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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?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Brazilian ‘empowering women’ artworks go viral in 24 languages
When 26-year-old Carol Rossetti started drawing and writing about things that bothered her, she had no idea people on opposite corners of the world would feel the same. Her sketches of women, with accompanying stories, have gone viral in 24...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Behind Wismer's candidacy, groups advocate having more women in government leadership (USA)
Susan Wismer, challenger of incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is the first woman to be nominated by a major party for the state's high office. Wismer says that had nothing to do with her decision to run, but she knows it matters to some of the women...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Black Women Underepresented At All Levels Of Political Office (USA)
A recent study found black women are underrepresented at all levels of politics — federal, state and local government. Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics and Higher Heights for America, a national nonprofit that seeks to elevate the...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Bringing HOPE to women's empowerment in the Balkans
On May 27, the National Democratic Institute hosted the 2014 HOPE Fellows for a presentation titled, “When Legislation is Not Enough: Addressing Gaps in Implementation of Kosovo’s Laws on Gender Equality.” Speaking directly to the topic of realizing...
Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai
Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, writer, actor and activist, Mallika Sarabhai calls herself a "communicator". Through her art and activism, and in her message for #Beijing20, she stresses that it's time to break the silence about...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Burundian Women Want a Greater Say in Running of Country
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women’s representation in parliament, women in this southeast African nation feel that they are yet to have a significant say in the management of their country....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Beijing +20
Picture it: A world without a gender gap. Imagine a world where gender equality is a reality for every woman and girl. What would your world look like?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bahrainis encouraged to take active part in parliamentary elections
The new constitution allowed women to run as candidates in the parliament and municipal elections. While no woman won a seat in 2002, Lateefa A Gaood in 2006 made Bahrain and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) history when she became the first GCC...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Building women’s leadership in the most difficult places (Pakistan) – case study for your comments
Well known for its highly articulate and influential women, Pakistan is also notorious for the severe restrictions placed on women’s personal and political liberties. The Raising Her Voice (RHV) programme entered this very complex and sensitive...

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