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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Finnish Parliament organizes meeting on gender-sensitive parliaments
The IPU developed both the concept and definition of gender-sensitive parliaments and has been at the forefront of supporting gender-sensitive parliamentary reform. On 20 April, the Feminist Group of the Finnish Parliament held a meeting in Helsinki...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Feminist Forum: Discrimination + Harassment of Women in Politics
TITLE: A woman’s place is apparently not in the house (either of them): Discrimination and harassment of women in politics ABSTRACT: Women continue to be under-represented in politics around the world. Myriad obstacles face politically ambitious...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Felicity Blackburn
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Friday, July 01, 2016
Fund for Gender Equality Annual Report 2015
As the world adopts a new framework to tackle its most acute development problems, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) has a clear vision for its role. Building on high-impact grant-making since 2009, the Fund is poised to directly support...
Friday, June 03, 2016
France24: The long road to parity
In this special edition of France24’s program “The 51 percent”, the recent Women in Parliament Global Summit that happened in Jordan from 4 to 6 May 2016 is covered. Some 400 women politicians and policy-makers met to discuss ways of closing the...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW)
In order to strengthen the lobby and advocacy capacity of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the South, it was launched the Netherlands Accountability Fund. Managed by the Dutch Embassies, the Fund provides multiannual grants to local CSOs...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Fatemeh Rahbar
Fatemeh Rahbar, Member of Parliament in Iran speaks to iKNOW politics about campaigning and election to parliament as a woman in her country.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Free eCourse: Gender-sensitive Governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?
This free web-based course provides participants with a general grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Farida Jalalzai
Dr. Farida Jalalzai is an Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Jalalzai's research analyzes the representation and behavior of women and minorities in politics and the role of gender in the...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Finland's National Action Plan for 2012-2016: Women, Peace and Security
Finland issued its first National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in 2008. The Action Plan has  been an important instrument in efforts to increase interest in the status of...
Monday, April 25, 2011
Future Women Mayors’ Academy Kicks Off in Mexico
Mexico’s gender quota system has made a significant difference for women seeking election to the Mexican Congress. In the last 15 years, the percentage of seats occupied by women has increased from 10 to 26 percent.   But at the municipal level,...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Young Iraqi women aspiring to political careers are getting a boost from a new Young Women’s Leadership School launched recently with the help of NDI Iraq staff member Ferdos Majeed. Majeed came to the U.S. for three months in 2009 as NDI’s first ...
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Faces of Climate Change, International Women’s Day film screening
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Oxfam Australia is will be showing film series about women impacted by climate change on the big screen at Federation Square on 7th and 8th of March every hour from 11am to 5pm....
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Forum of African and Spanish Women Parliamentarians
FORUM OF AFRICAN AND SPANISH WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS In fulfilment of Commitment Three in the Declaration from the Third Meeting of African and Spanish Women for a Better World in Niamey in May 2008 resolving “as part of the Fourth Meeting of Women...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Fourth Annual Women's Leadership Conference
Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference 2009 is a three-day program, which consists of three components: study session "women's leadership and empowerment of disadvantaged groups", presentations of submitted papers and open discussions. It is...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Final Evaluation of UNDP Semipalatinsk Programme Outcomes
This report evaluates the outcomes of the UNDP Semipalatinsk Programme, which aimed at alleviating poverty and raising living standards among women, small-scale entrepreneurs and rural people in the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan.