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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers to join forces on gender equality strategy
Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers will assemble in Nairobi on 19 and 20 September for their triennial meeting to consider a robust strategy to achieve gender equality goals in all 53 member countries by 2030. The strategy will include...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Cameroon: Legislative, municipal elections 2020 - heightened efforts to increase number of women
A two-day capacity building workshop is ongoing at the Yaounde Mont Fébé Hotel. The Ministry of Women's Empowerment and the Family and its partners such as United Nations Women and the International Organisation of La Francophonie during a two-day...
Friday, June 14, 2019
Canada’s first Ambassador for women, peace & security
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has said that when women play an active role in conflict prevention and peace building, and when their rights are respected, we are better able to achieve long-term, sustainable peace. As Canada’s first...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Call to introduce local election gender quotas
A women’s rights group will today, 9 June, launch a €35,000 crowdfunding plan to help female candidates in future elections after accusing the Government of failing to do enough to address the issue. The Women for Election group says the public...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Canada: Where have all the female premiers gone?
By Jennifer Hollett, Politics is the worst. It needs to be said. We can’t have an honest conversation about getting more women in politics without acknowledging this. I know it first hand, as I’ve run for office one and a half times. The first time...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Challenges and the way forward for women in politics in India
As India gears up for the world’s largest election process, one cannot help but think of some of the unfulfilled promises made when a young India emerged amongst the preeminent democracies of the world. Nearly 70 years since the enactment of our...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Colombia : In spite of the conflict & continued violence, disappearances, femicide, women weave the social fabric of communities for leadership, resilience, peace
In Colombia’s southern province of Putumayo, a group of women is stitching together social fabric despite an alarming number of ongoing threats and acts of violence against them. Fifteen days before her wedding in 1990, Sandra* was kidnapped and...
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Close the political gender gap to reduce corruption
Including women in local councils is strongly negatively associated with the prevalence of both petty and grand forms of corruption. This reduction in corruption is primarily experienced among women. A study suggests that female representatives seek...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Contesting gender quotas: dynamics of resistance
Gender quotas have diffused rapidly around the globe in recent decades, suggesting widespread and dramatic transformations in women's access to political power. Yet, quotas often face serious challenges following their introduction, resulting in a...
Friday, March 15, 2019
CSW 63: Violence against women in politics in Latin America and the Caribbean
Context Currently, Latin America is the region of the world with the largest representation of women in national parliaments. However, behind this positive fact, worrisome realities hide. To achieve political participation, women often face an...
Monday, March 11, 2019
CSW 63: Gender equality in public institutions for sustaining peace
This event will bring together Member States, experts and practitioners to share their perspectives and experiences on the relationship between gender equality in public administration (GEPA) and sustaining peace. The event will serve as a platform...
Monday, March 11, 2019
CSW 63: Preventing online violence against women in politics
Join leading global researchers and practitioners as they present the latest data and proposed legal solutions to online violence against women in politics. Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, Gender Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES...
Friday, March 08, 2019
CSW 63: Women at the table!
Women at the Table! Transformative change - Women shaping the agenda of peace, transitional justice and political agreements, is an event hosted by Nordic Women Mediators – Iceland with the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry for Foreign...
Friday, March 08, 2019
CSW 63: Critical mass to gender parity—women in government do make a difference!
Subject:  We have all heard the calls regarding the need for women in leadership roles in both politics and business.  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) tracks the number of women in national parliaments and the executive, and documents the...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CSW 63: Sexism harassment and violence against women parliamentarians
CSW63 side event, organised by the Council of Europe, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Finland’s Permanent Mission to the UN as part of the Finnish presidency of the Council of Europe, to take stock of ongoing legal and policy initiatives to end...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CWS 63: Rebuilding trust in leadership
During the 63rd session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women 2019 (CSW63), Women Political Leaders (WPL)  and EY will co-host a panel discussion on “Rebuilding Trust in Leadership’’. Trust is an important value at the core of...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CSW 63: Women’s leadership in the national agendas of the Americas and Caribbean
“Women’s Leadership in the National Agendas of the Americas and Caribbean” is a side-event which is being hosted by the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States (CIM) and...
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
CSW 63: Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Investing in gender equality: Parliaments ensuring social protection, public services and infrastructure deliver for women and girls. The Parliamentary Meeting at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN...