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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Consultants needed - Research on GBV: process and dissemination (Lebanon and Jordan)
Alianza por la Solidaridad is looking for a consultant to generate evidence on response to gender based violence in the context of the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.  The purpose of the consultancy is to generate evidence as to the extent,...
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Friday, March 20, 2015
Croatian Women's Rights Activists Don't Only Take to the Streets—They Rename Them
Seventy years after the women of Croatia were granted suffrage, the country elected its first woman president. Unfortunately, it'd be difficult to find a feminist in Croatia who could say with confidence that President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović will...
Male students Kyrgystan UNWOMEN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Coming of age, youth become gender equality champions in Kyrgyzstan
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally tranquil Sinegorye resort. In July 2014, more than...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Call for concerted global action to end violence against women
Geneva, 6 June 2014 – The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has welcomed a new Egyptian decree punishing sexual harassment as a first but crucial step to tackle the growing problem of violence against women and urged other countries to do more on the...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Canada faces 'crisis' on indigenous living conditions
Canada faces a "crisis" over the living conditions of its aboriginal residents, the UN special rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples has said. James Anaya said Canada had taken "positive steps" but that "daunting challenges" remained,...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza inspires Congolese women politicians
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her...
Friday, March 28, 2014
California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics
California boasts two female senators. We are the only state to advance women's reproductive rights in the last few years. The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Campaigners welcome 'milestone' agreement at UN gender equality talks
UN Member states have agreed that gender equality and women's rights must be prioritised in future discussions on what should be included in the next set of sustainable development goals. After two weeks of negotiations in New York, the Commission...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Canada: Parliament Panel Fails Indigenous Women
A landmark Canadian parliamentary report released on March 7, 2014, failed to recommend needed steps to stem violence against indigenous women, Human Rights Watch said today. The committee did not recommend either an independent national inquiry or...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rules out bid for chief executive in 2017, Hong Kong
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has made clear that she has no interest in running for the city's top job in 2017. While senior figures in both the main political camps have been talking about her suitability for the role of chief...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and the Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks
A two-day meeting to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands, ended today with a statement by Syrian women civil society members and...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Can Women Save US Democrats in 2014?
The Democratic Party is hoping 2014 will be a Year of the Woman—again. As party operatives prepare for the midterm elections, Democratic women are being cast in starring roles, on the ballot and at the ballot box, as the party tries to take back...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Celebrating 120 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Twenty-eighth November 2013 marked the 120th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the first country in the world to give women the vote. A historic milestone highlighting the progress made on gender equality since 1893, the anniversary...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Chile's election: A tale of two daughters
Chile holds a presidential election on Sunday and both frontrunners are women - the socialist Michelle Bachelet and her right-wing rival Evelyn Matthei. In a region where politics is still very much a man's game, that, in itself, is remarkable...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Cote d’Ivoire MPs Create Women’s Caucus
Cote d’Ivoire has launched the first-ever Women’s Caucus in the National Assembly, a forum aimed at advancing women’s rights and mainstreaming gender throughout all parliamentary work. Inspired by IPU’s new guidelines on women’s caucuses, the group...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
China Women's federation pledges to promote gender equality
A senior official of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) pledged on Monday to improve awareness of gender equality among the country's policy makers. Song Xiuyan, federation vice president, told a national congress that the body will work to...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cameroon elections catapult women, more than doubling their representation in the National Assembly
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30 September 2013. The results of the elections, announced...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Chilean presidential election is between “Michelle Bachelet and I” says Evelyn Matthei
Chilean presidential candidate for the ruling party Evelyn Matthei was the target of her competitors’ criticism during a televised debate in which she brushed aside hopefuls’ aspirations arguing that it was obvious that the race was between her and...

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