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Saturday, March 28, 2015
End of an era: 10 Labour women who changed the face of Westminster
When the 2010 parliament comes to an end on 30 March, 10 of the Labour party’s most high-achieving female MPs and former ministers will be standing down. Some of them began their parliamentary careers in 1987, and together they have clocked up 200...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Economics or Politics: Which Drives Women’s Empowerment?
The National Democratic Institute and The World Bank Group's Women, Business and the Law present a spirited debate Economics or Politics: Which Drives Women’s Empowerment? Gender equality is driving development policies worldwide. But what’s the...
Women in Egypt
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Egyptian women take to social media to expose harassers
Egyptian women have been using a number of hashtags — among them #Idon’tFeelSafeOnTheStreet, #AntiHarassment and #ExposeHarasser — on social networking sites to speak up about the daily sexual harassment they experience. These campaigns are part of...
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launched a new initiative as part of the He For She campaign - IMPACT 10x10x10. UN Photo/Mark Garten
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Emma Watson Speech for HeForShe at World Economic Forum 2015
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivered another stirring speech encouraging world and corporate leaders to take action for gender equality during the kickoff of a HeForShe program launch at the World Economic Forum at Davos on January...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
E-discussion on Beijing +20
In September 1995 an unprecedented 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists attended the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China with a single purpose in mind: the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all...
Nika Saeedi
Monday, December 22, 2014
End of Year message from iKNOW Politics expert and UNDP Policy, Gender, Political Process and Peacebuilding specialist Nika Saeedi.
Gender discrimination runs deep. It infects the hearts of both men and women. Since without conscious, deliberate, and sustained effort, no one can remain unaffected by its corrosive influence, both groups must realize that such a problem can...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
EU gender equality legislation key to breaking the glass ceiling
As European commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality, I am strongly committed to advancing equal opportunities for men and women in the EU. The proposed directive on women on corporate boards is one of my main priorities for gender...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
E-discussion on whether the inclusion of women makes political parties more successful
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, We would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion  on whether women's inclusion makes political parties more successful. We invite all members to join in the discussion and share experiences and ideas....
Monday, November 03, 2014
E-Discussion on Women mayors, women elected as head of villages, towns and citiesا
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, We would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion  on "Women mayors, women elected as head of villages, towns and cities".  We invite all members to join in the discussion and share experiences and ideas...
Friday, October 31, 2014
E-Discussion on Women mayors, women elected as head of villages, towns and citiesا
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, We would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion  on "Women mayors, women elected as head of villages, towns and cities".  We invite all members to join in the discussion and share experiences and ideas...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
UNSCR 1325
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Empowering the Role of Women in Post-conflict Peacekeeping
By Dilini Fernando   The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is a fundamental instrument for women’s empowerment in post-conflict peacekeeping in the 21st century. The resolution defines the key role of women in the...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Empowering the Role of Women in Post-conflict Peacekeeping
By Dilini Fernando   The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is a fundamental instrument for women’s empowerment in post-conflict peacekeeping in the 21st century. The resolution defines the key role of women in the...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Empowering the Women of Timor-Leste: Peacebuilding in practice
Since the UN Security Council passed resolution 1325 on women, peace and security there has been a worldwide call for women and girls to be protected from gender based violence, and their voices to be brought to the forefront in discussions...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
It's time to fulfill the vision laid out at the Beijing Women's Conference in 1995Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Enhancing Women’s Political Participation, Ghana
Out of 58 women elected to Parliament, only three of them represented constituencies the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions and said more is required from the media to whip up interest of women, especially in these areas to go into politics...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
European path to gender-balance in national Parliaments
By Malgorzata Bratkrajc European path to gender-balance in national Parliaments       Today’s world is full of challenges for economy, politics and society. Facing up to these challenges requires foresighted leadership, cohesive vision and long-...

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