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Monday, August 31, 2015
10th Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament - outcomes and recommendations
  "Strenght of unity of thought and action as a powerful agent for change to achieve gender equality within one generation" This message, among others, was strongly voiced by the Women Speakers of Parliament who attended the 10th Meeting, organized...
Monday, May 12, 2014
13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment,...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
17-year-olds voted at higher rate than parents in primary
Given the chance to vote for the first time in the March primary, 17 year olds turned out at a higher rate in Cook County than voters old enough to be their parents, according to a new study released today. A state law allowed 17 year olds who’d...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
114, and raring to vote in Kerala, India
If what she and her family claims and what her voter identity card shows is true, she is 114. Pathumuthu (Fathima) Shahul will have her moment in the sun on April 10 when she becomes the oldest voter in Kerala, exercising her franchise at the...
Monday, March 10, 2014
15 Acts Of Women’s Activism That Are Changing The World
These women haven’t won Nobel Prizes or hit the speaking circuit. But they’re pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, and speaking up — even where bad news dominates the headlines. We invite you to read the complete article published March...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10 Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy
They move carefully between constantly changing checkpoints, where they’re often harassed. Extremists have been known to target female activists—beating them for not dressing conservatively enough. Or they may be detained. It happens frequently,...
Monday, January 06, 2014
17 women elected MPs in 10th JS, Bangladesh
The 10th parliamentary polls see 17 women candidates elected, according to unofficial results of the election. The number is just one less than the historic high of the 2008 election, when 18 women were elected.However, the current figure can still...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11 Things You Don’t Know About The Senate Sisterhood, USA
I have a story in this week’s magazine about the 20 Senate women and their growing—and positive—influence on the Upper Chamber. You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
10 Australian female politicians to watch
Julia Gillard may be out and 'sexygate' may be rumbling on, but let's not forget there are incredible female politicians in Australia Tony Abbott was criticised last week for referring to Liberal candidate Fiona Scott's "sex appeal", but he's back...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
100 years on from Emily Davison’s death, her battle is not yet won, UK
In April’s local elections, only one in three of those eligible to vote actually did so. What proportion of those voters were women? It’s difficult to get an exact percentage, but in most UK elections, women account for just under half of the...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
129th IPU ASSEMBLY
Discussions during the 129th Assembly scheduled to take place 7-9 October 2013 in Geneva will revolve around the following panels:  Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: The contribution of parliaments  Towards risk-resilient development: Taking into...
Monday, April 15, 2013
128th IPU Assembly STATEMENT ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
IPU unanimously endorsed a statement on sexual violence at its 128th Assembly to signal its on-going commitment to tackling this scourge. Recent widely-reported cases have highlighted the urgency of taking -action. The statement was read out by Mr....
Monday, March 25, 2013
128th IPU Assembly
The IPU Assembly (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference) is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on political issues. It brings together parliamentarians to study international...
Friday, March 08, 2013
10 Women Who Made a Mark in Indian Politics
Power and women are synonyms in a country where women are preached for strength, wealth and insight. Even then powerful women have to cope and deliver with the challenges that come with power. Today women in politics are constantly combating for...
Monday, April 27, 2009
18th Annual Conference 2009 Women, Gender and Political Spaces: Historical Perspectives
Within recent feminist scholarship considerable attention has been paid to the role of gender in constructing social space. This conference seeks to engage with this ‘spatial turn’ by considering the possibilities and constraints upon female agency...
Thursday, November 06, 2008
1st European Conference on Politics and Gender
The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. Over the past ten years the research conducted in this field has expanded...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
17th Annual Conference of the Women's History Network
This conference encourages comparison of women's life cycle experiences both across the widest possible range of times and places, and with the life cycle experiences of men. The focus will also be on inter-generational relations as an important,...
Monday, August 18, 2008
1st World Conference of Women's Shelters
This event will present a new opportunity for family violence workers in Alberta and around the world to learn from international experts and each other.Too often, women's shelter work is overlooked in discussions on family violence, when in reality...