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IPU
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Call to Action on young women’s political participation and leadership
Following a virtual event on 18 November 2020, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth published today a call to action on young women’s participation in politics. The call to action...
Labor party leader Merav Michaeli at the party's conference ahead of the Israeli elections in Hod Hasharon, March 14, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Can she handle it? How the Israeli media covers women politicians
Women running for the Knesset have to overcome not only voters' gender stereotypes, but a media landscape that is heavily skewed in men's favor. Merav Michaeli, the head of Israel’s Labor Party, only wears black. Omer Yankelevitch of Blue and White...
International IDEA
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
CSW65 Side Event: Women’s Political Participation in Africa
International IDEA will be hosting a CSW65 side event under the ambit of the CSW gathering entitled Women’s Political Participation in Africa: Old Barriers, New Frontiers. This global event will mark the launch of the inaugural Women's Political...
UN Women
Monday, March 08, 2021
Claiming women’s space in leadership
Shirley Chisholm, the first black US Congresswoman once said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair”. The future is better with women at every table where decisions are being made. Trailblazing women like Shirley...
UN Women
Friday, March 05, 2021
CSW65 (2021)
The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the...
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Changing The Face Of Politics Podcast
The Changing the Face of Politics podcast series is an initiative by the National Democratic Institute, launched as part of NDI's commitment to a decade of action to accelerate the pace of change on women's political empowerment. In candid...
The Hill
Friday, February 05, 2021
Could this be why countries led by women are faring better against coronavirus?
The question of "what if women ruled the world" is getting less hypothetical these days as experts and studies note that countries governed by women have “systematically and significantly better” COVID-19 outcomes. Now a new study suggests that...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Constitution review: Female legislators unite on inclusion of women’s rights
Female legislators in the National Assembly have formed a team to lobby their male colleagues for the purpose of ensuring the inclusion of women’s rights in the nation’s constitution. Several attempts made by the women in parliament over the years...
Monday, December 28, 2020
COVID-19: How male and female leaders differ in their political discourse
In situations of crisis, language and communication matter — particularly at the highest levels of political leadership. But do men and women use language differently when they are in positions of power? A new study sets out to investigate, and MNT...
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Central African women and girls march for peaceful elections
Hundreds of women peacefully marched through the main streets of the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui today to demand for inclusive, violence-free elections. “All we want is peace,” sang the participants who donned white t-shirts, a symbol...
Friday, December 18, 2020
City of Paris is fined 90,000 euros for naming too many women to senior positions
The city of Paris has been fined 90,000 euros for an unusual infraction: It appointed too many positions in the government. In 2018, 11 women and five men became senior officials. That meant 69% of the appointments were women — in violation of a...
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Friday, December 11, 2020
COVID-19: Is it time for male leaders to ‘lean out’?
Leaving women out of COVID-19 decision-making is not just bad for women — it’s bad for everyone. Research shows that achieving gender parity correlates with better outcomes in the pandemic overall, yet a new analysis found that only 3.5% of COVID-19...
Monday, December 07, 2020
COVID-19 and Elections: ensuring the electoral participation of persons with disabilities
UNDP and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs are co-organizing a webinar to discuss and share some good practices on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in electoral...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Chile celebrates a gender equality milestone
A few days ago, Chile held a historical plebiscite to decide whether the country should draft a new constitution, and through which mechanism; a fully elected constitutional convention, with gender parity, or a mixed convention integrated by current...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Covid's male face: Women are hidden in the pandemic debate
The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis on many fronts – political, economic, and scientific – with ramifications that touch every member of society. But early research suggests that the virus, and the policy response to it, has a gendered impact,...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes
COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Celebrity advocates Connie Britton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Yemi Alade call for green and gender-equal COVID-19 recovery during UN General Assembly week
New York — UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors American actor Connie Britton, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nigerian musician Yemi Alade participated this week in thought-provoking conversations organized by the SDG Action Zone - an innovative space...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker
The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly...

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