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Monday, September 14, 2020
USU research study: Who is included – and excluded – when making county policies?
A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
UNDP, Norway to work together in Ukraine to support women’s participation in local politics
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) today signed a new Cooperation Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a project boost women’s representation and participation in Ukraine’s...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
US: Could coronavirus response affect women’s votes?
Deborah Bosner was gobsmacked the first time she tuned into Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s near-daily coronavirus briefings and heard his health director, Dr. Amy Acton, speak. The Upper Arlington business owner spent 13 years...
Friday, June 05, 2020
US: New PAC focuses on increasing number of women elected to office in Wyoming
As election season gets underway in Wyoming, several top women in state politics announced this week they would be launching a nonpartisan political action committee tasked with promoting women seeking elected office....
Friday, September 07, 2018
US: 2018 is the year of the woman on the ballot
By Brooke Baldwin, Cara McClure explains her decision this way. "I wasn't planning on running, and then I woke up that morning feeling guilty ... because I have so much to offer." McClure once battled homelessness as a...
Friday, August 10, 2018
US: Female veterans run for congress
MJ Hegar does not hold back. "I'm an ass kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat. That's who I am!" She says that emphatically, unblinkingly and unapologetically to a constituent at a political meet-and-greet in a...
Friday, July 27, 2018
US: Meet the women candidates taking #MeToo to the ballot box
First Donald Trump inspired Katie Muth to tell her husband about her rape, then he galvanized her into running for office. Muth had been married for about five years, but never told her husband about the man she says...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UK: Parliament harassment plans fall short of staff hopes
Is the Westminster harassment and bullying scandal nearing its endpoint? Is there a plan out there that will bring Parliament out of the stone age as a workplace? A working group is about to report on the proposed new...
Friday, July 06, 2018
US: Married suburban women could be pivotal in the battle for Congress — but for which side?
At a McAlister's Deli, tucked in one of the miles of strip malls that line Manchester Road among the shoulder-to-shoulder suburbs of west St. Louis County, Helen McCauley and her daughter Sara didn't hesitate when asked...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
UN seeks to empower female politicians in Malawi
The United Nations (UN) has introduced a Women Empowerment Project (WEP) in Salima to empower female aspirants ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections. The project is also expected to be implemented in five other...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
US: Record numbers of women are running, but how many can win?
With primary season underway and a record number of women on ballots nationwide, the question now is how many will make it to office after elections in November. The reality is that many of the women running face long...
Thursday, August 03, 2017
UNDP Online Course on Enhancing Women’s Participation Throughout the Electoral Cycle
Promoting the equal political participation of women is a key aspect of achieving inclusive and sustainable human development and achieving the targets set in the 2030 Agenda. The e-learning course ‘Enhancing Women’s...
Sunkarie Kamara
Friday, February 17, 2017
UCLG Africa Interview with Sunkarie Kamara, First Female Mayor of Makeni City, Sierra Leone
Mrs. Sunkarie Kamara, Mayor of Makeni City and President of Local Council Association of Sierra Leone (LCASL), spoke to UCLG Africa during the steering committee meeting of LEDNA on the fringes of COP22 in Marrakesh on...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
UNIFEM Annual Report 2007–2008
This report highlights UNIFEM's work to empower women in economic and public spheres, including achieving gender equality in democratic governance. Among the highlights during the year 2007–2008 were initiatives in...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Urban Governance: Why Gender Matters
This paper explores gender issues as they relate to participation in urban governance, government responsibility and civic engagement. It advocates an increase in women's participation in the full spectrum of human...