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Monday, December 02, 2019
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of CEDAW
Background The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the most important treaty on women’s human rights. Adopted in December 1979 and ratified by 189 States, it is a leading tool in eliminating all...
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
CSW 63: Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Investing in gender equality: Parliaments ensuring social protection, public services and infrastructure deliver for women and girls. The Parliamentary Meeting at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN...
Thursday, February 07, 2019
CSW 63: Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The Parliamentary Meeting at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN Women, will contribute to the Commission’s main theme, Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable...
Friday, December 14, 2018
Canada should elect a gender-balanced Parliament in 2019
It was nearly a century ago that Agnes Macphail became the first woman elected to the House of Commons. Her victory in 1921 meant she represented not only the southwestern Ontario riding of Grey South East, but every Canadian woman across the...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Conceptualizing and measuring women’s political leadership: From presence to balance
This article conceptualizes an innovative understanding and measurement of women’s political leadership, theoretically justifies its application, and analyzes contemporary variation in its patterns through comparative case studies. In recent years,...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Canada to host first women foreign ministers meeting
Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers in September, officials said Wednesday. The meeting will take place in Montreal on September 21 and 22 while the UN General Assembly is underway in New York, Canada's foreign...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus to Boost Equal Representation
This article was published by UNDP on March 8, 2018. Avarua, Cook Islands - With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body:...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Court ruling raises hopes among Kenyan women for more political representation
NAIROBI, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buoyed by record gains in last month's elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation's top court will enforce women's right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Cabo Verde: Female parliamentarians deliver documents to ministries to advance gender equality
The Network of Women Parliamentarians in Cabo Verde (Rede de Mulheres Parlamentares de Cabo Verde, RMPCV) has met the Minister of Finance, Dr. Olavo Correia, and the Minister of Education, Family and Social Inclusion, Maritza Rosabal to deliver...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Canada: New Brunswick's government to give political parties financial incentives to field women candidates
FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's government is winning praise for its plan -- thought to be a Canadian first -- to give political parties a financial incentive to field more women candidates. Premier Brian Gallant said Wednesday more women are needed...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Cameroonian Women Push for Greater Political Participation
YAOUNDE — In Cameroon, civil society groups marked this year's International Women's Day by urging women to register to vote and take on larger roles in decision making in their communities. Gender activist and singer Gracia Fonyuy, uses her voice...
Monday, August 08, 2016
Campaign Launched to Choose a Woman to Lead the UN
UN leaders and experts have sent an Open Letter to each member of the UN Security Council asking for the selection of a woman and gender equality champion as the next UN Secretary-General. People who know the UN well have written to the members of...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Canada: Removing Barriers Preventing Women from Attaining Top Leadership Positions
Building on the Canadian government's long-standing support for broader gender diversity, Ontario is working to eliminate barriers women face in attaining top positions in businesses and provincial agencies and boards. With input from the new Women...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Combating Terrorism, Regional Conflicts, and Migration Challenges in the Middle East and Africa
The Women’s Foreign Policy Group will host on June 20th an event around the theme “Celebrating Women Leaders benefit luncheon on Combating Terrorism, Regional Conflicts, and Migration Challenges in the Middle East and Africa”. This year, the event...
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,...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Canada: All-party support for legislation to end gender inequality in politics
As MPs start debate on Bill C-237, MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South) announced politicians from across party lines support his private member's bill aimed at bringing gender parity to Parliament. "Most of the time in Ottawa, politicians from...
Friday, May 13, 2016
Colorado, Vermont, and Arizona, are the three states of the USA with the highest proportion of women legislators
The political participation of women is currently a hot topic in American politics. In the race to the 2016 United States presidential elections, different polls declare Hillary Clinton a strong candidate to become the first female President of the...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Canadian MP Michelle Rempel paints picture of routine sexism in Parliament
Female MPs are applauding one of their colleagues for writing a scathing op-ed that sheds light on the routine discrimination endured by women in politics. In an opinion column, Michelle Rempel, the Conservative MP for Calgary Nose Hill, recounted...

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