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Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Nauru
The Women’s Affairs Department as mandated in the Reviewed Nauru National Women’s Plan of Action 2004-2015, with its overall goal “to advance and improve the quality of women’s lives in Nauru”, the Nauru National Women’s Policy with the Goal for “...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Marshall Islands
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, Iran
Preparation of the National Report on Beijing+20 is a precious opportunity to both illustrate the achievements in the Iranian women's and girls' empowerment and review the challenges. Undoubtedly, the international mechanisms for promotion of women’...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National review, Georgia
Georgia became an independent state in 1991. Since independence, Georgia has made efforts to improve the situation of women, but these efforts must be reviewed against the larger political context. For more than 15 years, Georgia has been struggling...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 national review, Fiji
Since 1960, a section has existed in Government to look after the interests of women. In 1987, the Government established the Department for Women and Culture as the first national machinery for gender in Fiji. Following commitments to the Beijing...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National review, Bangladesh
The period 1995 to 2014 has been a period of economic growth led by increased agricultural production, exports, and remittances from international migration, lowering of dependency on external aid and a growing productive population. It has also...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Report on the Republic of Azerbaijan
Significant progress and achievements were made in improvement of legislation to ensure women rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan and implement state policy in the above mentioned field after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Armenia
National review on Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000) in the context of the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World...
Bolsa Familia
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Bolsa Familia and women’s rise
By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones   The Brazilian assistance program named “Bolsa Familia”(Family Packet) has been changing the women’s reality in the poorest area of the country.              The Bolsa Familia is a governmental program of direct...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Bolsa Familia and women’s rise
By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones   The Brazilian assistance program named “Bolsa Familia”(Family Packet) has been changing the women’s reality in the poorest area of the country.              The Bolsa Familia is a governmental program of direct...
Dilma
Friday, August 29, 2014
Brazil, on the way to gender equality
Brazil, on the way to gender equality By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones     Gender inequality is yet a painful reality in the contemporary world. Even today women suffer from discrimination in their lives. In the fight for gender equality,...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Brazil, on the way to gender equality
Brazil, on the way to gender equality By Mariana Jardim Andrade Leones     Gender inequality is yet a painful reality in the contemporary world. Even today women suffer from discrimination in their lives. In the fight for gender equality,...
Marina Silva and Dilma Roussef
Monday, August 18, 2014
Brazil’s presidential election now features two frontrunners with amazing stories
AP Photo/Andre Penner, Felipe Dana In the wake of Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos’ death in a plane crash last week in Santos, Sao Paulo, there has been much discussion over who would succeed him as the Brazilian Socialist Party’s (...
Ayanna Pressley
Monday, August 11, 2014
Black Female Candidates Face Different Challenges—Some of Them From Black Voters
Black women are often the backbone of political campaigns—making calls, managing offices and registering voters. And we show up at the polls. In the last two presidential elections, the turnout percentage of African-American women was greater than...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Banks need to change to empower women
Former first lady and Mozambican education minister Graça Machel’s advocacy work in women’s financial inclusion will not extend to a return to active mainstream politics. She was speaking exclusively to Independent Newspapers on the edges of the...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Beijing+20: Time to fulfill the promise
Perspective by Bharati Sadasivam, Gender Practice Team Leader I was recently among a few thousand people at the public launch of a year-long UN Women campaign marking 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Women leaders,...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Bharatiya Janata Party committed to give 33 per cent reservation to women: Saroj Pandey (India)
Charging the former Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government of "betraying women by not giving reservation to them in decision-making bodies", BJP today said it was committed to political empowerment of the fairer sex by granting 33 per...
Women-Equal
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Beijing +20
What is Beijing +20? And what does it mean for women in politics?

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