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Women's campaign school
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This School Encourages Women to Join the World of Politics
The Women’s Campaign School is teaching women how to run a successful campaign. For the most part, politics is still a man’s thing. And the numbers from the National Women’s Political Caucus support that (disappointing) claim: Of the 535 Congressional seats, only 18.5 percent, or 99 members, are...
Girls Matter
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Girl guides venture into the political jungle: Movement calls for school lessons in 'body confidence' and equal numbers of men and women in Parliament in first manifesto
The Girl Guides once taught young women to cope away from civilisation with camping trips and nature skills. Now, they are more concerned with helping them face the challenges of modern life. The youth group yesterday took its first step into politics, demanding school lessons in body confidence...
Empower Malaysia
Friday, September 05, 2014
Women stay out. Politics is a boys club
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is gravely concerned with the quality of the debate going on regarding a woman candidate for the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) post. Impossibly high moral standards are placed on Wan Azizah. We have heard from many quarters criticisms such as: she is...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar
Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars. The former political prisoner is now working to end the persecution faced by her people, the stateless Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar. The mistreatment she and her...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of Voting Patterns in Nigeria - Reference to Women's...
E-book
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Success and the Barriers to Women's Representation in Southeast Asia: Between State Policies, Political Parties and Women’s Movement
This e-book with the title “The Success and the Barriers to Women’s Representation in Southeast Asia: Between State Policies, Political Parties and Women’s Movement” is a result of analysis of four regional researches conducted in a USAID Program called IKAT US Component 1 (“Building Sustainable...
Marina Silva
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll
Photo-AFP Some accused it of being predictable and even boring - a presidential election in which the incumbent was all but guaranteed of being re-elected without, perhaps, even the need for a second round of voting. But then tragedy intervened and changed everything. We simply do not know what...
International Youth Day 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Shaping the agenda, youth march forward
Photo-UN Women/Marco Dormino Today 1.8 billion adolescents make up the largest youth generation in history – and they are stirring nations and raising their voices! The challenges faced by young women and girls in particular are making headlines and spurring change around the world. As the UN...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Group raises funds for website with council candidates' profiles, Canada
The top candidates for Toronto’s mayoral race and where they stand on key issues are well known, but the odds are that few people know who is running for city council in their ward. A non-partisan group of approximately 15 youth is looking to change this lack of knowledge among Toronto voters. Most...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Democrats look for money and votes from women (USA)
With just 99 days to go until election day in November, political parties and candidates are all hard at work, looking for votes. Democrats want to make sure they get as many women's votes as they can. So they brought national Democratic Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) to...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Geneva NGO FORUM - Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva, and its partner organizations, will host an NGO Forum as part of the UNECE* Regional Review of Beijing+20 (Palais des Nations, Geneva - 6-7 Nov. 2014). This NGO Forum will examine the 12 critical areas of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, to...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
MASTER IN ELECTORAL POLICY & ADMINISTRATION
MEPA is a one-year, post-graduate programme in comprehensive advanced learning on electoral processes for current and aspiring election professionals. The Programme, delivered with the support of International IDEA, is especially beneficial for practitioners operating in developing democracies or...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Beijing+20: Time to fulfill the promise
Perspective by Bharati Sadasivam, Gender Practice Team Leader I was recently among a few thousand people at the public launch of a year-long UN Women campaign marking 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Women leaders, celebrities, officials and activists of all ages came...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
“Recently, Uruguay has made headlines around the world by passing laws and measures considered progressive. However, on some basic issues we are still a long way from the headlines. We are more likely in the sidebars,” starts the ad starring well-known Uruguayan actor and journalist Christian Font...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nigeria: Low Number of Female Lawmakers Stalling Passage of Gender Bills
The National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) has identified the low number of women in Nigerian parliament as the reason for the failure of gender-based bills in the legislature, adding that it is unacceptable that only seven per cent of lawmakers are women. Director general of the...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh
The Tibetan Women's Association and its global network of regional chapters said they have successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14, 2014. "TWA organized 'a series of public discussions...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies
The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently used as tools of gender-specific electoral and...
Friday, July 11, 2014
This young girl is leading a revolution—via YouTube, 6,000 miles from home
In the U.S., the term “hashtag activism” is usually uttered with a kind of derisive sneer, the implication being that social media can’t be used to effect any kind of “real” change. But in Syria, sites like Twitter and Facebook are an integral part of the revolution.  While the Arab Spring brought...