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Monday, December 12, 2016
Nigeria: Lagos State Deputy Governor calls for laws that encourage more women in politics
The Lagos State Government on Saturday called on the Nigerian National Assembly to enact laws that would provide the enabling environment for more women to participate in politics. Dr. Idiat Adebule, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, made this call...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
New Tunisian bill to counter violence against women
Tunisia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs submitted to parliament in mid-July a new draft law on the elimination of violence against women. Article 2 of the draft law extends to “all forms of gender-based violence directed against women by any...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
National Action Plan on Women's Equal Participation in Public Service
The evidence has never been clearer that women’s political, economic, and social participation and leadership are vital to development. Countries where women are fairly represented in government enjoy greater security, higher levels of development,...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Nigeria Will Accelerate UN Resolutions On Women Peace
Nigeria has committed itself to accelerate the national and regional implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions, especially on women, peace and security, Women Affairs Minister Zainab Maina has said. Maina disclosed this when she...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
No democracy without diversity
Some say history repeats itself. In 2004, UNDP issued what I believe is one of the best of its global Human Development Reports, Managing Cultural Diversity. The report argued that managing cultural diversity is one of the central challenges of our...
Monday, April 01, 2013
New Constitution Helps Kenyan Women Gain Traction in Politics
While Kenya’s disputed presidential race continues to take center stage, another race could radically transform politics at the local level: the election of women’s representatives in each of the 47 newly created counties across Kenya. As a result...
Friday, March 01, 2013
NDI: Women at the Forefront of Political Change
During the week leading up to International Women's Day, Vital Voices Global Partnership and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are co-hosting a panel discussion with two women leaders at the forefront of political change in their countries....
Friday, May 11, 2007
National Machinery, Action Plans and Gender Mainstreaming in the Council of Europe Member States
This report evaluates the progress made by Council of Europe member states since the Beijing conference. It provides updated information on national machinery, action plans and gender mainstreaming strategies set up to promote equality between women...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
National Seminar on "The Process of Engendering a New Constitution for Rwanda"
This publication reports on a seminar organized in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2001 by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNDP. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a forum for discussion on the practical ways and means of ensuring that Rwanda'...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Not a Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women
This report provides country-specific information on the recent achievements made in the battle to end violence against women. It explains what must be done in order to build on those achievements, and provides examples of good practices. It also...