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Friday, March 06, 2020
Nine out of 10 people found to be biased against women
Almost 90% of people are biased against women, according to a new index that highlights the “shocking” extent of the global backlash towards gender equality. Despite progress in closing the equality gap, 91% of men and 86% of women hold at least one...
Monday, May 01, 2017
No more business as usual: UN seeks to raise women’s participation in intergovernmental forums
UN Women will launch a publication titled “Shaping the international agenda: Raising women’s voices in intergovernmental forums” at a high-level event in New York on 2 May, 2017. Women’s participation and leadership make for better policies. Yet, as...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Nicola Sturgeon: Women politicians have it harder than men
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about the sexist attitudes she still battles as a senior woman politician. In a wide-ranging interview with The Gentlewoman magazine, the SNP leader brought up a number of incidents that what...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
No Freedom to Travel. End Male Guardianship 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. Adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry, or be...
Friday, August 05, 2016
New Trend in Women World Leaders?
Is there a new trend in women world leaders? This article tries to give an answer to this interesting question, with inputs from different organizations, including UN Women. Britain’s Theresa May recently took office as the first woman prime...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
New study on the negative effects of 'system of beauty' for women in politics
An article published in The Atlantic discusses the negative impacts for women’s political empowerment of the so-called ‘system of beauty’. This expression refers to the systematic referral to women’s appearance, instead of focusing the attention on...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
New survey on the progress to incorporate women in politics by the NEW Leadership National Network
The NEW Leadership National Network is a national nonpartisan program to educate college women about politics and leadership and encourage them to become effective leaders in the political arena. It was created in 1991 by the Center for American...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
New study looks at progress made in the status of women in 22 Arab countries
For Arab countries, the twentieth-anniversary review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform comes at a time when the region stands at a major crossroads in the context of recent uprisings, political instability and protracted armed conflicts...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
New article by Emma Fulu discusses the challenges of gender parity
Published in the Huffington Post, this new article by Emma Fulu discusses the present and future challenges for gender parity and women’s political empowerment. Starting with a discussion on the rejection that the adjective ‘feminist’ still provoke...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
New President of the Marshall Islands is the First Female Pacific Leader
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected a new president, former Education Minister Dr. Hilda Heine, the first female leader of any independent Pacific island nation. Dr. Heine stands out as the first Marshallese citizen to obtain a doctorate and...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
New LSE Study Recommends Gender Quotas to Fight Gender Inequality
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nigerian women asked to push for more political positions
The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has urged Nigerian women to partake in political activities in order to bring positive changes.   Mrs Ahmed made the call at Afon, the headquarters of Asa Local Government Area of the state...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigeria: Women Decry Political Party Primaries, Seek Deputy Governorship
Women have complained about the recent primaries carried out by different political parties in the country saying they did not favour them and they were also cowed and forced into submission to the men. Speaking under the aegis of the 100 Women...
Najiba Ahmadi
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Najiba Ahmadi: The quiet revolutionary working to end violence against Afghan women
Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future. For the past five years she...
Afghanistan women vote
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
New threat to Afghan women
Public support for the war in Afghanistan began to wane in 2009 in the United States and even earlier in NATO countries. It was based on war weariness, the cost in money and lives, and the perception that the war had not been worth fighting, the...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Nigeria: UNESCO Develops Road Map for Women Participation in Politics
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has developed a curriculum aimed at assisting women at all levels to participate and make decisions on issues that concerns them. The UNESCO said through the project, it...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nine women to fight election, Bahrain
Nine Bahraini women have confirmed their candidacy for the upcoming parliament and municipal council elections. However, they said they will reveal their election campaigns closer to the polls, which are expected to take place in November. Six women...

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