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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Photo report to commemorate International Women's Day
The Huffington Post published recently a compilation of 60 photographs of women protesting around the world. Based on reports by UN Women, the article departs from the fact that women are generally underrepresented in electoral and institutional...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Pro PALOP-TL ISC Newsletter (August-December 2015)
Newsletter for the period August-December 2015 of the Project for the Reinforcement of Technical and Functional Competences of the Superior Audit Institutions, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the Control of Public Finance in the PALOP and...
Diana Hwang
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Power of Ideas: Diana Hwang, Founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative
Photo-Toan Trinh Diana Hwang never thought she’d get into politics. As the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, the Texas native was pushed to excel in school, but never engaged in civic affairs. “I didn’t vote until I was 21. I didn’t grow up talking...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Presentation Tunisian Women: Political role, Gains and Challenges
Prepared and presented by Basma Soudani Belhadj (President  and founder of League of Tunisian Women Voters LET) and Najla Abbes  (board member and co-founder of LET): An overview of women's political participation after the 2011 revolution in...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
People's Climate March Women’s Mobilization Meeting
The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) invites you to the first: PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH Women’s Mobilization Meeting Thursday,July 24th   6:30 to 8:00 PM Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor, 777 UN Plaza (Corner of...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth‐ led Structures
Presentation on Youth‐led Structures given by Ivana Savić, Executive Director, CHRDS and Organising Partner for UN Major Group for Children and Youth at the Expert Group Meeting “Youth, Development and Rights”New York, November 13, 2013
Friday, April 25, 2014
Proponents of women in politics to brace up, Ghana
Group and individual proponents advocating for increased participation of women in governance, have been urged to brace up for another round of advocacy, as the local government elections, approaches later this year. Ms. Esther Tawiah, Executive...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Papua New Guinea - Country gender assessment for the period 2011-2012
Papua New Guinea (PNG) became independent in 1976 as a constitutional parliamentary democracy. The country has four regions (Highlands, Islands, Momase and Southern) and 21 provinces including the autonomous region of Bougainville and two new...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Politics – no easy walk for women, Zimbabwe
Women’s participation in politics remains low due to several bottlenecks hindering efforts to ensure that men and women share 50% representation in the political arena by 2015 in line with the Sadc Protocol on Gender and Development. Women in...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Promoting the Participation of Women in Local Governance and Development: The Case of Ghana
This paper describes initiatives in Ghana to promote the participation of women in local governance and the role of European support. Local governance is interpreted as the active involvement of the local population within the territorial boundaries...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Pakistan: Women's Rights Activist Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi Shot Dead in Peshawar
Fareeda 'Kokikhel' Afridi, director of the Society for Appraisal and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (Sawera), a Pakistani non-governmental organisation dedicated to women's rights, has been murdered in a tribal area. Afridi was shot once in the...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Pakistan: Civil society, NGOs protest against treasury’s ‘gender-biased’ conduct
Aurat Foundation and other civil society organisations, including Legislative Watch Group, Violence Against Women Watch Group and Citizen Action Committees for Women Rights, expressing solidarity with women MPAs, strongly condemned the gender-biased...
Monday, June 11, 2012
Pakistan: death threats against lawyer Asma Jahangir
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Promoting Women's Political Representation in Southeast Asia - IKAT
Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (Kemitraan) in partnership with the NDI for International Affairs along with regional partners; Indonesian Women's Coalition (KPI), Persatuan Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) from Malaysia, Women's Caucus...
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Promoting Women’s Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies
It is widely recognized that women bear a heavy burden in conflict and post conflict societies, both directly through violence perpetrated against themselves and their families and as survivors attempting to reconstruct destroyed communities. There...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Promoting the Status of Women in the UN System: Experiences from an Inside Journey
This article analyzes the efforts and strategies used to make UN institutions change in a woman-friendly way. It also includes lessons learned from the strategies used to advocate for stronger women's participation within the United Nations...
Monday, August 18, 2008
Peace-Making and Peace-Building: Securing the Contributions of Women and Civil Society
This session will focus on increasing the coherence and effectiveness of conflict resolution, peace-building, reconciliation and peace-keeping efforts by focusing specifically on mechanisms to increase the effective participation of civil society...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Promoting Gender Equity in the Democratic Process: Women's Paths to Political Participation and Decisionmaking
As it establishes a framework for examining the relationship between good governance and women’s empowerment, this paper also reports on the ways that a sample of fourteen Promoting Women in Development (PROWID) projects have influenced this...