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Martin Schulz Women conference
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Long way to go, on achieving gender equality
This week Schulz kicked off the spring forward for women conference, which aims to bring about ideas for encouraging political representation of women, with particular focus on women in Arab countries. The conference comes as world leaders gear up...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies. We invite you to read...
Una capacitación en Rescate y Primeros Auxilios en Viet Nam hace parte de la preparación para el riesgo de los desastres. Foto: ONU Mujeres
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies. We invite you to read...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Libya Status of Women Survey 2013
A nationwide survey examining civic, political and economic participation of Libyan Women and exploring public attitudes toward women's roles, rights and domestic violence.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Libya Constituent Assembly Elections
On February 20, Libyans will elect 58 of the 60 members of the Constituent Assembly. Due to the Amazigh boycott of the elections, two seats – reserved for the ethnic minority – will remain uncontested and unfilled. The Constituent Assembly is...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Lessons on women peacekeepers: Interview with Deputy Inspector General Seema Dhundia
Seema Dhundia is  Deputy Inspector General  and commander of the first all-woman Indian paramilitary as well as the United Nation’s first all-woman police unit. UN Women spoke to her about the challenges and experiences of being a woman peacekeeper...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Lack of women in parly - a constitutional violation, Swaziland
MBABANE – A segment of the women electorate is disappointed with the poor representation of women in Parliament. The Chairperson of the Gender Consortium under the Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Orga-nisations (CANGO), Hleli Luhlanga,...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Liberia: Women Present Resolution to Ellen After 10 Years of Peace
Continuing the celebrations marking ten years of uninterrupted peace, the women of Liberia presented a five-count resolution to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf highlighting their plight and how they can be resolved for the common good of Liberian...
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Libya: Women’s seats on Constitutional Commission “insufficient” says lawyers’ group
The NGO Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) has welcomed the decision by Congress to reserve seats on the 60-member Constitutional Commission for women and ethnic minorities but has criticized the amount set aside for the former.  It says that the...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Libya should seize unique opportunity to guarantee women’s rights - HRW
Libyan authorities should ensure women are well represented in the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on Monday. Many women played key roles in the uprising...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Lessons from Women’s Programs in Afghanistan and Iraq
As Afghanistan and Iraq enter a difficult transition period, women in these countries are increasingly vulnerable to having their rights and opportunities set back at least a generation. Deteriorating security in both countries also places women on...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Language of women’s rights’ disappears from Egyptian revolution
Egypt’s uprising in early 2011 was celebrated as a bona fide people’s revolution, the distinct presence of female protestors at Tahrir Square appeared to promise a reformed state with women’s rights and democratic values at the forefront. But not...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Libya: The Fight for Women's Rights Goes On
Following the Libyan revolution, in which women played a crucial part, and the participation of large numbers of female citizens in the July 2012 elections, Libyan women are now looking forward to a partnership and full equality with their male...
Friday, July 20, 2012
Libya: Elections give women a good starting point
Photo credit: UPI/Mohammed Vlfo Libyan women's next challenge is securing a foothold in the committee of 60 that will draft a constitution. It is unclear whether this group will be appointed or elected. Women benefitted in the polls from a so-...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Libya: Two Women Elected as Unaffiliated Lawmakers in Libya Parliament
Two women are among 120 unaffiliated candidates who have won seats in Libya’s National Assembly, the nation’s first free election following the end of Muammar Qaddafi’s 42-year rule. Mahmoud Jibril’s moderate National Forces Alliance won 39 of the...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Libya: Politicians finally wake up to the power of women
Across the political spectrum, parties – all led by men – have been scrambling to grab a slice of the female vote. "Initially political parties were opposed to women, now it's changed," said Alaa Murabit, of Voice of Libyan Women, which campaigns...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Libya: New women politicians seize chance in vote
  Photo credit: Reuters/Anis Mili Yet while election rules mean that Fallah and other female candidates have guaranteed places on party lists, a strong current of social and religious conservatism means their role in politics is still questioned...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Libya: Graffitied over and covered up, Libyan women parliamentary hopefuls’ posters vandalised
Photo credit: Ghida Touati With Libya’s historic parliamentary elections just days away, the streets of the capital Tripoli have been plastered with campaign posters. Yet walking around, a trend becomes apparent – many of those featuring female...