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Monday, May 23, 2016
Vanuatu to reserve seats in parliament for women
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu will pass constitutional amendments to reserve seats in parliament for women, Justice Minister Ronald Warsal said. There are currently no women in Vanuatu's 52-seat parliament. The nation, made up of a string of...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Violence against women in politics boosted in the era of internet-based political communication
A new article published in The Cap Times focuses on the sexist violence experienced by women who are involved in politics. The article starts citing the words by State Representative Michelle Litjens, who declared: “You have to be pretty strong. I...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Victory for women in Iran's parliamentary elections
The Islamic Republic’s 10th parliamentary elections is said to have ended with two main big winners: Reformists and women.  Early numbers show twice the number of female members as in the previous parliament. The youngest new Member of Parliament is...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Very weak participation of women in Middle East peace talks
The ongoing peace negotiations for the Middle East region, and Syria in particular, are not taking into account the role of women. This misrecognition of women, against the Security Council resolution 1325, is particularly serious in a situation in...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Venice Academy of Human Rights: (Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Vietnam urges more women to enter politics
Vietnam's National Assembly chairwoman Tong Thi Phong said promoting gender equality in the political area will create more opportunities for women, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports.Tong highlighted gender equality as a fundamental human right and...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Violence against women and exclusion from public life, Egypt
  Campaigns to end violence against women in Egypt often focus on sexual harassment, though violence also extends to exclusion and stereotyping in political life.  Every year, the world joins in a worldwide and national campaign between 25 November...
Shukria Barakzai
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Voices of strong Afghan women must not be extinguished
Geneva, 17 November 2014 The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today condemned the attack on Afghan woman MP Shukria Barakzai on 16th November and once again urged authorities in the country to do more to ensure the voices of women political...
Friday, October 10, 2014
VACANCY: Programme Officer, Electoral Processes
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Violence, social inequalities force women out of politics
Zimbabwe currently has 85 women parliamentarians in the National Assembly compared to 185 men. This means that the country would not meet the 2015 Sadc deadline, as the next elections in Zimbabwe are only expected in 2018. Of the 85 women...
Women protest in Pakistan
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Voting Can Make a Difference for the Women of KPK, Pakistan
By Halima Tahirkheli  Pakistan is known for its well-known female politicians. These female politicians often make headline news in both Pakistani and global media. In the recent election, many women ran for politics and even landed seats in the...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Voting Can Make a Difference for the Women of KPK, Pakistan
By Halima Tahirkheli  Pakistan is known for its well-known female politicians. These female politicians often make headline news in both Pakistani and global media. In the recent election, many women ran for politics and even landed seats in the...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Vacancy: Feasibility study on the creation of a global online library on gender responsive judicial decisions
  Background Introduction The Convention on the Elimination Of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the frame of reference for shaping national constitution-making, reviews and interpretation in ways that are gender...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Receive 2014 IFES Democracy Award
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Venezuelan opposition leader and Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado with its 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. Machado has been the target of numerous unproven accusations by...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity featuring the Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
"The persistent constraints and deprivations that prevent many of the world’s women from achieving their potential have huge consequences for individuals, families, communities, and nations. Expanding women's agency—their ability to make decisions...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Violence against Women, Bleeding Wound in the Syrian Conflict
Overview of contents: - Introduction   Challenges to document VAW in Syria      Legal framework    - Violation of the Rights to life    Killings of women in the context of military fighting    Execution of women during massacres    Use of women as...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Video message by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland
Video message by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland and the first female head of state, at the WIP Study Trip to Iceland, hosted by the Parliament of Iceland in Reykjavík, 3-4 April 2014. Video of Video message by Vigdís...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Violence against Women in Afghanistan
As shown in this report the recorded statistics on violence against women during the first six months of the current year has reached a shocking number of 4154 cases. This figure indicates an increase of nearly 25 percent compared to the number of...

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