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2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Monday, November 08, 2021
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry (Canada) issued the 2021 Report today with a thematic focus on “Violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis,” shedding light on intensifying and widespread offline and online...
Friday, October 16, 2020
25 years after Beijing, IPU analysis shows that gender parity is possible
A quarter of a century after the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has reached 24.9 per cent in 2020, up from 11.3 per cent in 1995. In four countries (Rwanda, Cuba, Bolivia...
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
25 years after Beijing’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’
Looking back on the Fourth World Conference on Women in the Chinese capital, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said in a statement that “we have seen the strength and impact of collective activism grow and have been reminded of...
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
2020 is the year of the woman donor: campaign contributions surge
On election night 2016, Gretchen Sisson was so sure Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump that she and her husband invited 80 people to their San Francisco home for a party. They even had a giant sheet cake made that celebrated suffragists and...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2019 Parliamentary Elections in Moldova - Gender perspective
The infographics are produced by the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova, with the support of “Enhancing democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections” Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...
Friday, January 31, 2020
2020 Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the UN
Education as a key to peace and sustainable development: Toward the implementation of SDG 4. Education has long been recognized as a necessary precondition for sustainable development in all its dimensions – economic, social and environmental....
Thursday, December 26, 2019
2019 UK Election: Analysis shows increase in women MPs but most are in opposition
A record number of women presented themselves for office ahead of the UK’s 2019 election. A total of 37% of candidates were female – an improvement of eight percentage points over the number of women standing in 2017 (29%) and 11 percentage points...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women
Australian women in politics have had enough. A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at the same time the country has steadily tumbled down the global rankings for female political representation....
Friday, May 03, 2019
2020 is not a fair playing field. Here's how to even it out
By Marianne Schnall, A record six women are running for president on the Democratic side: Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and motivational speaker Marianne Williamson. This...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
2018 left Rwandans with a more inclusive parliament
One of the hallmarks of post-Genocide Rwanda is inclusive politics. The year 2018 brought about more gains as far as political plurality is concerned, at least in the Chamber of Deputies where two new opposition parties won seats. And this is...
Friday, December 14, 2018
209 Women Exhibition
One hundred years after women first gained the right to sit in Parliament as MPs, the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art will host the ‘209 Women’ exhibition from 14 December 2018 to 14 February 2019. Unveiled in time for the anniversary...
Friday, November 23, 2018
2019: UN Women solicit media support for Nigerian female politicians
The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Thursday in Abuja expressed commitment to promoting inclusive and peaceful elections in Nigeria in 2019. The Country Representative of UN Women, Ms Comfort Lamptey, said...
Friday, July 27, 2018
2nd POWA forum tackles media’s impact on women’s participation in politics
The Progressive Organisation for Women Advancement (POWA) has organised its second forum to discuss women’s participation in the Ghanaian political space. The forum, which was held on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the British Council in Accra, was...
Monday, June 06, 2016
2016 Women Leaders in Extractives Fellowship
In a field where the meaningful participation of women is often missing, this program seeks to increase the participation of women in the movement to promote the sustainable management of extractives for the public good. The Women Leaders in...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
26th African Union Summit focused on gender equality
African leaders have celebrated the 26th African Union Summit from 21 to 31 January, in Addis Ababa. This edition of the meeting was particularly focused on gender equality and women’s rights. The Director of Women, Gender and Development of the...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2015 Women PeaceMakers Program
Application Deadline Approaching for Women PeaceMakers and Peace Writers!      2015 Women PeaceMakers Program Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: April...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
27-Year-Old Muslim Woman Becomes Sweden’s New Education Minister
A 27-year-old Bosnian Muslim immigrant has been named the new Swedish minister of education, setting a role model for young, active Muslims. The minister, Aida Hadzialic, was named earlier in October in Stefan Löfven new cabinet as the new Upper...
Des Afghans lors d’élections historiques
Sunday, September 14, 2014
2014 Theme: Engaging Young People on Democracy
Photo-Fardin Waezi / UNAMA   "I call on members of the largest generation of youth in history to confront challenges and consider what you can do to resolve them. To take control of your destiny and translate your dreams into a better future for all...