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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Here's why having more women in government is good for your health
In November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formed the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. In announcing his cabinet, he ensured that half of his closest advisers (15 out of a total of 30) were women. Canada’s gender-equal cabinet...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hanna Hopko
Hanna Hopko is a Ukrainian Member of Parliament and the head of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
HeForShe Arts Week 2017 Launch
Starting on March 8, the UN Women HeForShe Arts Week will be celebrated across eight cities from Sao Paolo to Bangkok to raise funds for gender equality through the arts. Bjarni Benediktsson, Prime Minister of Iceland and HeForShe IMPACT Champion,...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Handbook on Promoting Women’s Participation in Political Parties
The extent of women’s representation in elected office in any given country is determined by a wide range of factors, including the general progress towards achieving equality of rights and opportunities among women and men in public and private...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Human Rights Watch Analyzes Women's Decision-Making in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last month. Adult women must obtain...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
In 2011, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) conducted a survey to document how national Human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the OSCE region address women’s rights and gender equality. This Handbook presents the...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Hillary Clinton gathers enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party
On Monday 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton gathered enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for this year's US presidential election. Once she crossed the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed in order...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
High-level panel on women's economic empowerment holds its inaugural meeting during CSW60
The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment held its inaugural meeting on March 15, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the margins of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). United Nations...
Monday, March 07, 2016
HeForShe Arts Week
UN Women’s HeForShe Arts Week, which will run from 8-15 March,  will be launched at the historic Joe’s Pub, at The Public Theatre. Speaking at the event will be Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary...
Helen Clark, UNDP administrator
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Helen Clark: 2015: Speech to Women’s International Forum, "An Important Year for Gender and Development"
It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon. I thank the President of the Forum, Sahar Baassiri Salam, for her kind introduction, and the previous President, Nareumon Sinhaseni , for extending the original invitation...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Hege Haukeland
iKNOW Politics speaks with Hege Haukeland, Member of Parliament from Norway, about women's political participation, women in parliament and the involvement of youth in politics.
Hillary Clinton
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Rules for Women
Photo-Spencer Platt/Getty images A sad reality of Hillary Clinton's career advice for women is that it's all about men. How to navigate the sexist taunts that arise in the workplace, how to be less of a perfectionist (because men don't bother), and...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Helen Clark on Women's Political Empowerment
UNDP Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark talks about the challenges and the undeniable gains of empowering women to participate in politics at the highest levels.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
How Not to Close the Gender Gap in Politics, USA
Colorado Republicans, concerned about their string of statewide losses in recent years, have been making some efforts to reach out to demographic groups that have not historically backed their party. The most recent effort was a gubernatorial debate...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Hearts and Minds – Women of India Speak
The photo essay captures the voices and hopes for change of hundreds of elected women representatives in five states across India. The ‘Hearts and Minds’ report is aimed at sharing the “lived experiences” of women and girls in India and ensuring...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Hearts and Minds, India
Women of India Speak brings to the centre stage the “lived experiences” of women and girls in India. It ensures that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalized are meaningfully reflected in the emerging...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Has there been progress in women's political participation in your country?
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics asked various women during the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of women if they believed there has been progress in women's political participation in their country. We received...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
How much progress have we made? An analysis of women's political participation in subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean
In recent decades, subnational politics have taken on particular relevance in the process of expanding citizens’ rights. In large part this is due to the fact that the Central State has been transferring administrative and management...

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