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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
On paper but not in practice: Gender equality in balkan politics
Women have equal billing on the list of candidates for parliament fielded by North Macedonia’s ruling Social Democrats. But when North Macedonia and Croatia both vote in elections next month, how many women will actually become MPs? Fellow former...
Friday, June 19, 2020
Online regional dialogue: Women’s Leadership in the context of COVID-19 in the Arab States Region
UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States in partnership with the Arab Women Parliamentarians' Network for Equality (Ra’edat) will host a regional Dialogue on women’s leadership in the Arab states region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Monday, June 01, 2020
Organizations must take conscious steps for inclusive leadership: UN Women’s Naciri
We are not living up to our own commitments to promote women's rights, and we are also harming the prospects for sustainable, inclusive, economic growth that research shows are within reach if we succeed in creating a more gender-equal economy and...
Friday, May 22, 2020
On coronavirus, men are calling all the shots. We're seeing why it matters
By Gaby Hinsliff, Don’t go out alone in the dark. Don’t get carried away in the heat of the moment. Work twice as hard in order to be taken half as seriously, but don’t work so hard that you somehow forget to have a baby. Be nice, be good, but above...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Online empowerment: How this Egyptian women’s rights activist empowers women from home
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us all to enter a new normal; a new way of life that is pushing us to change the way we work, create and understand the world. Creativity, resilience and exploration of new methods is now necessary to be able to...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
On the frontlines of COVID-19: A conversation with women peacebuilders
In fragile settings around the world, COVID-19 poses a serious threat to peace, security, and the rights of women and girls. Join women peacebuilders on the frontlines of COVID-19 for a virtual discussion on how the pandemic is exacerbating...
Monday, February 24, 2020
Other nations have been putting women in charge. Where’s the U.S.?
By Rachel Vogelstein and Alexandra Bro, As the race for the Democratic nomination heats up, the chances of the two remaining women appear to be fading. As Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg jostle for the lead, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Amy...
Monday, February 24, 2020
On the trail of America’s first women voters
It has long been seen as one of the flukes of American political history: For three decades after the American Revolution, the women of New Jersey had equal voting rights with men. The state was the first — and for a long time, the only — to...
Monday, February 17, 2020
On Presidents’ Day, let's talk about women
By Michelle Myers, More than two hundred years have passed since George Washington became the first President of the United States of America. Fast forward to this century and Donald Trump is the 45th head of state, with zero female presidents in...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
One mom grew so frustrated with the lack of women in politics that she started a PAC to get women elected
It’s no secret that the United States is drastically, embarrassingly far behind other modernized nations when it comes to female political leadership. When countries around the world are electing women to the highest office, we are still talking...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Obama says women are 'indisputably' better at leading
Former President Barack Obama said there would be "significant improvement across the board" if countries were led by women. "Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Online participation of female politicians in Pakistan's General Elections 2018
This research report seaks to analyze the use of social media during the 2018 General Election in Pakistan. The report focuses on online participation and harassement of female politicians along with issues pertinent to elections in the digital age...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
On the issue of women’s rights in Indonesian politics
By Nisfi Mubarokah, Indonesian women can hardly forget the country’s presidential debate held two weeks ago. The issue of women’s rights was front and center. The incumbent, Joko Widodo, questioned his challenger’s commitment to women’s rights...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here's why it matters
By Malliga Och, Idaho State University and Shauna Shames, Rutgers University The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in U.S. history: 126 women will take office, including 43 women of color. Yet, as many have noted, this new diversity is...
Monday, September 10, 2018
Online streaming of the documentary "Strike A Rock" in September
Streaming throughout September on SIMA RAMA, Strike A Rock tells the deeply personal journey of two South African mothers and best-friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana. After a police massacre that claims the lives of 37 striking mine...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Online rape threats, abuse and vicious attacks: The price that Indian women in politics pay for being opinionated
Though women account for over 48 percent of India’s population, the number of female parliamentarians in the country is disproportionately low (12.5 percent). The alarming figures and increased awareness over women's rights have led to the Congress...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Obama says ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately,’ urges women to enter political fray
Men in positions of power are dropping the ball, according to former president Barack Obama, who thinks perhaps a way to fix that is to get more women at the table. Democrats, in particular, have high hopes for the impact women could make in the...
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

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