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Friday, February 15, 2019
USA: 'There's not just one women's lane'. A record number of female candidates running for president
With Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota launching their presidential bids over the weekend, there are now more women running for a single party's nomination than ever. Warren and Klobuchar join fellow...
Monday, February 11, 2019
USA: ‘A woman, just not that woman’, how sexism plays out on the trail
By Maggie Astor, In the words of her detractors during the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton was abrasive and shrill. She was aloof. She was unlikable. It’s not a coincidence that some of these adjectives are now bubbling up in discussions of...
Thursday, February 07, 2019
USA: 2019's barrier-breaking politicians get to work
On November 6, 125 women were elected to the House, Senate, and governorships. This week, they assume power. Here's what they plan on doing with it. First they marched. Then they ran. And then? They won—big. In last year’s midterms, women candidates...
Monday, February 04, 2019
UN Women in Moldova launches a political training for women with disabilities
UN Women in Moldova has launched an initiative for the civic and political empowerment of women candidates with disabilities ahead of the 2019 local elections, in partnership with the local ‘MOTIVATIE’ Association. The program, which will take place...
Friday, February 01, 2019
US: ‘This could be me’. Women rival male candidates in early 2020 presidential field
Although the 2020 presidential cycle remains in its initial stages, the race for the White House is expected to draw an historic number of women candidates — with many already having taken steps towards running and others rumored to be considering...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
US: She’s not ‘the one’. The antidote to sexism in the race toward the presidency
By Emma Gray, For those who worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, it was obvious that sexism played a role in how her candidacy was received. Pundits complained about her facial expressions, her “shrill” tone and her alleged...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
USA: The sublime, sudden new normal of watching women run for President
By Mattie Kahn, Earlier this week Kamala Harris entered the 2020 presidential race. Her announcement was the expected conclusion to the will-she-won't-she conversation that has surrounded her since she was elected to the Senate in 2016, announced...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
UK Parliament makes ‘steady progress’ on gender equality
The UK Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit, published today, finds that steady progress has been made in increasing the representation of women in both Houses of Parliament, but there are still too many barriers to women standing as MPs or putting...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
UN Women applauds UAE President’s decision to increase Emirati women’s representation in Federal National Council to 50 per cent
UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, has warmly welcomed the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to raise the representation of Emirati women in the Federal...
Friday, November 30, 2018
USA: A historic number of women were elected in 2018—these four are expected to run for president in 2020
The 2018 midterm election included a wave of victories for female candidates and major upsets across the country. Now, four prominent female Democrats are all but openly running for president. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, considered a top...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
UNGA 2018: Side Event on Ending Violence Against Women in Politics
Violence against women in politics is a worldwide phenomenon. From polls to parliaments, the range of experiences of women in public life is rife with psychological, physical and sexual violence, both online and offline. These attacks are not simply...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
UNGA 2018: African Women Leaders Network High-Level Side Event
The central question of the High-Level Event is “How Can Women Leaders Make the AU and the UN More Relevant to All for Transformative Change? Experiences from the African Women Leaders Network Agenda for Transformation. Members of the “African Women...
Friday, September 07, 2018
US: 2018 is the year of the woman on the ballot
By Brooke Baldwin, Cara McClure explains her decision this way. "I wasn't planning on running, and then I woke up that morning feeling guilty ... because I have so much to offer." McClure once battled homelessness as a single mother. But her...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: Accelerating the women’s movement for peace and humanitarian action
Hosted by the Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund, in partnership with Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, UNFPA and UN Women. The evening event and reception will focus on "Innovating and Challenging the Status...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: #SheIsEqual Summit
The #SheIsEqual Summit will bring together the brightest minds in policy, media, entertainment, and the private sector to explore where positive impact can be made on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, girls’ education, and advocacy. For...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: Women leading the way. The power of women’s leadership in politics, businesses, and communities
Rather than focusing solely on the challenges and the low representation of women in leadership in both the political and economic spheres, Women Deliver and partners believe in spotlighting diverse examples of leadership that demonstrate how to...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: Data driving change, EM2030 SDG gender index
Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) will present EM2030's SDG Gender Index framework, the most comprehensive Index on gender equality aligned to the SDGs and rooted in the expressed needs of gender advocates worldwide. During our event, we will explore the...
Friday, September 07, 2018
UNGA 2018: First Ladies high level Forum
Held annually during the week of the United Nations General Assembly, the First Ladies High Level Forum Annual Peace Award Dinner is one of the most anticipated women in executive leadership-focused events in New York City. The event brings together...