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Thursday, August 25, 2016
OAS and ParlAmericas Agree to Strengthen Legislative Transparency and Policies of Gender Equality
OAS and ParlAmericas Agree to Strengthen Legislative Transparency and Policies of Gender Equality
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
OpenDemocracy defends grassroots women crisis responders
OpenDemocracy has published the following report in defense of grassroots women crisis responders. “False claims that deny the impact of grassroots women's crisis responses are diverting much needed resources away from the very people making the...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
OAS approves the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a special recognition of gender equality
The Organization of American States, OAS, approves a historical American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 17 years after the first meetings to sign this Declaration. Héctor Huertas, lawyer and indigenous leader of the Guna people in...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
OAS First and Second Plenary Sessions of the General Assembly
Foreign ministers of OAS member states will meet from June 14-15, in the Dominican Republic. The General Assembly will be broadcast live on the OAS Website. More information is available here.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Online Course: Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality Programming
Since the 1990s, gender equality advocates have increasingly urged humanitarian and development organizations to engage men and boys as a complement to empowering women and girls. This e-learning course offered by the Global Human Rights Education...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Oluremi Tinubu
Senator Oluremi Tinubu represents Lagos Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). An educationist, administrator, philanthropist and Officer of the Order of the Niger, she was the exemplary First Lady of...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
OAS to Debate “Gender, Peace and Security in the Americas”
The Organization of American States (OAS) –through the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)- the Principality of Liechtenstein (in its capacity of Permanent Observer) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) will...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Online Course: Exploring Careers in Politics for Women
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is offered by the Political...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Online platform 'Representation 2020. A Century from Suffrage to Parity' works for women's political empowerment
The online platform ‘Representation 2020. A Century from Suffrage to Parity’ works to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in elected office, to strengthen coalitions supportive of measures to increase women's representation, and to...
Nicola Sturgeon
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
On November the 19th 2014, Nicola Sturgeon became the first female Prime Minister of Scotland
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history. Scotland got its first female politician elected as head of the country. As we know, the No vote was...
Monday, December 15, 2014
On November the 19th 2014, Nicola Sturgeon became the first female Prime Minister of Scotland
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history. Scotland got its first female politician elected as head of the country. As we know, the No vote was...
Monday, October 27, 2014
On Scrutiny and Representation of Women in Politics
By Ashwath Komath   Being a woman in Politics is a very hard job. There is often this notion that women won't fare well in politics and women have to work despite these notions. So there exists this environment which is constantly seeking to keep...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
On Scrutiny and Representation of Women in Politics
By Ashwath Komath   Being a woman in Politics is a very hard job. There is often this notion that women won't fare well in politics and women have to work despite these notions. So there exists this environment which is constantly seeking to keep...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Our children hate politicians: Harsimrat Kaur Badal at India Today Woman Summit and Awards
The seven women Union ministers are trying to understand and address the challenges women in the country face, said Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal at India Today Woman Summit and Awards 2014 on Saturday. "We women...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ombudsman concerned over lack of women in politics (Georgia)
The Public Defender’s Office has expressed its concerns over the declining rate of women's participation in the country’s political life experiences and there is no progress observed on the horizon.  According to Ombudsmen Ucha Nanuashvili, the...
Orlando Ayala, HeForShe
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Orlando Ayala, Chairman of Emerging Markets at Microsoft, is a HeForShe
Orlando Ayala, Chairman of Emerging Markets, Microsoft, is a #HeForShe advocate, because he believes that progress for women means progress for society. Microsoft is partnering with UN Women to advance women's empowerment. As the world searches for...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Once we make this dream a reality… by Michelle Bachelet
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has...
Michelle Bachelet
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Once we make this dream a reality…
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has...

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