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Thursday, October 15, 2020
UNDP and UN Women launch COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker
Most of the world’s nations are not doing enough to protect women and girls from the economic and social fallout being caused by the COVID-19 crisis, according to new data released today by UNDP and UN Women from the COVID-19 Global Gender Response...
Friday, September 18, 2020
UN General Assembly 75: In a Pandemic World, Where Does Gender Equality Fit In?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold the world hostage, global leaders will gather at the largest annual inter-governmental meeting for the first time ever in a virtual session. The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75...
Monday, September 14, 2020
USU research study: Who is included – and excluded – when making county policies?
A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah. Susan Madsen, founding...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
UN Women's Executive Director sees a path to gender equality in spite of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening years of gender equality progress. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Reportfound that female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are on the rise. Women are also doing more unpaid...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
UNDP, Norway to work together in Ukraine to support women’s participation in local politics
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) today signed a new Cooperation Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a project boost women’s representation and participation in Ukraine’s decentralized local...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
UK: The government’s botched response to Covid-19 will set women back decades—and shows the need for more female leaders
By Zainab Asunramu, From growing cases of domestic abuse to rising job insecurity, women have borne the brunt of Covid-19’s many ravages. But there has been a dearth of women at the government’s daily Covid-19 briefings. The lack of expertise...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UN Women and Electoral Commission discuss women's participation in polls
In an effort to increase the participation of women in the coming general elections, UN Women officials have met with the top leadership of the Electoral Commission (EC) to discuss the road map for the elections. This is intended to come up with...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
UNDP gender and recovery toolkit
This Toolkit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Crisis and Recovery Settings provides guidance on how to enable the leadership of women and girls while making sure that their specific needs are met. It consists of seven thematic Guidance...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
UN Women, others launch campaign to enhance women’s participation in politics
UN Women in partnership with the African Women Leaders Network Liberia Chapter (AWLN-Liberia) has embarked on a consultative meeting with representatives of the women’s wings of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) to discuss advocacy...
Monday, June 22, 2020
UNDP Launches Webinar Series To Promote Parliamentary Innovation And Response During COVID-19
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji has launched a new webinar series, to highlight and promote parliamentary innovation and response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the global outbreak of COVID-19,...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
US: Could coronavirus response affect women’s votes?
Deborah Bosner was gobsmacked the first time she tuned into Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s near-daily coronavirus briefings and heard his health director, Dr. Amy Acton, speak. The Upper Arlington business owner spent 13 years working for Battelle and said...
Friday, June 05, 2020
US: New PAC focuses on increasing number of women elected to office in Wyoming
As election season gets underway in Wyoming, several top women in state politics announced this week they would be launching a nonpartisan political action committee tasked with promoting women seeking elected office. The Cowgirl Run Fund, which...
Monday, June 01, 2020
UN Women calls women leaders for gender-sensitive Covid-19 response
"Women in Turkey do five times as much domestic and care work than men. The Covid-19 crisis will likely deepen inequalities," says a guide by UN Women. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women's (UN Women) Turkey...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
UK: The new virtual parliament could make the 50/50 gender split a reality
The new virtual parliament, which started this week, could have unintended positive consequences for achieving gender equality in politics. Parliament was created by men, for men. The procedures, the structure, the culture – all created without a...
Monday, April 06, 2020
US: The roaring twenties: Women's courage and politics
By Shelby Sterling, Women’s History Month offered 31 days to acknowledge the courage and sacrifices of women in history, celebrate the accomplishments they’ve made, and seize the opportunities available as a result of their advocacy and dedication...
Friday, March 20, 2020
UN: Japan's women in government ratio lowest in G7
An international survey has ranked Japan 113th of 190 countries for the percentage of women in ministerial positions. It is the lowest among the Group of Seven industrialized countries. The report was made by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Under-representation of women in power remains the norm, UN says
A report released Thursday by U.N. Women says "under-representation of women in power and decision-making is still the norm." The executive director of the U.N. agency dedicated to the empowerment of women said that men account for 75% of...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Uganda: More women urged to enter politics ahead of 2021 General Elections
Former Ethics and Integrity minister Dr. Miria Matembe has challenged women to take up more leadership positions in the forthcoming general elections, in order to achieve gender balance. Matembe also former Mbarara district woman Member of...

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