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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
A New Landscape for Women's Political Leadership? Opportunities for Action at the State and Local Levels
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston invites you to participate in the Public Conversations Series: "Women's Political Leadership and the 2016 Presidential Election...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
A Woman President? Lessons from History's Longest Campaign
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston invites you to participate in the Public Conversations Series: "Women's Political Leadership and the 2016 Presidential Election...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality
The Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality "Ra’edat", or "Pioneers" in English, is a regional parliamentary network that advocates gender equality and the fair participation of women in policymaking in the Arab States region. The Network...
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
After remarkable advances for women in politics, progress is still needed
In a historic first, Hillary Clinton was named the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the upcoming U.S. elections. If she wins, she will join Theresa May of Britain and Angela Merkel of Germany in the ranks of women who lead prominent...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Afghan Women Need Support in Building Peace
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 80 people in Kabul in late July, marking the worst attack in Afghanistan in months. With NATO withdrawing from the country and the international community at large...
Friday, July 29, 2016
Ana Pastor elected President of the Congress of Deputies in Spain
The Congress of Deputies of Spain has chosen a woman, Ana Pastor, as president for the 12th Legislature last July 19. Ana Pastor, a graduate in medicine and until then Minister of Public Works and Transport of Spain and Member of Parliament for the...
Friday, June 24, 2016
A Message from Canadian Women MPs: "Dear 20 Year Old Me"
This short video features women Members of Parliament, including Anita Vandenbeld, talking about what they wished they knew when they were 20, and encourages young women to apply to Daughters of the Vote. Equal Voice is selecting young women from...
Monday, June 06, 2016
A Tale of Two Sexes
This year, for the first time ever, two of the largest neuroscience societies are led by a female scientist: the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), with nearly 42,000 members, and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), which...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Arise to Lead BRUSSELS 2016
Started in 2013 in Brussels by Laura Hemmati and Jennifer Mackie, Leadarise is a transatlantic network for young women who lead in Brussels, Dublin, London and New York. In each city, volunteers organize networking events and peer leadership...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Political Participation Handbook for Women
Women’s public and political participation is a critical step towards reshaping economic, political, and social conditions to allow for equality in opportunities and results for women and men. Women can be informed, thoughtful, and strategic...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Are women getting their say in politics?
The Compendium of Good Practices on Advancing Women’s Political Participation in the OSCE Region, compiled on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, presents good practices for enhancing women’s...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Article explores the origins and career of women's rights activists Winnie Byanyima
Journalist Johnny Magdaleno has recently published an article on Ugandan politician Winnie Byanyima in GOOD Magazine. Ms. Byanyima is also Oxfam International Executive Director and has a long career as activist for women’s rights. She also served...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
A Solidarity Statement from the Egyptian Feminist Organizations Coalition with Nazra for Feminist Studies
Different organizations published a solidarity statement with Nazra for Feminist Studies. The following manifesto was originally published here. The undersigned organizations, affiliated to the Egyptian Feminist Movement, condemn what Nazra for...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
American Political Science Review Paper on Gender Quotas and Women's Political Leadership
Abstract: Though more than 100 countries have adopted gender quotas, the effects of these reforms on women's political leadership are largely unknown. We exploit a natural experiment—a 50–50 quota imposed by the national board of the Swedish Social...
Monday, March 21, 2016
A CSW60 Side Event with female ambassadors about the UN Security Council
Organized by the United Nations (UN) Department of Political Affairs and hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN, a side event on the role of women in the Security Council took place on March 16, 2016, on the sidelines of the...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Arab Women and Political Development
The Arab region ranks the lowest in the world in terms of women‘s participation in parliaments. Recognizing the power of the challenges facing women in politics, this paper examines the political participation of women in the Arab countries and...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Afghan women fight for bigger voice in peace process
According to Human Rights Watch, Afghan women have been denied participation in the last 20 rounds of official peace negotiations. The exclusion of women is explained by some to be the result of women’s limited representation in Afghanistan, where...
Friday, January 22, 2016
Alaa Murabit
This written interview was originally published on 12 January 2016 here by AWID. The interview was conducted and edited by Isabel Marler. Women were at the forefront of the pro-democracy protests in Libya in 2011, which, after escalating into civil...

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