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Understanding young people’s political participation - The Body Shop
Friday, May 13, 2022
Understanding young people’s political participation
Young people care – about our planet, our future and our political systems. In the last decade, young people have initiated social movements, tackling issues that impact their own lives and those of communities around the globe. They have done so...
Minnesota State Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor, April 23, 2022, in Rosemount, Minn. Good Morning America
Monday, May 02, 2022
US: State politician gives speech while in active labor, withdraws to give birth
A state politician is bringing attention to the difficulties facing expectant mothers as she went into labor during an impassioned speech to delegates at a local party convention. Minnesota state Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade was in active labor...
UN Women
Monday, February 28, 2022
United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2022
The United Nations observance of International Women’s Day will be held virtually on 8 March, 10–11.30am UTC–5. The theme for this year’s observance is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving...
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support - Sage Journals
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support
Racial/ethnic minorities and women continue to be underrepresented in public office in the United States. Here, we evaluate the role of general election political party support for women and minorities in structuring these inequalities, as a key...
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections - Sage Journals
Monday, February 14, 2022
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections
Although the landscape for female candidates in U.S. politics has improved, research continues to find that many voters possess sexist attitudes. We rely on a standard political communication framework to help reconcile sexism in the electorate with...
Source: ‘Unbought And Unbossed’ - At 50, Shirley Chisholm continues to inspire black women in Politics - PhotoQuest / Getty
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Unbought and unbossed: at 50, Shirley Chisholm continues to inspire black women in politics
By Anoa Changa For Rep. Barbara Lee, part of Chisholm's legacy is how she inspired and empowered other Black women to reach higher. Fifty years since Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announced her run for president, she remains a shining example for...
Often seen together, likeability and electability is the concept that refers to how a candidate is perceived by a voter and whether or not that voter believes they can win an election. (Lorie Shaull / Flickr)
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
USA: What does “likeability” mean for women in politics?
Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, and I all had better campaign win-loss records than any of the leading men. But the question was never whether a man could be elected. Despite our stronger records, it was always, “Can a woman win...
Friday, April 13, 2018
USA: Female candidates take on taboos in new campaign ads
 Women are increasingly spotlighting gender as they run in record-breaking numbers in 2018. From breastfeeding on camera to sharing intimate stories of sexual abuse, women running for office are turning campaign norms — and long-held gender...
Friday, February 16, 2018
UN Women Press Release on the kick-off of a training program for women in Lebanon
Beirut, February 8, 2018 The Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs in Lebanon and TheUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program- LEAP and the...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN campaign highlights unsung work of women in Middle East peace-building
The Guardian has published an article on UN’s campaign to highlight the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution– hoping that their largely unsung work in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine will inspire others. A series of five...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
UN Women debuts "We Are Here" documentary series
UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced on 18 May 2016 the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
UN Women's HeForShe Initiative on European Tour
UN Women’s initiative ‘HeForShe’, initiated on September 2014, is currently on tour all over Europe, and today’s stop is the London School of Economics. Everyone can follow the live event here. HeForShe is UN Women’s initiative to engage men and...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
UN Women: Knowledge management specialist (network facilitator, iKNOW politics)
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
UN Women - The Autocomplete Truth
A series of ads in which misogynistic Google autocomplete searches were superimposed over women's mouths became an Internet sensation last month, and the campaign from international advocacy group UN Women has now expanded.   We invit eour users to...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
UNDP:Women in community governance: our approach
Women’s empowerment, participatory local governance and non-stereotyped approaches to wo/men’s roles are at the heart of the “Women in Local Democracy” project, which is currently being implemented by UNDP Armenia and funded by the European Union....
Thursday, October 11, 2012
UNDP invites you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s Political Participation and Leadership
Warm greetings from the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Center’s (UNDP APRC) Gender and Democratic Governance Teams in Bangkok. We are pleased to invite you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
USA: Women in the war room
Across the country, female operatives are leading more campaigns, starting their own political consulting firms, taking the reins of Super PACs and controlling millions in independent expenditure dollars. “I think it’s pretty easy to say it’s a male...

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