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A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled on February 14, 2017 at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-...
By Marie Doucey International IDEA and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the support of the Swiss Confederation and...
From 27-30 November 2016, International IDEA Haiti office organized a conference for the National Federation of Women Mayors of Haiti (FENAFEMH), in...
Nepal
By Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Nepal Country Director Ten years have passed since Nepal ended its decade-long conflict. These last ten years have been not...
By Corinne Roberts It’s midday in one of Dili’s busiest markets. A man pushes a food-cart selling an Indonesian-style soup with spicy meatballs. In...
ipu
Women Speakers of Parliament from across the globe agreed to rapidly develop parliamentary objectives and action plans that put at the core the...
abu dhabi
The Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament launched this morning in the United Arab Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi. The summit, which...
ipu
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) follows up its landmark study on sexism against women MPs with an initiative to advance gender-sensitive reforms...
not too young to run
Today the global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking...
By Liz Ford The IPU study of 55 female MPs in 39 countries reveals ‘widespread and under-reported problem’, with more than 20% subjected to acts of...
Government representatives and officials from the National Women Machineries (NWMs) in the Member States of the United Nations Economic and Social...
Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is working to promote the organization of credible and participatory elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho....
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a...
Liao Bin, from the Hunan province in China, was elected as the head of her Village Committee at 27. Her average day looks like this: hours spent in...
The low representation of women in politics remains one of the most obvious obstacles preventing us from achieving gender equality in the world. In...
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to...
Yesterday’s agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) marks a definite step on the road to...
New law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language...
To empower elected women representatives, several initiatives supported by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, such as trainings...
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, International IDEA, released a Call for Proposals for a Global Exploratory Study...

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