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Pam Damoff Pam Damoff is Member of Parliament in Canada
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pam Damoff is a business professional and community activist who has served as a Town Councillor in Oakville since 2010. Her extensive public service is combined with over 27 years of corporate experience on Bay Street. She has been elected to...
Megan Gerrard Megan Gerrard is Senior Programme Officer for Gender-Based Violence Prevention - Women's Refugee Commission
Monday, April 25, 2016
Oluremi Tinubu Member of the Nigerian Senate, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women's Affairs
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Senator Oluremi Tinubu represents Lagos Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). An educationist, administrator, philanthropist and Officer of the Order of the Niger, she was the exemplary First Lady of...
Monday, April 18, 2016
The objective of this publication is to critically assess progress and efforts in advancing women’s political participation in the OSCE region. This compendium brings together existing knowledge and good practice while considering what needs to be...
Monday, April 18, 2016
This animated video was launched by UN Women Jordan, during the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence". While highlighting the positive effects of its implementation in the society, the video revises the negative connotations associated...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The International Peace Institute (IPI) has interviewed Hon. Dr betty Achan Ogwaro, parliamentarian in the government of South Sudan. The interview discusses the difficult situation for women in the violent conflict affecting this African country....
Friday, April 08, 2016
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the Women Refugee Commission (WRC) have decided to work together to raise awareness on the situation of women and girls in Europe fleeing conflict. European and national policies are gender blind to the reality...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
The Huffington Post published recently a compilation of 60 photographs of women protesting around the world. Based on reports by UN Women, the article departs from the fact that women are generally underrepresented in electoral and institutional...
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
Different organizations published a solidarity statement with Nazra for Feminist Studies. The following manifesto was originally published here. The undersigned organizations, affiliated to the Egyptian Feminist Movement, condemn what Nazra for...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
After the last International Women’s Day, UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, delivered the message ‘From the Glass Ceiling to a Carpet of Shards’: “As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going...
Friday, April 01, 2016
The regular meeting of the body of the inter-American human rights system will include public hearings to be held on April 4, 5, 7 and 8, in which countries as well as civil society organizations will participate.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Organization of American States (OAS) –through the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)- the Principality of Liechtenstein (in its capacity of Permanent Observer) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) will...
Friday, March 11, 2016
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights has just published a new report on the serious situation affecting human rights in South Sudan. The report describes a multitude of horrendous human rights violations, including a...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, has published an Op-Ed on CNN on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2016. Ms. Albright is chairwoman of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and of the National Democratic...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Campaign has mobilized 48 Presidents and Prime Ministers who have committed to the importance of more women in political leadership. The Heads of State and Government have contributed to the advocacy campaign with their individual testimonial by...
Monday, March 07, 2016
On September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030....
Seema Malhotra Member of Parliament in the UK, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
iKNOW Politics interview with Seema Malhotra, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston (UK), Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network, Former Shadow Home Office Minister...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Event Description This policy round-table, organized jointly by the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), will focus on...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
On the occasion of the Day of the Paraguayan Women, celebrated today, 24 February, a group of female workers have called for a greater participation of women in politics in Paraguay, in order to improve their social rights. Most of these women are...
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...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Women’s Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Declaration on Political Harassment and Violence Against Women was issued in the framework of the Convention of Belém do Pará, held in October 2015, highlights the urgency of dealing with the multiple manifestations of harassment and violence...
Friday, February 12, 2016
In the framework of International Women’s Day 2016, the Mission of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Mission of Canada to the OAS and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS have partnered to...
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...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The city of Quito in Ecuador is committed to the prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment in public spaces. As part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative, Quito is one of the five pioneer cities...
Tonga cabinet agrees to ratify CEDAW
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga announced this evening in a statement that it has agreed to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) after lengthy and thorough discussions in Cabinet...
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launched a new initiative as part of the He For She campaign - IMPACT 10x10x10. UN Photo/Mark Garten
Thursday, January 22, 2015
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivered another stirring speech encouraging world and corporate leaders to take action for gender equality during the kickoff of a HeForShe program launch at the World Economic Forum at Davos on January...
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...
Friday, September 12, 2014
This wonderful infographic summarizes all the relevant data on women in all branches of government as well as legislation in place for women's political participation from around the world.
Friday, September 05, 2014
“Given that Colombia has subscribed to various international instruments that guarantee the protection of women, affirmative action (…) we are very far from reality because there exist no means to materialize everything that is outlined in the...
Maissan Hassan
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Maissan Hassan is the Programs Manager at the Women and Memory Forum;a nongovernmental research centre in Egypt that focuses on gender issues in Arab cultural history. She is an adviser in the MENA Region for FRIDA: The Young Feminist Fund and a co...
International Youth Day 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
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...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
“The case of the Costa Rican domestic workers perfectly illustrates the need to shift the debate beyond numbers to consider how inclusive and representative our political systems truly are – at all levels. Whilst the advances made in women’s...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Beijing +20 is the process to assess the implementation by governments and other stakeholders of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. These Beijing outcome document...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri yesterday met with key ministers of the new Government in India whose efforts will be crucial to the progress of the country’s women and girls – who represent over 18 per cent of the world’s women. In...
Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, writer, actor and activist, Mallika Sarabhai calls herself a "communicator". Through her art and activism, and in her message for #Beijing20, she stresses that it's time to break the silence about...
Beijing+20
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Egyptian diplomat and politician Mervat Tallawy is the former Minister for Insurance and Social Affairs of Egypt and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). She spent six years...

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