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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics Exhibition
THE exhibition, 'The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics', is being organised by the All Women's Action Society (AWAM) and Interpr8 Art Space. Featuring 22 artists and over 30 artworks in a variety of mediums, the exhibition raises...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
The Global Gender Gap Report 2013
The Global Gender Gap Index,1 introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic,...
Monday, May 05, 2014
The Political and Economic Power of Women
Article at a glance Women’s participation in politics and decision-making benefits entire societies, though they are still underrepresented in most government bodies around the world. Women are not just beneficiaries of development — they are also...
Friday, May 02, 2014
The 2011 Moroccan Constitution: A Critical Analysis
In the context of a protest movement that started in Tunisia in December 2010 and that spread throughout North Africa and West Asia, close to 200,000 Moroccans took to the streets in 53 cities to demand rapid change in their country. In an effort...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly Gender Assessment
NDI organized a gender assessment of Tunisia’s NCA to contribute to a fuller understanding of the following critical factors: • The capacity of women deputies to perform their legislative and representative functions; • The functions and role of...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Tonga’s Queen Nanasipau‘u Welcomes Women’s Parliament
Tonga (Matangi Tonga, April 7, 2014) –Tonga's first "Practice Parliament for Women" is a crucial milestone and marks a very positive step forward for Tonga, said Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho in opening the event today, April 7, in Nuku'alofa at the...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thirty Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women's Political Participation in Latin America
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America examines the progress made in women’s participation at all levels of public and party decision making, in the three decades since the start of the third wave...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Tunisia’s new Constitution: a breakthrough for women’s rights
Tunisia’s new Constitution has captured international headlines. It enshrines many rights for women and is step in the right direction, according to many Tunisians.  Sana Ben Achour, women’s rights activist and law student, stresses that this...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The hard facts on gender
This year in Davos, Switzerland, 400 of the world’s most powerful and influential women will gather for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. Co-chaired by Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Judith Rodin and including Brazil...
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Future We Want Indigenous Women of the World Unite
Features:Strengthening Indigenous Communication in Abya YalaMaría del Rosario (“Rosy”) Sul GonzálezAn account from the Second Continental Summit on Indigenous Communication in Oaxaca, Mexico. Nothing About Us, Without Us. Everything About Us, With...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Ticking clocks - Alternative 2012 Country-Specific Recommendations to strengthen women’s rights and gender equality in the Europe 2020 Strategy
This report aims to provide input for the European Commission annual drafting of recommendations to the Member States in socio-economic policies. The report has been drafted with the input of the EWL’s member organisations and is the first of many...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are...
Monday, October 14, 2013
The State of Women in America
"A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation The role of women in the United States has changed dramatically over the past few decades. For one, more and more women have taken on new responsibilities outside the home by joining the...
Monday, September 09, 2013
The Road to substantive democracy: Women’s political participation in the Americas
The democratic current witnessed in some countries of the Americas during the latter half ofthe 20th century, which led to the overthrow ofrepressive regimes, has brought aboutsignificant changesto the political and electoralsystems of the region. ...
Friday, September 06, 2013
The evolving role of women in Pakistani politics
In Pakistan’s upcoming general elections on March 11th 2013 only 36 women are contesting general National Assembly seats on political party tickets, up from 34 in the 2008 elections.This low number contradicts overall trends whereby a growing number...
Sunday, September 01, 2013
The Policy on gender equality in Iceland
Iceland gender equality act dates back to 1975, the current one enforced in 2008. Iceland is characterised by a high labour market activity of women but large gender gaps. Currently, the specific Icelandic profile in gender policies is reflected in...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The gender dimension of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
Since their adoption more than 13 years ago, significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the eight Millennium Development Goals, including visible improvements in all health areas as well as primary education, and halving...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The policy on gender equality in Denmark
This paper describes Danish policies regarding economic independence, reconciliation policies, participation in decision-making, gender-based violence and trafficking, gender stereotype and gender equality in development policies. In the recent...

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