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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UN envoy in Iraq calls for inclusion of women in politics, decision-making process
Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Iraq, Alice Walpole, on Sunday called for an increase of women’s role in politics and include them in the decision-making process in Iraq and elsewhere. Her comments were delivered during...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Ursula von der Leyen elected first female European commission president
Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the European commission’s first female president and the first German in the job for more than 50 years. In a secret ballot, MEPs voted narrowly to support the German defence minister as a replacement for...
Friday, July 05, 2019
UN: G20 Summit Must Tackle Women's Inequality
While much of the talk at the G20 summit has been about trade frictions and geopolitical tensions, one participant says there's another subject that should be high on the agenda. The head of the UN agency for women's empowerment wants G20 leaders to...
Friday, July 05, 2019
UN Women to release report about progress of world's females
JOHANNESBURG  - United Nations Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will on Tuesday launch the organisation's flagship report about the current status of females in the world. The report is an extensive assessment of the reality of...
Friday, June 14, 2019
UN Women Liberia push for 30% participation in politics
As Liberian prepared to cast their votes in the Montserrado’s Representative and Senatorial by-elections, the UN Women has recently engaged stakeholders to give serious consideration to women leadership and political participation in politics. UN...
Friday, June 07, 2019
UN organization lauds Egypt's plan of action on women
The UN Women Organization lauded the strong initiative adopted by Egypt and its decision to work out the first national plan of action to put into effect UN resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.  The resolution reaffirms the important role...
Friday, May 31, 2019
UN names Russian diplomat to lead European HQ
Russian diplomat Tatiana Valovaya has been named the next director-general of the UN office at Geneva, making the former journalist the first woman appointed to run the world body's European headquarters. The appointment by UN Secretary General ...
Friday, May 17, 2019
US: Where women call the shots
She didn’t plan to say it. Yvanna Cancela, a newly elected Democrat in the Nevada Senate, didn’t want to “sound crass.” But when a Republican colleague defended a century-old law requiring doctors to ask women seeking abortions whether they’re...
Friday, May 03, 2019
US: The very real effects of having more women in office
Colorado is already seeing the tangible benefits of having more women in the legislature, including a handful of bills aimed to uproot gender inequity in the workplace. After winning historic representation in the Colorado legislature in 2018, women...
Friday, May 03, 2019
UK: Councils 'behind the times' on female equality and will take 32 years to achieve gender balance, study says
Councils are “behind the times” on women’s representation and will take over three decades to achieve gender balance at current rates, a prominent women’s rights organisation has warned. New data from the Fawcett Society shows female candidates make...
Friday, April 12, 2019
US: What woman presidential candidates are facing
The 2020 presidential election marks the first time more than two women have competed in the Democratic or Republican primaries, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Democratic congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard of...
Friday, April 12, 2019
US Poll: Women voters could give women candidates a boost in the Democratic primary
There’s a historic number of women running for the Democratic presidential ticket this cycle, and while several are considered top-tier candidates, they still aren’t leading the polls just yet. One key group that could give them a boost: women...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
UN Women and partners launch new initiative to repeal discriminatory laws worldwide
Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws—laws that impede gender equality and hold women and girls back. In too many countries, there are unequal standards for women and men, whether it’s for applying for...
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
United Nations and Georgetown to Celebrate Congressional Women Leaders in Foreign Policy
(March 5, 2019, Washington, DC) – UN Women, the United Nations Foundation, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security will celebrate Congressional women leaders in foreign policy at a reception this evening. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D...
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...