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Friday, December 12, 2014
Interview with Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai's Message to Women Alicia Menendez and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discuss why women need to get involved in politics and why politics should invest in women. To watch the video please click here
Tahere Si’isi’ialafia’s
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
It’s important for youth to be involved at the high level – Tahere Si’isi’ialafia, Samoa
Photo: UN Women/Ellie van Baaren At 24, Tahere Si’isi’ialafia’s Baha’i of Samoa is a board member of the Pacific Youth Council and has represented the UN Major Group for Children and Youth at several high-level international meetings, including the...
Azizah Ibrahim
Friday, August 22, 2014
It's about time we transformed male-centric and sexist thinking within politics (Malaysia)
The recent upheaval in Selangor over the post of Menteri Besar (MB) has suddenly led the country to a situation where we might soon be witnessing a major breakthrough for women in politics. Over the years we have seen women slowly occupy positions...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Invitation to a Nordic-Arab PhD course on “Comparative studies of women in public life – theoretical and methodological challenges”
The Nordic-Arab research collaboration project by the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) and the University of Stockholm, financed by the Swedish Research Council, is pleased to invite you to a Nordic-Arab PhD-course, November...
Monday, April 28, 2014
India, “The Success Story of Mayatai Sorte”
This paper tells the story of Mayatai Sorte, who was born into a lower caste in India. It describes her efforts to fight against gender and caste-based discrimination. It also documents her rise to a position of power in the Panchayat Raj,...
Monday, April 28, 2014
In Thailand: Empowering Communities and Minorities Hill-Tribe Women Enter the Political Arena
The Asia Foundation helps women leaders from eight northern hill-tribes to gain the knowledge, confidence, and momentum needed to join local government.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Interview with Saeed Haqiqi, Afghanistan
Saeed Haqiqi is a journalist and writer from Herat. What are the important achievements in Afghanistan today? The best development has been the growth of a democratic political atmosphere. We now have the elections, human rights laws and standards...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Interview with Mary Nabard Ayeen, Afghanistan
Can you give us an example of a time your rights have been violated? During the dark period of Taliban rule women were banned from leaving the house and moving about in the city. One day, I went to fetch my children from school. A member of the...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Is India on the cusp of a gender revolution?
In late March, Raveela Gangula rallied a dozen women to stop a drunken man from savagely beating his wife in Muthangi, a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Although they restrained him and called the police, he was released that...
Monday, April 21, 2014
IPU deeply concerned by attack on another Afghan woman MP
IPU is deeply concerned by the shooting of Afghan MP Mariam Koofi, the latest in a string of attacks on parliamentarians in Afghanistan, particularly women legislators. Koofi, the sister of fellow MP and human rights activist Fawzia Koofi, was...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
India election 2014: The woman calling for Narendra Modi to take responsibility for mass murder
Minutes before he was hacked to death by a Hindu mob, veteran Muslim politician Ehsan Jafri reached for his phone and dialled one last number. For the dozens of neighbours also cowering in his home, it seemed like their only chance. At the...
Monday, April 07, 2014
In Arunachal, women contest only on six Assembly seats, India
The women form the majority of the electorate in Arunachal Pradesh but when it comes to contesting elections the numbers are at the odds with their population, with only 6 of them joining the fray for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls and Assembly...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective Training Programs
Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective Training Programs: Aguide to best practices and lessons learned. The NDI training manual provides key considerations to examine during the program design phase, including an analysis of...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in the Constituent Assembly
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...
Monday, January 27, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in Parliament
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
International Women Conference 2013
The primary interest of this conference is a knowledge-based sociological change. Driven by globalization, the challenge that we face today is how to make the best use of the educational and economic opportunities available to women and what can...
Monday, November 11, 2013
India’s Politicians Ignore Women Voters in Election Campaigns
On the eve of Diwali, I was walking around the inner circle of Connaught Place, a well-known shopping center in Delhi, with a journalist friend. The business arcade teemed with people. Suddenly loud, belligerent voices tore through the festive air....
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ICTs and women's empowerment: some case studies from India
ICTs are emerging as a powerful tool for gender empowerment in a developing country like India. There has been a rapid growth in the ICT sector since the late 1980s and the use of ICT has dramatically expanded since the 1990s. According to the World...

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