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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...
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....
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...
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
10-14 December 2007: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics
Dear International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics Members: We are pleased to launch the first moderated Electronic Discussion of the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics on Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics....
Monday, November 12, 2007
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991. Participants chose the dates, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against...
Friday, August 03, 2007
10th Regional Conference On Women In Latin America and The Caribbean
This 10th Regional Conference is focused on the analysis of political participation and gender parity in decision-making processes at all levels, and of women’s contributions to the economy and social protection, especially in relation to unpaid...

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