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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Brazil: Women Take Power in Government
Brazil's new president, Dilma Rousseff, has quickly stepped out of the shadow of her charismatic predecessor Lula. After one year in office, she is more popular than any former president was at this stage. She has surrounded herself with...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Shia cleric warns troops not to attack women
Bahrain's leading Shia Muslim cleric has told his followers to retaliate if women are attacked, in a warning to the country's security forces. In a sermon delivered at Friday prayers Sheikh Isa Qassim said: "Whoever you see abusing a woman,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bhutan: Gender politics
6 Mar 2012 - The near absence of women in the Bhutanese parliament has always been a cause of unease for government leaders. When the Bhutanese parliament was a unicameral one, with close to 150 members, it was even more glaring. The people’s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Women empowerment still illusive
14 Mar 2012 - March 8 is marked as International Women’s Day. I wish to dedicate this piece to our women and discuss the thorny issue of women and politics. Women have endured a lot of degradation, traditionally, politically and economically...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bangladesh: Women's empowerment in Bangladesh
    26 Mar 2012 - The Government of Bangladesh firmly believes that gender equity is more than a goal itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bhutan: Ready, able and willing …
26 Mar 2012- Women Representatives: Despite cultural and stereotype challenges faced, women representatives say they are performing as well as their male counterparts in leading their communities, and that they see a crucial need for more women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bhutan: Female Danish Politicians Ready to Inspire Women of Bhutan
13 April 2012 - A female parliamentarian from Bhutan is 16 – 22 April visiting Denmark to meet with prominent female Danish politicians. The visit is part of the documentary film “Yes Madam Minister”. Is Bhutan ready to say “Yes, Madam...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bolivia: Women celebrate landmark approval of law against political harassment and violence
Today, we women celebrate the approval of the Law Against Political Harassment and Violence Toward Women – a historical step toward consolidating democracy in Bolivia, following some 12 years of efforts to pass this law, headed by the Association...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina: conference on women in conflict prevention, crisis management, peace building
 Engaging women in conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation will be the topic of an OSCE conference. The conference will provide a forum for government representatives, policymakers, civil society actors, as well...
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
BENIN: Presidential Elections - First Round
Benin will hold the first round of its presidential elections March 6th. The incoming President will be elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term. For more information on Benin's electoral system, please...
Monday, October 25, 2010
Bridging the Gender Divide: How Technology Can Advance Women Economically
Technology defines our era. In the past few decades, numerous innovations—including ever-shrinking computers, mobile phones, and alternative energies—have been introduced in homes and workplaces, changing the way we live, how we work, and what we’re...
Friday, March 19, 2010
BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project
The BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project (CEDP) is a professional development project to build capacity in people working in areas of democracy and governance.This project developed from the concept of establishing a civics and governance...
Monday, May 25, 2009
Best Practices Used by Political Parties to Promote Women in Politics
This consolidated response highlights strategies and policies that may be used in addition to gender quotas by political parties to increase the numbers of women in politics. The strategies described in this response include establishing women’s...
Friday, May 22, 2009
Brown Bag discussion on When do Government's Promote Women's Rights? States and Sex Equality in Latin America and the World
UNIFEM, UNDP- Democratic Governance & Gender Unit and iKNOW Politics partners cordially invite you to the Brown Bag discussion on When do Government's Promote Women's Rights? - States and Sex Equality in Latin America and the World.Presenter:...
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Bangladesh: The Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act 2000
This Act was adopted in Bangladesh to outline punishments for sexual offense, women and children trafficking, causing death for dowry, sexual oppression and other sexual violence crimes.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Balancing politics and family
What can be done to redress the “triple workload” of women in politics: family, career and political responsibilities? What strategies do women use to expand interpretations of “traditional or cultural” roles of women to allow for their political...
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Breast-feeding lifetime; nasophayngeal part concordance.
Mi pregunta es la siguiente: En mi país, Guatemala, no está tipificada la figura del Acoso Sexual por lo que necesito algunos consejos que puedan ayudarnos a las mujeres que por primera vez participamos en el ámbito político a defendernos en...
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Be Ready to Be Heard: Advocacy Training
The Ready to be Heard advocacy training program is designed to educate and empower you to influence government through the development of advocacy skills and the acquisition of knowledge about policy-making and political engagement. This program is...

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