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Friday, October 21, 2016
Empower Women Champions sharing their experience on what does it mean to be a Champion for Women's Economic Empowerment. 
Thursday, July 21, 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...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Guardian has published an article on the views of UN Women’s Executive Director about changing laws blocking women’s economic progress. A global action plan to empower women economically by 2030 will focus on six areas, including addressing...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Forbes ranks Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi and Raja Easa Al Gurg among the Most Powerful Women in 2016 Two UAE women have been ranked among the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women by international magazine Forbes. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE's Minister of...
Friday, July 01, 2016
As the world adopts a new framework to tackle its most acute development problems, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) has a clear vision for its role. Building on high-impact grant-making since 2009, the Fund is poised to directly support...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
During the two-day event, young entrepreneurs from OAS member states will present their projects focused on supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the "TIC Dominican Republic" special prize for the best...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
New report published by OXFAM’s Policy and Practice Blog explains that women are leading the way in economic empowerment in agriculture. To commemorate International Women’s Day, Oxfam’s International Executive Director, Ms. Winnie Byanyima,...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Published in the Huffington Post, this new article by Emma Fulu discusses the present and future challenges for gender parity and women’s political empowerment. Starting with a discussion on the rejection that the adjective ‘feminist’ still provoke...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
The global economic recovery has stumbled in the wake of plummeting oil prices and persistently slow growth. As governments seek to find their footing, it is increasingly clear that rising inequality threatens their ability to increase economic...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This study is presented on the occasion of the Seventeenth Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (XVII IACML) of the Organization of American States (OAS), as a means of taking stock of efforts already underway, as well as to introduce new...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
‘Women and power: Overcoming barriers to leadership and influence’ is a case study developed as a result of the project ‘Women’s Voice and Leadership in Decision-Making project’. This project run over a period of two years, from 2014 to 2016, with...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting are fixtures of the debates and documents of the international women’s movement. Politically active women all over the world have developed gender mainstreaming as a strategy to enable them to emerge from...
Monday, February 08, 2016
Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework is part of the organisation’s effort to better understand and communicate its effectiveness, as well as enhance learning across the organisation. Under this framework, a small number of completed or mature...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
African leaders have celebrated the 26th African Union Summit from 21 to 31 January, in Addis Ababa. This edition of the meeting was particularly focused on gender equality and women’s rights. The Director of Women, Gender and Development of the...
Friday, January 15, 2016
In July 2015, the government of Afghanistan launched the Afghan National Action Plan for implementing the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)...
Friday, January 08, 2016
The New Yorker has recently published a long article by journalist Katherine Zoepf, focused on the difficulties experienced by women in Saudi Arabia. From sexual abuses to education, the article depicts the daily difficulties that girls and women...
Friday, November 20, 2015
Michele Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, has participated this week in the forum ‘Women and Youth Dialogue’, celebrated this week at the Miriam College, in Quezon City (Philippines). The forum was part of the 4th National Women’s Summit...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, has started in Mexico a new lecture series on Women and Politics "A pending issue". Speakers will include the Secretary of the Federal District, interviewed by Doña Guadalupe Loaeza in Nuevo Laredo. The event, organized by the...
Friday, November 13, 2015
Since 2009, Women, Business and the Law has collected data about legal restrictions on women’s entrepreneurship and employment in order to inform policy discussions and promote research on the linkages between the law and women’s economic...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the International...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
We have interviewed Ms Tone Skogen, Norway's State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She talks about the role of women in the successful implementation of SC resolution 1325, the lessons learned from Norway and the important role of...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Within the framework of UN Women’s flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016. Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’ (full document accessible here), UN Women is organizing jointly with NYU and CUNY a series of events. The first...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Women in Parliaments (WIP), together with the Senate of the Mexican Republic, the Office of the President of Mexico, the Mexican Ministry of Interior, and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the Women in Parliaments Global Forum...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTEand THE WORLD BANK GROUP’S WOMEN, BUSINESS AND THE LAW   present a spirited debate   Economics or Politics: Which Drives Women’s Empowerment?   Thursday, April 16 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.   at the World Bank’s Civil...
Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Monday, March 30, 2015
Since 2001, at least 14 political parties with a women-oriented political agenda have emerged across India, according to an analysis of an official list of political parties from April 2001 to January 2015. Five of these parties have contested...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The National Democratic Institute and The World Bank Group's Women, Business and the Law present a spirited debate Economics or Politics: Which Drives Women’s Empowerment? Gender equality is driving development policies worldwide. But what’s the...
Sunday, March 22, 2015
“New Leadership for Global Challenges” is the theme of the WIP Summit 2015, co-hosted by the African Union and co-financed by the European Commission. It focuses on new leadership for change; on the need for variety of different leaders, men and...
Joanna Maycock
Joanna Maycock European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Secretary General
Sunday, February 22, 2015
talks to Malgorzata Bratkrajc, iKnow Politics writer volunteer, about her successful career in development sector, the reasons behind joining European Women’s Lobby, and the challenges lying ahead of the association in the years to come. Find out...
Monday, February 16, 2015
The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Program for the Support of Women’s Leadership and Representation(PROLEAD) announces a call for proposals for evaluations that analyze the effectiveness of interventions that promote women’s voice and...
Photo-ONU Femmes
Monday, January 26, 2015
by Lucile Huguet, iKNOW Politics writer Context and origin : The Beijing Conference took place in September 1995 and was the Fourth World Conference on Women. The previous three were respectively held in Mexico City in 1975, Copenhagen in 1980 and...
Women in Davos
Saturday, January 24, 2015
It’s easy to be hard on Davos. After all, the World Economic Forum that takes place in the thin air of this picturesque mountain village each year is Burning Man for the 0.0001 percent. It’s Ego-palooza. It’s the factory where conventional wisdom is...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as...
Monday, December 29, 2014
A new day for women dawned in Taiwan Thursday, with females winning seven of the 22 city and county council speaker positions throughout the country.  The seven are Wu Pi-chu of Taipei, Kang Yu-cheng of Kaohsiung city, Jao Ching-ling of Taitung...
Kelly O'Dwyer: "There are lots of very good female colleagues of mine who are ripe for promotion."
Sunday, December 21, 2014
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, Lady and gentlemen". Now the Prime Minister has doubled his number of female ministers, from one to two, he can amend his opening line to reflect...
Nicola Sturgeon
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history. Scotland got its first female politician elected as head of the country. As we know, the No vote was...
Najiba Ahmadi
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future. For the past five years she...
Emily's list
Monday, December 01, 2014
Since Stephanie Schriock became president of EMILY's List, the political action committee focused on getting more pro-choice Democratic women elected to office, much has changed. The organization has raised more than $52 million and helped elect 62...
Monday, December 01, 2014
AS the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries draw nearer, a House of Representatives aspirant, Honourable Fatai Olukoga, has urged more women and youths to participate in party politics. Olukoga, who is seeking to represent Ikorodu Federal...
Nicola Sturgeon
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Smashing the glass ceiling women face to "smithereens" is an important part of tackling inequality, Scotland's new First Minister has said. Nicola Sturgeon, who is the first female to take on the top job in Scottish politics, pledged she would work...

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