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A polling official applies indelible ink on the finger of a voter. (Photo | PTI)
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Glaring gap: Only 5 per cent of elected representatives are women in Tamil Nadu
This is a drop from the previous assembly election in 2016, when the State elected 21 women (about nine per cent) into power. CHENNAI:  Though Tamil Nadu has seen strong female politicians including former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, only about...
UN Women
Friday, March 26, 2021
Generation Equality Forum
The Generation Equality Forum will kick off in Mexico City 29-31 March 2021, hosted by the Government of Mexico. With civil society at its core, the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico will reinforce the power and voice of feminist movements and...
CSW  side event
Monday, March 22, 2021
Gender Justice & The Law Implications of inequality before the law for full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence
This side event during CSW65 would build on the 2020 annual meeting of the Governmental Subcommittee on Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals. The objective of the session would be to: - Introduce the Gender Justice and the Law tool...
Represent Women
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Gender quota helps women win in Egypt
By Fatma Tawfik In 2019, after Egypt witnessed a long fight for gender equality in the political, economic and social spheres, the Egyptian parliament approved a constitutional amendment that includes a gender quota, reserving 25 percent of...
Equality Parliamentary Secretary Rosianne Cutajar
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Gender corrective mechanism to boost women MPs clears second reading in Malta's parliament
Equality Parliamentary Secretary Rosianne Cutajar closes the Second Reading debate on the gender corrective mechanism. A corrective electoral mechanism to boost the number of women MPs has cleared the second stage in parliament with support from...
Pictured: Pelosi at a Thursday press conference. (Screenshot from CBS)
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Gendered violence and the attack on the U.S. Capitol
The vandalism and thefts targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week sought to assail her position as one of the most powerful women in American politics. Among the many dramatic images emerging from the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol, two in...
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Ghana: 41% of women in politics have experienced gender-based violence – Survey
The Gender Centre for Empowering Development (GenCED) on Tuesday December 1, 2020 launched a research report on “Violence Against Women Within Political Parties”. The research, which covered the operations, structures, and processes of the major...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Gertraud Salzmann
Gertraud Salzmann is a Member of Parliament from Austria. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Gender equality laws around the world - what can parliaments do?
Watch the third in a series of short videos on the Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality. This video on legislation for gender equality looks at how countries can achieve full gender equality, something that none of them have done until...
Friday, October 16, 2020
Gender Equality Report: Findings from the Women in Political Parties Index
This event will present the results of the inaugural Liberal International Women in Political Parties Survey and launch the first-ever Liberal International Gender Equality Report. Taking place on the eve of LI's Virtual Congress, it is one of the...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Ginsburg will lie in state in the capitol, the first woman to be given the honor
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in the United States Capitol on Friday, an unusual honor for a Supreme Court justice and one that has never before been granted to a woman. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the rare distinction — which has...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Ghanaian girls should have presidential role models too
What does a female President or Vice President mean to the girl child in Ghana? It means a lot.  Generally, it means the same thing that the male Presidents and Vice Presidents have meant and still mean to our boy children: a role model they can...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Governance Statistics in the COVID-19 Era: A Praia City Group Guidance Note
This Guidance Note builds on the detailed recommendations made in the first ever global, member-state led Handbook on Governance Statistics published in early 2020 by the Praia Group on Governance Statistics. One major driver of demand for...
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns
In an address to a virtual town hall with young women from civil society organizations, the Secretary-General said that the global pandemic has already reversed decades of limited and fragile progress on gender equality and women’s rights. “Without...
Friday, September 04, 2020
Global Book Launch: Violence Against Women in Politics
Join the National Democratic Institute on Wednesday, September 9 for the global book launch of Violence Against Women in Politics by Mona Lena Krook. NDI will host two virtual events featuring the author and distinguished women in politics from...
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Gender norms still define politics as masculine space, researchers find
The Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) platform released a guide on gender norms and women in politics, in the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform of Action. The guide titled, ‘Gender norms and women in...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Germany targets gender gap with quotas for business and politics
Germany is pushing to narrow the gender gap with new targets aimed at increasing the role of women in board rooms and in the country’s largest political party. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal that would increase...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Georgia takes on male-dominated parliament with gender quotas
Georgia’s parliament is currently nearly 90 percent male. But a newly adopted gender quota will boost the number of women members of parliament up to at least 20 percent this year and more in the future. Local assemblies will have an even higher...

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