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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies.  For millions of...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Low representation doesn't deter Indian women from voting
They might not be getting their due when it comes to representation in parliament, but women have increased their participation in the voting process by nearly 10 percent in this general election, even surpassing men in eight states. Comparatively,...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Lack of political support curbs women's inclusion, Bangladesh
A lack of political support is one of the main barriers to women's participation in local government elections, speakers said at a national seminar yesterday, as data show a huge fall in the number of female candidates over past several years....
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Living with insecurity: Marginalization and sexual violence against women in north and east Sri Lanka
Four years since the end of the armed conflict, the situation of minority women in the north and east of Sri Lanka has changed dramatically – and for many it is getting worse. In the latter stages of the conflict and its aftermath, military forces...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Lessons on women peacekeepers: Interview with Deputy Inspector General Seema Dhundia
Seema Dhundia is  Deputy Inspector General  and commander of the first all-woman Indian paramilitary as well as the United Nation’s first all-woman police unit. UN Women spoke to her about the challenges and experiences of being a woman peacekeeper...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Land Reform, Women's Empowerment and the Nepal Elections
In Nepal, only twenty percent of women have some form of land ownership. Deprivation of land rights is synonymous with poverty and denial of rights. But over time a number of women-led land rights campaigns have brought about important changes at...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Legislation Not Enough To Secure Women's Rights
The women's movement over the last decade has revealed how legislative guarantees and policy reforms do not necessarily result in opening institutional spaces, and that participation does not necessarily translate into influence. To read the full...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women
  Women’s Learning Partnership’s Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women is based on a conceptualization of leadership as horizontal, inclusive, and participatory. In this model, leadership is viewed as a process that leads to ...