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Monday, September 11, 2017
Unsocial Media: Tracking Twitter Abuse against Women MPs
By Azmina Dhrodia, Researcher, Technology and Human Rights  “I’ve had death threats, I’ve had people tweeting that I should be hung if ‘they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch’s weight’… I’ve had rape threats…and n*gger, over and...
Thursday, August 03, 2017
UNDP Online Course on Enhancing Women’s Participation Throughout the Electoral Cycle
Promoting the equal political participation of women is a key aspect of achieving inclusive and sustainable human development and achieving the targets set in the 2030 Agenda. The e-learning course ‘Enhancing Women’s Political Participation...
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
UN Women is hiring: Women’s Political Participation Consultant in Beirut
Location : Beirut, LEBANON Application Deadline : 08-Aug-17 (Midnight New York, USA) Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : Arabic   English   Starting Date...
Friday, July 07, 2017
UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality 2016 Annual Report
In 2016, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) supported 35 active programmes in 40 countries and reached more than 50,700 direct beneficiaries. The programmes, implemented by women-led civil society organizations, work to advance women’s...
Friday, July 07, 2017
USA: Would more women in politics make for better political discourse?
Christine Todd Whitman single handedly halted Bill Bradley’s presidential aspirations when she nearly beat him in a Senate race in 1990. A then unknown sacrificial lamb against an incumbent Hall of Fame basketball star. She lost by two percentage...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
UNDP is hiring: Consultancy on Political and Public Participation of Persons with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities
Location : Home-based Application Deadline : 31-May-17 (Midnight New York, USA)     Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level :...
Monday, March 20, 2017
UNDP joins forces with Wilson Center to provide data on women’s leadership in public administration
New York, 20 March - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is joining forces with the Wilson Center to provide extensive data on women’s leadership in public administration for The Center’s Women in Public Service Project.   By collecting...
Friday, March 03, 2017
UN Women is hiring: Regional Policy Specialist, Political Participation and Governance
Location: Dakar, SENEGAL Application Deadline: 22-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA) Time left: 19d 6h 36m Type of Contract: FTA International Post Level: P-4 Languages Required: English and French   Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year Background...
Sunkarie Kamara
Friday, February 17, 2017
UCLG Africa Interview with Sunkarie Kamara, First Female Mayor of Makeni City, Sierra Leone
Mrs. Sunkarie Kamara, Mayor of Makeni City and President of Local Council Association of Sierra Leone (LCASL), spoke to UCLG Africa during the steering committee meeting of LEDNA on the fringes of COP22 in Marrakesh on 11 November 2016. She is the...
Friday, November 18, 2016
UN ESCWA and UN Women Join Hands to Discuss Regional Accountability Tool for Achieving Gender Equality in Public Institutions
Government representatives and officials from the National Women Machineries (NWMs) in the Member States of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today adopted a unified Arab framework to measure accountability...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UN Job Opening: Senior Electoral Officer
Job Opening (click here for more information) Posting Title: SENIOR ELECTORAL OFFICER Job Code Title: SENIOR ELECTORAL OFFICER Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO Duty Station: Field Locations Posting...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UN Job Opening: Principal Electoral Affairs Officer
Job Opening (click here for more information)   Posting Title: PRINCIPAL ELECTORAL AFFAIRS OFFICER Job Code Title: PRINCIPAL ELECTORAL AFFAIRS OFFICER Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO Duty Station: Field...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, talks about combining Diplomacy and Motherhood
At 42, Samantha Power became the youngest person to be appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Now, she is a powerful force in steering America’s foreign policy and dictating intervention abroad. “My style in diplomacy is my style as a...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan
With no political solution on the horizon to end the conflict in Syria, it is clear that humanitarian agencies must continue to prepare for a protracted conflict. In late 2013, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) undertook an extensive literature...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
USAID: Strengthening Women's Rights and Political Participation
Strengthening women’s rights and addressing barriers to political participation are critical to achieving gender equality and female empowerment. USAID is supporting women around the world by: Providing training for female members of political...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
UN Reviews Turkey's Compliance with CEDAW
Turkey’s performance in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was reviewed by a United Nations committee on July 13, as a Turkish delegation provided official figures and answered the...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN campaign highlights unsung work of women in Middle East peace-building
The Guardian has published an article on UN’s campaign to highlight the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution– hoping that their largely unsung work in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine will inspire others. A series of five...

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