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Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Role of Local Governments in Promoting Gender Equality for Sustainability
The UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality monitors and promotes the participation of women at local level across the world. The Committee firmly believes that the participation of women in local decision-making is...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Toolkit on how to build the capacities of women politicians and political parties
Women comprise over 50 per cent of the world’s population, but they continue to be underrepresented in all political arenas. Democracy cannot truly deliver for all citizens if half of the population remains...
Monday, June 06, 2016
The United State of Women: "When we do better, everyone does better"
Convened by the White House, the United of State Summit will celebrate what has been achieved and how to take action moving forward. Covering key gender equality issues, the United State of Women will be an important...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The reasons behind Temer's white men-only government in Brazil
New article published in The Atlantic explores the reasons behind Michel Temer’s decision to establish a white men only government in Brazil. The fact that the new government of Brazil is only made up by white men...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Namibian Parliament promotes gender equality
The Namibian Parliament has produced an action plan to promote gender equality through new and revised laws, and enhanced parliamentary oversight of the country’s international human rights commitments. The proposals...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Torild Skard
Torild Skard's most recent book, Women of Power, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. Ms Skard has led a vibrant political career. She was the first woman to hold...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The ‘Joyce Banda Effect’: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in Malawi
In the 2014 elections in Malawi, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency, and the number of women MPs was reduced from 43 to 33. This decline in women representation came despite opinion polls...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tone Skogen
iKNOW Politics had the pleasure to interview Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of the UNSCR 1325, the lessons...
Friday, February 19, 2016
The National Assembly of Mauritius Discusses the Creation of a Gender Caucus
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Mauritius, Ms. Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, has stressed the importance that a Parliamentary Gender Caucus would empower the Government’s commitment to gender equality. This...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Three Caribbean countries run by females
Three Caribbean countries have been governed by women in the last twenty years. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana, three former British colonies, shared the experience of having been ruled by women leaders. In...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Power of Legislation for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development
The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) will hold its annual parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), at UN Headquarters in New York, in cooperation with UN...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The gender agenda facing Habitat III
Looking ahead to the next summit of Habitat III, on housing and sustainable development, in October 2016, the Training Center UN Women will present the webconferencia "The Gender Agenda facing Habitat III". Such...
Monday, February 01, 2016
The Congress of the State of Oaxaca approves the reform of the state law on women's access to a life without violence
The Congress of the State of Oaxaca approved last 28 January reforming the state law on women's access to a life without violence. Similarly, it also approved the amendment of Article 401 bis of the Penal Code, which...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
TV Show "Madam President"
The Middle East has never tried giving a woman the position of president. The new television show “Madam President” imagined this scenario and put it on screen. Produced by Search for Common Ground, this series follows...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Power of Legislation for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development
The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) will hold its annual parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), at UN Headquarters in New York, in cooperation with UN...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist interviews a Saudi female councillor
The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life. For more...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The initiative + Women Best Democracy presents a proposal to increase the political participation of women
In Paraguay, the Ministry of Women, along with the Superior Electoral Court, UN Women and UNDP have developed the project + MujeresMejorDemocracia. Among the tasks that this initiative has developed is developing a...

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