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March 22, 2018
Source: UNDP
Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus to Boost Equal Representation
This article was published by UNDP on March 8, 2018. Avarua, Cook Islands - With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body: the legislature.       Appropriately launched on...
March 12, 2018
Source: IPU
IPU celebrates International Women’s Day and calls for action to advance gender equality
Statement by Senator Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union On International Women’s Day, the Inter-Parliamentary Union proudly joins the worldwide efforts to achieve gender equality. As IPU President, I call upon male and female parliamentarians and men and women of all...
March 7, 2018
Source: UNDP
8 March: Empowering stories of women of Turkmenistan
Beautiful, talented, successful and modest – the women of Turkmenistan achieve outstanding results but rarely talk about it. In honour of International Women’s Day, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNODC invited eight incredible women who are engaged in a variety of fields to talk about their lives, how they cope...
March 6, 2018
Source: UN Women
Statement by UN Women's Executive Director for International Women’s Day 2018
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives This year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women activists whose passion and commitment have won...
March 6, 2018
Source: UNDP
Statement of UNDP's Administrator on International Women’s Day 2018
Theme: “The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives” Women’s movements dominate today’s global conversation. From #MeToo and #TimesUp spotlighting sexual harassment and abuse, to #NiUnaMenos, the not one less movement protesting femicide, women voices demanding equality...
March 6, 2018
International IDEA's International Women's Day 2018 Series: Gender-targeted public funding to support women in politics
Unequal political representation of women in relation to men remains a problem all over the world.  Just 23 per cent of the world’s members of parliament are women. A major contributing factor to this is the unequal access to the resources needed to successfully seek nominations or participate in...
March 6, 2018
International IDEA's International Women's Day 2018 Series: Women in politics – what (more) can we do to #PressForProgress
By Raul Cordenillo The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme, #PressForProgress, is a strong call to action amid current world developments. It stresses that efforts to achieve greater gender equality and gender inclusivity are made best and more effectively when in tandem with partners,...
Linda Landu (Chief Whip of Cape Winelands District Municipality, South Africa) speaks to International IDEA about women in politics.  Image: International IDEA/Fredrik Larsson
March 6, 2018
International IDEA's International Women's Day 2018 Series: Rising above party lines to place gender equality on the political agenda
By Ruby Leahy Gatfield There is broad consensus that a healthy, sustainable and representative democracy is one that is based on inclusive participation and representation. Gender equality and the empowerment of women in all spheres of life is imperative for development and democratic consolidation...
March 6, 2018
International IDEA's International Women's Day 2018 Series: Global and regional efforts to enable the conditions to advance gender equality
By Luis José Consuegra The advancement of gender equality and the political empowerment of women has been for many years a struggle that is faced not only at the highest political levels, but that has its roots in the basic power relationship among men and women in all interactions in life. The way...