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Friday, December 01, 2017
Launch of the Inter-Regional Report on Gender Equality and Political Empowerment of Women
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), together with the Community of Democracies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will launch the Inter-Regional Report on Gender Equality and...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Linda Burney, First Female Indigenous Lower House MP in Australia
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament has promised to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life. In her maiden speech, Linda Burney wore a traditional kangaroo-skin cloak with her personal totem...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Letter to Egyptian President: Demanding the Closure of the Case No.173 and Revoking Travel
Dear Mr. President, We as women human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa, civil society organizations, NGOs, and INGOs are deeply concerned with the deteriorating situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt. We request that...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Legal Standards: Gender Equality and Women's Rights
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission”, “the Commission”, or the “IACHR”) has ruled repeatedly on impunity for human rights violations as one of the main obstacles to observance of the rule of law...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Lara Comi MEP Italy has a message: YOU can also be in politics
Lara has always inspired other people. This is her message to everyone out there who wants to get involved in politics to bring about change. You can also become a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
Monday, January 18, 2016
LSE Exhibition on Women, Peace and Equality
The Women, Peace and Equality exhibition will be open to all until April 9, 2016 at the London School of Economics. Focusing on the theme of women and peace, the exhibition explores how women have promoted peace and tried to maintain it. It also...
Martin Schulz Women conference
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Long way to go, on achieving gender equality
This week Schulz kicked off the spring forward for women conference, which aims to bring about ideas for encouraging political representation of women, with particular focus on women in Arab countries. The conference comes as world leaders gear up...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Learn from South Africa’s female greats: Protector
Many lessons can be learned from South African women who rose as leaders even when it was dangerous to do so, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday. In a speech prepared for delivery at a women's leadership conference in Cape Town, she...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Lack of gender equality in State’s decision-making (Ireland)
Women make up just one third of members of State boards and have been "consistently under-represented in economic portfolios," according to a report submitted to Cabinet on gender equality in decision-making roles. It says that the figures have...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed
A prominent Libyan human rights lawyer and activist has been assassinated in her home in Benghazi. Armed men fought their way into the house of Salwa Bughaighis before shooting her. Ms Bughaighis was an outspoken critic of many of the armed groups,...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Libyan women’s rights advocate Salwa Abugaigis assassinated
Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi late Wednesday, hospital and security sources said. “Unknown hooded men wearing military uniforms attacked Mrs...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Lack of women in politics highlighted in official report, Ireland
The Department of Justice has reported to the United Nations that there are too few women in politics and other decision-making roles in Ireland. In a gender equality report submitted to the UN’s Economic Commission for Europe, violence against...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Law to boost female representation in municipalities passes, Israel
A measure rewarding municipal parties with women on their lists became law Monday night, with 57 in favor and 14 against it, despite outspoken haredi opposition. The bill, proposed by MKs Haneen Zoabi (Balad), Yifat Kariv (Yesh Atid) and Knesset...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies.  For millions of...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Low representation doesn't deter Indian women from voting
They might not be getting their due when it comes to representation in parliament, but women have increased their participation in the voting process by nearly 10 percent in this general election, even surpassing men in eight states. Comparatively,...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Libya: Seize Chance to Protect Women's Rights
Watch video: Historic Time to Entrench Rights through Participation, New Laws and Constitution Seize Chance to Protect Women's Rights Published on May 26, 2013
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Launch of new IDEA publication at the UN CSW 2014 - "Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens"
On 11 March 2014, the publicationPolitical Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on“Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making Development Sustainable, Making Governance Responsive...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Libya Status of Women Report 2013
As Libya transitions out of the 42-year autocratic rule of the Muammar Qaddafi regime, an urgent theme has emerged: the need to safeguard women’s participation as Libya codifies human rights in national legislation and establishes government...