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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office (UN Women)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office
UN Women’s East and Southern Africa programming on Governance, Leadership and Political Participation is focused on providing technical support and capacity building to Member States, civil society and regional organizations, to enable women to...
The Washington Post, by Melina Mara
Monday, October 17, 2022
Women powered Democrats in the 2018 midterms. Will they again in 2022?
ARVADA, Colo. — Not long after the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion, Robin Kupernik and Elizabeta Stacishin met for lunch and then went for a walk through the Denver Botanic Gardens. “We were both angry,” Kupernik later...
Nigerian National Assembly (Picture IPU)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Women’s political empowerment in Nigeria
On 18 July  the IPU Gender Partnership Group and the National Assembly of Nigeria held an online briefing on women’s political empowerment to promote women’s participation in parliament in view of the 2023 Nigerian elections. There were 20...
Photo: Female lawmakers make up 34.57% of Zimbabwe’s Ninth Parliament. Credit: ZimFact
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Why Do Zimbabwean Women Shun Politics?
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (IDN) — Cyberbullying and online sexual harassment are some dilemmas that young women trying to rise in Zimbabwe’s patriarchal and male-dominated political space face. What started as a debate on the opposition party, Citizens...
Women on Board - European Parliament
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Women on boards: deal to boost gender balance in companies
40% of non-executive director posts should go to the under-represented sex  Dissuasive penalties for non-compliance  Small and medium-sized enterprises with up to 249 employees will be excluded  After being blocked in the Council for a decade,...
Women MP’s of Sri Lanka parliament call for action to prevent verbal harassment from male colleagues  (Photo by Joakim Honkasalo on Unsplash)
Monday, November 29, 2021
Women MP’s of Sri Lanka parliament call for action to prevent verbal harassment from male colleagues
Chairperson of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus (WPC) in Sri Lanka parliament, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control has written to the Speaker of Parliament to take steps to...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Women’s Organizations Feed the Constitutional Reform Process in Haiti
By Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue As part of its support for the democratic consolidation process in Haiti and the promotion of women's rights, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) supported a...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Women’s Political Participation in the Commonwealth
A group of 25 people will be attending a workshop on Friday 7 July to discuss the findings of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s studies on Women’s Political Participation in the Commonwealth. They range from civil society expert and election management...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
What Happens When Women Legislate
LAS VEGAS — Cheaper tampons. Office breaks to pump breast milk. No co-pay on birth control. These are not the talking points of a ladies’ happy hour. They are among the State Senate and Assembly bills being considered in the Nevada Legislature. Not...
Friday, February 10, 2017
Women's Rights in Constitutions. Global Good Practices in Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Constitutions
This policy guidance provides a range of good practice options for advancing gender equality in the content of constitutions. It contributes to, and complements, the capacity-building support that United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) staff in...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Workshop to promote gender and social inclusion policy and electoral law reform in the Kingdom of Lesotho
Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is working to promote the organization of credible and participatory elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Building on past election experiences, post-election reports and election observation recommendations,...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Women’s Political Representation & Electoral Systems in Canada
Many Canadians are grappling with the prospect of changes to Canada’s First Past the Post electoral system. The current consultation phase represents an enormous opportunity to better understand the limitations and opportunities of electoral systems...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Women Affairs Ministry and others call for a Gender Bill in Nigeria
Abuja — The Ministry of Women Affairs, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and non-governmental organisations yesterday in Abuja called on the National Assembly to fast-track the passage of the Gender Equality Opportunity Bill into law in order...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Women MPs Quotas Discussed in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
The U.S. isn’t the only country deep into an election season. The former Soviet republic of Georgia, which gained independence in 1991, is heading into parliamentary elections in October. But while Hillary Clinton is busy breaking down gender...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Women, business and the law
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTEand THE WORLD BANK GROUP’S WOMEN, BUSINESS AND THE LAW   present a spirited debate   Economics or Politics: Which Drives Women’s Empowerment?   Thursday, April 16 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.   at the World Bank’s Civil...
NDC supporter
Monday, March 16, 2015
Women in Ghana call for political party constitutional reforms
Women organisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) are advocating reforms to their party constitutions to allow for more women to seek political office. Such reforms, according to the women organisers...

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