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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
In 2011, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) conducted a survey to document how national Human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the OSCE region address women’s rights and gender equality. This Handbook presents the...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Handbook for Monitoring Women’s Participation in Elections
This handbook provides basic guidance to all OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions (EOM) on monitoring women’s participation in electoral processes. It has been developed as part of the ODIHR’s effort to enhance equality between women and men by...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Herat Leaders Call for Afghan Women to Play Active Role in Politics
The need for more Afghan women to work in government positions was the key message from those speaking at a UN-backed event in Herat city, the capital of Afghanistan’s third largest province. “Women’s participation in senior political positions is...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Helen Joan Cox, MP in the UK Parliament, dies at age 41, after suffering an attack in her constituency
Helen Joan Cox, Labour Party politician and Member of the UK Parliament for the constituency of Batley and Spen, has died after being attacked in her district. Jo Cox was 41 years old when a man shot and stabbed her multiple times after shouting “...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Half of Labour's female councillors in Glasgow to quit 'macho' council
The Herald Scotland reports that a major exodus from Glasgow's ruling Labour administration is set to deepen rifts within the authority, with almost half the party's female councillors expected to quit politics. It is understood that six female...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Hillary Clinton gathers enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party
On Monday 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton gathered enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for this year's US presidential election. Once she crossed the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed in order...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Handbook on European non-discrimination law
2010 marked the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, which sets out a general prohibition on discrimination in its Article 14, and the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the two fundamental texts in the fight against...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
High-level panel on women's economic empowerment holds its inaugural meeting during CSW60
The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment held its inaugural meeting on March 15, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the margins of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). United Nations...
Monday, March 07, 2016
HeForShe Arts Week
UN Women’s HeForShe Arts Week, which will run from 8-15 March,  will be launched at the historic Joe’s Pub, at The Public Theatre. Speaking at the event will be Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
History made in Taiwan: two women candidates compete in 2016 presidential campaign
Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman to run in the 2016 presidential election. With Tsai Ing-Wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Hung Hsiu-chu of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Taiwan is poised to have...
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid
Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clintonannounced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. “I’m running for president,” she...
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
How can we encourage young women to become more interested in gender equity, especially those starting university?
How can we encourage young women to become more interested in gender equity, especially those starting university?
Women's day in Russia
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Happy March 8th (S vas’-MIM MAR-ta) to Russia
By Jillian Smith,  “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the world – celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD).  Russian men will treat special ladies in their...
Monday, March 02, 2015
Happy March 8th (S vas’-MIM MAR-ta) to Russia
By Jillian Smith,  “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the world – celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD).  Russian men will treat special ladies in their...
Women's political participation in India
Sunday, February 08, 2015
How Delhi keeps women out of elections
With Kiran Bedi leading the Delhi election campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party and Sheila Dixit already having been chief minister for three terms, it might appear that women have a significant role to play in Saturday's elections. Instead, the...
A woman places her ballot into the Pyithu Hluttaw representative election box in the April 2012 by-elections.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Hopes women will enter Myanmar politics
There's strong hopes Myanmar (Burma) is on the cusp of electing more women to parliament when it goes to the polls later this year. The country sits near the bottom of global rankings on women's parliamentary representation with less than six per...
Helen Clark, UNDP administrator
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Helen Clark: 2015: Speech to Women’s International Forum, "An Important Year for Gender and Development"
It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon. I thank the President of the Forum, Sahar Baassiri Salam, for her kind introduction, and the previous President, Nareumon Sinhaseni , for extending the original invitation...
Harriet Harman,  Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Harriet Harman is right: women hold the balance of power – if they vote
  Nearly all progress for women has come from Labour, yet the election may depend on the deputy leader’s efforts to get them to the ballot box. Those who don’t vote don’t get. The young vote least and they get least, so the old voters are showered...

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