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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
How Presidents Talk About Women in SOTU Speeches, USA
Since the 1920s, the addresses have gone from nearly all-"men" affairs to a roughly equal gender footing. Though contraception is rarely mentioned in State of the Union addresses, it might make an appearance tonight, since President Obama is...
Monday, January 27, 2014
How can the transparency of political finance be enhanced when we don’t have reliable government data?
How technology can be exploited to monitor election spendings or explore undue influence on the decision-making process. We will also identify examples of inspiring and innovative things that agencies/local governments are doing in this space,...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Helen Clark, Top UN Official, Warns Against Syria Intervention At Women Of The Year Lecture
One of the UN's most senior leaders has warned against Western intervention in Syria, drawing on her experience as prime minister of New Zealand when she decided not to take the country to war with Iraq. Helen Clark, who was a Labour prime minister...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
How To Create A Generation Of Women Leaders
Recently, women leaders from around the world gathered in Brussels to participate in the inaugural Women in Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum. I was honored to join them. Some 120 years after women in New Zealand became the first in the world to be...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hasina 'allowed' to lead polls-time govt
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she has been granted permission by the president to lead the polls-time government. President Hamid has granted her the permission, she said on Wednesday evening during the 19th session of 9th Parliament....
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Hillary Clinton and the sisterhood
A gathering of Washington's most important military leaders doesn't seem like the obvious place to champion the cause of increasing women's power around the world. Nor does Hillary Clinton seem like the obvious choice for an award from the National...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Helen Clark:Speech at the International Conference 'Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in Norway'
Keynote Speech by Helen Clark onThe Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on WomenAt the International ConferenceCelebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in NorwayOslo, Norway We invite you to read the full speech published November 15,...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hillary Clinton: ‘Turning point’ for Afghan women
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry and former First Lady Laura Bush on Friday said that as elections near in Afghanistan and U.S. troops continue to draw down, America must remain committed to the country during what they called a...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hillary Clinton pushes for women on world stage
Hillary Clinton on Thursday stressed the importance of advancing women around the world, nodding to those seeking office as she also made the case for robust American leadership on the global stage. Clinton’s remarks came at a gala hosted by the...
Friday, November 08, 2013
How to Secure the Gains Afghan Women Have Made
The women of Afghanistan today aren’t the same women of 2001. They’ve expanded their access to health care, education, justice, and political power. As Inclusive Security Action’s Michelle Barsa noted Tuesday in a congressional hearing, “Afghan...
Friday, November 08, 2013
How to Secure the Gains Afghan Women Have Made
The women of Afghanistan today aren’t the same women of 2001. They’ve expanded their access to health care, education, justice, and political power. As Inclusive Security Action’s Michelle Barsa noted Tuesday in a congressional hearing, “Afghan...
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
How to include minorities and marginalized groups in constitution building
“Women do not represent women in my country. They represent the voices of the men, the families that surround them, and their political party: but not women. They are not feminists,” according to Basma Soudani, from The League of Tunisian Female...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Helen Clark: Women in politics
Helen Clark, UNDP administrator, introduces a debate on whether there should quotas for women in politics published October 19, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Helen Clark & The Power of Persistence
UNDP administrator on putting in the hard yards, her upbringing, and the value of soft power on leadership. More With Helen Clark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjpP7XsrFJQ&feature=youtu.be
Monday, October 14, 2013
Hon. Tangariki Reete is now 3rd female Cabinet Minister in Kiribati
Three new Cabinet Ministers were sworn-into office Monday in Tarawa to replace the two ministers who resigned from office last week. A statement from the Office of the President said the three ministers - Rimeta Beniamina, MP from Nikunau, Waysang...
Monday, October 14, 2013
How one state trained generations of women for political careers, USA
When it comes to helping women build careers in politics, some states do better than others. For more than two decades, women in Indiana have been getting their first taste of public service through the Lugar Series. What we have learned here in...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
How to make office politics work for women
Being politically savvy in the workplace is a critical leadership skill and one that needs to be seen in a positive, rather than negative light, according to the founder of the Horan Group, Jane Horan. Speaking to Megan Dalla-Camina in the lead up...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Habitat for Humanity making history by bringing over 35 women politicians to build safe and decent homes for families, Canada
For the first time in Habitat Toronto history, over 35 female politicians, from all levels of government, will set aside their political differences and come together to help build six Habitat homes in support of the 2013 Women Build. Dubbed Women...

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