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Labour’s Pam Duncan-Glancy, the first permanent wheelchair user to be elected to the Scottish parliament. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Scotland will benefit from its newly diverse parliament
Holyrood feels rejuvenated with MSPs that more accurately reflect the country’s multiculturalism There have been times in the past year when Scotland has felt like a dark and retrogressive place. Alex Salmond’s acquittal on sexual assault charges ...
McBride, a prominent LGBTQ advocate, easily won her race for a seat in the Delaware state Senate.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Sarah McBride to become first transgender state senator in U.S. history
By Dan Avery Sarah McBride has won her Delaware state Senate race, poising her to become the first and only openly transgender state senator in the U.S. and the country's highest-ranking transgender official. "I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that...
Monday, August 26, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities
The e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities was launched on 14 June 2019 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 8 July 2019. Civil society advocates including representatives of organizations of persons with...
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Serbia elects first female and openly gay premier
Serbian lawmakers elected Ana Brnabic as prime minister on Thursday, making history by choosing both the conservative Balkan nation's first female prime minister and its first openly gay leader. Parliament voted 157-55 to approve the government of...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sexual Violence Against Women Aggravated in Times of Conflict
After Amira’s husband was killed in the Syrian war, she found herself adrift in Lebanon. Barred from working and with two young children to feed, she resorted to marrying off her nine-year-old daughter and putting her 12-year-old son to work. Amira...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Secretary-General's Message “From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards”
After the last International Women’s Day, UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, delivered the message ‘From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards’: “As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going...
Safak Pavey
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Şafak Pavey-Creating history, building a rights culture
As a young Turkish artist, she took a trip of self-discovery while attending film and art school in Zurich, Switzerland. Counting herself fortunate to be able to study abroad, the young woman felt the urge to grab every opportunity she could,...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
She builds bridges, schools and delivers results, India
Mother of three children and a home-maker for more than a decade, few in her sleepy village would have imagined that she would be planning bridges and schools today.  But that is Vandana Bahadur Maida’s life in Khankhandvi, in the populous state of...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
State recognizes rights of indigenous peoples
June 12, 2014 became a landmark date in the history of El Salvador and marked a victory for Betty Pérez, coordinator of the Salvadoran National Indigenous Coordinating Council (CCNIS). The indigenous community of this Central American country...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Social media power youth political participation
Social media power youth political participation No digital divide found in participation among ethnic groups The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP), under the direction of co-principal investigators University of...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Speech by Lakshmi Puri at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium   (We invite our users to read the ocmplete speach here)
Friday, April 05, 2013
Sudan: Jonglei Women Vow to Leave Men If Violence Continues
Participants in a women's only peace conference in South Sudan's Jonglei state took the drastic step of saying they would leave their homes and refrain from child bearing if men in their communities continued to seek violent solutions to ongoing...