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Monday, October 01, 2018
It's time to address sexual violence in political institutions in Canada
Young women are entering political institutions at high rates; however, this does not translate into the number of women candidates, elected officials, or in senior leadership within political institutions. More than 80% of young women with a median...
Friday, January 15, 2016
In Indian Towns Where Women Are Elected, Life Improves for Girls
Written by Miriam Kelberg and originally published here on December 11, 2015.  It’s no secret that throughout the world, women have been historically underrepresented in politics. Even today, there are 37 countries where women hold less than 10...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ICT for Women’s Rights – APC looks at Beijing +15
When the Beijing Platform came into being way back in 1995 activists in the women’s movement was only just learning about “new” technologies like email and websites – in fact APC‘s women’s programme took a forty-person team to Beijing and gave...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ICTs and women's empowerment: some case studies from India
ICTs are emerging as a powerful tool for gender empowerment in a developing country like India. There has been a rapid growth in the ICT sector since the late 1980s and the use of ICT has dramatically expanded since the 1990s. According to the World...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Asia-Pacific Region
In 2009, the Australian Agency for International Development’s (AusAID) Gender Policy and coordination Section commissioned research on ‘Women, Peace and Security in AusAID Partner Countries: Analysis of the United Nations Security Council...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Integration of Women in Industrial Development
The history of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) towards the integration of women in its activities is described, from the International Women’s Year in 1975 to the present: the creation of a focal point for women in...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Issues in Women's Political Empowerment in the Asia-Pacific Region
This paper assesses the status, critical issues, and future directions of women’s political participation in the Asia-Pacific region four years after the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action. It attempts to identify what hinders women’s access...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women in the Caribbean Regional Assessment
This paper reviews the extent to which national institutions and agencies in the Caribbean region have implemented adequate institutional and structural changes to facilitate the advancement of women. It provides an overview of the achievements made...