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FWCC coordinator Shamima Ali speaking atthe flag-raising ceremony in Suva, on Thurs 06 Oct 2022. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU
Friday, October 21, 2022
Fiji: “Unshackle the chains”
Italy recently joined Great Britain, Finland and New Zealand after the country elected its first woman prime minister. Globally, women in office have often been the most underrepresented when it comes to politics, and in the Pacific, it is even more...
The IPU Forum of Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Indonesia (IPU)
Monday, September 26, 2022
Five ways women parliamentarians can get ahead in politics
As Liz Truss becomes the UK’s next PM, here’s how women parliamentarians can gain ground in politics. Succeeding in politics is tough – succeeding as a woman is even harder. Millions of women around the world face discrimination, sexism and violence...
The faces of the Nicaraguan political prisoners were present at a demonstration held on March 8, International Women’s Day, in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo: Katherine Estrada
Friday, April 01, 2022
Feminist outcry for Nicaragua’s female political prisoners
Relatives of opposition members imprisoned by the regime addressed the panel, decrying the poor treatment and different types of torture the female prisoners suffer. Feminists from different countries “shouted out” on March 10th for the 14 women...
The Peace Tower at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES /Toronto Sun
Friday, January 21, 2022
Feminism and gender equality, they seem so simple
By Mark Bonokoski There is no examination to become a feminist, and no course to take to lay claim to the supposed high ground. t’s largely self-identifying. Are you a feminist? Yes I am. (Pause) Thanks. Er, please be seated. Sen. Donna Dasko...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
From Belarus to Bangkok, women took to streets demanding change in 2020
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Belarus to Nigeria to Thailand, women played a prominent role in protest movements this year, driven by increasing frustration over the slow pace of political change and inequalities deepened by COVID-19. Whether...
Monday, October 10, 2016
Film screening: A Revolution in Four Seasons
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Tunisia was left with the formidable task of rebuilding a government in a deeply divided nation. The ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his authoritarian regime was, perhaps, the easy part. Two...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Feminist Forum: Discrimination + Harassment of Women in Politics
TITLE: A woman’s place is apparently not in the house (either of them): Discrimination and harassment of women in politics ABSTRACT: Women continue to be under-represented in politics around the world. Myriad obstacles face politically ambitious...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Fund for Gender Equality's application system is open
Further to the announcement of the  Fund for Gender Equality’s third Call for Proposals, UN Women is pleased to inform that the online grants application system is now open for the proposal submissions. Eligible applicants are invited to enter their...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Fiji NGO women leaders discuss about gender injustice, NCDs and political upheaval
NGO Women leaders attended a two day forum in Suva on 22-23 April, to discuss the role of women in relation to ‘Rethinking Development, Reshaping the Pacific We Want – Beyond 2015′. The discussions centred on how to progress the re-thinking agenda...
Monday, November 04, 2013
France Denz
Frances Denz has a long history of working with disadvantaged people.  In 2013 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth for services to business, and in the same year was awarded the prestigious Tertiary Teaching...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Fulfil agenda to promote women’s rights, Ghana
The Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) has called on the government and gender rights organisations to take stock of what it described as “the unfulfilled agenda of promoting women’s rights.”It said although it appreciated the progress that had been...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Fiji's Women Forum 4
The Fiji's Women Forum is a national consultation to discuss the participation of women in the democratization process. Since last year there have been 3 such national forums. The current forum is scheduled to take place between Monday April 8 and...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
First Hemispheric Forum: Women's Leadership for A Citizens' Democracy
From April 4th to 6th 2011, CIM and UN Women organized the First Hemispheric Forum on Women's Leadership for a Citizens' Democracy, with the aim of placing women's political rights at the centre of the debate on strengthening democratic governance....
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Faces of Climate Change, International Women’s Day film screening
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Oxfam Australia is will be showing film series about women impacted by climate change on the big screen at Federation Square on 7th and 8th of March every hour from 11am to 5pm....
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Future Governance in Somalia
Future Governance in Somali - The constitution, Election and participation of Women in forging peace and government. Speakers are three Somali Educators from different states. Dr. Hodan Isse from University of Buffalo, Dr. Yusuf Nur from Indiana...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Fifty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred to as “CSW” or “the Commission”) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Fundamentalisms in Asia Pacific: Trends, Impact, Challenges and Strategies Asserting Women’s Rights
This book analyzes the manifestations of fundamentalisms in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on women as well as on democracy and politics in general. It includes strategies adopted by women’s groups and progressive women’s movements to...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Fundraising for Change: A Practical Guide for Women’s Rights Organizations
This handbook describes the process of preparation and strategies for fundraising available to women’s organizations. It discusses such techniques as soliciting money from individuals, organizing fundraising events, holding income generating...