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Monday, August 13, 2018
Candidates in Tuesday’s primaries poised to break barriers for women of color and LGBTQ community
Voters head to the polls in Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont on Tuesday. This week’s round of primary voting will once again set the stage for more history-making moments for women in politics. Voters head to the polls in Connecticut,...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet
Colombia is to get its first female interior minister with women heading other key ministries including justice and energy By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half of Colombia's cabinet ministers will be women when...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Change in Pakistan as women seize right to vote
Hameeda Shahid is making history. She is standing for parliament in a conservative tribal area of Pakistan which borders Afghanistan. Dir was once a Taliban stronghold where women had few rights and were not even allowed vote. She is fighting for a...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Canada to host first women foreign ministers meeting
Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers in September, officials said Wednesday. The meeting will take place in Montreal on September 21 and 22 while the UN General Assembly is underway in New York, Canada's foreign...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Community Radios engaged to amplify voices of female aspirants in Malawi
UN Women Malawi has engaged community radios in the country in a campaign to promote female aspirants through radio messages and radio talk shows. Speaking in an interview, Communications Officer for UN Women Malawi Faith Mvula said Journalists from...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Call for parties to publish gender breakdown of candidates in UK
Political parties should be required to publish details of their election candidates by gender to highlight the "shameful" gap in numbers between men and women, campaigners are arguing. The Centenary Action Group, which wants equal representation in...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Can men help break Kenyan women's exclusion?
The women-led movement of GROOTS Kenya is supporting women candidates – including by providing them with bodyguards and volunteer support in the form of Humphrey Muriuki Ngaine and his ‘male champions’. Hannah O’Neill and Louise Donovan report from...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Charlotte Talks: The rise of women in politics
2018 has seen the rise of women in politics. With more women running for and holding office than in years past. For many people, 2018 is seen as a big moment for women in politics. 43 percent of the democratic nominees for the US House of...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
CWPPP & WGS event: Women mayors making a difference
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus organise a new event on the Go Local Spring Speaker Series. Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns; 48 of these have mayors. However, only 20% of the...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Closing the gender gap in politics
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, calls on Commonwealth countries to make democracy more democratic by ensuring that women can participate freely, fairly and safely in elections and politics....
Friday, April 13, 2018
Citizen engagement in Morocco: breaking down barriers to political inclusion
By Brechtje Kemp Morocco’s constitutional reform in 2011 forms the basis of new laws and practices which increased civil participation in the decision-making process, but more remains to be done. How to strengthen the role of civil society...
Monday, April 02, 2018
Costa Rica Just Elected Latin America's First Black Female Vice President
In a history-making election, Epsy Campbell became the first Afro-Latina vice president in Costa Rica, as well as the first black female vice president in Latin America. Winning alongside President-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the two ran on a...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus to Boost Equal Representation
This article was published by UNDP on March 8, 2018. Avarua, Cook Islands - With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body:...
Monday, March 12, 2018
CSW Side Event on "“The Role of Parliaments as Partners in Women, Peace and Security”
For the 62nd Session of the Commission of the Status on Women, the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the United National Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Civil Society Action Network, seek to organise a side event...
Monday, March 12, 2018
CSW Side Event on "Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women"
On the margins of CSW 62, join an exciting group of leading voices on gender budgeting to explore innovative strategies to increase investment in rural women and girls.  Panelists: H.E. Ms. Mila Carovska, Minister for Labour and Social Policy,...
Monday, March 05, 2018
CSW 62 Side Event on "Empowering Rural Women and Girls through Increased Decision-Making Capacity"
The side event, organized by the Government of Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations, will provide an opportunity to discuss the successes and remaining...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Cameroon seeks greater female political participation
YAOUNDE — Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal ahead of this year’s polls — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected offices. An all-female orchestra plays as 300 women selected from associations around Cameroon campaign in...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Conference on Women in Elections in Lebanon
The Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs (OMSWA) and the United Nations in Lebanon are organizing a conference on the role of political parties in promoting women participation in the parliamentary elections on Wednesday, 17 January...