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Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured here in Toronto in June 2022, had insults hurled at her during an encounter in Grande Prairie, Alta. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Chrystia Freeland latest target of public threats, intimidation against women in Canadian politics
Some journalists have been sharing emails detailing disturbing threats. Public instances of threats and intimidation of women in public life have intensified in recent weeks, with significant examples of abuse targeted toward politicians — most...
CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
Friday, August 12, 2022
CWP gender-sensitising parliaments
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Gender Sensitising Parliamentary Guidelines: A Seven-Step Field Guide (‘Field Guide’) provides a blueprint for Commonwealth parliaments interested in undertaking a Gender Sensitive Parliament (GSP) review...
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election (Picture: The Guardian)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election
Rachel Keke, who coordinated successful strike for better pay and conditions, takes on Macron’s former sports minister. A hotel housekeeper who led a strike for better pay and conditions at one of the biggest hotels in Paris could become the first...
Participants in New Bern's 2017 Women's March hold up signs in support of women's equality.  TODD WETHERINGTON / SUN JOURNAL STAFF
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Craven County women have ground to make up in elected positions. Men still dominate boards
On Thursday night, the Craven County GOP elected Sarah Benischek as the party's new chairman. The announcement marked a victory for women in local politics after a recent report found women are not represented equally to their male counterparts. ...
Will we see more women, more Coloured, more disabled people on the Holyrood benches after the 6 May election? REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Could the new Scottish Parliament turn out to be the most diverse ever?
Since its creation in 1999, the Scottish Parliament has provided a forum to address issues like health, education and the environment, which directly affect the nation. However, as far as representation goes, there is room for improvement. Things...
Monday, December 07, 2020
COVID-19 and Elections: ensuring the electoral participation of persons with disabilities
UNDP and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs are co-organizing a webinar to discuss and share some good practices on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in electoral...
Monday, March 05, 2018
CSW 62 Side Event on "Empowering Rural Women and Girls through Increased Decision-Making Capacity"
The side event, organized by the Government of Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations, will provide an opportunity to discuss the successes and remaining...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women
Womankind Worldwide explains the importance of the CDIMA, Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women (CDIMA). Asunta is 46 and from Queñi. For years she suffered physical and emotional abuse from her brother. “He wanted to have all the land...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Conversation featuring the Secretary General of the OAS, the Assistant Secretary General, and representatives of civil society organizations and other social actors
In the context of the 46th OAS General Assembly, the institution’s highest authorities, along with representatives of civil society organizations in the Hemisphere, will exchange views on their main concerns, public policies throughout the region,...
Friday, April 22, 2016
COP21: The implementation of the Paris Agreement must not forget women, warns Ségolène Royal
The policies on limiting and adapting to global warming will be more efficient if taking into account the equality of women and men. While women are the first victims of global warming, they are better able to find solutions, said the French...
Friday, February 05, 2016
Course Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean at the local level: democratic governance and inclusive development
In September 2015, 193 world leaders committed 17 Global Objectives to achieve in the next 15 years, "Eradicating extreme poverty. Combating inequality and injustice. Solving climate change." Goals Goal 5 seek gender equality and empower women and...
Monday, February 16, 2015
Call for proposals-Inter-American Development Bank
The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Program for the Support of Women’s Leadership and Representation(PROLEAD) announces a call for proposals for evaluations that analyze the effectiveness of interventions that promote women’s voice and...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Canada faces 'crisis' on indigenous living conditions
Canada faces a "crisis" over the living conditions of its aboriginal residents, the UN special rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples has said. James Anaya said Canada had taken "positive steps" but that "daunting challenges" remained,...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Canada: Parliament Panel Fails Indigenous Women
A landmark Canadian parliamentary report released on March 7, 2014, failed to recommend needed steps to stem violence against indigenous women, Human Rights Watch said today. The committee did not recommend either an independent national inquiry or...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Congo: Pygmy Women Leader And Environmental Activist Appointed Minister In South Kivu
On June 5th, Governor Marcellin Chisambo announced a reshuffle of the government of the Congolese province of South Kivu. Three weeks ago, three ministers were thrown out following a motion of no confidence in the provincial Parliament. One of the...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel
Watch the live webcast of the high-level segment of the Sahel Conference, April 11 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST), 10:30 a.m. EST. (We invite our users to click here for more information)
Monday, July 23, 2012
Canada: How women became leaders in Aboriginal politics
Photo credit: Peter Power/The Globe and Mail They did it without quotas, action plans or affirmative action. Half of the eight candidates in the recent election for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations were women – a novel event...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Canada: Strong female showing in leadership race seen as long overdue
Four women are vying for the role of the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations in what is being described as an “unprecedented” election. For the first time in AFN election history, the number of female candidates is equal to the male...