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Friday, November 29, 2013
Women in politics, Fiji
PARLIAMENT needs to reflect the society it represents, says Fiji Women's Rights Movement's executive director Virisila Buadromo. Explaining why it was important to support temporary special measures for women in Parliament, she said: "It is not...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Women must stick together, Thailand
One of the ways to get out of the colour-coded political rut is for rival parties to set a common agenda on shared problems, visualise a more just future together, and work toward what their children will be grateful for. This sounds easier said...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Women Creating Change in Society and Politics in the Middle East
The women of the Middle East are offering a huge contribution to the ongoing fight to regain freedom and human rights, yet the mainstream media usually focuses only on negatives and violations. In this series I will share facts, figures, and real...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Why Women are Losing Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
A backlash against women’s rights emerged in post-revolutionary Egypt. This paper argues that one of the reasons is the fact that former President Mubarak, his wife and son were the key decision makers when it came to women’s rights. These decisions...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Women’s Law Association conference focused on increasing women’s political participation (video)
In an effort to build momentum following the 2012 races, the Women’s Law Association hosted its annual conference on February 8, entitled “19%: When Will Women Have the Floor?” Experts and professionals gathered to discuss how to close the gender...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Women Navigate Political Minefield in Kenya
NAIROBI, Jan 25 2013 (IPS) - Few women in Kenya harbour illusions of entering politics. Blatant discrimination, threats and intimidations, an uneven playing field and a largely unsympathetic public have turned electoral politics into a veritable...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Women Deliver 2013, Malaysia
 Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women. Our groundbreaking global conferences in 2007 and 2010 put a spotlight on...
Thursday, November 08, 2012
West Africa: 5th West African Women Forum commences
Sixty women including young women in government, politics, civil society, women network and movements from different West African countries, yesterday converged at Hotel Barmoi in Freetown to participate in the 5thWest African Women Policy Forum to...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Women's Contributions to State Building in Kosovo
The National Albanian American Council andThe National Democratic Institutecordially invite you to a panel discussion on   Women's Contributions to State Building in Kosovo Featuring Valbona Fazliu-Rrecaj, Head of Secretariat of the Joint...
Monday, June 20, 2011
Women and the New Media in the Mediterranean
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Women talking Politics
Monday, March 15, 2010
Workshop on Global Perspectives on Politics and Gender
2010 Call for Applications: Workshop Fellows Workshop on Global Perspectives on Politics and Gender (July 19 -August 6, 2010) Organizers will cover all the costs of participation (travel, lodging, meals, daily stipend, and materials) for up to...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What Happened to Section J? Gender Equality in the World’s Media
What Happened to Section J? Gender Equality in the World’s MediaIn 2005, only one woman appeared for every four men as subjects in the world’s radio, television and print news. Expert opinion in the news was also overwhelmingly male. Only 10% of...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Workshop on East and West European history from the perspective of women
We would like to invite you cordially to our workshop, concerning thelast 30 years of the East and West European history from the perspectiveof women. The course will take place in June in Cracow, Poland. If youare interested let us know and we'll...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
World Urban Forum 5:The Right to the City-Bridging the Urban Divide
In the space of a few short years, the World Urban Forum has turned into the world’s premier conference on cities. The Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid...
Thursday, May 28, 2009
WBI Executive Development Program: Fighting Corruption through Collective Action
The World Bank Institute (WBI) is hosting a conference on anti-corruption issues and solutions. Professionals responsible for developing anti-corruption policies or managing critical government acquisitions or projects will learn about potential...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
World Social Forum
The World Social Forum (WSF) is an opened space – plural, diverse, non-governmental and non-partisan – that stimulates the decentralized debate, reflection, proposals building, experiences exchange and alliances among movements and organizations...
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Women as Voters and Activists
Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 6:30-8:30PM* Join the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and the League of Women Voters for "Women as Voters & Activists." The third, and final, in a three-part conversation moderated by Eleanor Clift that explores women'...