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Birgitta Jonsdottir
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
iKNOW Politics speaks with Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Parliament, Iceland about the changing face of politics and how she began her career.
Declaration politique et texte issus de Beijing +5
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Beijing+5 Political Declaration and Outcome
Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Dilma Roussef is re-elected.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Brazil elections: Dilma Rousseff promises reform after poll win
President Dilma Rousseff has promised to re-unite Brazil after narrowly winning re-election to a second term in office with 51.6% of the vote. She said "dialogue" would be her top priority after a bitterly fought campaign against centre-right...
Dilma Rousseff
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Brazil election: Dilma Rousseff to face Aecio Neves in run-off
Brazil's presidential race will go to a second round after incumbent Dilma Rousseff fell short of an outright victory in Sunday's election. She received 42% of the vote and will face centre-right rival Aecio Neves, who won 34%, on 26 October. In a...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Mongolia
Mongolian government hereby submitting the report to UN Commission on woman about the success, impact, result and the further initiative goal for achieving the objectives of the declaration and the action program that held in Beijing in 1995 for...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Australia
Australia is continuing to make significant progress in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action across all government jurisdictions. Five key achievements in progressing gender equality in recent years are explored in this...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, New Guinea
A one-day national consultation was held on 24 July 2014 in Port Moresby led by the Office of the Development of Women, Department for Community Development and Religion, with technical assistance from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Vanautu
The one day national consultation to feed into the national report for the Beijing +20 occurred on Wednesday 8th of May 2014 from 8am until 4.30pm at the Le Lagoon Warwick Hotels led by the Department of Women’s Affairs with technical and financial...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Turkey
The women’s movement which gained impetus during the 1980s, ratification of CEDAW in 1986, establishment of the General Directorate on the Status of Women (GDSW) as a national mechanism in 1990 has greatly contributed to the active participation of...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Timor-Leste
The Timor-Leste Government is committed to improving and enriching the lives of women to enable them to participate equally in all aspects of life. This is Timor-Leste’s first report and Timor-Leste has made significant progress in the...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Solomon Islands
What are the country’s three to five major achievements in the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the twenty-third special session of the General...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Samoa
Samoa shares with its Pacific island neighbors a vulnerability to natural and economic shocks, as well as challenges of social transformation. Over the past several decades Samoa has weathered these storms, progressively strengthening essential...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Philippines
2015 is a milestone year in the development arena; it was even dubbed as the international year of evaluation. It will be the time when countries have to assess and evaluate themselves on the progress in terms of achieving the Millennium Development...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Palau
In 2015, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will carry out a review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and the...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, New Zealand
New Zealand has a proud and growing history of women holding high-profile leadership and decision-making positions. New Zealand has had two women Prime Ministers: Dame Jenny Shipley from December 1997 to December 1999; and Helen Clark from December...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Nepal
Nepal pledged for more gender equality and the empowerment of women since it participated in theFourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and committed to the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA)during 1995. This National Review Report highlights on...

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