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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Call for Applications by the South Asia Women’s Fund
South Asia Women’s Fund is committed to supporting women’s organizations and activists working towards realizing women’s human rights in the South Asian region. Through its grant making portfolios, SAWF provides access to resources for women-led...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Can women wage war?
By Ashwath Komath, It is a very common stereotype in the world, especially in politics, that women cannot be strong and cannot handle ministries of defence or foreign affairs because at times they involve the element of violence in them. It is the...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Can women wage war?
By Ashwath Komath, It is a very common stereotype in the world, especially in politics, that women cannot be strong and cannot handle ministries of defence or foreign affairs because at times they involve the element of violence in them. It is the...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Cricketer Dinesh Karthik is a HeForShe
Dinesh Karthik is one of India's finest cricketers and a sports icon. At 29, he is also a champion for women and girls' empowerment. He is a #HeForShe advocate and is calling upon men and boys everywhere to take action to end violence against women...
Male students Kyrgystan UNWOMEN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Coming of age, youth become gender equality champions in Kyrgyzstan
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally tranquil Sinegorye resort. In July 2014, more than...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Cambodian Civil Rights Leader Freed - Did Network Effect Help Her Cause?
Mu Sochua’s arrest by Cambodian authorities on charges of insurrection was hardly the biggest international news headline in a week of war, death and destruction on front pages and throughout news feeds. Indeed, after the elected opposition Member...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Creating history is herstory: a local girl turns public leader, Bhutan
In the landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan, Namgay Peldon never thought she would make history, but she did. She was elected the first women Gup, the block leader, as the nation voted for the first time, transitioning from monarchy to democracy in...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Chanda Kochhar – “The sky’s the limit”
In 2014, Chanda Kochhar, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited, India's largest private sector bank and the second-largest bank in the country, was named among Fortune's 50 most powerful women in business for the...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Committee says gender gap threatens development goals, Cambodia
Cambodian women continue to be poorly represented in government following commune elections in May, the Committee to Promote Women in Politics said yesterday. This reality, the committee said, is endangering the Kingdom’s chances of meeting its UN...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions
Presentation on Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions given by Pablo Angulo, Youth Program Associate at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) at the Expert Group...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Experts on Youth, Democratic Governance and Participation
One of UNDP’s Youth Strategy key aims is to strengthen youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions (Youth Strategy Outcome 2). When young men and women understand their rights, they can become...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Experts on Youth, Democratic Governance and Participation
One of UNDP’s Youth Strategy key aims is to strengthen youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions (Youth Strategy Outcome 2). When young men and women understand their rights, they can become...
Caroline Hubbard
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Challenges for international organizations working on women's issues
iKNOW Politics Expert Caroline Hubbard speaks about the challenges international organizations face while working on women's rights issues.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Country Reviews: Women’s Political Participation in South Asia.”
Governance in all South Asian countries is imbued with a predominantly patriarchal character. This is reflected in the fact that women form a disproportionately small segment of representatives in elected bodies across all levels of governance, and...
Friday, March 01, 2013
China: Bright Future for Chinese Women's Political Participation
The annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) will open on March 5, 2013, and statistics show that the number of female deputies has risen to 699, accounting for 23.4 percent of all deputies, which is nearly 2.1 percent higher than the...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
China: Woman could break Chinese political glass ceiling
A record number of American women will hold U.S. Senate seats after Tuesday's election. In China, there is speculation over whether a woman will also make history by ascending to its top political core. No woman has ever held a post in the elite...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Call for Applications: CREA's Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute South Asia
28 January - 1 February 2013 Kathmandu, Nepal To apply online, click here. If you experience difficulty with the online method, download the application from CREA's website (www.creaworld.org) and e-mail the completed form to Sushma Luthra at...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
CREA's Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute South Asia
CREA's Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute South Asia 28 January - 1 February 2013 Kathmandu, Nepal To apply online, click here. If you experience difficulty with the online method, download the application from CREA's...