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Monday, June 22, 2020
Young women stand ready to enter politics – despite what they have seen
For the next generation of women looking to enter politics, recent months and years have provided a stark preview of what may lie ahead. Research shows many girls and women have been deterred due to sexism across the political spectrum, and Shireen...
Monday, June 01, 2020
Yemen’s first responders are women peace builders
Since 2015 Food4Humanity Foundation, one of Yemen’s first women-led Civil Society Organization (CSO) non-profits, has engaged Yemeni women volunteers to work in areas most affected by poverty, famine, lack of humanitarian aid while also promoting...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Youngest female mayor in Japan elected in Tokushima
Sawako Naito, a 36-year-old independent rookie, was elected head of the city of Tokushima on Sunday, becoming the youngest female mayor in Japan. Naito, who leads a community development group, defeated incumbent Mayor Akiyoshi Endo, 64, by 41,247...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Yemeni women: Making the most of the space available
(...) In the country’s modern history, three major events have influenced these struggles and women’s political rights: 1) the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990, 2) Yemen’s uprising in 2011, and 3) the war that has been ongoing since 2015...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Youth participation in political processes
The Second Annual Summer School for Young Leaders from African Political Parties took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 6–8 June 2018. The overall theme was ‘Youth participation in political processes: emerging trends of the negative aspects of money in...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Young Women Run New York
Action-oriented conference focused on strategies for stepping up and owning your political power.Elected leaders and politically ambitious young women will share how to best position yourselves as public leaders. Young women’s political leadership...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Young, female and diverse: Legislatures begin to change to save democracy
As many political analysts see democracy weakened by introverted, xenophobic parties and autocratic leaders, a glimmer of hope is offered by a new generation of candidates and voters. This year will test that optimism in a series of important...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Young women set their sights on closing the gender gap in Liberia
In 2005, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first elected female head of state in Africa, marking a milestone for the country and the continent. Although a woman occupied the highest elected office for twelve years, Liberian women continue...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Youngest woman in zimbabwe’s parliament works to boost youths’ civic engagement
Barely more than one-third of the members of Zimbabwe’s Parliament are women, and the average age of past election candidates has been over 50. That’s part of what makes Joanah Mamombe, the 25-year-old woman who represents Harare West, exceptional...
Monday, October 09, 2017
Yury Fedotov
1. How do you explain the low representation of women in top leadership positions in intergovernmental organizations? This is a complex, systemic problem, and the contributing factors are many. It may be true that there is generally a smaller...
Monday, January 23, 2017
Youth as partners for the implementation of the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015, is the international community’s ambitious response to today’s most pressing global development challenges and will guide our development priorities for an entire generation. Young people...
when is the time yemen
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Yemen: When in the time?
Belquis Al Lahabi was a leading voice in Sanaa’s Change Square. In this conservative country -- dubbed the worst in the world for women -- the revolution offered feminists like Belquis a faint glimmer of hope. But as the country descends into war,...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Yemen #WeAreHere
This short documentary is among a series of documentary films, produced by UN Women, titled “We Are Here” that highlight the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living in challenging environments across the Arab...
Women’s International League of Peace
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
You Can Thank the Feminist Movement for Being a Historic Pillar of America's Peace Movement
My grandmother, Lola Maverick Lloyd, was among 47 American feminists who sailed to the Netherlands in April of 1915 in hopes of stopping World War One.  She and her peers were answering the call of a Dutch physician, Aletta Jacobs, who pleaded with...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Yemeni Women Leading Change
Since ancient times, Yemeni women have been linked with political life and have had a distinct role. This historical legacy makes Yemen one of the few countries where women have gained balanced roles in public life in political history and enjoyed...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar
Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars. The former political prisoner is now working to end the persecution faced by her people, the stateless Rohingya...
Yemeni Women
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Yemeni women fight for greater representation
Photo-Al Jazeera After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent...