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Monday, May 08, 2017
The media's obsession with appearance puts young women off going into politics, study finds
Obsession with female politicians’ appearance in the media is putting young women off going into politics, a study has revealed, prompting campaigners to call for an end to sexism in political media coverage.  41 per cent of girls aged between nine...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) Criticizes Egyptian MP for his Remarks on FGM
The Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) has slammed MP Ahmed al-Tahawy, member of the parliamentary health committee, for saying that it is not appropriate to halt the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), which he describes...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The UK based International Women's Organization Womankind Worldwide published a statement on the implications of Brexit for women's rights
Womankind Worldwide is a women’s rights and international development organization making an impact through the power of partnership. Since it was founded just over 25 years ago Womankind has helped 18 million women and their families. Their vision...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in...
Emily's list
Monday, December 01, 2014
The woman behind a massively influential political movement
Since Stephanie Schriock became president of EMILY's List, the political action committee focused on getting more pro-choice Democratic women elected to office, much has changed. The organization has raised more than $52 million and helped elect 62...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Essence of Real Women: Those South Africa should celebrate
All too often, we measure our progress in the process of gender empowerment by counting the number of woman politicians in Parliament and Cabinet. There is also now a new dynamic in ANC politics with talk of the prospect of a woman leading the...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Toledo women undergo leadership training in Punta Gorda (Belize)
Women in public/leaderships position in the Toledo district have begun a series of workshops on capacity building. Project coordinator Sheena Gentle explains that the during the course of the training, which is expected to last eight days, the women...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh
The Tibetan Women's Association and its global network of regional chapters said they have successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14,...
Monday, September 02, 2013
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest, United Kingdom
It is often said that the protest at Greenham Common was ineffectual. The eventual closure of the US base at Newbury is deemed to have been an almost inadvertent side effect of much more important (ie male) political forces. In this version of...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Turkish Women Push Back Against Patriarchy
Among the many issues bringing protestors together at Gezi Park, the now-iconic site of struggle in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, is the demand for women’s liberation. Coming from many walks of life and expressing a myriad of ideals and values, the...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers
Civil society organisations are increasingly recognising the need to influence policy and decisionmaking processes more effectively, whether that be to represent the needs of their interest groups, or to ensure that new policies are based on sound...
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women
The NGO CSW Forum is an open process, a democratic space where boys and girls, men and women can advocate for gender equality, development and peace. These events are convened by the NGO CSW/NY in cooperation with its sister organizations in Geneva...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Role of National Mechanisms in Promoting Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: Turkey Experience
The Beijing Platform for Action (1995) continues to point out that the main task of national women's machineries (NWMs) is to support government wide mainstreaming of a gender equality perspective in all policy areas. (para. 201) They should...
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Third International Conference on Women’s Safety: Building Inclusive Cities
This event will bring together international actors in the field of women’s safety for exchange and debate on key topics in current practice. A variety of sessions, including keynote presentations, skills-building workshops, panel presentations, and...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Training Programme on Media and Peace-building 2009
According to the organisers of this training, Radio La Benevolencija HTF ("la Benevolencija"), this training programme draws on their work in the Great Lakes Region (Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)) which applies...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tips for Culturally Sensitive Programming
This booklet presents 24 tips, one per page, for culturally sensitive programming, based on research carried out by UNFPA.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The Women’s Movement in Egypt, with Selected References to Turkey
This report discusses the historical backgrounds and contemporary contexts of women’s movements in Egypt and Turkey. It describes the potential of women’s movements to become a force for democratization in the contemporary Middle East and a champion...
Monday, March 12, 2007
The Quick Count and Election Observation: An NDI Handbook for Civic Organizations and Political Parties
This handbook presents an overview of how quick counts are conducted throughout the world. It provides background information on the quick count, which is a method for elections observations, and gives a step-by-step explanation of how to organize...