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14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
14th Summit of women speakers of parliament (Video)
The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, took place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9...
145th IPU Assembly and related meetings (IPU logo)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
145th IPU Assembly and related meetings
At the invitation of the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda, the 145th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from Tuesday, 11 to Saturday, 15 October 2022. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing...
14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (logo)
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (14SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the Oliy Majlis (Supreme Assembly) of Uzbekistan, will take place in-person, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), from 8 to 9...
The time it will take to close the gender gap grew by 36 years in just 12 months, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021.
Friday, March 11, 2022
15 strategies helping to close the gender gap around the world
Gender equality has suffered since the pandemic began. It will now take an estimated 135.6 years to close the worldwide gender gap between men and women. However, progress is being made in areas including science and politics. Improving paternity...
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report - IPU
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP) was held on 6 September 2021 in Vienna (Austria) on the theme Women at the centre: From confronting the pandemic to preserving achievements in gender-responsive recovery. Over 26 of the world’...
Monday, December 06, 2021
100th anniversary of the first woman being elected to the Canadian House of Commons
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the first woman being elected to the House of Commons. Join this event on December 7 to commemorate a century of women breaking parliamentary glass ceilings. Get a chance to hear from groundbreaking women who...
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Friday, September 03, 2021
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament 2021
The in-person segment of the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP), convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), in close cooperation with the United Nations and the Austrian Parliament, will take place in Vienna (Austria) on 6...
Kathryn Garcia finished just one percentage point behind Eric Adams in the Democratic primary for mayor.Credit...Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times
Thursday, July 15, 2021
109 Mayors, all men. When will New York elect a woman?
Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley placed second and third in the Democratic mayoral primary. Many New Yorkers hoped the glass ceiling would finally be broken. It was a constant refrain for the two leading female candidates running for mayor of New York...
Of course it was women who were front and centre – so many had nothing to lose (Picture: LWPP)   Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/18/10-years-on-from-the-arab-spring-we-must-not-forget-the-women-13771330/?ito=cbshare  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Me
Friday, January 15, 2021
10 years on from the Arab Spring, I’m remembering the women who gave their lives for change
By Hibbaq Osman, Founder of Karama, a network of women's rights organisations Soon it will be a decade since the smoke from fire raging in Tunisia reached Cairo, the city I call home.  In December 2010, a trickle of protest in a small city in Tunis...
Friday, November 06, 2020
1 in 3 women parliamentary candidates face cyberbullying in Jordan
One in three women candidates running for the upcoming parliamentary elections, slated for November 10, said that they were subjected to cyberbullying, a local study revealed on Thursday. The finding was announced in the study prepared by Solidarity...
Friday, October 02, 2020
10 men, 10 women: Belgium’s new government is more female than ever
Belgium’s new federal government, led by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, has ten male and ten female members, making it the first federal government with such a high percentage of women. On Thursday morning, King Philippe swore in a 20-member...
Monday, August 31, 2020
11 female voices, from Age 13 to 110, on why the vote matters
On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became part of the Constitution. In an enormous victory for the generations of women who had fought for suffrage, it declared that the right to vote in the United States could not be denied on the basis of sex....
Friday, July 24, 2020
100 years on, politics is where the U.S. lags most on gender equality
A century on from women winning the right to vote in the U.S., our nation has made huge progress on many fronts. But plenty more is needed—and above all in the political sphere. The U.S. compares badly to most other countries in the world in terms...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament will precede the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) and is being organized in close cooperation with the Parliament of Austria and the United Nations. The Summit provides women in...
Monday, June 22, 2020
10 lessons from the COVID-19 frontline for a more gender-equal world
Evidence shows that disease outbreak affects women and men differently, that pandemics exacerbate inequalities for girls and women, who are also often the hardest hit, and that women play an outsize role responding to crises, including as frontline...
Friday, November 29, 2019
100 years of women reporting in Westminster
On 1 December 1919 a female MP took a seat in the House of Commons for the first time. Political correspondent Kate Proctor went on a mission to find out more about the first women who reported from the press gallery that day, and the many that...
Saturday, July 06, 2019
11 women appointed to new G/Bissau cabinet
Guinea-Bissau's President José Mario Vaz has issued a decree appointing a 31-member government including 16 ministers and 15 deputy ministers, among them an unprecedented number of women, reports said on Thursday. According to the decree issued to...
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
19th Amendment: A century of pioneering women in US politics
One hundred years ago - on 4 June 1919 - Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the US constitution guaranteeing the right of American women to vote. The amendment was the product of decades of campaigning and slow progress since the first...

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