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Friday, March 05, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021
Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions...
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Iceland’s Parliament reschedules sessions, opens nursery to be a more family-friendly workplace
A nursery, complete with a diaper change facility, has been opened at the first floor of Iceland’s Parliament building. Secretary-General of Alþingi Ragna Árnadóttir told Vísir that this is a good step towards making Parliament a more family-...
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez watches President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Building on Feb. 5, 2019. A group of female Democratic lawmakers chose to wear white in a nod to the suffragist movement. ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
It takes more than a diverse cabinet to advance a feminist foreign policy
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars. Liberal world order is back, and ostensibly more inclusive than ever....
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
It may be slow progress, but women will keep fighting for political influence
By Jane Dudman, Every year, at the annual conference of global female political leaders, there is a group photo. It’s a heartwarming moment, when hundreds of elected politicians from almost every country in the world stand and smile for the camera....
Friday, May 11, 2018
Iraq Elections: What role will gender quotas play?
Whatever the outcome of Iraq's May 12 parliamentary elections, female candidates are guaranteed at least 25% of the seats, as per the country's constitution. This year, nearly 2,600 female candidates are competing for a minimum of 83 seats reserved...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
iKNOW Politics’ 10th Anniversary Commemoration: Closing the Gaps on Women’s Political Participation and Representation
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (IKNOW Politics) is a joint project between the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU), International IDEA, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Entity for Gender...
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
International Women's Day 2017 Theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Is the new man at the United Nations a feminist?
This opinion piece was written by Hibaaq Osman, founder and CEO of Karama, and published by the Huffington Post. The debates on who would will lead the United Nations ended yesterday like they always do - behind closed doors with a man winning. The...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Is the new man at the United Nations a feminist?
This opinion piece was written by Hibaaq Osman, founder and CEO of Karama, and published by the Huffington Post. The debates on who would will lead the United Nations ended yesterday like they always do - behind closed doors with a man winning. The...
Monday, October 10, 2016
ISIS Terror Against Women: Trauma expert on mission to record ISIS horror stories
Abu Chiad boasted about beheading infidels, raping women and children and slaughtering in the name of Islam. Speaking from a prison in the city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, he told Dr. Jan Kizilhan that these acts would get him to heaven. Kizilhan,...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
If Girls Ran the World
This October, thousands of women will join in a one of a kind adventure to collectively and virtually run around the world to benefit charities that empower girls globally.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
International IDEA calls for proposals to prepare a study of constitutional jurisprudence related to gender equality
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, International IDEA, released a Call for Proposals for a Global Exploratory Study of Constitutional Jurisprudence Related to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In the context...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
International IDEA calls for proposals to prepare a study of constitutional jurisprudence related to gender equality
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, International IDEA, released a Call for Proposals for a Global Exploratory Study of Constitutional Jurisprudence Related to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In the context...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Inaugural Session of 46th OAS General Assembly
Foreign Ministers of the Hemisphere, gathered for three days in Santo Domingo during the annual meeting of the hemispheric institution’s highest decision-making body, will discuss “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
IPU Secretary General sets out Gender Champions vision
IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong has stressed the organization's commitment to working for gender equality and has outlined strategic steps necessary for progress. In an address to the mid-year review of the International Geneva Gender...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In Mexico, the President of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, assumes the Presidency and Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women
During the biannual meeting of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, its president, Constancio Carrasco, has assumed the Presidency and the Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women in Mexico. At the event, Lorena Cruz,...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Impeachment process in Brazil led to new government made up only by wealthy white men
Dilma Rousseff, 36th President of Brazil, has been suspended since 12 May 2016 in the context of an impeachment process that led to former Vice President Michel Temer to assume the presidential powers and duties as Acting President. The new...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Interactive map of women in American State Legislatures for 2016
Approximately 1,809 women serve in the 50 American state legislatures at the beginning of the 2016 legislative session. This means that women make up 24.5 percent of all state legislators nationwide. This represents little change from the 2015...

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