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Friday, November 15, 2019
Social media a double-edged sword for female politicians
On Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's Facebook page, you can find videos ranging from an announcement in Des Moines, Iowa, that her campaign has reached $2 million in donations to one with the Massachusetts senator looking into the...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Slovakia is not the best country for women
Slovakia is walking on the right path when it comes to women’s empowerment. But the country still lags, even behind its closest neighbours. This year's Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index placed Slovakia in 35th place. Despite observed...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sexism in parliament in Iceland: The numbers don’t lie
According to a new study, around 80% of women in Parliament are exposed to gender-based violence. In May, the study surveyed 33 women who are working in or have recently quit Parliament, with 25 women responding. The results of the study are...
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Sukarno heir elected as Indonesia's first female House speaker
Indonesia's new parliament elected its first female speaker, Puan Maharani Nakshatra Kusyala, granddaughter of the country's first president, after members of the House of Representatives were sworn in on Tuesday amid continuing protests against...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Women for peace, recognizing women’s role in peacebuilding
A side-event on “Women for Peace: Recognizing Women’s Role in Peacebuilding” will be held on the margins of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on September 26, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in New York City. The event will...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Advancing women’s roles and rights amid global challenges
For decades, governments, civil society, and the United Nations have recognized that women’s leadership and women’s status are inextricably linked with conflict prevention and conflict resolution. Indeed, women’s roles and rights can be seen as a...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: When women lead
In this panel, leaders of leaders from the public, corporate and civil society sectors will address how to concretely and innovatively address barriers for female leadership. These leaders have proven to have the ability and responsibility to fight...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace to resolve conflict and build peace in Afghanistan
The Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Germany, and Sweden to the United Nations, UN Women, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security cordially invite you to the UNGA 74 side event "Advancing Women's Meaningful Participation in...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Women, peace and security, towards full participation
This WPS Focal Points Network event will bring together Member States, regional organizations, UN agencies and civil society organizations to discuss the implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda ahead of the 20-year anniversary...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Renewing commitments towards enhancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa
The Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) recently launched a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2023, with the advancement of the rights of girls and women in Africa at its core. Since 2012, African First Ladies have increasingly...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Champions for Generation Equality
This high-level event is a presentation platform for the group of female Leaders that will be championing the UN Women Generation Equality campaign. The group consists of over 280 female leaders from different sectors of leadership, and all parts of...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Women Leaders as Changemakers in Local Governance
As part of the partnership with UN Women, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (Local Governance) of the Government of India will be convening an event on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly, to showcase the model of local governance in India,...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Social media and elections: Helpful or hurtful to women?
Erin Schrode, who was running for Congress in her Northern California district in 2016, reports that while she was running, she would wake up each morning to countless abusive messages on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Erin Schrode is far from...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
On Sept. 6, 1870 — Election Day — officials in Wyoming were concerned. The previous year, a violent mob in South Pass had attempted to prevent African American men from voting. And since then, the territorial Legislature had granted full political...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Sudan's first cabinet since Omar al-Bashir's removal sworn in
Sudan swore in its first cabinet since the removal of former president Omar al-Bashir in April following nationwide protests against his rule. The 18-member cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, which includes four women, took the oath at...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Scottish women invited to take the step into politics
Hundreds of women aspiring for a career in politics will be gathering for a dynamic day at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Saturday 7 September). The event has been put together by Scotland's Women Stand, a movement to support and empower women of...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Sudan: While peace deal is signed, feminists fight for representation
In Sudan, women are well-represented in the workforce. They are not lacking in any public spaces. And over the past few months, they have made up half, if not more, of the protest crowds making demands of their new transitional government. Women...
Monday, August 26, 2019
Summary of the e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities
The e-Discussion on political participation of women with disabilities was launched on 14 June 2019 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 8 July 2019. Civil society advocates including representatives of organizations of persons with...