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Tuesday, March 01, 2016
CSW60 Youth Forum
UN Women and YWCA will host the CSW60 Youth Forum on March 11th and 12th 2016, a few days before the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 60 starts in New York. This forum, a first of its kind, will be open to all young women and young men...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Call for papers: Negotiating Political Inclusion: Women and Party Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
From women’s key role in the recent democratization uprisings across the region, to their demands to enter political-decision-making positions, women are actively protesting their marginalization from the political sphere and demanding a voice in...
Monday, February 08, 2016
CSW 60
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that represents the principal intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of...
Friday, February 05, 2016
Course Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean at the local level: democratic governance and inclusive development
In September 2015, 193 world leaders committed 17 Global Objectives to achieve in the next 15 years, "Eradicating extreme poverty. Combating inequality and injustice. Solving climate change." Goals Goal 5 seek gender equality and empower women and...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Chilean Senate approves criteria of gender quotas for political parties
The Chamber of the Chilean Senate approved with 35 votes in favor, the new law on political parties, in the absence of some outstanding voting points. This new law aims to advance internal democracy of political parties in Chile and has a special...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Canadian Prime Minister names 50-50 Cabinet
On Novermber 4, 2015, Justin Trudeau, Canada’s freshly elected Prime Minister, named 15 women to sit in a cabinet of 30. Trudeau’s new ‘parity cabinet’ is a revolution in Canada as it puts an end to the long-standing habit of naming men to a large...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Certificate Program on Gender, Leadership and Public Policy
The University of Massachusetts Boston is offering a Graduate Certificate on ‘Gender, Leadership and Public Policy’. This is a track in the Masters of Public Administration of the UMass Boston designed to prepare women to become successful civil...
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Friday, March 20, 2015
Croatian Women's Rights Activists Don't Only Take to the Streets—They Rename Them
Seventy years after the women of Croatia were granted suffrage, the country elected its first woman president. Unfortunately, it'd be difficult to find a feminist in Croatia who could say with confidence that President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović will...
Conquering Politics #LikeAGirl
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Conquering Politics #LikeAGirl
It wasn’t my proudest parenting moment: I stood on the ice surface in the community arena shaking with anger as bewildered hockey players, parents, and coaches looked on.  I had just confronted the six-year boy who had, for the third time,...
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Conquering Politics #LikeAGirl
It wasn’t my proudest parenting moment: I stood on the ice surface in the community arena shaking with anger as bewildered hockey players, parents, and coaches looked on.  I had just confronted the six-year boy who had, for the third time,...
Male students Kyrgystan UNWOMEN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Coming of age, youth become gender equality champions in Kyrgyzstan
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally tranquil Sinegorye resort. In July 2014, more than...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Czech parties with few female candidates may lose subsidies
Political parties that have less than 30 percent female representation in their lists of candidates for the general and regional elections may get less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law,...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Creating history is herstory: a local girl turns public leader, Bhutan
In the landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan, Namgay Peldon never thought she would make history, but she did. She was elected the first women Gup, the block leader, as the nation voted for the first time, transitioning from monarchy to democracy in...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Chanda Kochhar – “The sky’s the limit”
In 2014, Chanda Kochhar, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited, India's largest private sector bank and the second-largest bank in the country, was named among Fortune's 50 most powerful women in business for the...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Committee says gender gap threatens development goals, Cambodia
Cambodian women continue to be poorly represented in government following commune elections in May, the Committee to Promote Women in Politics said yesterday. This reality, the committee said, is endangering the Kingdom’s chances of meeting its UN...
Caroline Hubbard
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Challenges for international organizations working on women's issues
iKNOW Politics Expert Caroline Hubbard speaks about the challenges international organizations face while working on women's rights issues.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Call for proposals: Experiences that make a difference: Mainstreaming gender equality in the public policies of Latin American and Caribbean countries
Within the framework of the project “Overcoming Obstacles for Gender Mainstreaming in Latin America and the Caribbean”, the Gender Practice Area of the UNDP Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, with the support of the Agència...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Country Reviews: Women’s Political Participation in South Asia.”
Governance in all South Asian countries is imbued with a predominantly patriarchal character. This is reflected in the fact that women form a disproportionately small segment of representatives in elected bodies across all levels of governance, and...

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