden, practiced for the first time in September 1921. Five women were elected to the Parliament (Riksdag) then, today 46 percent of the members of parliament are women. Women's political...
Monday, July 11, 2016
Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: Financing Gender Equality and Stable and Peaceful Societies for Effective Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially on Gender Equality (Goal 5) and on Stable and Peaceful Societies (Goal 16), provide a critical opportunity to implement commitments on gender equality and peace. This side event will share...
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launched a new initiative as part of the He For She campaign - IMPACT 10x10x10. UN Photo/Mark Garten
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Emma Watson Speech for HeForShe at World Economic Forum 2015
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivered another stirring speech encouraging world and corporate leaders to take action for gender equality during the kickoff of a HeForShe program launch at the World Economic Forum at Davos on January...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Amberin Zaman
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Europe’s security body alarmed over Turkish PM’s intimidation of female journalist
Europe’s security body has released a strongly-worded statement voicing concern over the targeting of prominent Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman by presidential hopeful Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Dunja Mijatović, OSCE [Organization for...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
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...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Elena Schuck
When feminism means political engagement I can say that the subject of politics has always provoked me, in a good and a bad way. I have always liked to discuss it, but at the same time I would be very disappointed with several of its issues. I was...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics
Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s political engagement in the region. This report examines the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Guidebook to Promote Women's Political Participation
This publication, published by UNDP and NDI, identifies targeted interventions for promoting the stronger presence and influence of women in political parties as well as advancing gender equality issues in party policies and platforms. The lessons...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Egypt: Women’s groups troubled by draft elections law
The National Front for Egypt’s Women announced its rejection of the draft elections law on Sunday, which does not guarantee any representation for women. After being amended by the Shura Council, the draft elections law was sent to the Supreme...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Election Coverage from a Gender Perspective: A Media Monitoring Manual
This manual presents a methodological tool for monitoring media coverage during election campaigns. It focuses on a gender perspective using objective and verifiable information, and is based on experiences of six Latin American institutions.
Friday, March 25, 2011
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Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Ending Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking: A Guide to New Strategies
This toolkit provides you with resources and ideas to help focus your efforts to fight domestic violence, sexual violence and trafficking and to give you a framework for action. It contains not only specific case studies of women across the globe,...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Enhancing Women’s Political Participation: A Policy Note for Europe and CIS (ECIS)
This Policy Note presents a set of pragmatic recommendations that will enable policy makers to enhance women’s political participation in the region. These measures are the product of six national roundtable discussions organized in 2008 in Bosnia...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Estonian Human Development Report 2002: Human Development and Policy Making
This report analyzes the formulation of policy regarding human development in Estonia. It examines the extent to which good governance principles, with the basic elements of decentralization, transparency, lawfulness and participation, are followed...