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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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UK: My first election as a Green party candidate
Susanna Rustin hits the campaign trail in Queen's Park. Just a few months after joining a political party for the first time, I was standing in the Queen's Park Westminster by-election. The election day was an unreal prospect. I phoned my ad...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
USA: Why did so many women run in 2010?
Gone are the days when women were forced to don boxy pantsuits and mask their femininity to make it onto the political main stage. In the 2010 election cycle we've been treated to an exceptionally wide range of candidates -- from Mama...