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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Viet Nam: Fewer women in National Assembly
The number of women working for the National Assembly (NA) in Viet Nam has declined in the past ten years, proven by its falling to 44th in the world rankings, according to a United Nations Development Programme study released yesterday. Speaking at...
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Vanuatu: Voters urged to boycott male candidates
Female leaders in Vanuatu are urging voters to boycott male candidates at the October general elections. There are currently no female members in the Vanuatu parliament. Eleven women boycotted a speech this week by senior MP Ralph Regenvanu, who was...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Vanuatu: Women to seek quota for MPs
Women attending a political workshop in Vanuatu have agreed to pursue a quota system for the 2016 election. Nearly 20 women, who are intending to stand in the October election, have been attending a workshop organised by the department of women’s...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Vanuatu: Record number of female candidates for Vanuatu elections
18 women have shown their interest to run as candidates in Vanuatu's general elections in two months time. Since independence in 1980, only five women have been elected as members of Vanuatu's parliament.   Read the complete story at Australia News...
Friday, August 10, 2012
Vanuatu: A group of women candidates prepares for Vanuatu's election
It's less than two months to Vanuatu's general elections, and 18 women have shown their interest to stand as candidates.   A group of women candidates prepares for Vanuatu's election (Credit: ABC)  They have been attending a workshop to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Vilma Espín, Rebel and Wife of Raúl Castro, Dies at 77
Vilma Espín, an idealistic socialite who fought alongside Fidel and Raúl Castro in the mountains of Cuba and later, as Raúl Castro’s wife, became a prominent advocate of women’s rights and a powerful member of the Cuban Communist Party, died...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Viet Nam and Chile Women Leaders Meet
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said she hoped her counterpart would help improve the role of women in Chile as well as boost exchanges between women of the two countries, especially as Allende is the only female representative in Chilean Socialist...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Project to Promote Women’s Political Participation Approved
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has allowed the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association to receive a project to promote women’s political participation in Vietnam. The one-year project, funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Asia and Pacific Affairs (...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Vietnam: UN-Vietnam Joint Programme on Strengthening Gender Equality Signed
A joint programme between the Vietnamese Government and the United Nations on gender equality was signed today. With a total budget of over US$4.6 million, of which more than US$4.5 million comes from the Spanish Government, the programme aims to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Viet Nam Spotlighted for Implementing Gender Equality
Members of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Social Affairs focused their discussions on how to enhance gender equality at the NA plenary session from April 23-25. Targets for gender equality are to eliminate discriminatory treatment because...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Venezuela: Gender Debate in Venezuela
Experts from several nations are debating on Monday in Caracas subjects related to equality between men and women and actions to end domestic violence. To read the full article, please visit the Radio Nuevitas' Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Law Leads Two Women Leaders to Different Worlds
As a member of the Presidium of the Vietnam Women’s Union and chief of its legal committee from January 2006 to December 2007, Khanh was endorsed by the Union and reelected to the legislature in 2008. She is now the permanent member of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Ensuring equal rights for women
The Government of Vietnam is resolved to complete laws and policies on gender equality and implement programmes and projects on promoting gender equality and women's progress, said a senior official.  Addressing a forum on gender equality held in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Raising the number of female National Assembly Deputies
Many arguments by female National Assembly (NA) deputies have helped to resolve burning issues in recent times. The Party and State are aware of the need to increase the number of female NA deputies. They aim to raise the proportion of women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Workshop Eyes Ways to Advance Women
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday asked local authorities to better women's participation in politics while reviewing a 10-year programme on gender equality and women's advancement. At a conference on the topic held in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Proportion of women engaging in the politics is increasing
The proportion of women engaging in the politics is increasing, showing the effectiveness of the State and Party’s policies that designed to enhance women’s role in society. According to the Female Parliament Members Group under the Vietnam...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Voices of a Revolution: Conversations with Tunisia’s Youth
Based on a series of ten focus groups conducted in March 2011, this report explores young Tunisians‘opinions of the recent events that led to the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime and of the political transition underway. Main findings include the...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country
This resource presents a matrix with data available for 86 countries on the prevalence of physical and sexual violence against women, forced sexual initiation and abuse during pregnancy. It includes data for both lifetime and past-year prevalence,...

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